Sr Product Manager

| Austin
Based in the Bohemian Cowboy capital of the world, Austin, Texas, Literati is a new kind of bookseller. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children love reading together by building a community that sparkles with life, curiosity, and imagination. We have more investors than employees, so if you’re a team player, an expert with a beginner’s mind, a rainmaker, or have a hint of alchemy up your sleeve, then we definitely want to talk with you!
Literati is looking for an exceptional Product Manager to own the development of new mobile products. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has built and shipped consumer facing mobile apps to lead our expansion into new markets. This role will work closely with Engineering, UX, Creative, and Finance to grow our business while focusing on well defined KPIs and ambitious retention and growth targets.

What You'll Do...

  • Own the product roadmap and rapid iteration of a set of new mobile and web applications.
  • Work closely with our VP of Product, UX Design, and Engineering to develop and launch new products - including an iOS and Android app.
  • Work closely with our Marketing team to ensure that the user acquisition funnel is ruthlessly optimized.
  • Understand the needs of internal stakeholders, including our warehouse and fulfillment teams to continuously improve the tools they use and thus make them more efficient. 
  • Gather insights from our CX team to conceive elegant solutions that will surprise and delight users, resulting in higher retention numbers.

Who You Are...

  • A proven leader - you have a track record of building and launching new products and understand the requirements of mobile application development, including Apple App Store launch criteria. 
  • Data driven. You believe that great data enables you and others to make better decisions and are comfortable defining the KPIs you need to track. 
  • User experience obsessed - you go above and beyond to achieve elegant user experiences and strive for award winning design.
  • An accomplished Juggler. You manage competing priorities, and you make it look easy.
  • Technical. You know how to effectively communicate with engineering. 
  • Adaptable. You adjust to changes with ease and are up for a challenge.

What You Need...

  • Minimum of 5 years as a Product Manager for consumer mobile products.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or a similar technical degree is a preference but not required. Masters degree is a plus.
  • Strong communication, planning, critical thinking, and organizational skills required. 
  • Must be able to analyze data, solve problems, make decisions, and continuously improve.
  • Well versed in agile development and its tools (Jira, Clubhouse, GitLab)

Literati is dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We believe in the power of literature as a transformative form of technology that helps us see, and reflect upon, our common humanity. A great workplace should do the same—see, reflect, and celebrate the experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent of a diverse array of people. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all potential candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, neurological and physical ability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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Technology we use

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The Literati office is in the heart of East Austin. Close to a myriad of food, bars, and right off of the train line!

An Insider's view of Literati

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

You do the work, so you deserve the rest. Your individual work-life balance will vary based on the team that you work with, but in Customer Support, our associates can expect to regularly have a 40-hour work week and be paid time-and-a-half for extra hours worked. We also have regularly scheduled work-from-home hours!

Ashley Horton

Sr Customer Support Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We pride ourselves on being a small team in order to stay nimble, so collaboration across teams is as easy as turning around and chatting with colleagues a few desks away. We’ll break out for working sessions as we dig into specific projects, gathering feedback from key stakeholders in order to set a roadmap in motion.

Mike Tully

Sr Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Humility, grit, courage, and dedication (on a cellular level) to building the world’s most beloved literary brand. Expertise in one’s craft is critical, but an expert with a beginner’s mind is far more likely to innovate in unprecedented ways. As stewards of the book object, our team’s success rests in our ability to sow empathy at every turn.

Kelly Carroll

Co-Founder/Creative Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

One thing I love from my time at Google was "20% time" which allows people to spend up to one day a week working on a passion project that doesn't necessarily tie into the roadmap. Just eliminating all process and approval is a critical first step. Innovation looks absurd out the gate.

Jess Ewing


What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office space is for makers who answered the call to adventure. We thrive at the intersection of artisan-crafted daydreams and cutting-edge tech. You’ll see people that are laser-focused on driving progress to OKRs. We think for ourselves, understand how our strategies impact others, and never settle for less than world-class brand experiences!

Vanessa Castañeda

Manager of Partnerships

What are Literati Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees Free on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
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