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We’re Hiring a Humbly Assured Product Supervisor

About Us and Why We’re Hiring 

We construct “You Want a Finances,” the most effective budgeting software program round. (However folks within the know name us YNAB, which is pronounced “why-nab.”) For greater than a decade, folks have been shopping for YNAB after which telling their buddies what a distinction it has made of their lives. Google us, or learn a few of our critiques on the app retailer, and also you’ll see what we imply. We love constructing one thing that has an enormous constructive influence on folks’s lives.

We’re a software program ecosystem that features private budgeting apps for internet, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Android telephones. Our mission is to verify the entire world is aware of {that a} price range is the most effective life and monetary planning instrument ever invented—and assist make it easy and joyful to make use of one.

YNAB is rising, and so is our product group. You’re the product supervisor we’re on the lookout for if you happen to’re collaborative, results-oriented, inventive, persistent, and disciplined. (Up to now, so good?) You’re keen on fixing advanced issues—each internally and for our customers—and know what it means to construct a mature, evolving product. You’re customer-centric and have a knack for growing a deep understanding of customers’ wants, and you might say the identical about understanding the challenges a SaaS enterprise like YNAB faces within the bigger market panorama. You in all probability manage issues in your sleep and revel in making sense of chaos, however you’re additionally snug dwelling in spots the place messy is THE place to be. You talk for a dwelling and you realize it, so that you perceive the language of improvement and design, advertising and help, and use these languages nicely in all mediums, from face-to-face, to long-form, to feedback in a Figma file. You expound on decision-making methods for method too lengthy at summer season barbeques, however someway preserve folks listening. 

Necessities (these are actual, precise necessities): 

  • It’s essential to have no less than 5 years of expertise working within the SaaS trade, no less than 4 of which had been as a product supervisor. Complicated, data-rich functions are a plus.
  • It’s essential to have expertise in cross-functional product improvement. And we actually imply that cross-functional half.

That’s an excellent temporary intro to what we’re on the lookout for. However first, it is advisable know if you happen to’ll even like working with us. Let’s discuss a bit about life at YNAB, after which we’ll go into extra element about this function. 

We’re worthwhile, bootstrapped, and rising. YNAB was based in 2004 and we haven’t taken any exterior funding—we’re in it for the lengthy haul. Now we have one overarching requirement in terms of becoming a member of our group: our unique Core Worth Manifesto has to essentially click on with you. Should you’re nodding emphatically whereas studying it, you’ll in all probability actually prefer it right here, and we are able to’t wait to listen to from you!

We dwell our Core Values day by day at YNAB, and we imply it after we say we’re an equal alternative employer. We consider {that a} variety of backgrounds, talents, beliefs, and experiences are vital to our success, and we’re obsessed with making a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative surroundings for all staff. All are inspired to use as we proceed to develop this sensible, hard-working, and various group who loves working collectively to construct one thing that issues.

We additionally work actually laborious, collectively, to make working at YNAB an incredible expertise, and we’re (humbly) proud to have been named Fortune’s #1 Finest Small Firm to Work For for the final two years. We have a group stuffed with actually distinctive folks—the sort you’ll be excited to work with. We’d like to introduce you to some of them!

Who you’d be working with:

We’re speaking product administration right here, so that you’ll be working with lots of totally different folks. We are able to’t even checklist all of them, actually. So we’ll begin with (just some of) your fellow product managers: Elena, Hannah, Lee, and Milène. 

Elena began at YNAB as a help specialist, and empathy for the person expertise stays an enormous focus for her. Elena is an ever-optimizer, consistently attempting to make our processes extra environment friendly. Pre-YNAB she labored within the cheese trade—if you happen to’re a fan of fromage, you may stay up for many tasty suggestions!

Hannah loves constructing empowered, revolutionary, and trust-filled groups and is deeply invested in serving to people and communities change their monetary narratives and realities. She has a penchant for prepositional phrases and an abiding absorption with acronyms (and alliteration). She’s additionally a dancer and performing artist. 

Lee is obsessed with sample recognition and paring down advanced issues into easy options. He loves trivia, phrase puzzles, and discovering the precise proper vacuum attachment for the job. Lee firmly believes that some leftovers are higher when not reheated.

Milène joined YNAB from the info world and is raring to make YNAB extra data-informed however not data-obsessed. She frequently helps her buddies higher handle their funds and may now scale this ardour via her job. Outdoors of labor, you could find Milène attempting the most recent NYC eating places, planning her subsequent journey journey, or emptying her thoughts with a jigsaw puzzle.   

And as we stated above, you’ll additionally cross paths with—nicely—in all probability everybody else. Folks like Sophie and Scott (a few our builders), Cindy and Adam (each designers), Angela (our Head of Assist), and Kelly (our product advertising specialist). 

