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Technical Product Manager

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About The Role

We're looking for a Senior Technical Product Manager to help shape a tool that thousands of developers use every day. Reporting to the VP of Product, you’ll join our Foundation team helping them plan, prioritise and communicate their work in delivering a platform that the best software teams in the world depend on. You’ll collaborate closely with engineers and stakeholders across the company to help your team prioritise and ship work effectively.

Your typical day may include:

  • Lead the prioritisation, planning and estimation of work for Foundation team as well as helping coordinate and communicate during incident responses

  • Facilitating a Zoom call with an enterprise customer to better understand a performance issue they’ve been experiencing, and sharing their feedback with the team

  • Writing up a post in Basecamp to clarify the approach the way the team is announcing an upcoming maintenance window

  • Jumping on a call with a Support Engineer to clarify timing and specifics of how we’re communicating the maintenance window

  • Updating and managing your team’s roadmap to include some work that addresses recent customer feedback on a performance issue

  • Identify and help assess opportunities and solutions that could help Buildkite improve performance and reliability or reduce infrastructure cost

  • Chatting with Sales to answer some questions about Buildkite’s security and reliability from a potential customer and communicate issues, incidents and planned outages

  • Collaborating with other Product Managers to understand the infrastructure requirements for a new product feature their teams are building, and help navigate the tradeoffs between reliability and feature work



This job is for you if you have:

  • Exposure to running cloud software at scale, including the maintenance of infrastructure 

  • An understanding of the CI/CD ecosystem and associated technologies

  • An understanding of programming languages and software development methodologies

  • Empathy and effective communication skills. We are a remote team, you’ll spend some time on Zoom calls, Linear and Basecamp communicating with the team

  • Experience in helping engineering teams plan and execute on platform and reliability work

  • An ability to communicate technical information clearly to customers, and non-technical stakeholders across the business

Salary

$150,000 – $180,000 AUD

$160,000 – $195,000 NZD

TimezoneAustralia/New Zealand
HoursFull-time
Role TypePermanent

You'll work closely with:

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James Healy
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Shevaun Coker
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Jason HinchcliffeRails Engineer
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Matthew Borden
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Samuel Cochran
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Fred ShowellVP of Product

About Us

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email careers@buildkite.com

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.

Benefits

Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.

Email careers@buildkite.com