Senior Product Manager

1 week agoNew York, NY

Working at Laika

At Laika, we are on a mission to transform an industry that’s never been known for innovation, but we aren’t letting that stop us. We love collaborating to come up with new ways to solve problems that would stump other teams, and have created a workplace where the best idea wins and we bring out the best in each other.

Our team is full of entrepreneurial people with a bias toward action, an insatiable intellectual curiosity, and a desire to learn and grow personally and professionally. By bringing remarkably talented people together, we have the opportunity to create something truly amazing for our customers and our team.


Why should you work with us?
Laika combines simple software with expert support to help SaaS companies manage security compliance, security audits, and enterprise procurement security diligence. Laika helps you adopt stage-appropriate compliance practices that enterprises can trust and reduce the time and costs of security audits like SOC 2, PCI, HIPAA, etc. by 50% or more.

We were founded in May 2019 and have received investment from top VCs, including JP Morgan, PayPal Ventures and Bain Capital. We're growing customers and revenue like crazy and poised for break-out growth over 2022 - 2023.

 About the Role

We’re looking for a tech-savvy Product Manager to join Laika as we look to expand our Product team and create a best-in-class tool for security compliance management.

  • Are you customer-centric and a creative problem solver?
  • Are you passionate about working with engineers and do you have experience communicating complex product requirements?
  • Are you ready to channel your aspirations and creativity into building user-centered products and driving positive and significant business impact?
  • Are you highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and a strong bias towards getting things done?
  • Are you an advocate of revolutionizing the security compliance field with cutting edge features and enhanced customer experiences?

If so, let’s talk!

At its core, this job is about owning and managing product development from start to finish. You will be responsible for gathering requirements from sources both internal and external, conducting competitive analysis, conceptualizing new features and enhancements, ruthlessly prioritizing features, communicating product specifications to engineers, managing day to day delivery, and tracking the success metrics of launched features over time.


Essential day-to-day activities include:

  • Applying strategic thinking based on information obtained through formal requirements gathering exercises to creatively conceptualize new features and enhancements to the product experience
  • Driving features forward in bi-weekly sprints and prioritizing their completion
  • Acting as a bridge between Design and Engineering teams to facilitate their interactions as well as providing clarity to product development questions as they arise
  • Helping to develop quarterly product roadmap with buy-in from cross-functional teams to unite behind and deliver common goals
  • Managing feature releases and ensure smooth rollouts through proper communication to impacted parties both internally and externally
  • Ruthlessly managing dependencies and performing data-driven prioritization of the team’s backlog to ensure the team is making maximum customer impact
  • Creating and launching market-leading product offerings in partnership with sales, marketing, engineering, and customer experience
  • Analyzing and dispersing relevant product analytics/insights using product metrics

What we are looking for:
We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to envision how companies manage their security compliance in "one-click". You will be joining an established Product team and will be expected to make an immediate impact. As one of the early Product hires, we are looking for a cognitively curious, self-starter with a strong bias towards action and is interested in working in an entrepreneurial, fast-moving environment. If you are passionate about building intuitive solutions to complex problems that drive direct value to users, we would love to talk with you.

The ideal candidate has 6+ years of experience minimum in product management or a comparable discipline. 


  • Passion for technology and building best in class digital experience
  • Strong grasp of technology architecture and the ability to understand complex product functionality, design and technical issues, in order to estimate feature development effort and drive the right priorities, trade-offs, and resolutions
  • Ability to empathize with the customer and prioritize high impact features on their behalf
  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner
  • Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to think and lead complex projects simultaneously
  • Experience in full software development lifecycle duties including requirements gathering, design, estimation, prototyping, implementation, and quality assurance

Really nice to have:

  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies
  • Have shipped digital products before
  • Experience with project management tools such as JIRA and ProductBoard
  • Expertise with Heap, Segment, or similar Product Analytics tools
  • Software engineering background or experience working closely with software engineering teams
  • Experience in compliance, information security, privacy or other technical industries


  • Compensation range for this role is $160,000 - $185,000 and will be based on experience and skill set
  • Early equity in a fast-growing company
  • Remote/ Hybrid work from home model
  • Unlimited PTO
  • $800 stipend for home office equipment
  • Quarterly wellness stipend
  • Paid courses and certifications
  • Free Spanish lessons from our Costa Rican office!

Equal Opportunity

Laika provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Even if you feel you don’t meet every requirement, consider applying! Laika acknowledges the research which shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the stated qualifications. However, we’re looking for authentic innovators to blaze new trails and you just may be the right person for this or another role.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 4019609004

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Wellness Program
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program