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Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. We measure our success in the carbon reduction achievements of our customers. We are looking for team members who love product-building, want to work hard at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.

We have a small office in San Francisco and remote team members across US timezones. We hope that you'll be interested in joining us!

The role

Product management at Watershed is a hands on and cross functional role. You'll work with Engineering, Design, Climate Strategy Managers, users, and more to decide the what and why behind our products. Product Managers are the glue that unites all aspects of a product under a single, cohesive vision and execution plan. They are passionate and entrepreneurial, and they are accountable for delivering results.

We're looking for a senior product manager to build both the product and the culture at Watershed.
We're looking for candidates with the following attributes: 
  • Shipped products that users rave about at scale
  • Willing to become an "anthropologist" and work with users directly to build the right product
  • Highly curious and always seek to understand new parts of a complex domain
  • Extreme attention to detail, and a high bar for product excellence
  • An entrepreneurial mindset: comfortable rolling up their sleeves, thriving in ambiguity, sets up and drive execution across teams, turns incomplete, conflicting, or early inputs into solid action plans
  • Strong empathy and work experience with functions across the organization, especially engineering, data  and design
  • Comfort with analytics: sets product metrics, thinks about complex data problems, and has good data intuition
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a talent for precise articulations of customer problems
  • Excitement to join a startup, take responsibility for the fate of the company, and move fast
  • Interest in building the product team culture from the ground up while located in our San Francisco office. 
These are not hard requirements: far more important that what shows up on a resume is that we're looking for smart, passionate, and effective people. If you're interested in Watershed, we'd love to hear from you. 


What's your approach to remote work?

Watershed is hiring team members on all US time zones, and we're committed to growing a long-term distributed team. We have a hub office in San Francisco, and remote team members from Washington to New Jersey.  There may be certain jobs that need to be in San Francisco or certain locations, and will be specifically noted in the job description.

What are Watershed's return-to-office plans?

We reopened our San Francisco office in mid-June, and treasure the energy and collaboration that comes from working together in person. We're particularly lucky to have a large outdoor space, where we gather for lunch, one-on-one's, and the occasional outdoor whiteboarding session. We're also investing deeply to support remote as a first-class hub, with regular Zoom social time, an emphasis on transparency and written artifacts, and periodic offsites to gather everybody in person.

We're a COVID-cautious company. The office is currently open to vaccinated team members, and we'll pay close attention to vaccination and case rates to ensure it's safe for everybody.

Do I need X years of experience, climate experience, etc.?

No, Watershed is hiring team members with a broad range of prior experience, and we'd love to talk with you regardless of yours. We prioritize mentorship on the job.  There maybe certain jobs that will need X years of experience, and will be specifically noted in the job description.

What's the interview process like?

It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through two to three conversations about Watershed, your experience, and your interests. During these conversations, we'll agree together on a written plan of the interview process for your particular role. Usually this begins with a skill screen (e.g. a coding interview for an engineer, or a portfolio review for a designer). We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.