Product Manager, Discovery

2 month ago

Job Description

The Discovery team at Whatnot is responsible for building the best user experience for finding and engaging with the most relevant content on the platform: shows, products and sellers in the community. To achieve our goals, we are passionate about understanding, building and maintaining a healthy ecosystem, where buyers find engaging content and sellers thrive with their business. We focus on a wide variety of problems: feeds, taxonomy, browse experience, search and recommendations algorithms, as well as content understanding. 

  • Drive product roadmaps, strategy and execution across Feed, Search, Browse, and other related product areas.
  • Define product requirements & work with engineering, design and the broader team to bring our roadmap to market at lightning speed.
  • Clearly communicate roadmap, progress, and insights to key teams and stakeholders.
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure the engineering team is operating effectively, unblock them and make sure they can move at a rapid pace.
  • Take ownership of any major blocker to the companyโ€™s success.
  • Drive strategic initiatives across the company as needed.

๐Ÿ‘‹ You

Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? Weโ€™ve found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here.

As our next Product Manager you should have 5 to 7 years of product management experience, plus:

  • Strong cross-functional competencies to effectively collaborate with design, engineering, marketing, and other partners. 
  • Experience working with machine learning subject matter experts to create delightful products for users. 
  • Startup experience at a growth stage company.
  • Demonstrated bias for action in an fluid work environment.
  • Strong product intuition, design sense, and the ability to inform decisions around technical architecture.
  • Proven track record of using data, user feedback and intuition to drive effective product decisions.
  • Knowledge that product decisions don't end and begin with data and A/B tests.


For US-based applicants: $205,000/year to $235,000/year + benefits + stock options

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

๐ŸŽ Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support 
    • $1,000 home office setup allowance
    • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits 
    • $450 monthly allowance on food
    • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • Parental Leave 
    • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.

About Whatnot

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Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. Weโ€™re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, whether working remotely or from one of our offices. We are building a team that has experience from top tech, retail and payments platforms in the world.

Weโ€™re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

And, weโ€™re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and weโ€™re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

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