Lead Product Manager

Beautiful office overlooking Union Square —NYC

Join one of a highly ranked company to work for from Crain’s & Glass door for 2 yrs.

A well funded and prosperous, product-led tech company providing a highly useful tool and service to those across NY and US households for life changing experiences and important decisions.

Ideal for an experienced product manager who thinks of products holistically from life choices, partner relationships and thinking about all stages of the product dashboard, and client’s steps in the journey of this product/service offering.

Their strength is one of the strongest data teams of any startup in NYC and are world-class at A/B testing.

Seeking an experienced & empathetic Lead Product Manager. One, who is excited about making an immediate impact. This team is entrusted with looking across user experience and finding the best ways to engage our users as they sign up, try the product, and use it to solve multiple jobs-to-be-done.

The team partners with our 3 other business unit teams to help our users decide which task to tackle first and create a journey for them that gets these tasks done quickly and simply. The team focuses on the sign-up, dashboard, and core personalization logic, as well as partners with our Product Engagement Lead to craft effective notifications.

You’ll be a member of a five person product team, reporting directly to a VP Product. Someone who takes the craft of product management to heart, has strong strategic thinking capabilities, understands consumer product experiences, and is deeply empathetic to users and their challenges with the product and life’s journey. The ideal candidate is at the Lead PM level (between Senior and Director) and is looking for the right opportunity and mentorship to break through to Director team management opportunities.

You’ll mentor other PMs and collaborate with world-class startup teams of Product Design, Engineering, Data, Marketing, and Business.

In addition to collaborating with other teams across the company, the Data Team is particularly unique - built out by a the former Data Leader - they surface insights on user behavior way beyond what is normal. It’s a massive advantage, and provides an incredibly exciting opportunity to collaborate and segment users in smart ways to craft experiences that not only convert, but also delight.

Day to day:

  • Lead product development initiatives in partnership with Design and Tech Lead partners

  • Run user, competitor, and market research

  • Define strategy and goals

  • Model potential opportunities and lead prioritization within your product area

  • Write lean product specs

  • Work with the Design team to deliver the best possible user experience and delight users

  • Continuously propose new experiments to improve conversion and user engagement

  • Collaborate with CX to respond to user needs and NPS findings

  • Mentor other PMs and product-enthusiasts within Updater

 Your experience:

  • 5-8 years of experience in product management, at least 2 years focused on consumer-facing, mobile-centric experiences

  • Optimism and a forward-looking attitude with a clear, inspiring communication style

  • A desire for collaboration and knowledge of how to drive decision-making

  • Experience collecting and using qualitative and quantitative data to uncover actionable insights and drive forward decisions

  • Strong experience in setting hypotheses, deciding between various types of testing (A/B, multivariate, interviews, surveys, etc), and leading efficient test execution

  • Knowledge of how to balance data with intuition when necessary

  • Experience with Sketch, InVision, Webflow, Zeplin, UserTesting, Optimizely

  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript as well as responsive web design and development (iOS, Android are a plus)

  • A passion for user research and user testing, and experience analysis of user feedback and behavior

  • Experience as a strategic product thinker, a collaborator, and a champion of the user

  • Humility; a constant desire to grow and learn

Product Design Lead

Product Design Lead


*Relocation and visa provided for ideal candidates

The Product Design Lead needs to be a champion in all facets of the design process. You will lead a business unit and a team. You will have hands-on experience with visual design, skilled in Interaction and product design. As a well-rounded UX/UI professional you will connect the dots between business needs, innovation and good design. A great communicator with extensive cross functional collaboration experience and able to balance user needs and business objectives.

Skilled at:

  • Ability to build user flow charts, storyboards, wire frames, and related elements that play into the planning phase of an application.

  • Experienced in conducting user research to make trade offs backed up by validate user testings, data and experience.

  • Plan and conduct cross functional product strategy workshops to facilitate ideations and creations of UX related artefacts to help product scoping and delivery planning.

  • Strong focus on usability and interactive design.

  • Researching and analyzing industry UX/UI trends and competitor sites and strategies.

  • Regular review of usage data to analyze user behaviour, pain points and to inform design decisions.

  • Able to handle expectations of Stakeholders and setting clear vision and get buy in cross functional.

  • Able to evangelize UX across the organization.


  • Minimum of 7+ years working experience as a UX Designer.

  • 2-3 year of experience lead a team or department

  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. graphic, interaction, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, or a related field or equivalent practical experience.

  • Mastered design techniques, such as:  building user personas, storyboarding, user research and wireframes.

  • Fluent in responsive design, native mobile/tablet across UI/UX design.

  • Expert knowledge of major mobile platforms.

  • Strong design portfolio and aesthetic