tech director, product

Director, Product

We are a diverse team from around the world, on a mission to raise the standard of trust online, and we want your help!

Join us to collaborate with cross-functional teams as a remote Director, Product and help shape the DuckDuckGo user experience across all of our products.

As part of our growing team, you will collaborate with team members at all levels to improve our products.  Examples of projects you might work on include: developing new features in existing products and helping to define new privacy products.

We are fully-remote and empower our team to be self-directed and self-motivated in their projects. If you'd thrive in that environment, and our core values resonate with you -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- you'll fit right in!

What you will do:

  • Lead development of projects by taking vague problems, scoping them into high impact projects, and executing them against a set of success criteria.

  • Take responsibility for solving product issues – large and small.

  • Hold a high bar for product quality and enforce it across the company.

  • Represent the company externally, liaising with current or potential partners.

  • Understand how the privacy threat landscape is evolving and work with engineers to determine which new threats are critical to address from a user and business perspective, defining how those protections should be integrated into our products.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience leading feature development from inception through launch

  • Effective project management skills

  • Strong communication skills. You can validate and communicate your decisions clearly.

  • Experience making strong strategic product decisions on at least one product with large, diverse user base

  • Comfort with complex technical topics (e.g. privacy on the internet)

Other things to know:

  • While we leverage specific job titles for hiring purposes, we do not use them internally. Instead, we follow our own professional levels, with expectations for each level clearly defined across several dimensions.

  • We are a small, remote team distributed across time zones, and we rely on a variety of communication tools throughout the day

  • Sometimes we meet up! Expect to travel at least two times a year: once for our all-hands meetup and again for a team retreat (each ~4-5 days).

  • We believe in a focused approach to collaboration, where individual team members work on a single top priority at a time, each supporting larger, company-wide objectives. This philosophy serves to impact our vision to raise the standard of trust online.

  • Our work philosophy centers on empowered project management. All team members have opportunities to run projects.

  • Transparency supports individual and team success at DuckDuckGo. We encourage everyone to participate in areas of interest throughout the company. Anyone and everyone can (and should) ask questions and offer feedback about our products and internal projects.

  • We aim to exemplify our values (build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction) in everything we do.

  • While this is a full-time job, we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours, expecting an average commitment of 40 hours per week.

  • We support professional development of our team members through career advisory and a learning stipend, reinforcing our culture of growth and skill-building.

DuckDuckGo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.  Please fill out the application and questionnaire!

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