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Senior Product Manager, Search & ML Foundations

Full-timeSenior Product Manager$138,000-$184,000*
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Role Description

Product managers set the vision for our growing family of products. We’re responsible for guiding multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal: shipping high quality products and creating business value. As advocates for both our users and our business, the best product managers balance a range of functional perspectives and empower their teams to do great, high impact work.
Dropbox runs one of the largest search capabilities in the world with billions of documents. As a Sr Product Manager for Search & Machine Learning Foundations, you’ll be focused on improving our Search and ML infrastructure and foundational technologies that support retrieving and understanding the diverse content stored and organized in Dropbox. You will advocate for search & ML platform customers, align with our multi-product strategy, and partner with platform and ML leadership to prioritize high-impact roadmaps. As such, your work is highly leveraged and has the potential to impact across the spectrum from Dropbox product development to infrastructure.
Your work will range from implementing frameworks to index content, expand breadth of searchable content, implement new technologies to drive developer efficiencies within Search & ML, and coordinate with product teams to empower growth and experimentation.  You’ll be working with an amazing team of product managers, engineers, and designers from across teams and functions.


  • Build and drive the long term strategy and roadmap for Dropbox earch and Machine Learning platform, alongside engineering and platform leadership.
  • Scale up the earch and machine learning capabilities of Dropbox to rapidly launch and iterate on new products cheaply.
  • Improve the reliability, testability, and observability of our earch and ML systems, infrastructure, and engineering velocity.
  • Determine the ROI of investments and build business cases for building vs buying platform and infrastructure components.
  • Define platform success metrics for the teams and interface with internal customers (developers, data users, PMs, designers).
  • Obsess over outcomes and know where best to invest the team’s valuable time. Share insights and results throughout the company to evangelize the high-impact foundational work of the area across Dropbox.
  • Understand strengths of our search and ML platforms’ capabilities and identify / champion additional use cases for adoption within Dropbox.
  • Partner with Dropbox Machine Learning Teams to document + understand requirements, ensuring solutions delivered align to technical roadmaps (and balancing short term requirements with the longer term ML platform vision)
  • Facilitate collaboration and coordination across all platform teams (web, desktop, mobile) to improve tooling and infrastructure to better support product development.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders across Product, Design, Engineering, and Security to deeply understand and address platform needs.


  • BS or MS in Computer cience, Electrical Engineering, Business, Applied Math or Statistics, or relevant experience
  • 4+ years experience as a Product Manager, or similar role, ideally with search technology, defining vision and strategy for platform products, going through a full product lifecycle, integrating customer feedback into product requirements, and driving prioritization and pre/post-launch execution
  • Impact driven and a consistent history of driving successful product outcomes from concept to completion.
  • Knowledge of standard machine learning lifecycle and methodologies
  • Experience building and supporting a platform for internal customers, including managing, and prioritizing security needs.
  • Strong understanding of technical architecture and infrastructure principles
  • Proven ability to lead engineering teams and work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills to enable platform and product innovation
  • Magical capability to sell and influence without authority and gain senior leadership agreement
  • Ability to communicate clearly and distill multiple stakeholder roadmaps into priorities for the team
  • Comfort with business strategy, portfolio and investment prioritization, cost analysis, key performance tracking, and financial metrics
  • Ability to zoom in and out to deeply understand industry trends, platform ecosystems, and competitive advantages
  • Demonstrated empathy for developer pain points, and a track record of leadership in building products for engineers 
  • Motivation and excitement about improving Search and Machine Learning infrastructure to create measurable business value
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Senior Product Manager, Search & ML Foundations position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $138,000-$184,000*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Dropbox
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc.,
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