Senior Product Manager, Brilliant Black Minds at Karat

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Brilliant Black Minds at Karat

Our Brilliant Black Minds team is committed to amplifying the incredible brilliance found in the Black computer science community by creating exposure, access, and fairness. We honor Black ingenuity with a deep commitment to support Black engineers as they change the world. Through Brilliant Black Minds, Karat is fueling our global interviewing network to make technical interviews more accessible, and the interview experience itself more equitable.

As our Senior Product Manager, you will reimagine the world’s interviewing status quo by defining and executing technical and programmatic elements of this program. From crafting the product strategy in collaboration with our dedicated team to developing product innovations that help reduce bias in technical interviews, this role involves leading a cross-functional team of Data Analysts, Software Engineers, and Program Managers, the day-to-day technical management of the program itself, and dreaming big for how the industry rethinks diverse technical hiring.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, but we are open to remote candidates for this role (within the U.S.).

Core ResponsibilitiesOwn It
  • Define the product vision and success metrics. Working closely with this cross-functional team, you will design, obtain alignment, and execute data-informed product roadmaps and new design features.
  • Iterate and expand the product offering. Lead and deliver projects from ideation, prioritization, design, development, and release.
Create the Future
  • Present program health and solutions. Analyze program wins, learnings, gaps and needs, and partner with Karat leadership to increase the impact and reach of the product.
  • Lead and develop the team. Lead a cross-functional team of specialists supporting the program, and manage core technical and project/program management staff.
  • Expand product reach through engagement. Speak publicly about the program and its impact for external and client events and opportunities, as needed.
Be a Partner
  • Build and lead the partnership model. Work closely with internal teams, such as Business Development, Content, Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Product in order to bring new products and models for the program to market.
About you
  • 7+ years of product or program management experience where you have conceptualized, developed and launched software products from the ground up
  • Strong grasp of academia and/or how training and learning programs work (familiarity with HBCUs helpful)
  • Cross-functional management experience highly preferred (previous management experience required)
  • Passion for driving more diversity in tech and supporting early-career Black engineers; interest and ideally experience on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Strong communicator with expertise in collaborating with executives, Design, Engineering, internal partners, and external clients
Great interviews are engineered.  Come help Karat make every interview predictive, fair and enjoyable.

The status quo for technical interviewing doesn’t meet the needs of candidates or hiring companies. Haphazard interview experiences, subjective evaluations, and lack of capacity and expertise mean too many companies miss their hiring goals and miss out on great software engineers. At Karat, it's our mission to create better outcomes for companies and candidates by making every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable.  

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies including Indeed, Atlassian, Intuit, Peloton, The New York Times and Wayfair. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing platform, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices. 

The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest and most robust dataset of structured interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics. 

As the world continues to transition to virtual work, and the fairness of hiring practices in the tech industry come under greater scrutiny, Karat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable, strategic partner as companies transition to 100% remote hiring.

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle.

Benefits of joining Karat

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all our full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical / dental / vision insurance 
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Laptop and other equipment fundamentals (monitor, keyboard, and mouse if you need it!)
Statement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected].

Textio Score: 93

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An Insider's view of Karat

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

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

Gordie Hanrahan

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What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

401k
Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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