GitLab Director of Product, CI/CD

Posted on February 7th, 2019

As the Director of Product, CI/CD you will be responsible for managing and building the team that focuses on the CI/CD sub-department. This sub-department within our product is a critical gateway to the operations functions in our later Configure, Monitor and Defend stages. The sub-department is anchored around our industry leading CI functionality and expanding release management capabilities. 
If you:
  • Built CI/CD devops tools
  • Mentored and grown a product management team
  • Have a deep appreciation for release managers and QE professional AND
  • Have a knack for iteration

You'd make a perfect candidate for this vacancy. 

Specifically, the CI/CD sub-department is responsible for the product management team covering:

Individual responsibility

  • Make sure you have a great product team (recruit and hire, sense of progress, promote proactively, identify underperformance)
  • Contribute to the GitLab vision and ensure there is cohesion within the Verify, Package and Release stages as all other parts of our single application
  • Define and achieve success metrics with the Head of Product, and CEO
  • Distill the CI/CD vision into a compelling roadmap, with the overall goal of growing users of GitLab CI/CD features
  • Communicate the CI/CD roadmap and vision to internal and external stakeholders
  • Work closely with Product Marketing, Sales, Customer Success and Engineering

Team responsibility

  • Drive product iteration in the three areas mentioned above
  • Work with customers, users, and other teams to make feature proposals enticing, actionable, and small
  • Keep /direction up to date as our high level roadmap and vision for GitLab
  • Regularly join customer and partner visits that can lead to new features and understanding on the user journey through the application
  • Ensure that we understand why users are not using CI/CD features and translate these reasons into features that can be added to make the experience easier and more seamless
  • Make sure the release announcements are attractive and cover relevant CI/CD capabilities
  • Be present on social media (hacker news, twitter, stack overflow, mailing list), especially around releases


  • 3-5 years experience in managing product managers
  • 8-10 years of experience in product management
  • Technical background and clear understanding of developer products; familiarity with Git, Continuous Integration, and Project Management software a plus
  • 3-5 years experience product managing CI/CD tools
  • Experience with hiring and scaling product management teams
  • Demonstrated results of building successful devops tools
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values

Hiring Process

  • Candidates will be invited to a 30 minute screening call with a member of our Recruiting team
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute interview with one of our Directors of Product
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute interview with one of our Product Managers
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute interview with one of our Directors of Engineering
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute interview with the Head of Product
  • Candidates may then be invited to a 2-hour deep-dive session
  • Candidates may be invited to a final 50 minute interview with our CEO
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