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About Almanac
Almanac is building an operating system for distributed collaboration to help remote teams get work done without needless meetings and distracting messages.
Almanac's editor integrates git-like version control, task-based workflows, and lightning-fast collaboration to enable professionals to work like the world's fastest developers.
Almanac is used by the world's leading remote-first companies like Remote, Levels, and Tandem, and is growing rapidly in verticals from professional services and law firms to academia and the Fortune 5000. Our open source docs community, the Almanac Core, has 5000 templates from 1000+ contributors used by 100K users per month.
We're now hiring a Director of Product to help us achieve our mission to build collaborative infrastructure for the digital economy with a successfully disruptive product that is used and loved by millions around the world.
About the role
We're looking for an experienced product leader to build a core productivity suite that becomes a generational challenger to Microsoft Office.
Product management is at the heart of Almanac's strategy and success. Working closely with our founders, you'll drive the product strategy and roadmap for our core enterprise platform and product-led growth loops.
This is a critical, high visibility role with downstream impact on almost everything we do at Almanac. Your overall goal is to ensure Almanac is the productivity tool of choice for any distributed organization looking to manage and collaborate digitally.
You'll be responsible for producing strong, repeatable organic growth, deep customer love and engagement, and expanding enterprise accounts. You'll also build and manage a world-class product team that becomes our secret weapon and the envy of our competitors.
Specifically, you will:
  • Deeply understand our target customers' needs by spending time with end users, buyers, marketing, sales, and support and observing patterns/trends across their feedback and the broader market
  • Work with Almanac's founders and executive team to define product strategy
  • Prioritize and deliver features on a roadmap you design to achieve our business goals
  • Own KPIs related to Almanac's product-led growth loops and account expansion channels
  • Hire and grow a team of product managers responsible for the future of Almanac

About you
Experiences that make you stand out:
  • You have 6-10 years of product management experience, with at least some tenure at an early-stage startup
  • You've led multiple, cross-disciplinary teams of PMs, designers, and engineers to deliver high-quality projects of broad and complex scope on time
  • You've been responsible for both feature sets that represented the core of a product's value proposition and features that were the main drivers of your company's growth
  • You had technical proficiency in the product areas you've managed -engineers love working with you and trust the tickets you write
  • You have personal rhythms of getting and using data to validate hypotheses and measure the health of your products.
  • Bonus: you've worked in the productivity or collaboration space, or you have an MBA

Skills that make you extraordinary:
  • A deep love and commitment to creating world-class user experiences. You have a strong sense of usability and simplicity. You won't stop working until our products generate the feeling we desire for our users. You're a designer's favorite PM.
  • A firm grasp of statistical analysis, experiment design, and multivariate testing. You first look to data to determine needs and priorities, defer to dashboards to determine if if something's working, and use data to construct a narrative around recommendations.
  • A passion for team-first collaboration across diverse stakeholders, a preference for leading through influence, and a knack for navigating tough conversations.
  • An extraordinary communicator, both written and orally, with a precise attention to detail in your presentations. You love making complex ideas simple. You can align competing cross-functional demands towards decisions.
  • A love for startups: you move extremely fast, enjoy the constant adaptive change of an early-stage company, and thrive on ambiguity. You enjoy learning things you didn't know before and solving problems that arise from problems you just solved.

Our Team
At Almanac, we're looking for structured thinkers full of passion, ambition, and kindness. We'd love for you apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your experience, skills, and interests will help you stand out-especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Almanac, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Join us.
At Almanac, we:
  • Are fundamental optimists who believe we're still only at the start of the digital age.
  • Go to extraordinary lengths to distinguish ourselves through world-class work.
  • Prioritize quality over speed, and speed over scope.
  • Desire working with deeply kind, mission-driven people.
  • Strive to make the complex simple.
  • Use first principles to debate ideas, test assumptions, and make decisions.
  • Seek the truth by putting data above opinions.
  • Assume good intent and give tactical feedback to help each other get better.
  • Hold no ego-when our customers win, we all win.

