Posted on: 
March 25, 2024

Chief Product Officer

Job Description

About Platform.sh

The Platform.sh Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) removes the complexities of cloud infrastructure management and optimizes development-to-production workflows, reducing the time it takes to build and deploy applications. Delivering efficiency, reliability, and security, giving development teams both control and peace of mind. Built for developers, by developers.

Adopted and loved by 16,000+ developers, 7,000 customers, and proven over the last 8 years — Platform.sh provides out-of-the-box capabilities that serve as the launchpad for creative development teams’ out-of-the-box thinking.

We provide 24x7 support, managed cloud infrastructure, and automated security and compliance with an all-in-one PaaS. We give our customers complete control over their data by keeping applications secure and available around the clock.

Platformers are a remote, global workforce, and we thrive in a multicultural team. We are committed to open source and an open, welcoming environment. Our team spans the globe and the experience spectrum. What's our commonality, our cultural fabric? A curious spirit and a thirst for knowledge; an eagerness for innovative ideas and cultures. We believe we can build anything together in an environment that frees you to do your best work.

Bring your expertise and enthusiasm to our growing, global organization. Your contributions, collaboration, and unique point of view are recognized and valued here.

Position Summary

Join us as the Chief Product Officer, a pivotal role guiding product innovation, market success, and customer satisfaction. This position marries technical prowess, business acumen, leadership finesse, and adept communication to steer globally dispersed, cross-functional teams in shaping our product strategy.

Within our collaborative trifecta of Product, Engineering, and Design, we nurture an ecosystem of evolution. Our complex product continually evolves, not only technically but also through substantial and frequent feature additions. As CPO, you'll orchestrate multiple interconnected products, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit to nurture each feature as a unique entity. Your task: ensure flawless integration, guaranteeing a seamless and unified user experience.

This role offers a perpetual stream of innovation within a diverse feature ecosystem. Join us for the thrill of crafting meaningful value in our ever-evolving product landscape.

What to expect

  • Strategic Product Planning, Leadership and Execution: Develop, implement and drive product strategy by leveraging market opportunities and data-driven insights. aligning vision with business values, anticipating market trends, and crafting a forward-looking product vision.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Coordinate departments for timely, high-quality product releases, ensuring alignment and collaboration among marketing, sales, customer success, and engineering teams.
  • Product Development Oversight: Lead global product initiatives from concept to launch, fostering innovation and maintaining a dynamic product roadmap.
  • User Experience: Create intuitive products ensuring seamless customer journeys for satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Empowering Team Leadership: Cultivate a high-performing product team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Effective Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with executives, investors, and board members, presenting product strategies, roadmaps, and performance metrics.
  • Performance Measurement and Compliance Assurance: Establish KPIs and metrics to track product performance, customer satisfaction, and market success. Continuous data analysis will drive ongoing product enhancements, ensuring compliance with regulations and industry trends.
  • Market Analysis and Competitive Intelligence: Conduct deep market research, leverage insights for product positioning, differentiation, and pricing strategies.

What you bring

  • Proven executive leadership and deep understanding of PaaS technologies, cloud computing, and associated ecosystems, vital for steering product direction effectively.
  • 3+ years of experience in a SaaS/PaaS/IaaS environment, with a focus on leading product development for developer-centric products, emphasizing efficient strategy and execution across multiple offerings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in software and product development methodologies, alongside adeptness with cutting-edge technologies and developer tools, crucial for driving innovation.
  • Track record of thriving in both product-led growth environments and B2B settings, with a focus on achieving key performance indicators such as market penetration, customer retention, and revenue growth.A proven track record of leading multiple high-functioning, geographically dispersed product teams
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with diverse functional teams, including global communication, stakeholder negotiation, and articulation of complex concepts.
  • A strategic approach that balances short-term milestones with long-term goals.
  • Knowledge of financial management, including experience managing product budgets.
  • Ability to align product strategies with core business objectives, analyze market data, conduct financial assessments, and comprehend market dynamics for data-driven decisions.

This is a remote job. Work from anywhere in Europe.

We’re a worldwide, distributed team looking for the best talent. Our remote model has been in practice and thriving since 2014. To us, remote work means flexibility and having truly diverse, global teams.

To maximize collaboration with the team, this role is preferred in the Europe time zone - Central European Time (UTC+01:00)

Company perks and benefits

  • An innovative product you can believe in. We’re sustainably changing the way companies develop and manage their web applications
  • We’re voted as A Best Place to Work by 96% of our employees, Forbes Top 30 Companies for Remote Jobs, and in France Best Workplaces for Women
  • Hands on leadership that cares in a flexible, open work environment, where your voice is encouraged. We can always find ways to do better and look forward to hearing your ideas
  • A global team, rich with culture and diversity
  • Company-wide DE&I initiative that you can be a part of
  • Team offsites such as go-to-market teams kick-off, local meets, Exco offsites, marketing sponsored events, etc
  • A Wellness stipend and a Professional development budget
  • Office equipment budget
  • Fair PTO (standards based on location)
  • Inclusive parental leave (timeline based on location)
  • Healthcare, dental, and vision (US, CA, UK, and FR employees only)
  • Tandem – a pool of linguists from around the world willing to help each other work on learning new languages
  • Company shares
  • Unlimited Platform.sh accounts

How we hire

We know that a great hire won’t meet every requirement that we’ve outlined. If you can see yourself elevating the team, we want to hear your story. Few of us would be here had we not taken a chance.

You can expect 5 interviews on Google Meet to follow the order below. Should you successfully move through the entire process you will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of Platformers. Our goal is to ensure you can make the most informed decision on whether this role, and our culture aligns with what you’re looking for in your future working environment.

  1. 45 Minutes with Talent Acquisition
  2. 60 Minutes with Chief Product Officer
  3. 60 Minutes with Chief Financial Officer + Chief Technology Officer
  4. 60 Minutes with Chief Marketing Officer + Chief Executive Officer
  5. 60 Minutes with Chief People Officer + Chief Strategy Officer

All roles require background checks.

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