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The Riveter is a membership network built by women, for everyone, offering coworking spaces, programming, and community.

We see a world in which equality of opportunity in work is not a promise, it is a reality. We work to build this world, every day. We center women and their work in all our efforts, but we are devout in welcoming everyone. We know that the future of work will be equitable only if everyone - regardless of gender - works to make it so. We welcome you to join us as we level the playing field, as we create space, and as we move mountains.

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Vice President of Product

Seattle, WA

The Riveter is looking for an experienced executive product leader to lead our product, data and technology teams to create the best user experience for our membership base. You should have at least 10+ years of product management experience with proven results across all aspects of product strategy, management and development, starting from ideation through the creation and implementation of new features. The ideal candidate has worked at both established large and early stage digital companies, taking the best practices (and lessons learned) from both worlds while deploying, measuring and iterating at start-up speed.
This person will be based in Seattle and report to the CEO.

What You’ll Do:

  • Team management: Build and manage the Product, Tech and Design teams, stitching these key team members together seamlessly to run an innovative, well-oiled, and measured the iterative product development effort.
  • Goal oriented: Maintain team focus on company KPIs while shipping, measuring and iterating rapidly to achieve company, department and individual goals.
  • Leadership: Define, iterate on and communicate our product strategy and “selling the dream” to team members, prospective recruits, stakeholders, investors, and the Board. Remove or manage around roadblocks that slow product development down. Be a champion of the product vision and strategy throughout the company
  • Roadmaps: Align and manage our product roadmap with The Riveter’s mission and highlight the role technology can play in realizing that mission. Ensure every item on the list is measurable and solves a clearly defined problem
  • Process: Ruthlessly prioritize and innovate to move faster while minimizing inefficiencies and technical debt creation. Know when to cut corners and when not too. Time on ineffective features.
  • Technology: Work with engineers on determining critical technical decisions and their short and long term impact on the business. Have deep, relevant technical knowledge with a capacity to manage engineers, understand and articulate business impacts of choices made at every stage in every level of the tech stack.
  • Data and Analytics: Manage a comprehensive data strategy that enables stakeholders to make a data-driven decision, improve the audience experience, and grow our data-centric IP.
  • Design: UX and iterative design that increases user acquisition and ongoing use of the app & web
  • Executive Team Alignment: Collaborate and align with C-suite/other department leads to develop product roadmaps that reflect business priorities
  • Mentorship & Training: Mentor and facilitate the training of team members, helping them become better at the skills that will help grow the business as well as work toward their long term career goals. Ensure there is alignment between the two.

You're Our Ideal Teammate if You:

  • Are generally awesome at Product: Have extensive proven experience defining product strategy, prioritizing roadmaps, a strong tech industry network and references that will champion you.
  • Expert on the tech that our core business relies on: Have experience with subscription-based business models, payment systems, SaaS platforms, funnel optimization, large scale publishing platforms and distribution, video streaming platforms, big data management, and analytics
  • Have technical familiarity and extraordinary curiosity: Have experience managing teams working in tech LAMP tech stacks, iOS/Android. MEAN stack and OTT apps expertise a plus.
  • Know major social platform ecosystem nuances: Have experience with community and networking component, user-generated content (UGC), and social content marketing and distribution on key platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Data and Business Intelligence: Have an understanding of big data management and how Machine learning & AI can transform our members' experiences and personalize their features.
  • Have measured fearlessness: Are entrepreneurial and risk-oriented, with an understanding of the dynamics of small, high-growth companies and an ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Also, understand that decisions at this company stage have outsized impacts over the next few critical years of growth.
  • Are a problem solver by nature: Are energized about solving complex, ambiguous problems.
  • Possess a combination of impeccable communication skills and technical competence: be able to convey complex technical concepts, impacts, and tradeoffs to non-technical partners.
  • Are comfortable operating in a start-up environment, and ideally, have seen a product through from early-stage to scale. Be comfortable wearing hats outside your role when necessary, thrive with limited resources and big goals to meet, and generally do what it takes to stuff done.
  • Emanate calmness amongst occasional chaos: Can you remain calm and good-natured under pressure?

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Hi There -

I'm thrilled that you're interested in learning more about The Riveter and exploring job opportunities in which you can help shape the future of work. We opened the first Riveter location in May 2017. We are now 19 months in and we have five locations in two states, 20+ team members, a digital platform and a membership of over 2000. In the next two years, we plan to open an additional 15+ locations in multiple states, grow our digital membership from zero to thousands, and build an internal team of over 75. We’ve gone from mere idea to a reality meriting coverage in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, InStyle, Entrepreneur and more. We’ve had teammates speak across the world, from Cannes Lions to SXSW to the United State of Women.

We’ve completed three rounds of funding in less than two years: $695,000 pre-seed, $4.75 million seed, and $15 million Series A. And we’ve done this with an all-female leadership team. Why does that fact matter? Because today - despite all of the efforts and conversation - women still receive a mere 2.2% of venture capital funding. Because less than half of women receive funding for follow-on rounds. Because none of this is okay with us and we want to change it. We are working to change it. We will change it.

We move mountains. And it’s really hard.

So, yes, we’ve done all of the above. Let us tell you what else has happened along the way. We’ve missed budget projections. We’ve made mistakes in the hiring process. We’ve changed the organizational structure multiple times. We’ve asked people to come in early and stay late and said that all ten things we asked for on that day were the first priority. Then we told them mid-day that none of them were a priority. We’ve all completed fire drills where nothing was actually burning, and we’ve missed birthday parties and nights out because that time something really was on fire. We’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows on the same day. We’ve been asked to do something and had to move even when we didn’t have all our questions answered.

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said once that in order to scale you must “expect chaos.” We agree. We like to say that chaos is a feature of the system, not a bug. You’ll thrive at The Riveter if you’re innovative and think two steps ahead. We will work well with you if you can get to 70% and go - and get to that point without much guidance. We have growth mindsets and you must have that same outlook if you want to join our team. You won’t like being here if you aren’t on the same page as us - and that’s okay. There are so many companies out there doing amazing things that have had years to build a culture and processes and systems. We’re less than two years in and we’re still figuring it out. And we will be for a long, long time.

There is another piece of it, too. The thing that keeps us going late at night when we want to sleep or on that weekend day when we’d rather be with our kids. (And that isn’t every night or every weekend, but it is some - maybe even most, at times - and you should know that.) It’s the fact that we think we’re doing something extraordinary. We are driven by the common belief that the world (and particularly the workplace) can and should look different for women. The status quo doesn’t work for us. We want to leave a mark, to have a say, to build a brand new table where women aren’t just given a seat but where we’re driving the entire conversation. And in doing this, we believe we can build a billion dollar company. We need everyone who works with us to believe this, too.

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Amy Nelson

CEO/Founder, The Riveter

 

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