As a company, we are seriously committed to your professional development and growth:
  • You will set your own monthly goals aligned with our ambitious strategy
  • You will have our collective support in achieving major wins-and personal coaching from your manager
  • You will be able to request and manage your own budget
  • You will be encouraged to take risks, try new things, and be creative with your work
  • You will have many opportunities to exchange and engage in feedback
  • You will be offered continual chances to stretch yourself and raise your own bar
  • Helping a small company grow 30%+ month-over-month
  • You will be rewarded for achieving excellence and mastery

Interviewing at Almanac
It's our goal to provide an efficient, transparent interview experience that respects you and your time. Our roles typically have a four stage process (sometimes more) and we like to move through those as quickly as calendars allow. After submitting your application you will hear from us whether you are a strong fit for the role or not! From here you can expect:
  1. An initial screen with our recruiter
  2. The opportunity to meet the hiring manager
  3. A technical exercise appropriate to the role
  4. A leadership interview with our CEO, Adam


Your time is valuable, so we try to give you as much information as possible throughout our process to make the best decision for you. To start, here's our open source company handbook, which contains docs about our vision, our virtues, our compensation philosophy, and our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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An Insider's view of Almanac

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Almanac team is impressively distributed, so our "office" is a frame of mind — and yet, I've felt way more connected to my far-flung team members than I have with past colleagues in offices IRL. An intentional and very human company culture goes a long way.

Darryn King

Editor

What does your typical day look like?

As an engineer a few hours behind my remote European colleagues, I spend mornings addressing feedback on my work that has been *magically* completed since the prior evening (one of the great benefits of a distributed team!). A few hours later, I might spend time aligning with my teammates via pairing or stand up. I spend afternoons in deep work.

Jasmine Feldmann

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Almanac challenges me daily - I'm certainly someone who loves to stick to a plan, but when you work at a high growth start-up, you need to be flexible. I've learned how to re-adjust and to not fear switching gears! I can now approach a situation from many different perspectives and this has made me into a much stronger thinker.

Tess Brown

Community Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Despite technological advances, we waste time managing mundane tasks and coordinating work, rather than spending time problem-solving. That’s why Almanac is building collaborative infrastructure. We're unlocking the world’s talent to effectively work with transparency and power — so that humans can spend time doing what only humans can.

Adam Nathan

Cofounder & CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

We're constantly rethinking how to work, and then sharing our findings with the world. From removing all meetings to silencing Slack for days, it's exciting to write the narrative on distributed work!

Matt Heytens

Operations Lead

What are Almanac Perks + Benefits

Almanac Benefits Overview

At Almanac, our benefits are designed around how we want our team members to feel: safe, supported, connected, seen. Our benefits represent our hypothesis around how we can enable our team to live happy, productive, meaningful lives, at work and in their lives beyond it. Three unique benefits we offer here at Almanac are:

🎖️ Retreats and coworking weeks - We believe that in person experiences help to foster deep relationships, so we gather a few times each year to work alongside each other as we get to know each other, sprint on projects, or plan for the future. Once every quarter, we hold a coworking week in a beautiful place across the world (like Italy, Greece, or Berlin). Once per year, we hold a specific retreat for each team in a fun, convenient location (like Austin or NYC). And on a one-off basis, we gather certain teams for in-person team project sprints. During these times together, we work during the day, have fun at night, and enjoy the company of our peers.

🎖️ Executive coaching for all - At Almanac, every team member has access to CEO-level coaches. We strive to give you the resources you need to advance, mature, and succeed in alignment with your goals, and executive coaching is one of the ways we help you stay on track. Depending on your management level, you'll be eligible to meet with your coach between six to eighteen times per year (in one hour sessions).

🎖️ Async days - We observe two async days per week, where we cancel all meetings and stay off Slack. By removing interruptions and distractions, we allow you to enter states of deep flow with enhanced focus and productivity.

Check out all other benefits here: https://almanac.io/docs/ahVwJZxDll9mqtZ6naFhoR5nPz3XcOwm

Culture
Friends outside of work
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Almanac offers 3 medical plans (Blue Shield) along with dental and vision plans (Beam) for our US-based employees.
Life Insurance
$50,000 Nationwide Beam Basic Life Insurance, 100% Employer paid.
Wellness Programs
Almanac offers a $600 annual wellness stipend along with 3 well-being days per year.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Almanac offers each full-time team member a monthly stipend of $200 to spend on their workspace.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
As you seek to achieve mastery over your career, Almanac provides you with a $1,000 per year learning and growth stipend to help cover the cost of formal-learning conventions.
Mentorship program
At Almanac, every team member has access to CEO-level coaches. Depending on your management level, you'll be eligible to meet with your coach between six to eighteen times per year.

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