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Principal Product Manager



Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

What is SeekOut?

SeekOut helps thousands of organizations hire, grow, and retain great talent with its people-first talent optimization platform and proven expertise in diverse and hard-to-find talent. In our digital age, organizations are overflowing with data—yet few deeply understand their employees because people data is siloed and disconnected. Your people are the real difference makers—and once you know their passions, experiences, and the opportunities that will get them to where they want to go, you can better align their skills, capabilities, and career paths to the needs of the business. SeekOut unifies talent acquisition, talent management, and talent analytics to help you grow the people you have and find the people you need. Six of the top 10 most valuable companies in the United States trust SeekOut as their single platform for managing and recruiting talent.

SeekOut is recognized on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers, Deloitte’s Fast 500, and the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. In 2021, SeekOut was crowned GeekWire Startup of the year. Founded in 2017, SeekOut has raised $189 million in funding, from leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Madrona Venture Group, Mayfield, and Founders Circle Capital. For more information, visit

What are we looking to add to our team?

We're looking for a Principal Product Manager to own multiple areas within our talent management solution, SeekOut Grow. Customers use SeekOut Grow to match employees with the right opportunities, upskill employees, and support their career development within their company.

You will be driving exciting new solutions from the ground up that will bring AI and talent intelligence into major talent practices such as internal staffing, career mobility, upskilling, etc.

Here are the things that would be ideal for this position, but as a people-first company, we see beyond your current skillset today; we welcome all peoples’ multitude of experiences!

What you will be doing:

  • Break New Grounds: Work closely with prospects and customers to discover unmet needs, define new solutions, and iterate to find product-market-fit.
  • Set Vision and Strategy: Set product vision, strategy and roadmap, that will deliver substantial differentiation and customer impact.
  • Manage Product Lifecycle: Oversee the entire product lifecycle from concept and definition through development, launch, and post-launch iteration. Collaborate closely with engineering and design teams to deliver impactful solutions.
  • Drive Effective Decision Making: Synthesize insights from discovery and conceptualization. Drive effective decision-making, informed by key user journeys, technical insights, and product strategy. Balance design and technical tradeoffs, finding creative ways to solve customer needs.
  • Customer Engagement: Engage with prospects, customers, and users to understand their pains, needs, and concerns. Be the voice of the customer in product discussions. Represent SeekOut in customer meetings and at industry events.

You will be a great match if you have:

  • Experienced with New Product Development: 8+ years of experience in product management with successful examples of creating 0-to-1 products, preferrably in early-stage startups or a "startup teams" in larger organizations.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, changing environment: Enjoy dealing with the ambiguity associated with “breaking new ground”. Know how to optimize for velocity on building the right product. Comfortable pivoting based on external signals.
  • Big-Picture and Detail-Oriented: Motivated with the big picture and can articulate strategy with a variety of internal and external audiences, and at the same time, can get into the details of a product spec with an eye for frictionless user experience and clear customer value.
  • Scrappy and Inventive: Don’t pattern match, but rather leverage experience and then test strategies rigorously. Pivot when necessary. Never have a “not my job” mentality.
  • Passionate about UX: Keen customer empathy, design thinking, and UX instincts. Experienced in building beautiful, simple user experiences in collaboration with designers.
  • Ownership and Drive: A strong sense of ownership and drive for results. Ability to rally the team and resolve conflicts.
  • Problem Solver: Break down complex problems into actionable steps that drive product development at startup speed. Proactively move initiatives forward with limited direction.
  • Highly Collaborative: Care about teammates, and uplift and improve the team. Are highly-collaborative and a humble, and trusted team leader.
  • Excellent Communicator: Strong communication skills (written, verbal, visual) for both internal and external audiences.
  • Bonus Points: Experience with SaaS products in areas such as Search, AI, ML, NLP, HR Tech, or Recruiting.

Our Commitment to Pay Fairness:

At SeekOut, pay equity is at the heart of our compensation philosophy and approach. Our goal is to provide a transparent, fair and rewarding environment where team members are equitably compensated for substantially similar work, feel supported, and ultimately choose to grow their careers here at SeekOut. To ensure fairness for new hires and existing team members, we factor in an individual's unique skills and experience, market data, and the internal equity of the team.

Base Salary Hiring Range:
$144,260 to $200,000 annually

SeekOut offers an industry-leading benefits package which includes:

  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Stock Options
  • Stipends for home office, education, and wellness
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Company paid holidays, including Juneteenth and Indigenous People’s Day
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • In-office perks include transportation & parking subsidies, daily lunch service, snacks & beverages, and wellness room

Our Dedication to a Diverse Workforce:

SeekOut condemns discrimination, racism, and racial injustice in all forms. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, SeekOut will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We are accelerating our efforts through our products and policies to take action and advance definitive, measurable policies and practices that eliminate racism and discrimination.

SeekOut is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the inclusion of all individuals and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you require assistance or accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact