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We’re Hiring a Humbly Assured Product Supervisor


About Us and Why We’re Hiring 

We construct “You Want a Funds,” the perfect 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 pals what a distinction it has made of their lives. Google us, or learn a few of our evaluations 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 net, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Android telephones. Our mission is to ensure the entire world is aware of {that a} finances is the perfect life and monetary planning device ever invented—and assist make it easy and joyful to make use of one.

YNAB is rising, and so is our product workforce. You’re the product supervisor we’re in search of in the event you’re collaborative, results-oriented, artistic, persistent, and disciplined. (Up to now, so good?) You like fixing complicated 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 could possibly say the identical about understanding the challenges a SaaS enterprise like YNAB faces within the bigger market panorama. You most likely arrange issues in your sleep and luxuriate in making sense of chaos, however you’re additionally snug residing in spots the place messy is THE place to be. You talk for a residing and it, so that you perceive the language of improvement and design, advertising and assist, 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 means too lengthy at summer time barbeques, however by some means hold folks listening. 

Necessities (these are actual, precise necessities): 

  • You have 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.
  • You have 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 in search of. However first, it’s worthwhile to know in the event you’ll even like working with us. Let’s speak 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. We have now one overarching requirement on the subject of becoming a member of our workforce: our unique Core Worth Manifesto has to essentially click on with you. In case you’re nodding emphatically whereas studying it, you’ll most likely actually prefer it right here, and we are able to’t wait to listen to from you!

We reside our Core Values daily at YNAB, and we imply it once we say we’re an equal alternative employer. We imagine {that a} variety of backgrounds, skills, beliefs, and experiences are important to our success, and we’re captivated with making a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative setting for all workers. All are inspired to use as we proceed to develop this good, hard-working, and numerous workforce who loves working collectively to construct one thing that issues.

We additionally work actually exhausting, 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 workforce stuffed with actually distinctive folks—the sort you’ll be excited to work with. We’d like to introduce you to a couple of them!

Who you’d be working with:

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

Elena began at YNAB as a assist specialist, and empathy for the consumer expertise stays a giant focus for her. Elena is an ever-optimizer, continuously attempting to make our processes extra environment friendly. Pre-YNAB she labored within the cheese trade—in the event you’re a fan of fromage, you possibly can look ahead to many tasty suggestions!

Hannah loves constructing empowered, progressive, 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 captivated with sample recognition and paring down complicated 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 keen to make YNAB extra data-informed however not data-obsessed. She recurrently helps her pals higher handle their funds and might now scale this ardour by means of her job. Exterior of labor, you could find Milène attempting the newest NYC eating places, planning her subsequent journey journey, or emptying her thoughts with a jigsaw puzzle.   

And as we mentioned above, you’ll additionally cross paths with—nicely—most likely everybody else. Individuals 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 just’ve met a few of your potential future teammates, let’s speak extra about YNAB as an organization. Right here’s how we function:

Stay The place You Need

We’re a totally distant workforce, so you possibly can reside and work wherever you need (with a dependable web connection!). That mentioned, you’ll be working predominantly with people primarily based in North America, so we anticipate that you just’ll be keen and in a position to work North American hours for a good portion of your time. Proximity doesn’t affect productiveness, however it certain 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 number of events the place issues received busy and other people needed to put some additional time in. However then they took some additional day without work, so all of it balances out. We work exhausting and good however we’re on this for the lengthy haul.

Take Trip (Severely)

We wish you to take trip. In reality, we have now a minimal trip coverage of three weeks per 12 months. 5 weeks feels about proper (plus two additional weeks for our company-wide December break). It’s essential to get loads of downtime and get out and do one thing. We’ll look ahead to seeing footage of your adventures in our #office_wall Slack channel!

The YNAB Retreat

When the pandemic isn’t protecting us from touring, we get the groups collectively annually to compensate for spreadsheets and powerpoints in a Finest Western convention room. Simply kidding. Up to now, we’ve finished Costa Rica, a gigantic cabin within the mountains, a seaside home within the Outer Banks, a ranch in Montana, and most not too long ago, Laguna Seaside. We work collectively, play collectively, and reinforce the bonds we’ve made as a workforce and firm. Yearly, we go away refreshed, motivated, and excited for the 12 months forward collectively.

Up Your Recreation

We’re severe about serving to you enhance your craft. We finances 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 workforce is unfold throughout the globe, together with Switzerland, Argentina, Scotland, Canada, Iceland, and all around the United States. We at the moment arrange workforce members who reside within the U.S. or U.Ok. as workers, and those that reside in different international locations as unbiased contractors. You’re an equal a part of the workforce regardless of the place you reside!


For full-time W2 workers within the U.S., we provide improbable 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 in the event you did have to verify your imaginative and prescient, NBD, we’ve received you lined! 

