We're looking for a Product Manager to join the Data Science and Applied Research teams at Warby Parker. You'll join two teams that include practitioners of statistics, machine learning, computer vision, and electrical engineering who work closely with stakeholders across the company to develop business-improving, customer-delighting products. Last year alone we simulated billions of potential supply chain networks, created a vision test that you can take on your mobile phone, and developed an emoji-powered Halloween costume recommender. Want to help us advance the technology that got Warby Parker featured in Forbes, Vogue, The New York Times, and Inc., and named "Most Innovative" by Fast Company? Read on for more about the job.

What you'll do:

  • Scope new internal products, working with your teammates to gather requirements, write business cases, track progress, and deliver value
  • Connect with stakeholders across the company to ensure that they remain passionate users of our work
  • Manage team priorities in a fast-evolving business, determining concrete next actions and removing roadblocks
  • Improve project delivery processes to make the Data Science and Applied Research teams more efficient and able to continuously deliver results
  • Help write, edit, and maintain product documentation
  • Help organize community events like the Analyst Guild, plus team events like offsites, outings, and volunteer days
  • Learn from and teach other Technical Product Managers on the Technology team

Who you are:

  • Equipped with 2+ years experience managing software projects with non-technical stakeholders
  • Empathetic and capable of communicating with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Capable of writing clear expository prose on complex topics
  • Organized and adept at prioritizing across multiple projects at the same time
  • Interested in how things work (you should be excited to read a book about a new topic when you need to get up to speed on something)

What you'll learn:

  • The nitty-gritty of how Warby Parker is changing the optical, fashion, and retail industries
  • How a stakeholder-driven business operates, and how we serve the needs of customers, employees, society and investors as we scale
  • How data science and research teams can help improve every aspect of a complex business, including e-commerce, physical retail, supply chain, marketing, customer support, and more

Extra credit (by no means required!):

  • Experience managing analysis and software projects
  • Experience managing the development of products that touch many different parts of an organization
  • An understanding of (and informed opinions about) agile, scrum, PMI, and/or other project management methodologies
  • Experience writing quantitative and qualitative business cases
  • An interest in data journalism, science writing, data visualization, or other examples of popularizing technical material for a non-technical audience

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we're able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, we've grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world's most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We're big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don't.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn't hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible "My Time" vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)