Senior Product Manager at DISCO

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Who We Are 
 
DISCO is a legal tech software company. Our objective is for DISCO to be in legal technology what Salesforce is in sales technology. Given the massive growth of data over the last 20 years, poorly built legal technology products have severely decreased lawyers' ability to practice the law.
 
Our mission includes building a unified technology platform for the practice of law, composed of 7+ products released over the next 10 years. Great technology can solve problems of scale in data, in laws, and in business operations that have distracted lawyers from the practice of law. DISCO is fixing the law by automating the parts of the practice that can be automated, so that great lawyers can focus on tasks that really do require human legal judgment.
 
To date, we have substantially disrupted the legal tech market with a lawyer inspired consumer-grade interface and a cloud-enabled technology platform that offers unprecedented performance and cost savings. Thoughtful product planning and product design are core tenants in our “product first” business strategy and culture.
 
We intend to build a multi-billion dollar business and think you should come along for the ride because:
 
  1. DISCO is a very successful company more than doubling revenue every year for the last 5 years. We were the first movers to a cloud-based platform that has caused mass disruption within our market.
  2. Our CEO is a true market visionary. He graduated with a computer science degree at the age of 15 and followed with a JD from Harvard Law School at the age of 19. His unparalleled insights into the issues in the legal industry and the potential of technology and artificial intelligence to change our market provide the guiding light for DISCO’s long-term strategy.
  3. We believe that product delivery professionals including product managers, product designers and engineers differ from one another by at least a factor of 10. At DISCO, we only hire the top 1%, pay them well, and offer equity upside. Given our product first mindset, product professionals are the stars of the show. Our logo, the circle and square, represents the best lawyers and the best product professionals in the world.
  4. We measure product delivery velocity by dollars of revenue per line of code (vs. simply lines of code). This drives a very thoughtful and deliberate product design and development process that ensures we’re going to make money when we ship products. We hire many more product managers and designers per engineer than most companies to ensure that our engineers have a disambiguated product intent when they are building, and the solution we are building truly solves the users' problems.
  5. As a rule, we don’t commit to external product delivery dates. We believe this unnecessarily constrains our creativity from both a product and technology point of view.
  6. At DISCO respect isn’t earned; it is assumed. Good humans inherently treat everyone respectfully. This is a very important concept at DISCO.
  7. Given the high level of talent at DISCO, the cutting-edge cloud-based technology stack, and thoughtful and novel product and design approach, you’ll find yourself learning at a rate you’ve not likely experienced in your career. Given that we only hire professionals that are passionate about their craft, you’ll truly enjoy building a great software product and get in the best “career shape” of your life.
  8. Over the next 4 years, we’ll be growing our product delivery organization from 85 professional to 500+. There will be incredible growth opportunities along the way.
  9. We use the “2 Pizza Team” organization design where small autonomous teams own a piece of a product or platform and ship software at rates comparable to a very lean and scrappy startup. We achieve consistency across these teams in the areas of design, product-wide use cases and technical concerns through a strategically focused set of overlay functions.
  10. Finally, while we’re an incredibly fast growing organization, as a rule, we do not work crazy long hours. We believe in continuous product delivery, continuous product planning and design, continuous regular sleep schedules, continuous regular vacation, and continuous fun if you’re passionate about your craft.
If you want to win while getting better than you’ve ever been, come to DISCO.
 
Your Impact
 
As a Senior Product Manager, you will know your product better than anybody. You will organize and manage all of the feature requests related to your area and represent them as a member of the DISCO Product Steering Committee.
You will work closely with DISCO’s customers and brilliant designers to develop the most magical, consumer-grade product that the legal technology market has ever seen. You will transform user problems into specific user stories so that engineers can unambiguously build the perfect product to support our notion that every line of code will generate new revenue.
 
What You’ll Be Doing
 
  • Lead a “two-pizza team” of engineers and designers, executing on the delivery of crucial features.
  • As a member of the Product Steering Committee, you will own a product backlog and align with executives on roadmap planning and prioritization.
  • Serve as a product expert combining market analysis, end-user feedback, and technology expertise to establish clear priorities for your team, and manage performance against these objectives.
  • Iterate on designs with lawyers (clients) and UX designers until you’ve arrived at a magical solution that customers will pay money for. Dates do not drive our delivery schedule; achieving valuable, beautiful software informs when we are finished.
  • Write clear and concise user stories and acceptance criteria, perform UATs, determine the scope of feature sets, and coordinate build schedules with engineering teams.
  • On any given day you will talk to customers, attend your “two-pizza team” stand-up, train internal teams, give demos of your product, analyze utilization trends or customer feedback, etc.
  • Own the successful rollout of new products and key features, including gathering feedback from early customers to validate the value of new releases; evangelizing progress against roadmap to cross-functional stakeholders.
 

