Director of Product, Core BGC and Intelligence at Checkr

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Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $2.2B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include, Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation. 

We are looking for a seasoned Director of Product Management to head our core Background Check and Intelligence products suite, leading both Product and Engineering teams for our core suite. Checkr is the #1 innovator in the Trust & Safety space. This role will own innovating on our existing products and launching a new line of products. You will make strategic decisions around building and partnering and evaluating the financial impact of those decisions. You will manage a team of exceptional Product Managers, Engineers, Analysts, and Designers to help them grow and succeed. 

Our ideal candidate has built complex products at scale that leveraged a rich set of data, AI/ML and rule engines. They know how to commercialize and sell platform products. They understand the technical, compliance and security requirements building such products.

Checkr is a collection of small services built on Ruby, Python, Golang,  and Javascript, with both SQL and NoSQL databases as well as message queues for asynchronous tasks. As we build our architecture, we welcome new languages and technologies to our stack. Checkr was founded by engineers for engineers; we want to create the best environment for developers to build, learn and love their work. 

What a typical week may look like at Checkr:

  • Build a deep understanding and empathy for Checkr’s customers and prospects.
  • Drive the product roadmap and measurable business outcomes for integrations with key strategic partners
  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams to ship new, impactful products and features
  • Drive cross-functional decisions and alignment with sales, product marketing, customer success, business development, customers, and technology partners
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data on product usage to uncover insights and inform future activities

What we value in a Director of Product Management

  • 12+ years experience as a PM at an Enterprise and/or SaaS company
  • 5+ years experience of direct management experience
  • Build a vision and plan for a large product area and drive it end to end
  • Understand customer rollout strategy and synthesize into holistic product requirements
  • Experience bringing new products to market from conception to launch. Experience building go to market strategy, with cross functional counterparts
  • Experience working on products at a global scale, and understanding the data, legal, technical nuances of supporting complex products
  • Strong technical background to enable you to contribute meaningful features and seamless integration
  • Excellent user experience skills and attention to detail. You have an instinct for good product design and an understanding of usability best practices
  • You exhibit passion that elevates and inspires when leading the team including hiring, managing performance and developing skill sets of direct reports
  • Outstanding presentation, written, and oral communication skills

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history (in accordance with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance as well as state and/or federal laws). 


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Location

Surrounded by hip bars, restaurants and Colorado's State Capitol, there's always something new to see and do near our office!

An Insider's view of Checkr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

After 5 years of working at Checkr, I'm pleased to say that the vibe in the office hasn't changed! It's still a fun, vibrant and progressive environment where I'm constantly learning. If you're energized by smart, humble and ambitious professionals, you'll love Checkr.

Ashley DiRuggiero

Human Resources

How does the company support your career growth?

Checkr has helped me grow in my career with challenging Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) each quarter. Because my individual OKRs are aligned with company-wide stretch goals, achieving them means that I am an integral part of moving the company forward AND getting new experiences under my belt!

Temi Vasco

Accounting

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The sales team is on the front line with customers which gives us strong customer insights and a tremendous opportunity to shape the product strategy of the company. We bring that feedback to the executive team on a regular basis to influence the company's GTM strategy.

Kristen Faris

VP, Industry Strategy

What are Checkr Perks + Benefits

Checkr Benefits Overview

Checkr provides generous benefits and perks including comprehensive healthcare, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits, gym reimbursement, work from home Wednesday and an annual learning and development allowance.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Checkr offers equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vest over a 4 year period.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary or secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Checkr provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and a company wide initiative to work from home on Wednesdays.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Checkr pays $100 a month for commuter benefits.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Checkr has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited drinks, snacks, coffee and tea.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Checkr reimburses $50 a month for gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Checkr has a $2,850 budget per person for additional learning and development.
Lunch and learns
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