Head of Product

Head of Product

About the role

We’re seeking a Sr. Director of Product to develop our enterprise-grade precision upskilling platform and integrate it within the talent and learning tech ecosystem.
In this leadership position, you will mentor a skilled team of product managers and designers, guiding them in creating a groundbreaking product at the forefront of technological innovation. Your expertise will be vital in shaping a visionary product strategy, driving development, and ensuring our platform meets and exceeds the evolving needs of the modern workforce.

About your team

As the Senior Director of Product, you will collaborate with a diverse and talented group of product managers and designers across the United States and Europe.
Within the technology division, your role involves closely partnering with our Engineering, Applied Science, and Assessment and Learning teams. This collaboration fosters a unique synergy, blending cutting-edge technological innovation with deep insights into learning methodologies and assessments.
Together, you will be at the forefront of shaping a transformative educational experience, leveraging our unique expertise to drive excellence in our products.

What You’ll Do

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Familiarization and Integration: Fully understand the company’s vision, products, and team dynamics. Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Initial Assessment and Planning: Conduct a comprehensive review of the current product strategies, ongoing projects, and team capabilities. Begin formulating improvement and innovation plans.
  • Team Alignment: Ensure the product management and design teams are aligned with the short-term goals and understand the long-term vision.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Strategic Implementation: Start implementing the new product strategies and improvements identified in the first three months.
  • Process Optimization: Streamline processes and workflows within the product management and design teams for increased efficiency.
  • Performance Review and Adjustments: Evaluate the initial impact of the implemented strategies and make necessary adjustments.

Within 9 months, you will:

  • Visible Product Enhancements: Achieve significant progress in developing and refining the enterprise-grade precision upskilling platform.
  • Team Development and Mentoring: Establish a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the team, with noticeable growth in team skills and capabilities.
  • Long-Term Roadmap Development: Lay down a clear, strategic roadmap for future product development and innovation aligned with the company’s growth objectives and market trends.

*Please note as we are a dynamic and quickly growing scale-up, things are always subject to change*

What You’ll Bring

  • You’ve led and mentored product managers and designers in how to work together to build great products.
  • 10+ years of experience in Product Management or Engineering Leadership
  • 4+ years of experience in Product Management leadership with direct reports under your guidance
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Proficiency in utilizing AI tools such as ChatGPT or equivalent digital assistants applying them effectively within your work context.

About Workera

Workera is a fast-growing, Series B Silicon Valley start-up redefining how enterprises understand, develop, and mobilize talent. Workera’s skills intelligence platform empowers leaders to make better, more informed talent development decisions. Utilizing computational psychometrics, machine learning, and AI technologies, Workera delivers best-in-class computer adaptive assessments with hyper-personalized learning plans to global companies across all industries. Our clients include Samsung, Siemens Energy, and the US Air Force.

Our founder is Kian Katanforoosh, an award-winning Stanford Computer Science Lecturer who has taught AI to over 1 million people, and our Chairman is Dr. Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera (NYSE: COUR), CEO of DeepLearning.AI, and founding lead of the Google Brain project.

We’re learners, dreamers, and game-changers. Join us.

At Workera we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Workera believes that diversity and inclusion among out employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the best and most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.