Disqus is a product company that grew up at web scale. In addition to creating the web’s definitive comment integration installed by millions of publishers, we’ve built a growing community platform and a native monetization solution for publishers. We’re looking for a rigorous product leader to direct a team of world class engineers and designers in developing the publisher and community experience.
This is a full-time position in San Francisco, CA that will report directly to the VP of Product.
What you’ll do
- Be fanatical about understanding customers’ true goalsdelighting people.
- Develop a strategic plan that balances speed, market risk, and upside, and communicate it clearly whenever the need arises at the right level of detail for the audience.
- Negotiate the right tactical calls to go fast, balancing what customers are known to need, what is guessed about their needs, and what can be delivered to satisfy customer needs or test a MVP.
- Motivate the dev team to go fast, build the right thing, and improve the plan with its own intuition, data, and skills.
- Own the rollout, including understanding what customers each rollout stage is for, when the product is ready, communicating inside and out, determining results, and calling audibles to adjust steps based on rollout learnings.
What we’re looking for
- The proven ability to influence teams through effective storytelling, an acute understanding of others’ needs, and general charisma.
- Experience in building features for business customers, ranging from enterprise-level and small-business customers to internal operational teams.
- 2-3 years’ prior experience in product development
- 1-2 years’ prior experience in product management
- (Nice to have) Prior programming Coding experience and/or the ability to talk effectively about programming concepts without pushing implementation with expert engineers.
- (Nice to have) Product management experience articipation in an APM program within a modern large tech company environment -- an ideal candidate can bring the structure and rigor and flexibility s/he’s picked up within such an environment and seed it within our team.
What you’ll get from us
- The opportunity to make enormous impact on our business. We boast one of the largest user to employee ratios in the biz (hovering around 22 million users per employee!)
- A chance to join a community of people who are passionate about great discussions -- and are building the best place on the web to talk about things that matter.
- A company culture that values learning from one another, exhibiting a generous spirit, and bringing our authentic selves to work. Our collective breadth of experience allows us to make a bigger impact -- we are greater than the sum of our parts.
- Generous total compensation packages for each employee. Some highlights include fully-covered health, dental and vision plans; flexible work hours and unlimited PTO, including up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave; and competitive salary and stock options.
- Perks to keep you at your best, including daily catered lunch and a fully stocked kitchen, weekly in-office yoga and massage, a bountiful equipment and workstation policy, and access to resources to help you learn, from a learning stipend to a well-stocked library.
- Great office location in SoMa, which is easily accessible by BART, MUNI, Caltrain and Transbay busses.
We love the internet, and the colorful characters and interesting conversations that make up its diverse communities. Disqus exists to make better communities and an even better web. Today, our product ecosystem includes our established comment network (over 3 million websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable), a growing advertising network, and our owned and operated platform. Originally founded in 2007 by CEO Daniel Ha and CTO Jason Yan, we’re changing the way people get into discussions about the things they love -- or are just curious about. Come join us!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.