18 Feb 2022

Float: Director of Product

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Job Description

Headquarters: New York

URL: http://float.com

Who We Are
Float is the world’s leading software for teams to plan their time. And behind it is a world-class team. From New York to the UK, Canada to South Africaour Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Customer Success teams work asynchronously, helping brands such as Airbnb, Buzzfeed, and Ogilvy plan and manage their time better. Float is self-funded, profitable, and growing. If you’re a go-getter, align with our values, and are looking to join a team that’s passionate about helping others work and live more productively, we want to hear from you.
Here are a few tips from our CEO to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd.
Why We’re Hiring For This Role
Our CEO, Glenn, explains the important role you will play in leading our Product team, vision and strategy. Watch this video.
With an established product-market fit, accelerating growth and profitability, solid technical foundations, and uncapped market potential, we’re moving into an exciting phase of our scale-up journey. We’re seeking our first Director of Product hire to help navigate this journey.
The role will manage our Product department. Today, that includes a seasoned Senior Product Manager, Product Design Lead, User Experience & Data Analytics Lead.
This role has been played to date by our founder-CEO, who’s ready to hand over the reins and work closely with this person on defining the product strategy, the roadmap, and setting the team up for success.
You’ll be working asynchronously with a talented team of 35 from across the globe, with a strong focus on taking complex problems and creating solutions that are simple, intuitive and scalable for our global customer base.
What You’ll Be Responsible For
As our first Director of Product, you’ll have the opportunity to shape and scale the future direction of our Product at a formative stage of scale-up.
This means you’ll be:
  • Sharpening our Product strategy, and supporting the evolution of our roadmap
  • Leading the development and measure of our north star quarterly OKRs
  • Building out our Product org, across our three key squad objectives, attracting world-class talent to raise the bar
  • Coaching and mentoring our team, while seeking self-improvement and growth in your own role
  • Defining processes, documentation and systems that enable our teams to scale while maintaining our ‘keep it simple’ values
  • Ensuring we’re executing efficiently, always shipping and learning, and ultimately delivering more value to our customers.
We’ll be continuing to evolve our core resource planning product deeply, investing in the currency of time and how planning smarter can help teams save it.
To help teams connect Float with their existing services and workflows, we’re continuing to invest and grow a family of popular Project Management and Finance integrations. We have established mobile apps for iOS and Android, and are looking to improve their unique value.
Our relatively new Time Tracking and Plus Pack add-ons help unlock scale within businesses – we feel like we’re just getting started there.
And importantly, we’re investing in what team planning looks like tomorrow, for an increasingly decentralised and remote workforce.
What You’ll Need To Be Successful
We want you to love your work and believe that these skills will allow you to succeed in the role.
  • Deep satisfaction and experience in coaching and empowering other Product Managers to succeed.
  • Over four years of Product Management leadership experience, with a bias toward Product-led Growth companies, serving SMB & Mid-Market businesses.
  • Ability to identify new roles, attract top-notch talent, and scale Product teams effectively.
  • Strong async communication skills. Whether it’s written, verbal or a Loom video, you know the right medium for the message.
  • An intrinsic motivation to seek continuous improvement.
  • Comfortable in the change that comes with a fast-moving startup journey – a work history that is indicative of someone that seeks out these challenges.
Perhaps you’ve made your way up to a Director of Product at an established SaaS and hit a growth ceiling. If so, we’d love to chat.
As a fully remote team, we’re looking for someone comfortable with asynchronous communication as the default. We optimize our work day to enable long stretches of deep work and very few meetings.
Why Join Us
We’re a global company with a diverse team of folks from all over the world who share a common belief in living our best work life. That includes a flexible asynchronous policy that allows you to work whenever you work best, annual team meetups, and perks and benefits that support your personal health and well-being.
Our growing range of perks and benefits include:
  • Home office expense budget
  • Co-working expense budget
  • Health & fitness budget
  • Annual team meetup
  • Care for your community donation or leave
We understand that you probably want to learn a bit more about us as well, so here are some resources to get a sense of who we are and how we work:
The salary for this role is US $175,251 (Level 3). Here’s a blog post with more information on how we determine our salaries.

Note: Industry research shows that women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups generally don’t apply to jobs unless they check all the boxes for the role. If you feel strongly that you have what it takes for this role but don’t check 100% of the boxes—that’s okay—we encourage you to apply anyway and highlight what you can bring to the table.
Hiring Process For This Role
You’ll find a lot of useful information about our interview process and what it’s like to join our global team on the Float careers page. The hiring process for this role looks like this:
  • Initial First Meeting: If your application is shortlisted, you will have a 15-minute meeting with Linda from People Ops. This meeting gives us an opportunity to learn more about your experience and also allows you to ask any questions you have about the role.
  • First Team Interview: You’ll meet with Tony, our Senior Technical Product Manager, and Cam, our Product Design Lead. This is a 45-minute interview that will take a deep dive into your skills and experience.
  • Second Team Interview: We take a very collaborative approach to hiring, so you’ll meet with Colin, our Director of Engineering and/or Alison, our Director of Customer Success. This is a 45-minute interview that will focus on your leadership approach, strategies and experience.
  • Founder Interview: As the final step in the process, you’ll meet with Glenn, Float’s CEO, for a 45-minute interview.
Our hiring process takes an average of 25 days from the first interview to a job offer (based on 2021 data). Linda from People Ops will be in touch each step of the way to ensure that you are well informed and aware of the next step in the process.
We will only contact candidates who have been shortlisted for the role. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of submitting your application, we encourage you to apply for another role in the future.

To apply: https://weworkremotely.com/remote-jobs/float-director-of-product

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