How You’ll Work at YNAB

Now that you simply’ve met a few of your potential future teammates, let’s discuss extra about YNAB as an organization. Right here’s how we function:

Dwell The place You Need

We’re a totally distant group, so you may dwell and work wherever you need (with a dependable web connection!). That stated, you’ll be working predominantly with people primarily based in North America, so we count on that you simply’ll be prepared and capable of work North American hours for a good portion of your time. Proximity doesn’t affect productiveness, nevertheless it positive does assist with communication generally.

No Outrageous Hours

We wish everybody to have a full life exterior of YNAB, and we seldom work greater than 40 hours per week. There have been a couple of events the place issues bought busy and folks needed to put some further time in. However then they took some further break day, so all of it balances out. We work laborious and sensible however we’re on this for the lengthy haul.

Take Trip (Significantly)

We wish you to take trip. In truth, we have now a minimal trip coverage of three weeks per yr. 5 weeks feels about proper (plus two further weeks for our company-wide December break). It’s essential to get loads of downtime and get out and do one thing. We’ll stay up for seeing photos of your adventures in our #office_wall Slack channel!

The YNAB Retreat

When the pandemic isn’t preserving us from touring, we get the groups collectively yearly to atone for spreadsheets and powerpoints in a Finest Western convention room. Simply kidding. Up to now, we’ve executed Costa Rica, a gigantic cabin within the mountains, a seaside home within the Outer Banks, a ranch in Montana, and most just lately, Laguna Seashore. We work collectively, play collectively, and reinforce the bonds we’ve made as a group and firm. Yearly, we go away refreshed, motivated, and excited for the yr forward collectively.

Up Your Sport

We’re critical about serving to you enhance your craft. We price range for it (hey-o!). Suppose conferences, on-line programs, and subscriptions, devoted time away from work to be taught one thing new… it’s actually as much as you and your supervisor. However we like to see our folks rising.  

U.S. or Worldwide? Nice!

Our group is unfold throughout the globe, together with Switzerland, Argentina, Scotland, Canada, Iceland, and all around the United States. We presently arrange group members who dwell within the U.S. or U.Ok. as staff, and people who dwell in different international locations as impartial contractors. You’re an equal a part of the group irrespective of the place you reside!


For full-time W2 staff within the U.S., we provide unbelievable well being, dental, and imaginative and prescient insurance coverage, the place we cowl 100% of the premium for you and your loved ones. No have to verify your imaginative and prescient, you learn that proper—100%. Though if you happen to did have to verify your imaginative and prescient, NBD, we’ve bought you lined! 

For full- and part-time W2 staff within the U.S., we even have a Conventional and Roth 401(ok) choice. YNAB matches your contributions as much as six %, and matches vest instantly. (Are you a private finance junkie like our founder Jesse? He arrange YNAB’s 401k to have the bottom payment construction doable, the place all plan prices are paid by YNAB, not your retirement nest egg. The funding funds obtainable are unbelievable, passively-managed, extremely low-cost index funds. You’re not a PF junkie? Belief us, it’s superior.) For U.Ok. staff, we additionally contribute six % to your pension.

Aggressive Compensation

The beginning wage vary for this place is $105,000 – $121,000 yearly. We think about raises yearly, and have a bi-annual profit-share bonus. YNAB wins, you win—that type of factor.

Different Tidbits

  • When you begin, we DEMAND (in a pleasant, ALL CAPS IS YELLING method) that you simply fill out your “Bucket Listing” spreadsheet with 50 objects. (That’s tougher than it sounds!) 
  • The bucket checklist actually helps in deciding what we must always offer you to your birthday and the vacations.
  • We’re all adults. There’s no have to punch a clock, or ask for permission to take off early one afternoon to go see the physician. We have a look at what you accomplish, not how lengthy you’re in entrance of a pc.
  • We’re presently trialing a four-day work week! For us, this implies 4 common days of labor adopted by a three-day weekend…each week. That is new to us, and we’re studying so much, however we’re enthusiastic about what it may imply each for the corporate and our group members.  
  • We wish you firing on all cylinders so we’ll set you up with a shiny new laptop and substitute it each three years.
  • Did we point out that YNAB makes an enormous, constructive distinction in folks’s lives? You could not suppose that issues a lot, however then a couple of months down the street you’ll notice it’s made your job actually, actually pleasurable. Don’t underestimate this one!

If this feels like your superb surroundings, learn on as a result of now we need to speak about you, and the way you’ll play an enormous half in altering folks’s lives.

Apply Now

Now, again to you, our new Product Supervisor… 

What Success Seems Like: 

Our aim is for each YNAB person to realize life-changing monetary management—and for the entire planet to comprehend it’s doable. No small factor, proper? In 2022, we’re centered on serving to all customers see YNAB match their wants—useful, social, and emotional—as they resolve monetary struggles.

