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Senior Product Manager, Upwork Labs

Full-timeSenior Product Manager$149,000-$246,000 Remote
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Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.

Last year, more than $3.8 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.

Upwork Labs is Upwork’s rapid experimentation and incubation team, focused on 0-to-1 efforts that seek to have a profound impact on our customers and drive a step-change function in our business. Our charter is to create Upwork’s next $100M revenue stream and, to get there, we’re looking to bring on an exceptional, entrepreneurial Senior Product Manager who loves solving customer problems and exploring new ways to not only serve our clients and freelancers but truly delight them. We’re looking for someone who is well-versed in working with a cross-functional team to quickly build new prototypes, fail fast, and iterate. And once a new promising opportunity has been identified, this person will be charged with incubating the idea to achieve product-market fit. The best part? You’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas, ranging from generative AI to financial services, all with the resources and support of an established company to help you bring your ideas to life.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of Upwork’s customers, product, business, and competitive landscape to identify new areas for exploration.
  • Generate a backlog of ideas that are aligned with the company’s goals and customer needs.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including user researchers, designers, engineers, data scientists, and marketing teams, to rapidly prototype, fail fast, and iterate on new products and features.
  • Incubate promising ideas to achieve product-market fit. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to ensure that Upwork Labs’ products and initiatives are aligned with the broader company strategy and vision.

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Background in computer science, engineering, business or a related field.
  • Deep experience in product management at both early-stage startups and larger tech companies, with a proven track record of launching successful products and features.
  • Experience working in a rapid experimentation / incubation environment, with a strong focus on customer-centric product development.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with experience using data to inform product decisions.
  • Experience working with emerging technologies and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new tools, platforms, and methodologies.
  • Entrepreneurial, with a passion for innovation, a willingness to take risks, and the drive to experiment with new ideas.

The annual base salary for this position in California and Washington ranges from $149,000 - $246,000. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salary for this position in California and Washington, and individual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Additionally, this position is eligible for the annual bonus plan or sales incentive plan and eligibility to participate in our long term equity incentive program.

Come change how the world works.

At Upwork, you’ll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We are a remote-first organization working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals.  While we have physical offices in San Francisco and Chicago, currently we also support hiring of corporate full-time employees in 19 states in the United States. Please speak with a member of our recruitment team to determine whether you are located in a state in which we are hiring corporate full-time employees. 

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. We foster amazing teams, put our community first, and have a bias toward action. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and employee resource groups. And oh yeah, we've also got amazing benefits - including medical insurance for you and your family, unlimited PTO, 401(k) with matching, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and a generous Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Check out our Life at Upwork page to learn more about our benefits and the employee experience.

Check out our Life at Upwork page to learn more about the employee experience.   

Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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    The suggested salary for this position is $149,000-$246,000
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    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Upwork
Upwork Global Inc., formerly Elance-oDesk, is an American freelancing platform headquartered in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California.
Freelance, Marketplace
251-1K employees

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