VP of Product

About Nimble

Nimble is on a mission to ensure that all students, regardless of background, have access to excellent teachers. We build data-driven and research-backed tools to help schools recruit and hire top talent. Our core product is an applicant tracking system with embedded AI assistance that helps K-12 hiring managers identify the educators most likely to drive student learning and be retained in classrooms. Since launching in 2017, we have grown to serve some of the largest school districts nationwide, staffing classrooms for millions of students annually.

We’re a fast growing team working to ensure our customers have access to best-in-class tools. We strive to promote inclusion and equity, both in our mission and in our day-to-day workplace culture. While we are a highly ambitious team, we prioritize work-life balance, flexibility and employee retention. We're a distributed team, which means you can work from anywhere on a flexible schedule.

The role

As Nimble grows, we’re seeking a senior leader to drive our product strategy and the growth of the engineering and product development organization. This person will:

  • Develop a multi-year vision, strategy and roadmap for Nimble’s products and be the owner of end-to-end development of this roadmap;
  • Flow between high-level strategic planning and day-to-day execution and between business-level prioritization and spec development;
  • Help scale and lead the engineering and product development organization, including an impactful team of product managers, engineers and designers;
  • Own product functionality, efficiency, and security; continuously improve product development and engineering processes, including quality assurance and testing;
  • Spend a significant amount of time with customers and prospects to understand their needs and inform the product vision.


We are looking for someone who has most or all of the following:

  • 7+ years of experience in product management, including experience managing direct reports and cross-functional development teams;
  • Engineering background and/or demonstrated ability to gather the information needed to make strategic decisions in technical domains;
  • Strong design, UX and user research background and a track record of converting complex business requirements into best-in-class user experiences;
  • Experience building and scaling diverse, inclusive, high-achieving product teams and enabling direct reports to do their best work;
  • Experience building enterprise SaaS applications with complex workflows and/or AI components, ideally within recruitment or talent management;
  • Superior strategic, analytic and problem solving skills and experience defining and executing a product strategy and roadmap aligned with company goals;
  • Entrepreneurial experience in some form and/or demonstrated ability to define and execute quickly on greenfield product opportunities;
  • Presentation and communication skills necessary to manage high-level client facing relationships;
  • Passion for our mission of ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

Why Nimble

In our first three years, we’ve developed and brought to market an impactful, research-based tool that helps schools identify and hire outstanding classroom talent. In Nimble’s next phase of growth, our product leader will have the opportunity to take outsized ownership over the expansion of our product line and rapid growth of our engineering and product development operation. This is a unique opportunity to:

  • Join an ambitious team with the power to change the game for students nationwide, leveling the playing field and ensuring that all students have access to educational opportunity through excellent teachers;
  • Take on leadership within an ambitious engineering and product development operation, shaping team culture during a period of rapid growth;
  • Serve as a strategic leader in partnership with the CEO to define and execute a strategy for expansion of our product line and, ultimately, our impact.

Our culture

A high-impact team striving for outstanding results:

  • Equity: We strive to be an inclusive and anti-racist organization. We embody this goal both through our direct work to help schools conduct rigorous and equitable hiring processes, but also through our daily actions and culture.
  • Excellence: We're bringing cutting-edge technology to an under-resourced industry. To give our customers the best, we need to be ruthlessly efficient with our time and work harder and smarter than your average startup.
  • Speed: We act deliberately and quickly. While we have high standards, we value results over perfection. We're driven by our mission to ensure all students have access to outstanding teachers. We work toward that mission with urgency.
  • Ownership: We're problem solvers who take ownership over outcomes and consistently follow through on commitments. We're solutions-oriented, with minimal hierarchy.
  • Communication: As a distributed team, we value consistent and open communication. We offer ideas and welcome debate. We trust each other, ask for help when we need it and give honest feedback.
  • Growth: We strive to improve personally and professionally by asking ourselves (and others) what we can do better. The goal isn't perfection, but constant improvement.


Startup hustle, with added flexibility:

  • Work from anywhere: As long as you put in the work, you can do it from anywhere on a flexible schedule.
  • Competitive compensation: It doesn't hurt to get paid well while you're changing the world, right?
  • Unlimited vacation & flexible parental leave: We work hard, but work isn't everything.
  • Medical, dental, retirement: For US-based teammates, we offer benefits like medical, dental and 401K.
  • Annual retreat: Like to travel? We do too. Each year we come together in a fun location to get to know each other better.

Apply now

If you meet most or all of the above requirements, we want to hear from you! Send a resume or equivalent information to lauren@hirenimble.com.