Principal Product Manager, New ML Initiatives

January 12, 2024

Job Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace – the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Product team advocates for our users and our business, setting the vision for our growing family of products. We use data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal, balancing diverse perspectives and empowering our teams to do great work. As we scale globally, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world in team that always focuses on we, not I, and creates delightful products that are worthy of trust.

Role Description

As a Principal Product Manager in our new initiatives org, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of this team, setting direction and driving major strategic and product initiatives. You will have significant strategic impact and influence the direction of the company, as well as direct responsibility for new products and those already loved by hundreds of millions of users. You will do this together with an amazing team of talented, passionate product managers and leaders from across functions. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver on Dropbox’s strategy around our new ML initiatives, spearheading key initiatives and driving cross-functional alignment and progress
  • Lead the cross-functional teams in your area – in close partnership with engineering and design – to create and ship delightful product experiences that help people work better together
  • Collaborate closely with the other Product teams driving similar new-product initiatives 
  • Make data-informed decisions. Know how you’re measuring success before starting any project. Obsess over your KPIs. Know when to commit more or less resources.
  • Communicate clearly and crisply with leadership stakeholders and drive alignment across multiple teams in scrappy ways.
  • You will also be responsible for building a product roadmap that scales with customer needs and the progression of the business
  • Define new product goals working closely with engineers, designers, senior leaders, and other PMs.

Requirements

  • 12+ years of experience delivering highly successful and innovative software products which are AI powered
  • Deep understanding of natural language processing, machine learning, and automation technologies
  • Experience developing developer tools, languages, or APIs a plus
  • Experience with delivering a 0-1 product from concept stage to final delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to influence company level strategy and work with business leaders to execute on the transformation
  • Build alignment and listen well, but can also drive hard decisions, framing the different options and tradeoffs. 
  • Proven ability to lead teams and work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to analyze and use quantitative and qualitative data to inform decisions
  • A deep understanding and empathy for consumer and business users — you love building products that make our customers feel joy, delight and trust
  • You’re a strong communicator, with an ability to influence with cross-functional collaboration skills

Total Rewards

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
• US Zone 1: $255,000 – $300,000 – $345,000.
• US Zone 2: $229,500 – $270,000 – $310,500.
• US Zone 3: $204,000 – $240,000 – $276,000.
 
Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro), Washington DC metro and West Virginia (DC metro)
• US Zone 3: All other US locations #LI-DNP

Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support  

Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).