Director of Product

| Chicago

Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? It may sound like a lofty goal, but that’s exactly what we’re doing at Black Spectacles. Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content — which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep — helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List in 2019. To keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for a Director of Product who is eager to lead our growing product team and help develop our products.

Your work will include thinking creatively and strategically to advance our products. You will be recruiting, hiring, supervising and coaching our product, platform and content teams- helping them plan and prioritize their work. You will bring these teams together to focus on achieving our product goals.

  • Attract, hire, engage, and develop talented people to build the capabilities required for the organization to perform at high levels
  • Manage the contribution and performance of individuals and teams by communicating clear expectations.
  • Develop and help drive a shared understanding of a long term vision that describes how the organization needs to operate now and in the future.
  • Develop detailed action plans which include objectives, accountability, time frames and contingencies.
  • Talk to users to get their feedback firsthand, be their advocate and test the product

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a Product Manager or Director of Product role
  • Experience recruiting, hiring and developing your own team
  • Experience delivering both new SaaS products as well as improving upon existing SaaS products
  • Ability to tie product decisions and recommendations to ROI, data, and available metrics
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • You're a proactive and confident self-starter, focused being the best version of yourself
  • Highly analytical

Benefits

  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health, dental, vision, short-term / long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Profit sharing program
  • Employee referral program
  • Free weekly team lunch
  • Commuter pre-tax program
  • Frequent team events & quarterly social gatherings
  • Work out of the inspiring 1871 space, access to events and mentors

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen

Location

We work out of the inspiring 1871 space in the Merchandise Mart, located in River North, the heart of downtown Chicago.

What are Black Spectacles Perks + Benefits

Black Spectacles Benefits Overview

At Black Spectacles we put a lot of stock in taking care of each other and ourselves. We subscribe to “work hard, play hard,” and our benefits package reflects that. You’ll get unlimited vacation, profit sharing and performance bonuses, team weekly lunch, company outings and more. We are located in the inspiring 1871 space so you can tap into all the resources made available at the hub of Chicago’s tech scene.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Black Spectacles has core hours of Monday - Thursday 8a-6p and Friday 9a-1p
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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