Director, Product

Senior Level
Product Management
220,000 USD



Hi, we’re DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company for everyone who wants to take back their privacy now. For over a decade, we've been building our all-in-one product, developing new privacy technology, and working with policymakers to make online privacy simple and accessible for all.

Our app is now downloaded more than 75M times a year, and our private search engine packaged with it has become the #2 search engine on mobile in over 21 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands. Oh, and we've been profitable since 2014 with revenue currently exceeding $100 million a year! Now, we’re rolling out a suite of new privacy solutions, including Email Protection, App Tracking Protection and our first-ever Desktop Apps for Mac & Windows

We are a diverse, fully distributed team from around the world, working toward a shared vision to raise the standard of trust online.

Join our team as a Director, Product and help shape our expanding suite of privacy offerings.

Your Responsibilities

As part of our growing team, you'll be directly responsible for a major company objective. This involves collaborating with team members at all levels and working directly as an individual contributor on projects: running research, setting requirements, looking at data, ideating better solutions, and closing major gaps in our products. Examples of projects include developing new features in existing products and helping to define new privacy products. Note this role doesn't have direct reports, as we collaborate in a distributed leadership model.

  • Lead projects from proposal through postmortem, assessing problems, proposing high-impact solutions, and executing them against a set of success criteria.
  • Oversee collaboration of cross-functional teams to define, prioritize, and develop new products or features.
  • Take ownership of the product strategy for components of our privacy products.
  • Partner with the User Insights team to get to know our current and prospective users.
  • Maintain a high standard for product quality and help us meet it across our products.
  • Represent the company externally, such as to current or potential partners.
  • Understand how the privacy threat landscape is evolving and work with engineers to identify what new functionality we should integrate into our products to protect users against notable new threats.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of experience, including 4+ years in leadership roles related to product development/management (e.g., Head, Principal, Director, etc.).
  • Experience leading features from inception through launch, including 2+ years of work on at least one product with a large, diverse user base (i.e., >500k weekly active users).
  • Proven strategic leadership skills including goal-setting, roadmapping, and project resourcing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience leveraging experiments and data to inform product decisions.
  • Experience collecting and learning from user feedback.
  • Excellent product intuition and taste.
  • Aptitude for translating complex technical topics (e.g., privacy on the Internet) into simple product solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How We Will Support You

Our core values -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- underpin how we work day-to-day and the support we give our team members. We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

  • Remote First, Always: We've always been a fully distributed company with team members all over the world. We trust you to get your work done wherever, whenever.
  • Commitment to Personal Growth: Every team member has an annual budget of $1,250 USD to invest in their professional development. For team members in designated leadership roles, we offer reimbursement for leadership coaching services. The reimbursement amount varies by professional level. Every team member also has a dedicated Career Advisor, who serves as a guide to help you develop your strengths, identify your motivations, and understand your opportunities for growth.
  • Leadership: We have many different types of leaders and possible combinations of leadership roles, so you can grow your career in a way that aligns best with your personal goals. You can seek additional leadership roles by being directly responsible for projects, taking ownership of areas of the company, developing and maintaining internal processes, or pursuing advisory roles.
  • Work/Life Balance: Team members have the freedom and flexibility to organize their own work schedules. We want you to thrive both in and out of the office. We trust you to use good judgment and take the time off that you need to bring your best self to work.

We also offer paid parental leave, a co-working stipend, office setup reimbursement, and a wellness stipend. More support resources can be found in our Team Member Support Guide, which explains how we make your well-being a priority.

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