Growth Product Manager
United States · Remote
Mid-level · Full time
Posted a year ago
Why is this role awesome?
You'll lead our growth strategy and efforts from the very beginning (we're pre-launch), for a product that everyone uses every day (email & messaging). We're an experienced team (founded & sold Firebase) working in a huge market. We love working with other founders (both past and future).

About Shortwave

We are a venture-backed startup that is building the future of digital communications on top of the world's most ubiquitous messaging platform — email. We're on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, decentralized, and secure messaging.

We have an experienced team distributed across the US, with almost half of our team located in California. Our CEO Andrew formerly cofounded Firebase (later acquired by Google), and much of our early team met Andrew while working there building the infrastructure behind millions of today's mobile and web apps.

Our first product is a brand new inbox experience for Gmail that keeps your inbox organized by default. We believe that email should prioritize people, not advertising, getting through your inbox shouldn't require busywork, and sending an email should be as fast as typing a text message. Our product is currently in pre-launch testing with a select group of alpha users.

We're well-funded by top-tier investors including Union Square Ventures & Lightspeed Venture Partners.

About the role

In this role you’ll be helping our team kick our growth efforts into high gear as we approach launch and beyond.

You’ll be working on a wide range of projects to drive the business forward, including: marketing, sales, business development, support, project management, and even sometimes a bit of design & product management.

You’ll be the second member of our growth team, so we’re looking for someone ambitious who’s prepared to grow with the role as our company scales.

You will:

  • Brainstorm and implement creative growth marketing campaigns
  • Write blog posts, newsletters, and social media posts
  • Create marketing videos and screencasts
  • Talk with our users over email, video, and in-person to help them get started and learn more about their needs
  • Gather and organize feedback from our customers and work with product, design, and engineering to improve our user experience
  • Propose product & design improvements to help solve customer pain points
  • Create and maintain documentation and videos to help users use our product
  • Support our users in any way needed

About you

We’re looking for a creative, data-driven product manager with a passion for growth who thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.

  • Experience as a startup founder, product manager, or product-oriented engineer
  • Experience launching and growing a new product, especially a SaaS product
  • A passion for talking to customers and building community
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for testing new scrappy growth strategies
  • The ability to manage a complex project end-to-end
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. You’ll be communicating frequently with many customers & partners.

Bonus points

  • Experience leading growth efforts, especially for a SaaS product or startup
  • Web design or development skills
  • Design experience
  • Data science or analytics skills
  • You've applied to a prominent startup accelerator (ie. YC, Pioneer, etc) and can show us your application

What we offer

We're looking to hire the best and brightest, so we strive to provide the best work environment—tailored to you.

  • Competitive compensation, including generous equity grants
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Flexible work hours and vacation
  • Remote-first team — you can work from anywhere
  • Regular (every ~2 months) offsites where we get the whole team together, often in fun locations like Hawaii 🏝
  • A mission-focused team with fun coworkers (ok, we're biased... but we really are nice people!)

We're looking for team members who have passion, grit, and integrity. Even if your experience doesn't precisely match the criteria above, please consider applying.

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