Product Manager, Growth

Product Management  |  Sunnyvale, California

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

Product Manager, Growth

LinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and everyday millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world’s workforce in ways no other company can.

Your network is one of the most important assets on LinkedIn: it determines what you see on the feed, the notifications you get, and who you can message. Having the right network of people you know & things you care about turns LinkedIn into a place for meaningful conversations and relationships that can help your career. Conversely, having the wrong network leads to a diluted experience that erodes trust and hinders you from getting value from LinkedIn. Today, only a fraction of connections built and interests followed are meaningful. The goal of this role is to define what a healthy network looks like and create a holistic strategy and plan to get there.


  • Create a strategy & roadmap to reduce the number of unwanted connection requests in our connections ecosystems so members can form meaningful relationships
  • Define the role of connections and follows in the overall LinkedIn ecosystem, and derive a company-wide strategy and roadmap to get there.
  • Create principles and success metrics for what a healthy network looks like and work with various product teams across LinkedIn (e.g. Feed, Messaging, and Trust) to work towards it
  • Create a GTM plan to implement fundamental product changes needed to nurture healthy networking behavior (e.g. reduce connection count of 30k)
  • Drive global product requirements definition, product planning and product design (including writing PRDs) of new features and enhancements
  • Work cross-functionally and with the Product Development team to bring features live to the site
  • Clearly communicate product benefits to our users and internal stakeholders

 Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA Degree in a technology related field OR equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience in product management or equivalent role

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in a technology-related field
  • Experience building web products with a demonstrated ability to drive product planning, development and launch
  • Strong understanding of the most recent trends around consumer web usage including experience with social media
  • Knowledge of the Internet, emerging web technologies and community building
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with and understand technical subjects and emerging technologies and their relevance to the marketplace
  • Ability to manage and lead across highly cross-functional teams
  • Ability to communicate findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

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