For full- and part-time W2 workers within the U.S., we even have a Conventional and Roth 401(ok) possibility. 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 charge construction potential, the place all plan prices are paid by YNAB, not your retirement nest egg. The funding funds obtainable are improbable, passively-managed, extremely low-cost index funds. You’re not a PF junkie? Belief us, it’s superior.) For U.Ok. workers, we additionally contribute six % to your pension.

Aggressive Compensation

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

Different Tidbits

  • When you begin, we DEMAND (in a pleasant, ALL CAPS IS YELLING means) that you just fill out your “Bucket Checklist” spreadsheet with 50 gadgets. (That’s tougher than it sounds!) 
  • The bucket checklist actually helps in deciding what we should 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 at the moment 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 workforce members.  
  • We wish you firing on all cylinders so we’ll set you up with a shiny new pc and substitute it each three years.
  • Did we point out that YNAB makes an enormous, constructive distinction in folks’s lives? It’s possible you’ll not assume that issues a lot, however then a number of months down the highway you’ll understand it’s made your job actually, actually pleasing. Don’t underestimate this one!

If this appears like your excellent setting, learn on as a result of now we need to speak about you, and the way you’ll play a giant half in altering folks’s lives.

Apply Now

Now, again to you, our new Product Supervisor… 

What Success Appears to be like Like: 

Our objective is for each YNAB consumer to realize life-changing monetary management—and for the entire planet to understand it’s potential. No small factor, proper? In 2022, we’re targeted on serving to all customers see YNAB match their wants—purposeful, social, and emotional—as they resolve monetary struggles.

Trying inward, you’ll additionally assist us evolve our programs and processes to ship top-notch—dare we are saying life-changing—experiences to our customers. We’ve been rising. Rather a lot. We’ve labored exhausting to create groups which might be autonomous and outcome-focused, however we’ll by no means be ones to relaxation on our laurels. We anticipate you to talk up while you see a chance to enhance our group and processes, and to embrace change as we proceed to develop.

You’ll have to: 

  • Recurrently ship actual worth to our customers. You may each reside two years forward of your workforce and assist 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 workforce to collectively develop a imaginative and prescient, prioritize initiatives, and execute on technique.
  • Perceive the consumer journey, not simply the one in our apps, but in addition the one in the true world as customers resolve their monetary struggles.
  • Be snug with a number of discovery and ideation methods in your quest to make YNAB persistently higher. You get pleasure from speaking to clients in consumer interviews and value testing and have a knack for summarizing analysis in a concise means 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 possibly 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 wherever, so assist 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 assist 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 selections. You’re fluent in quantitative and qualitative knowledge assortment and evaluation—and are cautious in regards to the failings of every.
  • Talk, clarify, persuade, discover and in any other case get all of the issues finished in asynchronous codecs. Sure, we like speaking to one another in real-time, however as a distant workforce, a lot of our collaboration is asynchronous and written.
  • Be intensely curious. Interval.
  • Oh, additionally, to not the exclusion of anything, however you’re intensely inquisitive about how folks be taught, what motivates them, how they modify and develop habits, and the way habits inside a product may change habits exterior it.
  • Be snug talking the language of software program improvement and product design. In case you’re additionally snug diving into HTML and CSS (and even one of many programming languages in our improvement stack!), that’s a plus, however 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 right down to this: Your skill to strategy product improvement as holistic, simultaneous, problem-solving of each consumer and enterprise objectives. 

And if we haven’t but spilled sufficient metaphorical ink on this concept: We work collaboratively right here so that you’ll take heed 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 important to our shared success. That mentioned, your stuff and might eloquently and logically clarify selections and, not for nothing, make them when the rubber hits the highway. Full cease. 

Find out how to Apply

  • Apply beneath by 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, June nineteenth. Agency. It’s an actual deadline. The type you’re keen on.
  • 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 amazing match. Please restrict this part of the duvet letter to 1.5 pages at most.
    • Embrace 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 couple of 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 elements of your present job?
      • Inform us a couple of time while 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?
  • You probably have a ready resume, connect it in PDF type. In case you don’t have a resume since you aren’t even certain you’re seeking to change jobs, that’s nice! In that case, please simply embody an off-the-cuff checklist of your work and training historical past or a hyperlink to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Our objective is to make the recruitment and hiring course of as accessible as potential. If we may help you with an accessibility want, e mail us at [email protected] and point out the function you’re making use of for within the topic line. (Please observe that we are able to solely reply to messages associated to lodging.)
  • Although we all know it’s customary in some areas, we’d choose it in the event you 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 e mail when you apply. Please add that e mail to your protected sender checklist to make sure that future emails come by means of. (If it’s not there, remember to verify your spam or junk e mail folder.)

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




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