Senior Product Manager

Stoplight is looking for a Product Manager to help create a new workflow process for API design and development.

Stoplight is expanding our product development organization and seeking an experienced (Senior) Product Manager to lead the future of one or more teams. Our API design-first platform is changing how product and engineering teams build and collaborate on their microservice applications.

Are you an experienced product manager looking for an opportunity to create a new, more efficient design workflow process for the world of API design and development?

As a remote-first company, we are open to applicants from anywhere in the US. We are not currently sponsoring employment visas.

  • Identify, prioritize, and lead product improvements to delight customers and accelerate growth.
  • Develop a complete understanding of how customer insights, competitive analysis, and market dynamics shape your product's direction.
  • Ensure alignment of your product roadmap with Stoplight's overall company objectives.
  • Gather customer insights at scale and directly from customers via working sessions
  • Articulate and validate your roadmap both internally and externally.
  • Translate your product roadmap into a well-groomed backlog of prioritized user stories and detailed specs.
  • Partner with agile engineering teams and managers to plan, estimate, and deliver commitments..
  • Drive comprehensive UX design, working closely with designers to build and test UI wireframes and interactive prototypes.
  • Co-develop core positioning and messaging for your releases with Product Marketing.
  • Drive process improvements that make our product development lifecycle more efficient and focused.
  • 5+ years of relevant product management experience, including successful platforms.

  • Proven ability to motivate, lead, and collaborate with design, engineering, marketing, and other cross-functional roles.

  • Prior hands-on experience in software engineering, especially APIs.

  • Experience transforming product strategy into well-articulated design specs.

  • Ability to utilize both quantitative and qualitative data to inform product direction and priorities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, capable in executive-level discussions and functional deep dives with engineering.

  • Fantastic problem-solving abilities, analytical horsepower, attention to detail, and adaptive execution.

  • Passion for changing how APIs are designed and built around the world.

  • Bonus Points For:

  • An established thought leader on API design

  • Strong API expertise, especially around design & governance

  • Computer Science or engineering background

  • Strong familiarity with building developer-oriented platforms

  • Experience building platforms with open source foundations

Stoplight values every employee, every idea and the team we create together. We are passionate about working together to build awesome products and experiences for software developers and drive business and digital transformation for businesses. We also believe that a balanced approach to work and life in a remote world is more important than ever.

  • Remote-first culture with a work-from-home stipend
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off with unlimited sick time and 10 company holidays
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans (including an HSA with a company contribution for employees and their families) for US-based employees
  • Company paid life insurance, short & long term disability
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents (with 100% pay)
  • Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and monthly ClassPass fitness credits
  • Automatic enrollment in a climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by the company
  • Team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions
  • Room to grow your career
  • Strong engagement in the open-source community with our offerings: Spectral, Prism, and Elements.

Our company mantra is simple. Design first. Develop better.

Stoplight is a collaborative API design platform that integrates seamlessly into existing workflows to enable all stakeholders working with APIs to be more productive.

Stoplight's design-first platform drives a collaborative API development experience. The fabric of the internet is changing with APIs. As companies increasingly rely on microservice application development, good design-first practices enabled through the Stoplight platform will minimize future costs, speed up time to market, and lead to more consistent and higher quality services. Stoplight also offers three open-source tools and a visual editor: Prism is an open-source mock server, Spectral is an open-source JSON/YAML linter, and Elements is an open-source, interactive documentation tool. Stoplight Studio is a powerful OpenAPI and JSON Visual Editor for designing and collaborating on APIs. Together, along with collaboration and API management features, these open-source tools contribute to a robust design, governance, and documentation experience in Stoplight platform.

Stoplight was founded in 2015 in Austin, TX, with employees located across the globe. We live through the fullest potential of our three core values — be an owner, build together, and practice mindfulness. Stoplight is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.