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Carbon Five
emoji of a pushpinSan Francisco, CAemoji of a money bag$100,000 – $150,000
emoji of a woman of coloremoji of a man69 total on the teamemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a woman 21 women in techemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a person of color 23 people of color in tech

Carbon Five is a digital product development consultancy. We partner with our clients to create exceptional products and grow effective teams.

Carbon Five works closely with companies to build solid products, designed with a strong consideration for the people who use them. We are developers, designers, and product managers who know how to work fast and deliver together. We understand that products evolve iteratively and know how to take advantage of that fact to maximize useful feedback during the product lifecycle.

Carbon Five hires smart people who work well with others and care more about doing fantastic work than getting all of the credit. Egos are checked at the door. Teams are expected to solve problems and given the support to do so without micro-management. It's a requirement because every project is different and only a dynamic team can deliver the quality and productivity that goes along with the name.

Employees work sane hours because we value the work/life balance. We focus on delivering the right stuff rather than the most: less but better. You don't have to worry about defending your nights and weekends, they're yours. We want everyone to come in fresh and enthusiastic, ready to build good products with a clear mind.

If working someplace where delivering quality isn't up for debate and you like the idea of working on new things every 4-6 months, Carbon Five might be the right place for you. Learn more about what makes us tick by checking out what we write about.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with client, developers and designers to define a feasible product that will support the vision, strategy and goals and translate into actionable stories

  • Help define project milestones and keep the team on track while maintaining an open path for extensibility and disruption

  • Actively create conditions for team success

  • Wrangle stakeholders as needed

  • Assist with the identification/refinement of product metrics

  • Plan kickoffs and facilitate collaboration exercises

  • Introduce and/or co-lead an Agile (XP) process

  • Identify and communicate project risks and plan mitigations with the team

  • Communicate and share out aspects of the process

  • Be an effective teacher of process change

  • Participate in early stage business development discussions and help educate prospects on modern software delivery

  • Work with team to scope projects and estimate team size and budget

Desired Experience/Skills

  • 4–6 years in a Product Management or related role, preferably in a fast-paced, continuous delivery environment

  • Experience working in tight collaboration with design and engineering

  • Results oriented — no task is too big or too small

  • B2B and B2C product exposure — or ability to navigate the differences between the two

  • Solid communication skills

  • Systems thinker with experience in project management, user research, business development, and data analysis

  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ​ability to receive and deliver constructive feedback

  • Ability to think on the fly, tolerate ambiguity, ​suggest solutions for problems found, ​and demonstrate good judgement

  • Ability to stay composed, constructively communicate, and effectively collaborate with clients and teammates when opinions differ

What We Offer

  • A new domain, and opportunity to solve a new problem, several times a year

  • New collaboration techniques for working with clients, developers, and designers

  • Competitive salary + 401K with employer annual profit share contribution

  • Full health (Medical, Vision, Dental) + pre-tax commuter benefits

  • 3 weeks PTO + 1 week during end of the year holidays

  • Lunch or breakfast provided 3x/week

  • Paid parental leave

  • Professional development budget of $2k/year

  • Company-sponsored social events

  • Endless banter and puns

What is your Interview process like?

Our interviews are a four-step process that includes: an application review, a preliminary phone screen, a work experience & behavioral interview, as well as an "on-site" interview.

The "on-site" interview (now done remotely due to COVID) includes: an interview with other Product Managers, a second interview with Developers and Designers, a backlog grooming exercise, and a conversation with the office's Managing Director.

We use a standardized rubric for all candidates.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

Our company is committed to being an equitable place to work. Underrepresented folks in tech should consider Carbon Five because it's a tech company where individuals can grow their skill sets exponentially all within a supportive, psychologically safe environment.

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