Staff Product Manager


5 months ago


Deno makes programming easy. We make it possible to use JavaScript outside of the browser to build all types of software. Our free open source runtime is one of the most popular projects on Github. Our business is hosting JavaScript servers at the edge with the Deno Deploy serverless runtime. Try it out — you ought to be able to deploy a server world-wide in less than 5 minutes.

About the company

Deno is founded by the same engineers who built Node.js, the JavaScript runtime used by millions of developers and used by nearly all websites in one form or another. Deno is a continuation of the ideas in Node; a modern take on server-side JavaScript development. The open source project has already secured itself among the ranks of the most popular projects on GitHub.

Our commercial product is cloud service for hosting JavaScript servers. It is one of just a handful of implementations of serverless at edge in existence. By repurposing web browser technology for server software, we aim to accelerate a new generation of extreme low-latency edge applications.

We are fully remote with employees all over the world. Don't assume this means we're not a real company; our investors include Sequoia Capital, Nat Friedman, Netlify, and Wordpress.

About the role

As a Staff Product Manager at Deno, you will be at the forefront of a technology that is redefining the way developers write and run code. You will have the opportunity to help define and execute on our product strategy and roadmap. A key part of this will include “owning the problems” of our users based on a deep understanding of their needs, and then partnering with our design and engineering teams to iterate on solutions. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of scaling SaaS and / or hosting solutions, be a creative problem solver, and have a passion for creating products that improve the lives of developers.


  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the developer community and market trends to inform product direction and identify new opportunities

  • Drive the product development process from ideation to launch, working with engineering to ensure timely delivery and high-quality releases

  • Conduct market and user research to validate product ideas and inform feature prioritization

  • Develop and refine detailed user personas that accurately represent the needs, goals and behaviors of Deno’s target users

  • Define and monitor key product metrics, using data to drive product decisions and measure success

  • Communicate product plans and progress to stakeholders across the organization, including executives, sales, and support teams


  • 8+ years of experience in product management with a track record of delivering successful SaaS and/or hosting solutions

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field

  • Deep understanding of the developer community and trends in developer tools

  • Experience in conducting market and user research to validate product ideas and inform product direction

  • Proven ability to collaborate with designers, engineers, marketers, and sales teams to deliver high-quality products on time

  • Strong analytical skills and experience using data to drive product decisions and measure success

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

We Offer

  • A competitive full-time salary and early-stage stock options

  • 100% remote work from anywhere in the world

  • Autonomous work - we work collaboratively on projects, but you set your own pace

  • Flexible vacation time - unlimited PTO

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Hardware and office allowances

  • Company off-sites three times a year


  • Once you've submitted your application, the team will review your submission and reach out for a screening interview over video call. If you pass this screen, you will be invited to up to four follow up interviews. These calls usually take between 30-60 minutes each depending on the interviewer. Once the interviews are over, our hiring team will meet to discuss several roles and candidates. We may ask one or two follow-up questions over email or a quick call before making an offer.