Director of Product

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We are looking for an entrepreneurial and analytical product leader, with experience in government, workforce and education products. 

PAIRIN’s mission is to make everyone’s journey more relevant and equitable by unifying workforce and education. PAIRIN’s My Journey platform connects students and clients to services, career guidance, skills development and training through easy-to-implement personalized workflows. By disrupting government and education through technology designed for and around the user, PAIRIN’s science-based technology and personalized approach to client service ensures not only the success of our clients’ programs, but also the success of people in their communities who benefit most from skills-based development and career services.

This Director of Product will be responsible for driving the strategy, roadmap, definition, and success of the PAIRIN technology platform. In this role, you will build and lead a team of product managers and product designers to rapidly deliver valuable, innovative solutions that delight our customers and deliver business value. You will work closely with all parts of the organization and be part of the leadership team at PAIRIN.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive salary, professional development budget, and stock options
  • Excellent healthcare, vision, and dental insurance, including 100% of individual and partial family premium covered by employer, as well as 401K benefits
  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Support for whatever makes you most effective at doing your job
  • We have a cool, dog-friendly office in the RiNo District, with a fun team and lots of amenities

Recognized as a growing company:

  • 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award for College Prep Company of the Year
  • 2019 Denver Business Journal Best Places to Work (#2 in Tech)
  • 2018 and 2019 Outside’s 50 Best Places to Work and honorable mention in 2021
  • 2017 Emerging Tech Company of the Year (Apex Awards)
  • 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW)
  • 2017 Denver Startup of the Year (Denver Chamber of Commerce)

Responsibilities:

  • Evangelize the product vision. You’ll collaborate with the leadership team on the product vision and ensure the vision informs every decision we make on the product.
  • Own the product strategy. You will conduct market analysis and customer research to recommend new, strategic opportunities. You will build and maintain the roadmap based on company objectives, market opportunities, customer feedback, and analysis of data.
  • Execute on the roadmap. You will use your deep product management experience to manage the backlog for an agile team of engineers and designers that allows us to deliver innovative solutions to our customers. 
  • Ensure consistent product delivery. You will work cross functionally with engineering and design to create an effective software development organization. With your help, we will deliver the right solutions at the right time, predictably.
  • Build and lead an engaged team. You will build, lead and develop a team of product managers and product designers who do their best work. You will network and nurture relationships to maintain a pipeline of future team members.
  • Represent the product team. You will develop strong relationships across all parts of the organization, and you will be the face of our product in sales calls, customer meetings, partnership discussions, and various other alliances.

About You.

You’ll truly impress us if you have:

  • 7+ years of SaaS product management experience.
  • 3+ years of product leadership experience.
  • A toolkit of product management frameworks that you know how to use and when.
  • Strong experience leading and nurturing a team of Product Managers, especially if you have talented team members who would want to work with you again.
  • Proven experience driving effective process improvement within your team and experience collaborating with adjacent teams to improve cross-functional work.
  • The ability to thrive within the ambiguity of a quickly growing business and find new, creative ways to solve problems every day, with data as your guide. 
  • Strong capacity to bring clarity to complex ideas to give teams clear goals and constraints so that they can deliver.
  • Expert communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, in any setting. You are equally comfortable speaking to executives, customers and engineers and know how to adapt your message for each. Perhaps you have even successfully presented at conferences, to customer executives or board members. 
  • A passion for and experience with workforce or education products.
  • Bonus points for experience with enterprise platform development or B2G.
  • Experienced an organization grow from tens of employees to hundreds. 
  • Humility and willingness to check your ego at the door for the benefit of the product and team.

Compensation

Base Salary Range: $135,000-$175,000

Plus, generous stock options and an annual performance-based bonus.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ReactLibraries
    • AWS SDKLibraries
    • GraphQLLibraries
    • ElesticsearchLibraries
    • GRPCLibraries
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    • RspecLibraries
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    • SinatraFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
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    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • Act-OnCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Act-OnEmail

Location

River North (Ri-No) is a trendy neighborhood featuring art galleries, concert venues, and some of Denver's most creative food concepts and patios.

An Insider's view of PAIRIN

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've never worked anywhere that actually makes an effort to create a work-life balance the way PAIRIN does. Here, work and life intersect naturally so there's no need to stress about car repairs, doctor appointments or anything else like that!

Andrew

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're constantly collaborating! Whether it's providing customer insights to product, developing an on-boarding plan with sales, or collaborating on messaging with marketing - no day is spent in a silo.

Sarah

Customer Success Advocate

How does the company support your career growth?

Every member of the team has a stipend to support their personal development as they choose - anything from attending a conference, taking online courses or joining a professional membership group. We have regular 1:1 meetings with our managers and two times a year we have formal reviews to set goals and discuss progress.

Carli

Director of Marketing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our My Journey product that is changing the landscape of education and employers to be tied more closely together.

Jake

Director of Product

What are some social events your company does?

Great happy hours on Fridays and a monthly extended happy hour with family and friends. We have a team values book club, Holiday parties and dancing (Thriller at Halloween), an annual offsite/retreat with family (and dogs) in the mountains. Several of our colleagues climb together at a local gym.

Susan

Director of Coach Training

What are PAIRIN Perks + Benefits

PAIRIN Benefits Overview

Employees have access to amazing benefits including unlimited PTO; 100% employer paid health, medical and vision plan offerings; company stock options through Incentive Stock Options (ISO); 401K plan and educational reimbursement program; annual team retreat in the mountains and team hikes; Friday happy hours and monthly team outings; free coffee, office snacks and craft beer; and of course, a dog-friendly office.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Our team spends time assisting our clients with mock interviews, purchasing gifts for families in need during the holidays, providing back-to-school supplies for local kids in need and so much more.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
100% employer paid options
Vision Benefits
100% employer paid options
Health Insurance Benefits
100% employer paid options
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Company stock options through Incentive Stock Options (ISO)
Performance Bonus
All team members participate in our annual performance bonus program
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We support employees working at hours and where it is most productive for them.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
2 weeks minimum required vacation.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Annual retreat in the mountains, friday happy hours and monthly team outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Every Friday we have wine & cheese happy hours and once a month, the team goes off-site for a happy hour outing
Parking
Free street parking plus a paid lot behind the office.
Pet Friendly
We LOVE dogs!!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Every employee gets a $250 stipend toward their home office expenses.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Every employee has a generous annual stipend to support their professional development through certifications, training, conferences or other means.

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a company founded by coaches, the PAIRIN team really walks the talk of professional development. Each manager is trained as a coach and each employee is individually coached to grow professionally and personally. Employees at PAIRIN have total transparency regarding the company’s direction and are often found sharing and celebrating the stories of how PAIRIN’s products and services impact people of all demographics to live better lives through relevant education and equitable employment.

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