Principal Product Manager / Lead, Data Platform & Machine Learning (@Remote)

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About the Role:
Are you a customer-obsessed Product Manager who wants to work at one of Seattle’s most successful startups?  Are you looking for a role where you can move fast and have a big impact?


OfferUp is seeking a Principal Product Manager, Data Platform to lead the transformation of our data platform to operationalize machine learning.  OfferUp’s success hinges on our ability to rapidly develop models and machine learning systems that better understand our buyers, sellers and products, then leverage that knowledge to connect buyers with products they will love.  Your job is to make that flywheel fly.


You will work closely with talented engineers and data scientists in an agile product team to architect, build and deploy systems that our customer-facing product teams will use to improve our customer experience.  You will develop a vision for our data platform, manage a product backlog and roadmap for your team, write feature briefs and product requirements, test new features, and collect customer feedback from the teams you serve. The key challenge will be finding ways to evolve toward our platform vision while simultaneously delivering value to our product teams every sprint.


For the right candidate, we are open to making this a “player-coach” role, in which you product manage a cross-functional team while also managing 1-3 Product Managers who are responsible for other related areas of our product platform.


You must be a highly motivated person with a history of success building and delivering Data Science / ML capabilities B2C or B2B products within a high-performance tech company. Intellectual curiosity, the ability to roll up one’s sleeves, and emotional intelligence are essential for this role. In addition, you need to be driven to grow and scale OfferUp forward through the inevitable ups and downs of a start-up tech company.


This role can be in Bellevue, Washington or @Remote in the following states: Washington, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.

Here’s more of what you will get to do:
  • Solve large, open-ended, problems with multiple tradeoffs and competing priorities
  • Regularly influence cross functional leaders with contributions to discussions and decisions at the highest levels
  • Lead end-to-end feature requirements through collaboration with designers, data scientists, engineers, sales, support, marketing, and business leadership
  • Independently develop a detailed, multi-quarter product roadmap and execution schedule
  • Define and build useful features, tools, and experiences
You’ll thrive in this role if you have: (All OfferUp employees are required to receive full  Covid-19 vaccinations,  per CDC guidelines. OfferUp will review accommodation requests due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.)
  • A strong understanding of modern data science, ML / AI concepts and systems architecture.
  • A demonstrated ability to form strong relationships with engineers to deliver technical platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to set an ambitious platform goal and work toward it incrementally, validating our hypotheses and delivering end user value along the way
  • Ability to execute quickly on complex, cross functional projects with multiple working groups, building high-performance team dynamics
  • A driven, self-starter personality that thrives in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple, competing priorities to create positive outcomes
  • Proven history of shipping/managing products in highly collaborative environments
  • Ability to quickly absorb technical concepts and communicate them to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical and technical audiences across all levels of the organization
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in product management
Helpful, but not required:
  • Experience in a marketplace/two sided business model environment
  • Experience managing Technical Product Managers

About OfferUp:

OfferUp is dedicated to changing the way people buy and sell in their communities. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., the company offers iOS and Android apps that make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile device. Founded in April 2011, OfferUp is reinventing local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. In 2020, OfferUp combined with letgo to reach more than 20M monthly users.

More About OfferUp At a Glance

  • #2 U.S. shopping app in Q1 of ‘21, Top 5 in App Store and Google Play Store for three years.
  • 100M+ Downloads, 20M+ monthly users
  • 56M People used OfferUp last year (1 in 4 people over the age of 14)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2,000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities by creating safe in-person locations for OfferUp transactions.
  • Billions of dollars worth of transactions are facilitated via the OfferUp marketplace every month

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally, and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog:

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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