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Senior Engineering Manager


When we started in 2014, our focus was on product managers in smaller teams who lacked a great product management tool. Today, we are the leading product management platform, helping larger companies with thousands of employees, each with different needs and personas.

To meet the growing demands and scale of the enterprise market, we're adapting our product to improve our customers' overall experience — from performance and functionality to permissions and governance.

We are looking for a seasoned Senior Engineering Manager with enterprise SaaS expertise to lead our Permissions team. This team has an evolving remit and is essential for providing all the enablement our enterprise customers require.

The Permissions team focus:

  • Authentication (AuthN) and Authorization (AuthZ)
  • Account Management
  • Team space organization
  • Reporting
  • And other functions helping admins and product operations teams structure the way the product should behave in their specific context

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and grow a team of engineers in their daily tasks, personal development, and long-term career growth.
  • Provide deep technical expertise and lead the technical strategy of your area of ownership.
  • Shape processes and technical direction across the engineering department by contributing to efforts that cut across teams and projects.
  • Improve the quality of shared engineering processes such as hiring, planning, and operations.
  • Foster strong cross-functional collaboration with Product and Design, as well as with Customer Support, Customer Success, Security, Data, Product Marketing, and other departments.

Given the highly collaborative nature of the team's work across all EPD teams, strong interpersonal skills are crucial.

Supported by prominent Silicon Valley investors, Productboard benefits from substantial funding, networks, mentors, and markets. Our dynamic team environment prioritizes innovation, encouraging rapid iteration and decision-making that empowers your contributions.

On a typical day, you will …

  • Work with your Product Manager and Designer to align on the most valuable work to be done
  • Provide clarity to your team about their objectives, aligned with the company goals
  • Provide clarity in their execution model, optimizing for your team to be in the flow, getting rid of blockers, identifying risks in advance
  • Collaborate with other Engineering managers to optimize inter-dependencies
  • Work closely with senior ICs and other EMs on the technical strategy, ensuring your team can contribute to the greater good of the organization
  • Identify and drive technical initiative that contribute to Productboard technical objectives.
  • Proactively manage technical debt. Creating some when needed, paying it back as a flow
  • Hire, onboard, mentor and coach your engineers, guiding their career development.
  • Collaborate with other leader to optimize our capacity to execute. By optimizing processes in the most leaner way possible.
  • Build connection with other part of the business
  • Make the success of your team visible and create a sense of pride for the achievement done
  • Actively drive the hiring process, with support from TA to ensure your team is well-staffed.

About you

  • 4+ years in team management, able to grow and improve both the individuals and the team as a whole
  • A strong technical background. Our managers not only focus on people, but they care and drive the technical roadmap of their respective domain.
  • A proven track record of execution, driving initiatives in cross-functional context
  • You value direct feedback, both given and received. We embrace the approach of Radical Candor. Always with good intent, always constructive.
  • Great communication is expected. Fluency in English—our team consists of 14+ nationalities in different Geo.
  • An experience building complex B2B SaaS admin experiences is a plus

Tech stack

We work with the following frameworks, tools, and languages:

Frontend: TypeScript, React.js

Backend: JVM/Kotlin, TypeScript/Node.js, Ruby, Kafka

Storage: Postgres, Elastic, Redis

Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures.

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our People of ProductboardInstagram profile, and People of Productboard FB page for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other bias covered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.