Trying inward, you’ll additionally assist us evolve our methods and processes to ship top-notch—dare we are saying life-changing—experiences to our customers. We’ve been rising. Lots. We’ve labored laborious to create groups which can be autonomous and outcome-focused, however we’ll by no means be ones to relaxation on our laurels. We count on you to talk up if you see a possibility to enhance our group and processes, and to embrace change as we proceed to develop.

You’ll have to: 

  • Commonly ship actual worth to our customers. You may each dwell two years forward of your group and help them within the current second as you shepherd work from discovery to ideation to launch to follow-up. Specifically, you’ll work hand-in-hand with a product designer in your group to collectively develop a imaginative and prescient, prioritize tasks, and execute on technique.
  • Perceive the person journey, not simply the one in our apps, but additionally the one in the actual world as customers resolve their monetary struggles.
  • Be snug with a number of discovery and ideation methods in your quest to make YNAB constantly higher. You get pleasure from speaking to prospects in person interviews and usefulness testing and have a knack for summarizing analysis in a concise method for teammates. 
  • Be a curious, persistent, and fast learner, staying forward of latest concepts, applied sciences, and different alternatives to assist YNAB customers take whole management of their cash, and perhaps even sleep higher at evening.
  • Perceive deeply that at YNAB “cross-functional” isn’t code for “designers and engineers.” We all know that nice concepts can come from anyplace, so help specialists and entrepreneurs are additionally members of our flat product groups. 
  • Be taught the design ideas and monetary logic of our apps just like the again of your hand. Then be taught our engineering processes just like the again of your different hand. Then discover one other hand for internalizing our model, advertising methods, and help ethic.
  • Synthesize and make sense of ALL THE DATA and details about our merchandise, for your self and to assist others throughout the group make higher choices. You’re fluent in quantitative and qualitative knowledge assortment and evaluation—and are cautious concerning the failings of every.
  • Talk, clarify, persuade, discover and in any other case get all of the issues executed in asynchronous codecs. Sure, we like speaking to one another in real-time, however as a distant group, a lot of our collaboration is asynchronous and written.
  • Be intensely curious. Interval.
  • Oh, additionally, to not the exclusion of the rest, however you’re intensely inquisitive about how folks be taught, what motivates them, how they alter and develop habits, and the way conduct inside a product would possibly change conduct exterior it.
  • Be snug talking the language of software program improvement and product design. Should you’re additionally snug diving into HTML and CSS (and even one of many programming languages in our improvement stack!), that’s a plus, nevertheless it’s not a requirement. Being conversant throughout all disciplines is vital.
  • Handle key accomplice relationships, from day-to-day communication to contract negotiation.

That’s twelve bullets, however let’s nonetheless say that your success as a product supervisor comes all the way down to this: Your potential to strategy product improvement as holistic, simultaneous, problem-solving of each person and enterprise targets. 

And if we haven’t but spilled sufficient metaphorical ink on this concept: We work collaboratively right here so that you’ll hearken to concepts, questions, and critiques from teammates with grace and persistence—not as a result of that’s good, however since you see this as vital to our shared success. That stated, you realize your stuff and may eloquently and logically clarify choices and, not for nothing, make them when the rubber hits the street. Full cease. 

The best way to Apply

  • Apply beneath by 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, June nineteenth. Agency. It’s an actual deadline. The sort you like.
  • Connect a PDF of your cowl letter. 
    • In your cowl letter, introduce your self and clarify why this place is of curiosity to you, and why you’ll be an ideal match. Please restrict this part of the quilt letter to 1.5 pages at most.
    • Embody the phrase “consider” someplace in your cowl letter. 
    • On a separate web page of your cowl letter, reply the next questions (with every response being a few paragraph in size):
      • What attracted you to this place? (This isn’t about what attracted you to the software program.)
      • What standards do you search for when looking for your subsequent firm or place?
      • What are your favourite and least favourite components of your present job?
      • Inform us a few time if you needed to be taught one thing new to excel at your job.
      • We love somebody with a perspective about product improvement. Reply, in a single paragraph: How early is simply too early to ship? How late is simply too late?
  • When you’ve got a ready resume, connect it in PDF kind. Should you don’t have a resume since you aren’t even positive you’re seeking to change jobs, that’s superb! In that case, please simply embody a casual checklist of your work and schooling historical past or a hyperlink to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Our aim is to make the recruitment and hiring course of as accessible as doable. If we may also help you with an accessibility want, electronic mail us at [email protected] and point out the function you’re making use of for within the topic line. (Please word that we are able to solely reply to messages associated to lodging.)
  • Although we all know it’s customary in some areas, we’d desire it if you happen to didn’t share a headshot in your utility supplies. Thanks!

We’re excited to listen to from you!

Apply Now

P.S. We’ll ship you a affirmation electronic mail when you apply. Please add that electronic mail to your secure sender checklist to make sure that future emails come via. (If it’s not there, make sure you verify your spam or junk electronic mail folder.)

P.P.S. Should you’re not on this place proper now, however know somebody who is likely to be, we’d recognize you passing this alongside!



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