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Senior Director, Product Management - Internal Developer Platforms



Software Engineering, Product, Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About the team

Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration, and knowledge around the place they call home. We connect buyers and sellers, renters and landlords, and empower them with the information and tools they need to make smarter decisions about homes.
In the Platform Org at Zillow, we are passionate about creating AI-driven experiences and data platforms that revolutionize engineering productivity and quality. As a leader of our team, you will have the opportunity to lead the team in developing cutting-edge engineering platforms, infra tooling, frameworks, and CI/CD flows for our internal engineers. We prioritize skill set development, platform PM discipline, and maintain a customer-focused approach that embodies our value of Customers Are Our North Star.

About the role

We are searching for a visionary Senior Director of Product Management eager to make a significant impact in the realm of internal developer platforms, tooling, developer experience, and processes. This leader will empower our Zillow engineers and drive innovation through our team’s impactful work.

You will be at the forefront, leading the charge in developing and executing our data platforms and developer experience strategies. Your leadership will shape the creation of data products and engineering platforms tailored for internal use, including our innovative experimentation platform that fosters API sharing and data exchange. Take the reins of this role and inspire a team to drive forward innovation and transformation.


  • Lead and mentor a team of talented product managers, setting clear objectives, providing guidance, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

  • Define and execute the product vision and roadmap for platforms, aligning with business objectives and customer needs.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Data Science, and AI, to prioritize and deliver high-quality products.

  • Act as a subject matter expert in technical platforms, staying up-to-date with industry trends and best practices to drive continuous improvement and innovation.

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to identify strategic opportunities and develop partnerships that will enhance our platforms.

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of platform customers and their needs, ensuring that our products are designed for optimal user experience and meet their requirements.

  • Manage the product lifecycle from concept to launch, including gathering requirements, user testing, and post-launch analysis to measure effectiveness and drive improvements.

  • Drive product adoption and success through effective go-to-market strategies, and ongoing customer engagement.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice, which must be identified to the Company. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $247,200.00 - $394,800.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

  • 10+ years of experience in product management, with a focus on engineering excellence and platforms, and preferred AI-driven experiences and data platforms.

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering internal platforms that are so valuable the customers choose to use them.

  • Skilled at reducing migration fatigue, by building well-formed platforms and services that automate pain points.

  • Experience creating effective adoption and evangelism strategies that address the real challenges faced by internal customers.

  • Deep understanding of engineering principles, data processing frameworks, and big data technologies.

  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and develop high-performing teams.

  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a consensus building data-informed approach.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at RecruitingAccessibility@zillowgroup.com.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.