Things You Might Work On
 
  • Work on a visual search language.
  • Work on a data ingestion pipeline and end-user data management and reporting console.
  • Work on go-to-market strategies, product pricing, segmentation, and billing.
  • Work on interactive AI-produced topic clusters and search suggestion engines.
  • Work on a visualized human communication network computed by AI.
  • Synthesize and simplify complex workflows, often involving hundreds of lawyers collaborating on millions of documents.
  • Deliver enterprise-wide analytics that inform legal strategies and ongoing data management policies.
Skills You Have…
 
  • 6+ years of product management experience with software products.
  • Naturally curious and committed to understanding user problems in the deep and interesting legal domain. However, you do not need to have any legal domain experience. We have subject matter experts on staff that work closely with our product team.
  • Deep experience conceiving, building, and shipping successful software products and features in an “agile-ish” development organization.
  • The ability to think big and small. You are comfortable discussing strategy and long term vision with executives, but also able to dive into the details designing a particular interaction for a feature. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication at every level–to users, across the company, within your team. 
  • The ability to diagram user-to-object interaction models in order to understand user workflow and prioritize pain points.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

Even Better If…
 
  • You have used tools like JIRA and Confluence to document requirements and track dependencies.
  • You have a background in engineering, analytics, journalism, or sales. We’ve seen great Product Managers from varying backgrounds that know how to build great software.
 
What You'll Get
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity to be a part of a start-up culture — fastest growing company in its space
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Company volunteer/fundraising activities
  • Flexible & open PTO
  • Onsite gym & showers
  • Free catered lunches as well as free snacks and beverages 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401k
 
About DISCO

DISCO is the leading provider of e-discovery solutions for law firms, corporations, and government agencies. With technology and services that automate and simplify complex and error-prone tasks that distract from practicing law, DISCO empowers lawyers and their teams to effectively manage discovery processes. DISCO is the e-discovery choice of leading U.S. law firms including litigation boutiques and AmLaw, Fortune 500 companies, as well as government agencies around the world.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Location

While we're WFH right now, our office is off Loop 360. We have a great office balcony where we can work and enjoy the view.

An Insider's view of DISCO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

DISCO enables me to split my energy between work and other aspects of my life that are important. Our flexible PTO truly relieves the stress of taking time off to take care of our personal lives.

Jason

Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

We talk a lot about personal brand on my team: how you show up to a conversation and partner with those around you to successfully close a sale can often be a key factor in success. Whether it is committing to a positive experience for the client or welcoming a new customer, giving your all, all the time, is a part of our culture.

Lauren

Regional Sales Director

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Our team leadership holds virtual office hours to replicate the quick discussions and fast problem-solving that doesn’t always require a 30-minute meeting to address. We share best practices and lessons learned from conversations with our current and future customers.

Andrew

Chief Revenue Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Product Delivery team is made up of people who are very smart and passionate about their craft, whether it's software engineering, product management, or design. These folks come energized by the challenge of solving hard problems. They love what they do and making amazing software.

Ariel

Engineering Office Manager

What are DISCO Perks + Benefits

DISCO Benefits Overview

DISCO knows its employees are the secret of our success. Our focus is keeping DISCO a great place to work, which includes providing benefits and perks that help our employees live up to their potential.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DISCO Cares was born out of Hurricane Harvey rescue and rebuild efforts and our shared belief that to help is human. It's driven by our employees and supported by our leadership.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Leadership has gone through racial equity training.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DISCO employees who have elected to have an FSA can contribute up to $2650 annually.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan has a $0 premium for the employee, with a reasonable monthly premium up for additional family members.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan has a $10 copay for annual well vision exams and an $180 allowance for glasses and $150 allowance for contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
DISCO offers a variety of health insurance plans. Our high deductible plans cover 100% of the employee's premium with an HSA and we also provide PPO/FSA plans.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
DISCO offers a dependent care FSA where employees can contribute up to $5000 tax-free dollars towards child or elder care.
Generous Parental Leave
DISCO provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
DISCO provides employees with flexibility. Particularly as we work from home during the pandemic, we recognize our employees' families may require additional flexibility as they juggle work and home.
Remote Work Program
We are working from home during the pandemic. Our leadership has conducted remote work surveys to assess employee needs and employees will be allowed to WFH through June 2021.
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
While lunch meetings were a common thing when working in the office and enjoying free delivered lunch, during the pandemic, we have restricted the noon hour to being a meeting-free hour.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
DISCO offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees where transit and parking are relevant costs.
Free Daily Meals
Austin employees get free lunch on Monday-Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
DISCO has a well-stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, sodas, coffee, cold brew, and Topo Chico.
Some Meals Provided
Austin employees get free lunch on Monday-Friday.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Seasonal sports/fitness groups like kickball, with yoga at the office year-round
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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