Lead Product Manager

  • 225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

At SmartRecruiters, we believe that people are the heart of an organization. That’s why we’ve built our modern Talent Acquisition Platform to help companies hire the best talent!  In 7 years, we expanded our customer base to 4000 companies in every industry and continent and have given transparency and feedback to millions of candidates on their applications.


We offer a competitive salary, generous equity, and strong career progression opportunities. We enjoy a collaborative environment that spans offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Krakow, Paris, London, and Spokane. This is a casual and pet-friendly place. We pride ourselves for being a product first organization, and we have one spot open on our product team!

Job Description

We are now looking for an outstanding lead product manager to take our core products to the next level. You will work on our signature applicant tracking system product, focusing on global configurability and permissions, as well as collaboration features. In this role, you will own one of our most important product roadmaps from conception to implementation and beyond. We believe in continuous improvement of features we have shipped, as well as rigorous measurement of their impact on our users.

The ideal candidate is a senior/director level product manager with a deep understanding of recruiting technology challenges and opportunities, opinions on how to shape the future of recruiting, and deep empathy for our users and buyers.


Your ability to research, be creative, display grit, lead, and listen will determine the future of the product. This is an interdisciplinary role, and you will work with design, engineering, data science, and product marketing to deliver a world-class product. You will launch new products that support our mission of connecting people to jobs at scale. Lastly, you will mentor and manage junior product managers who will work with you in the same product group.


This is an exceptional opportunity to build innovative products at a global startup with plenty of market traction and customer love. Your product will be used at scale: recruiting teams at thousands of companies worldwide and millions of candidates will benefit from your work. If you enjoy tackling both strategy and day-to-day execution, and are ready to roll up your sleeves on day one, come work with us.


You’ll join a supportive, diverse group of talented product managers, designers and engineers in Berlin, San Francisco and Krakow. We are looking for someone who will love recruiting technology innovation as much as we do!


  • Ability to make things happen

  • Ability to turn complexity and uncertainty into awesomeness

  • Self-starter with with an appetite and ability to own a large part of the product

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience in recruiting technology software preferred

  • Good understanding of how software products leverage machine learning algorithms

  • Experience designing products for recruiters or other participants of hiring process preferred

  • Product management experience at a SaaS or B2B start-up

  • Empathy and active listening

  • Penchant for data-informed decision-making

  • Good grasp of UX

  • Ability to collaborate and lead across multiple teams on complex projects

  • Keen interest in technological innovation

  • Aspiration to be an excellent colleague and teammate

  • Practicing servant leadership style in management

  • Fluent in English

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage diversity of thought, age, race, gender, education, and culture. Thanks to this approach, world class enterprises like Adidas, IKEA, VISA, and Square abandoned their Application Tracking Systems for our modern talent acquisition solution. What once started as a freemium product is now one of the world's fastest growing enterprise solutions.


We are a series C funded startup, backed by Insight Ventures, Mayfield, and Rembrandt. Our entrepreneurial environment will make you feel supported, grow your career, and make it a joy to go to the office. We operate on four values: CEO of your job, As One, Smarter, and Impact. We expect you to own your role and have the confidence to bring creative ideas to the hands of millions.

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