Product Manager - Platform Engineering

at Foursquare
San Francisco, CA

About Foursquare 

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by our mobile apps CityGuide and Swarm, as well as the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands, like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Spotify, Uber, Airbnb and others.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK); data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Studio).

About the Position

Foursquare is looking for a Product Manager to join our team located in or near one of our office hubs - New York City, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco.

About the team:

Platform Engineering develops, delivers, and operates a software and cloud services platform that enables engineering teams to iterate with velocity, repeatability, scrutability, and quality.  Our platform includes a curated AWS environment, IAM, EKS for microservices, and a suite of preferred technology and patterns for build, deploy, observability, pipeline orchestration, and data discovery, scrubbing, ingestion, delivery, and validation.  In short, we build the stuff that allows product engineers and data scientists to spend more time delivering value to customers and less time on underlying systems and frameworks.

About the role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Manager to join our Platform Engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in product management, with a deep understanding of platform technologies, cloud infrastructure  and engineering processes. You must be deeply passionate about improving day-to-day lives of product engineers and data scientists.  This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams across the company to define, build, and launch platform products that enable scalable, reliable and efficient development processes and cloud infrastructure. 

In this role, you’ll 

  • Define and execute the product strategy and roadmap for our platform engineering portfolio, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic objectives and customer needs
  • Collaborate with engineering, design, and business teams to develop and prioritize product requirements, user stories, and product backlog items
  • Lead cross-functional teams through the product development lifecycle, including ideation, design, development, testing, release, and post-launch evaluation
  • Act as a product evangelist, communicating the product vision and value proposition to internal and external stakeholders, and gathering feedback to inform product iterations
  • Define and track key product metrics to measure success and drive continuous improvement
  • Work closely with engineering leaders to ensure technical feasibility, timely delivery, and alignment with architectural standards and best practices

What you’ll need 

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in product management, preferably in platform engineering or a related technology domain
  • Strong understanding of platform technologies, cloud services, and modern software development practices
  • A passion for improving the lives of product engineers and data scientists
  • Proven ability to define product vision, translate it into actionable roadmaps, and lead cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders across the organization
  • Analytical mindset with a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and product management tools
  • A sense of humor
  • Your own unique talents! If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, we encourage and welcome you to still apply!

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible PTO - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Industry Leading Healthcare - comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Savings and Investments - 401(k) with company match
  • Equipment Setup - you will receive all necessary hardware for your job function
  • Professional Development - annual learning stipend for your career development goals
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs - programs via Carrot 
  • Employee Resource Groups - to help you stay connected
  • Hybrid Work Schedule for in-person collaboration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning April 1, 2024. For roles considered remote, this will not apply.

At Foursquare, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry and market standards.  Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, and specific office location.

The annual total cash compensation range is $104,000 - $175,750, however actual salaries can vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills and competencies, as well as location. 

Salary is just one component of Foursquare’s total compensation package, which includes restricted stock units, multiple health insurance options, and a wide range of benefits!

Things to know…

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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