Director of Product Management

Glowforge is a beautiful device that sits on your desk. It uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard.

If you haven’t already, check out our video on While you’re there, you’ll notice something amazing: Glowforge is the largest crowdfunding campaign in history. There is incredible demand for what we’re creating. It’s not a geeky tool for the tech elite or a garage workshop; we’re crafting an iconic product that is going to change the way people think about creativity. Our customers include consumers, digital designers, crafters, engineers, teachers, artists, and more.

Why We Need You

Every product that Glowforge creates is designed around one simple idea: make it easy for anyone to make useful and beautiful things.
Behind that simplicity is a choreographed ballet of visual design, interaction expertise, product wisdom, customer empathy, and technical brilliance. You’re the conductor - the leader who brings those together to deliver unbelievable experiences to our customers.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

This is a full-time role in Seattle, and we are happy to help new employees relocate to this beautiful city.

Have you ever worked on a product that is both brand new, and dearly beloved? Great already, but with the potential to be tenfold better? It’s one of the most rewarding job experiences imaginable. Our customers hail from all walks of life, but what they share in common is a belief that their Glowforge will be a transformative tool for them. Delivering on and exceeding those expectations is an incredible way to spend the workday.

As the Director of Product Management for the software team, you’ll be working with and growing an extraordinarily gifted product management team. You’ll spend your time diving deep with customers, understanding who they are and what they dream of accomplishing. You’ll wrack your brain with the software engineering team, understanding how we put cutting edge software like Google Tensorflow and Kubernetes to use delivering more value to customers more quickly. You’ll study hardware with our hardware and manufacturing team, understanding how best our code can unlock the powers we’ve built into the product. You’ll fill up the whiteboard with marketing, understanding how we can make a delightful ecommerce experience that gets out of our customers’ way and gets them back to what they care about most.

You will:

Hire, manage, grow, and inspire a tremendous product management and design team.

You need these qualifications:

These aren’t required, but you’d get bonus points if:

We love cover letters. We read them before the resume. Please tell us about a product that you worked on that you’re proud of, and what contribution you made that you’re most excited about.

One more, very important thing: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We’re strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business.