Product Owner – Atlas

December 15, 2023

Job Description

At Klaviyo, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives each Klaviyo (we call ourselves Klaviyos) brings to our workplace each and every day. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at success and appreciate the experiences each person brings beyond the traditional job requirements. If you’re a close but not exact match with the description, we hope you’ll still consider applying. Want to learn more about life at Klaviyo? Visit careers.klaviyo.com to see how we empower creators to own their own destiny.

Klaviyo has an exciting new opportunity in our New Products org responsible for identifying new, unique challenges to solve for our customers. The New Products org launched Reviews in Q2 2023 (see keynote from our CEO announcing the product here and product page here) and is a critical part of Klaviyo’s future expansion into new markets.

Product Owners on the New Products team are fast-moving leaders who own the delivery of product roadmaps which help drive significant business outcomes. Compared to Product Managers, Product Owners are more entrepreneurial and flexible in their approach, focusing on the success and growth of the new product area they’re responsible for. They pair closely with leaders of each new product to drive visible business outcomes in scrappy ways. At Klaviyo, you’ll work in the kind of high-growth environment that offers big potential, and Klaviyo’s fast growth will ensure that opportunities abound. 

As a Product Owner for a new product offering (code named Atlas), you will join a unique, entrepreneurial team building a startup within Klaviyo! At this point in time, the existing Atlas team has been working on product ideas and MVPs around this new product area for ~2 months. You will have significant opportunities to influence and lead decisions around Klaviyo’s entry into this new product area, as well as how products in this area relate back to the core Klaviyo product.

In the future, you will lead the charge in growing a new product at Klaviyo scale by leading a team of designers and engineers to execute the features and improvements. You will report to the Head of Atlas, sharing your learnings and influencing the strategy and plans for the product. This is a highly visible project where your work has a clear and direct impact on business metrics, and you’re given a high degree of autonomy to make things happen. 

How Youll Make a Difference:

  • The ultimate measure of success for Product Owners at Klaviyo is driving business outcomes. That’s why we focus on tracking, analyzing, and improving metrics for each area of our product, with a particular focus on driving the results we target. 
  • You will work alongside the Head of Atlas to understand and collaborate on the vision and strategy of the product and the business unit. You will own the execution of that vision and strategy by driving product development and roadmap delivery. 
  • We cannot build products that exceed our customers’ expectations without truly understanding those customers. That’s why Product Owners at Klaviyo spend a significant amount of time interacting with customers, from helping with sales to support. At Klaviyo, knowledge about our customers is power.
  • Product Owners at Klaviyo think deeply, quickly, and analytically. You should love to tease out problems, break them down to small, digestible pieces, and put them back together elegantly.
  • Someone who joins Klaviyo must be exceptional at articulating their thinking through presentations and the written word. As a company, our success is gated on collectively being great and prolific communicators.
  • You will scope out the end-to-end experience for our users and identify the right partners to deliver on an exceptional customer experience. Your influence will span across many teams, from Engineering and Design to Marketing and Customer Success. You are ultimately responsible for on-time and high-quality delivery of customer experiences. 

What Youll Do:

  • Collaborate and communicate – you will collaborate with cross-functional teams within the company and all parties outside of the company to be most effective in your role.
  • Create and execute on a roadmap – you will work with the Atlas team to build a roadmap that delivers high value to customers. You will execute on that roadmap and weigh tradeoffs between time to market and building the right product
  • Create clarity through presenting and writing – You will work across engineering, design, and other stakeholders to ensure our specs and plans are clear and aligned.
  • Keep our work organized – You will keep the team and our product work organized by maintaining the backlog and driving key team meetings, such as sprint plannings and retrospectives. You are the go-to person for plans and timelines for everyone else in the org. 
  • Ship features – You will get value into customers’ hands. For all of the work that goes into planning and coordination, we stay focused on delivering improved solutions and experiences every day. 
  • Solve customer issues – When customers run into challenges that others can’t solve, you will lead the team in triaging, identifying potential solutions, and deciding on the best path forward. 
  • Learn – you will be a voracious learner.  A lack of experience/knowledge around a challenge is an invitation to dive deep and become an expert in that area. You should love learning and tackling new challenges.

Your First 90 Days

In your first 30 days, you will get acclimated to Klaviyo and begin to work on the future of the Atlas product:

  • During the first two weeks, you will be immersed in an onboarding program that introduces you to the company and the product.
  • Extensively familiarize yourself with Klaviyo’s platform and the existing thesis and ideation around Atlas
  • Spend time listening to and shadowing customer calls
  • Familiarize yourself with the product vision, roadmap and strategy behind Atlas. Modify strategy accordingly based on learnings

In your first 60 days, you will become a valuable member of the team:

  • Release a new product to customers
  • Assist in hiring and building out the Atlas team
  • Take ownership of your key area of the product, and become the go-to expert for that area.
  • Lead builds of your first major product features, with coaching from internal subject matter experts in this product space.
  • Start owning the execution of product changes, from feature specs to bug fixes to customer issues. Ensure timely and quality delivery of product changes. 

In your first 90 days, you will continue to increase your influence:

  • Formulate more specific theses around the Atlas product(s) and validate those theses in the market based on real customer usage
  • Maintain all documentation and artifacts and be the go-to owner of the Atlas product for other teams, such as Design, Engineering, Marketing and Support 
  • Evangelize the Atlas product across the organization, driving cross-team collaboration where needed to ensure a deeply integrated and delightful customer experience 

Who You Are:

  • 2+ years of product management experience.
  • A go-getter owning your work, and taking initiative.
  • Resourceful and flexible and has a strong focus on getting things done without strict processes or guidance for every move. 
  • Track record of self-driven work on software products where you shipped significant feature changes with an R&D team 
  • Able to create clarity about the problems we are solving, the solutions and scopes we are building, and the steps we are taking to deliver value to customers. It is your job to reduce ambiguity, ensure visibility and alignment of your projects
  • Organized and have a strong attention to detail that helps guide you in making decisions and delivering high quality products
  • Entrepreneurial spirit matters more than years of experience and seniority.  

The pay range for this role is listed below. Sales roles are also eligible for variable compensation and hourly non-exempt roles are eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable law. This role is eligible for benefits, including: medical, dental and vision coverage, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), flexible paid time off and company-paid holidays and a culture of learning that includes a learning allowance and access to a professional coaching service for all employees.

Pay Range For US Locations:

$112,000—$168,000 USD

Get to Know Klaviyo

Were Klaviyo (pronounced clay-vee-oh). We empower creators to own their destiny by making first-party data accessible and actionable like never before. We see limitless potential for the technology were developing to nurture personalized experiences in ecommerce and beyond. To reach our goals, we need our own crew of remarkable creators ambitious and collaborative teammates who stay focused on our north star: delighting our customers. If youre ready to do the best work of your career, where youll be welcomed as your whole self from day one and supported with generous benefits, we hope you’ll join us.

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