Senior Product Manager

Product · Austin, Texas
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Stoplight is expanding our product development organization and seeking an experienced 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.

The Responsibilities

  • 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.

The Ideal Candidate Brings:

  • 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


Why Work at Stoplight:

Stoplight is passionate about APIs and our employees. We want work to be rewarding, both in professional development and in living a healthy and balanced life. Here are some of the benefits of working at Stoplight:


  • Unique opportunity to build a software product for software developers
  • Strong engagement in the open source community with our two offerings, Spectral and Prism
  • Remote-first culture with a budget per employee for updating your home office
  • Office hub located in Austin for local employees who want a place to work from as desired, with enforced COVID safety protocols
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off, with 10 company holidays and unlimited sick time
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with 100% pay
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans for US-based employees with optional HSA that includes a $600 per year contribution from the company
  • 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 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Automatic enrollment in climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by company
  • Regular company-wide virtual happy hours with team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions where we educate one another on topics related to our industry


About Stoplight

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 two open source tools and a visual editor. Prism is an open-source HTTP mock server for mimicking your API's behavior as if you have already built it. Spectral is an open source JSON/YAML linter for improving the quality in API descriptions, Kubernetes config, GitHub actions, or any other JSON/YAML data. Stoplight Studio is a powerful OpenAPI and JSON Visual Editor for designing and collaborating on APIs.


Stoplight was founded by Marc MacLeod in 2015 and headquartered in Austin, TX, with employees located across the globe. We live through the fullest potential of our three core values — be an ownerbuild 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. 


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

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