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Lead, Product Growth (Worldwide Remote)

We are a diverse, fully-distributed team from around the world, working toward a shared vision to raise the standard of trust online.

Join our team as a remote Lead, Product Growth and help people reclaim their privacy online with DuckDuckGo.

As part of our growing team, you will collaborate with team members at all levels to identify and close major gaps in our products. Examples of projects you might work on include: experimentation with calls-to-action, establishing pathways for adoption of potential new products, and optimization of existing product content.

We empower our team to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work. If you'd thrive in that environment, and our core values resonate with you -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- you'll fit right in!

What you will do:

  • Lead projects from proposal through postmortem, assessing vague problems, proposing high impact solutions, and executing them against a set of success criteria.

  • Define and execute the strategy of our optimization work, including setting goals, drafting roadmaps, and driving the actual hypothesis generation and implementation of experiments in a very hands-on fashion.

  • Communicate the strategy and progress updates weekly to key stakeholders in the company, your team members and company-wide at our all-hands.

  • Deeply understand our most important product flows, marrying anonymous data with intuition to identify and prioritize the most impactful experiments that can improve product adoption.

  • Methodically execute experiments alongside cross-functional resources from design, front-end, back-end, mobile and more.

What we are looking for:

  • Past experience, approximately 10 years, planning and executing on strategies to optimize product adoption flows

  • Experience with product management — you are able to make intuitive product decisions that are considerate of the user experience and produce the largest desirable impact

  • Experience managing people and the motivation to continue this work

  • Effective project management skills

  • Advanced modeling skills and understanding of statistics

  • Strong communication skills: You clearly articulate, in verbal and written communication, your recommendations and decisions

  • Comfortable providing feedback to an array of stakeholders, internal and external, in the organization

Other things to know:

  • While we leverage specific job titles for hiring purposes, we do not use them internally. Instead, we follow our own professional levels, with expectations for each level clearly defined across several dimensions.

  • We are a small, remote team distributed across time zones, and we rely on a variety of communication tools throughout the day. You should feel comfortable with the intricacies of this type of work situation.

  • Sometimes we meet up! Expect to travel at least two times a year: once for our all-hands meetup and again for a team retreat (each ~4-5 days).

  • We believe in a focused approach to collaboration, where individual team members work on a single top priority at a time, each supporting larger, company-wide objectives. This philosophy serves to impact our vision to raise the standard of trust online.

  • Our work philosophy centers on empowered project management. All team members have opportunities to run projects.

  • Transparency supports individual and team success at DuckDuckGo. We encourage everyone to participate in areas of interest throughout the company. Anyone and everyone can (and should) ask questions and offer feedback about our products and internal projects.

  • We strive to exemplify our values (build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction) in everything we do.

  • While this is a full-time job and we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours, expect an average commitment of 40 hours per week.

  • We support professional development of our team members through career advisory and a learning stipend, reinforcing our culture of growth and skill-building.

Other reasons to love working at DuckDuckGo:

  • Flexible vacation and sick leave practices

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Company-wide hack days

  • Company and team meetups

  • Open participation in company strategy

  • Family leave policy

  • Co-working reimbursement

  • Hardware and office setup benefits

  • Wellness and learning benefits

  • Charitable donation matching

  • US health benefits

  • US 401k

  • "Use good judgment" approach to company policies

DuckDuckGo does not leverage recruiting agencies or services for this role. Instead, we work directly with each candidate throughout a unique hiring process that we've built to reflect our company culture.

DuckDuckGo provides equal work opportunities to all team members and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that:

  • A successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

  • By applying for this role, you confirm that information submitted is accurate and that you understand falsification is cause for denial of employment or termination.

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