Job Summary

Working with the CEO and executive team as Parabol’s Head of Product Development, you’ll lead Parabol’s Product department—made up of our integrated development and design teams—in the creation and maintenance of our product beloved by hundreds of thousands of users and help our organization reach new heights as we enhance Parabol to serve more kinds of teams. You’ll be able to work anywhere in the world; stewarding a remote-first culture that you’ll be proud of and eager to invite others to join.

Your Mission:

  • Lead the building and maintenance of our product
  • Formulate company strategy with other leaders, and break down the plan into goals, budgetary requirements, resource needs, and units of work executable by your Product organization
  • Grow and develop Parabol’s bench of technical talent by working with internal and external recruiters and talent sources
  • Identify and coach changes to remove roadblocks that prevent members from collaborating well with each other

Your Qualifications:

  • Several years experience leading teams of teams of developers and other technical roles using agile methodology, without practicing orthodoxy from any one particular framework
  • Has applied so-called “new ways of working” such as self-organization (e.g. Holacracy, Sociocracy, Humanocracy), Liberating Structures, Open Space Technology, Beyond Budgeting, etc.
  • Career history of direct contributions to software development (especially open-source software) and/or SaaS development preferred
  • Familiarity with SaaS architecture and business model


  • 💰 Fair & location-agnostic pay: US-based salaries, no matter where you’re based. Plus: early-stage equity in a well-funded, fast-growing startup.
  • 🐙🐱Work in the open: Our code is open source, and so is our way of working. We’ve been publishing a weekly update since 2015.
  • 🌞 People-first schedules: We limit recurring meetings to 1-2 hours per week per team, with no synchronous daily standups. We offer unlimited PTO to everyone and encourage folks to take time off. We also have both company-wide and country-specific holidays.
  • 🌍 Work from anywhere with people around the globe: Our current team stretches from Los Angeles, California to Warsaw, Poland. Work wherever works for you.
  • 🌀 Growing faster through experimentation and autonomy: From peer code reviews to monthly sales experiments, we structure our work to maximize learning. Everyone owns their work and can develop their skills quickly.
  • 🛫 Quarterly global travel: All-expenses-paid company retreats and team retreats.
  • An Equal Opportunity Employer: We founded Parabol to help build stronger teams by empowering members to be their authentic selves. Our company is no exception.
  • 💖 Great teammates: An inclusive team of curious and purposeful people on a mission to improve how work gets done.
  • 💪 Health care: For US employees, healthcare & benefits are aligned with top industry standards.
  • 🔢 No standard coding questions or whiteboard interviews: We’ll assess how we work together by collaborating on a short paid project We want to know how you actually work, not how many LeetCode / Project Euler / Stack Overflow questions you can answer.

Learn more about our purpose and benefits.

Even if you don’t feel that you meet all the criteria we encourage you to apply.

During our hiring process, we take into account your growth potential, not just your prior achievements.

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