Group Manager, Product – Core Platforms

March 4, 2024

Job Description

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the worlds largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

An overview of this role

As the Group Manager, Product (GMP) you will be responsible for supporting our product groups within Core Platform who focus on ensuring GitLab can be deployed, operated, and scaled with a best in class experience. You will work with the product managers to refine the long term vision and common direction for GitLab deployments. You will also collaborate with other product groups to ensure their features can be delivered to both self-managed and SaaS deployments. 

This is a high impact role as every deployment of GitLab, from the largest GitLab SaaS service to the smallest self-managed deployment, uses the tools from these groups. This role reports to the Director of Product Management, Core Platform.

Some examples of our projects include the deployment and on-going operation of GitLab: 

What youll do  

  • Help all administrators of GitLab to quickly and easily provide a great experience to their users
  • Make sure you have a great product team (recruit and hire, sense of progress, promote proactively, identify underperformance)
  • Work on the vision with the Product Leadership including VP of Product, Chief Product Officer and CEO; and communicate this vision internally and externally
  • Distill the overall vision into a compelling roadmap
  • Make sure the vision advances in every release and communicate this
  • Communicate our vision through customer conversations, demos, blogging, and interviews
  • Work closely with your stable counterparts in R&D including Engineering, UX and Quality along with stakeholders across Go to Market (Marketing, Sales, etc).

What youll bring 

  • Experience leading a team of Product Managers
  • Experience as a Product Manager with recognised achievements during your tenure as an IC
  • Experience hiring teams in high-growth companies
  • Experience with self-managed products and their lifecycle operations
  • Technical background or clear understanding of developer products; familiarity with Git, Continuous Integration, Containers, Kubernetes, and Project Management software a plus
  • Strong ability to understand the technical foundation of distributed software systems
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work cross-functionally, as these groups affect many parts of GitLab
  • Additional requirements are outlined in the Product Management Career Development Framework
  • You share our values and work in accordance with those values

About the team

You will be leading a geographically distributed team of Product Managers while working closely with a Development Manager and UX Manager counterpart. The team is working on critical capabilities of the DevSecOps platform meaning you will be working cross-functionally with GTM and PMM counterparts across the business in order to ensure successful delivery. 

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.


The base salary range for this roles listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.

Colorado/Washington pay range

$145,600—$280,800 USD

California/Hawaii/New York/New Jersey pay range

$145,600—$312,000 USD

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