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Product Manager (Development Tools)

CARTO

CARTO

Product
Spain
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023
Everything happens somewhere - which is why spatial analytics is fundamental to companies seeking to understand the “where” and the “why” of their business. CARTO is the leading cloud-native location intelligence platform, trusted by data scientists, data analysts, and developers from companies such as Vodafone, IKEA, Decathlon, Coca-Cola, and Mastercard to provide geospatial insights for use cases such as site selection, geomarketing, route optimization, network planning and much more.
With an exceptionally diverse team of 170 people spread across the US and Europe, CARTO (backed by Insight Partners, Accel Partners, and Salesforce Ventures) is changing how companies analyze location data, simplifying how it is done by leveraging modern cloud data warehouses. Redefining its category, the company has grown rapidly in recent years providing a compelling alternative to legacy GIS software.
Many of our customers use CARTO to add interactive maps and spatial analysis insights to their web applications and products. We provide a set of APIs and libraries that allow developers to visualize large amounts of data on such maps and perform spatial analyses at scale. Thousands of developers use our products and we serve billions of requests per day.
To continue this growth, the Product team is looking for a talented, experienced, and customer-focused Product Manager, with previous experience in web app development, to help us craft the best tools for developers who want to build Location Intelligence applications using our technology.
We believe in teamwork, both fun and complex projects, and simple solutions. We open source a big part of our libraries and we like to collaborate with teams from other development frameworks.
The preference for this position is to be working from our offices in Madrid or Seville, with flexibility for hybrid remote work. We are open to considering full remote candidates too.

You will

  • Collaborate with the different stakeholders across the organization to define the product strategy for the different tools for web app developers that we have in our platform (e.g. CARTO for deck.gl, CARTO for React, and CARTO APIs), and by translating the business goals and customer needs into product specifications and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the well-known open-source deck.gl project (163K weekly installs from NPM). Our development strategy is around deck.gl, so we strongly collaborate with this project. As a Product Manager of this area, you will need to take care of this relationship.
  • Collaborate with our cloud partners (Google, Amazon Web Services, Snowflake, Databricks, etc.) to ensure CARTO is the best solution to build location intelligence applications running on top of their platforms. Example: Release 3D tiles with Google, Google Maps and deck.gl.
  • Build different web applications to showcase the capabilities of our products and how Location Intelligence can solve complex problems for our customers. You need to be curious and enjoy putting on the user’s shoes to try and improve the product.
  • Work directly with our clients and partners, run workshops to understand how they develop solutions using our technology, identify improvements and needs to inform our product roadmap, etc.
  • Care about what the team is building, the quality of what is being shipped to the end-user, and maintaining a top-class product documentation.
  • Manage and coordinate ongoing initiatives, collaborating with Engineering and Design teams to prototype, validate, coordinate, and iterate to maximize the value of our product for our customers.
  • Work closely with client-facing teams like Marketing, Support, and Sales to focus first on the customer/user-needs to understand the potential value and complexity of the problem before jumping into solutions and features.
  • Make evidence-based decisions and communicate them to the rest of the company. Be a proactive communicator that is customer and data-obsessed and can convey the meaningfulness of what we build to the broader team.
  • Measure and track the performance of ongoing initiatives, defining, implementing and tracking the right set of metrics.

You Offer

  • Experience both building products for web developers and having been a user of those types of products in the past as a developer.
  • You’ll need to be a power user of the product, so you need to be fluent with the technology and the different flavors of our platform:
  • Provable experience on fast prototyping web applications in Vanilla Javascript for at least one of the following mapping libraries/platforms: Deck.gl, Google Maps, Mapbox GL, Leaflet, ArcGIS Map SDK, OpenLayers or Cesium.
  • Experience developing web applications in (at least one) of the following frameworks: React, Angular or Vue.
  • Fluent with SQL.
  • Bonus points for the familiarity with geospatial analytics and spatial data in use-cases in industries such as Retail, FMCG, Telecommunications, Logistics or Out-of-home advertising.
  • Bonus points for the experience working with platforms such as Google Cloud BigQuery, Snowflake, AWS Redshift and/or Databricks.
  • You are able to stand up for your opinion and point out the risks when making decisions.
  • You are able to prioritize the problems to tackle based on business needs and provide a transparent picture of the project status to the stakeholders. You have a strong sense of empathy for users.
  • You have a bias for action. You can work through complex situations and ambiguity to bring order to the most complicated projects.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You are very fluent in English

We offer

  • A big vision: to help the world use location-based data to make better decisions. We believe that openness and sustainability are baked into this vision, and we’re sharing it with the world.
  • Contribute to a platform used by top companies around the world. Your work will have a direct impact on our users and clients.
  • Competitive, results-based compensation
  • Access to our employee stock options plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible work hours in a focused but casual environment
  • Education stipend
  • Remote work stipend
  • Flexible compensation
  • English classes
To apply
Do you feel that you don't check all of the requirements? At CARTO we believe that professional development happens through teaching and learning from your peers and managers. Even if you’re uncertain about whether you have the experience we’re looking for, please apply if this position sparks your curiosity.
A diversity of identity, perspective, and experience makes us stronger. We welcome you to apply to CARTO regardless of your background, age, gender, ethnicity, orientation, or ability.
To learn more about us, please visit our blog or follow us on Twitter (@carto) or Instagram (@cartohq).
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