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Director of Product, Platform



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Let’s face it, a company whose mission is human transformation better have some fresh thinking about the employer/employee relationship.

We do. We can’t cram it all in here, but you’ll start noticing it from the first interview.

Even our candidate experience is different. And when you get an offer from us (and accept it), you get way more than a paycheck. You get a personal BetterUp Coach, a development plan, a trained and coached manager, the most amazing team you’ve ever met (yes, each with their own personal BetterUp Coach), and most importantly, work that matters.

This makes for a remarkably focused and fulfilling work experience. Frankly, it’s not for everyone. But for people with fire in their belly, it’s a game-changing, career-defining, soul-lifting move.

Join us and we promise you the most intense and fulfilling years of your career, doing life-changing work in a fun, inventive, soulful culture.

If that sounds exciting—and the job description below feels like a fit—we really should start talking.

As our Director of Product leading our Platform Team, you will be a key executive responsible for building the services, data, capabilities and infrastructure required to bring BetterUp - and the power of personal growth and transformation - to everyone.

We expect our leaders to be experts in their domains, not just general managers. This role will require you to have a deep technical fluency, excel at long term prospecting, be a continuous promotor and enabler of system thinking, and a horizontal leader. You will be able to zoom in and help your teams through the most critical problems while also zooming out and guiding the organization to our long term vision.

As an organization we have the building blocks in place but are still early in our Platform journey - this is your opportunity to shape and accelerate that journey.

What you’ll do:

  • You will lean into Horizontal Leadership to guide our organization - both Technical and Non-Technical - through the platform investments required to scale by an order of magnitude.
  • Along with our Platform Engineering leadership team you will shape our platform strategy & roadmap, quantify and frame our investments, and drive alignment across the organization. You will make high quality, high value decisions in the face of ambiguity.
  • You will lead a highly technical, cross functional team - in collaboration with engineering - across Data, Platform Services and Infrastructure. However, your biggest achievements will be enabled by the trust and influence you build where you do not have direct authority.
  • You will connect loose threads across our multi-sided marketplace, the science of growth and the architecture of our system and to enable your team to focus on the highest leverage work.
  • You will define, monitor, measure, analyze and report on key metrics for your business.
  • You will manage and grow world class talent and set the pace of the organization - both within and beyond your direct team.
  • Tactically, our platform org is currently working on projects such as extracting microservices, launching a data catalog, reducing deploy time, upleveling monitoring and observability and much more. Each of these efforts is in service of a broader business goal from quality, to development velocity to a holistic user facing platform for human growth. You will play an integral role in charting our course.

If you have some or all of the following, please apply:

  • 10+ years of experience in Product Management
  • 5+ years of experience managing group and technical product managers
  • Experience in a technical/engineer role and comfortable discussing engineering systems in detail.
  • Practical experience with data platforms, micro-services and infrastructure.
  • Proven track record of driving results via horizontal leadership.
  • Systems thinker with an ability to digest highly complex, ambiguous dynamics into simple options and path forward.
  • Inspiring people leader who can motivate and set a healthy pace for the team and isn't afraid to get into the details when they need to.
  • Experience operating in a fast pace startup.
  • Strong preference for someone located on the East coast.


At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community.

  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year:
    • All federal/statutory holidays observed
    • 4 BetterUp Inner Work days (https://www.betterup.co/inner-work)
    • 5 Volunteer Days to give back
    • Learning and Development stipend
    • Company wide Summer & Winter breaks
  • Year-round charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp
  • 401(k) self contribution

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At BetterUp, we compensate our employees fairly for their work. Base salary is determined by job-related experience, education/training, residence location, as well as market indicators. The range below is representative of base salary only and does not include equity, sales bonus plans (when applicable) and benefits. This range may be modified in the future.

The base salary range for this role is $198,950 – $277,150.

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