Director of Product, Anaconda Core

  • Anaconda
  • Remote, US
  • 26 Apr, 2024

Job Description

Role: Director of Product, Anaconda Core

Reports to: Sr. Director of Product

Department: Product

Location: Remote, US

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Be at the center of AI

With more than 40 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform and the foundation of modern AI development. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, championed its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and a better world.

Anaconda is seeking people who want to be at the center of Artificial Intelligence. Candidates should be knowledgeable and capable, but always eager to learn more and to teach others. 

Here is why people love most about working here: We’re not just a company, we’re part of a movement. Our dedicated employees and user community are democratizing data science and creating and promoting open-source technologies for a better world, and our commercial offerings make it possible for enterprise users to leverage the most innovative output from open source in a secure, governed way.


Anaconda is seeking a talented Director of Product, Anaconda Core  to join our rapidly-growing company. This is an excellent opportunity for you to leverage your experience and skills and apply it to the world of data science and machine learning.   As our Director of Product, Anaconda Core you will be involved in overseeing the development and management of Anaconda's public package repository, the Anaconda distribution, our contributions to the conda project, and our custom package business. This role will have a combination of strategic planning, product management, partner management, and team leadership. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the team accountable for distribution, package building, package repository, and presentation of the Anaconda Distribution to customers
  • Responsible for our Anaconda Embedded product offering and partnerships
  • Build and lead a high-performing team of product managers to grow our distribution business
  • Define and execute the strategy for Anaconda Python and R packages and repositories
  • Engage with our community of open source conda contributors to solidify conda as the premier tool for environment and package management in AI
  • Manage strategic partnerships with hardware and platform partners to build and maintain customized conda packages
  • Represent our package ecosystem as a business to the company, Set the organizations KPIs and OKRs.

What You Need:

  • Leadership / people management experience
  • 8+ Years of product management experience
  • Technical background or undergraduate degree
  • Understanding of how the open source software ecosystem works
  • Team attitude: “I am not done until WE are done”
  • Embody our core values:  
    • Great People
    • Great Product
    • Great Performance
  • Care deeply about fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences can flourish 

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience working in a open-source or data science-oriented company
  • Understanding of python packaging and the packaging ecosystem
  • Agile experience - Scrum / Kanban

Why You’ll Like Working Here:

  • Unique opportunity to translate strong open-source adoption and user enthusiasm into commercial product growth
  • Dynamic company that rewards high performers
  • On the cutting edge of enterprise application of data science, machine learning and AI
  • Collaborative team environment that values multiple perspectives and clear thinking
  • Employees-first culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical*, Dental*, Vision*, HSA*, Life* and 401K*
  • Paid parental leave - both parents
  • Monthly productivity stipend 
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Open vacation policy* 
  • Quarterly Snake days (company-wide bonus day off)
  • 100% remote 

*FTE employees based on your region 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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