Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code. Software has driven a lot of technological innovation, and yet today, only a small fraction of the world can contribute to this progress by writing code. We believe that enabling more people to code will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive better and faster technological progress that benefits everyone.
 
It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our company is growing rapidly: we’ve experienced 4x year-over-year revenue growth and our $125M Series D from Andreessen Horowitz and $50M Series C from Sequoia have given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future. We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven't even heard of code search yet, but once you've used it, you can't live without it--just like Google web search). By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world. 

Why this job is exciting

As a Product Manager - Growth , you will be a crucial member of our exceptional high agency all-remote team to achieve our company wide mission of helping Sourcegraph become the standard tool for searching and understanding public code. This position is part of the newest team at Sourcegraph (Growth), where you will have the opportunity to work very closely with a team of engineers, product designers and analysts specifically focused on the highest impact initiatives for the business. You’ll be the go-to for short experiments, hypothesis testing strategies to increase adoption and retention throughout our funnel. Your role will be instrumental across the organization to identify and iterate what is most important to help us exceed our engagement and revenue goals. You will collaborate across teams to infuse growth strategies within team product roadmaps that will make our product more sticky and intrinsic to the workflows of developers around the world.

Within one month:

  • You will start building a trusting relationship with your team and peers.
  • You will understand the what, why, and how of the product that your team is working on, how those projects contribute to our company goals, as well as current status, risks, and mitigations.
  • You will understand our market, customers and business needs.
  • Be transparent in your internal and external communication. Sourcegraph is open source, so most discussions are public or in channels where you communicate directly with our customers.

Within three months:

  • Analyze our user lifecycle to identify early opportunities and deploy your first experiment to improve target metrics.
  • Devise and maintain an experiment roadmap; curate and solicit feedback to align cross-functional teams.
  • Gather customer feedback to validate priorities, improve documentation, and define product requirements.
  • Your peers in product, engineering and marketing are enthusiastic to work with you because you reliably follow-through with your commitments.
  • You will be able to communicate the 1-year vision for your team.

Within six months:

  • You’ve facilitated multiple experiments and learned what works and what doesn’t.
  • You’ve devised a growth strategy and collaborated with teams to create growth outcomes and align on execution.
  • You hold influence across multiple orgs and are able to set expectations and execute multiple initiatives in tandem with multiple teams.
  • You will celebrate the fact that your org has delivered key results in support of their objectives for the year.

Within one year:

  • You will collaborate with product and engineering leadership to develop the next set of ambitious goals that your org should work towards.
  • Communicate product-led growth ideas clearly by focusing on a specific business metric or commercial goal.
  • Have achieved significant impact on Activation and Retention.
  • Have cultivated a high performing team by upholding the PM – EM partnership responsibilities
  • You will develop a clear growth and execution strategy to achieve that next set of goals.

About you 

As a Product Manager, you’re the storyteller of the organization, pulling together the story of “why”, and getting people excited about growth and what your team is doing. You collaborate with all parts of the organization to understand our market, our business model and the problems our customers are trying to solve to articulate a growth strategy. You are organized, results driven and provide clarity across the organization and your team to help inspire focus and reinforce that they are working on the right things. You are constantly curious - wanting to dig into the data, discover optimization opportunities to get our users to value faster. You can identify root causes of friction and devise experiments to address them. You’re empathetic - you bring the voice of the user into every conversation, and hold empathy and understanding for your teammates to align on an experimentation approach that is right.

Qualifications:

  • Domain knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: growth, product analytics, user research, and business cases to drive decisions and improve products.
  • 2+ years working as a product manager.
  • Experience working as a software engineer.
  • Strong understanding of Git and Git workflows.
  • Deep passion for open source, developer tools and productivity enhancements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, technical writing ability, and use of data to back up your arguments.
  • Hypothesis driven approach to problem solving. 
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate testing. 
  • Strong analytics expertise and understanding of cohort analysis.
  • Ability to stay focused on goals and strategically prioritize work.
  • Utilize storytelling through data to drive decisions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to drive and influence product strategy across engineering, design, and distribution.
  • Your working hours overlap with 7am-2pm PT for at least 10 hours per week so we have time to collaborate synchronously when necessary.

Interview process [4.5 hours total + ~1 hour async writing]

  • [30 min] Recruiter screen with our Recruiting team.
  • [30 min] Hiring Manager screen with Anna
  • [1 hr] Resume Deep Dive
  • Complete an RFC. Your RFC is then reviewed by members of the Product team. 
  • [2 hrs] “Onsite Interview”
    • [60 mins] Peer Interview with two members of our Product team (PD & PM) to review your RFC. 
    • [30 mins] Values interview with someone outside of the team
    • [30 mins] Cross-team collaboration with members of the engineering team 
  • [30 min] Leadership interview with Beyang Liu (CTO)

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

You can find our fully documented interview process here.

 

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements. We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities. 

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.  

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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