Product Manager (1st PM)

Remote /
Product & Engineering /
Full time
1build (YC W20) is looking for an exceptional Product Manager as our first PM hire. You will be taking ownership over our roadmap, guiding engineering & design teams, and acting as a trusted partner to our customers.

1build is automating cost estimation in construction with a combination of human and machine intelligence. Our marketplace of expert cost estimators is scaled by an internal programming language for buildings called Owl. Owl allows cost estimators in our marketplace to efficiently convert building blueprints into shopping lists of construction materials and labor.

Our vision is to codify the language buildings. 1build’s goal is to use data and algorithmic logic to become an end-to-end support system for builders as they manage projects from cost estimation to bidding to material procurement.

We are a distributed start-up with an inspiring culture and countless opportunities for fast-paced upward career progression. We’ve closed a $5.5M seed round from top venture funds like Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, MetaProp, and others. Our founding team comes from companies like Tesla, Apple, WeWork, Uber & Samsara.

Your responsibilities will include:

    • Developing a strong sense of empathy for individuals at construction companies
    • Prioritizing features on short & medium-term roadmaps
    • Writing detailed PRDs and behavior specs for engineers & designers
    • Owning project task management and status updates
    • Working closely with sales & marketing to communicate new releases

About you:

    • You are an energetic PM looking to take on a new challenge
    • You have experienced hyper-growth at a Series A/B startup
    • You are keenly organized and able to communicate clearly in writing
    • You have genuine excitement about solving problems in construction
    • You are looking to recruit and lead a team


    • 3+ years in a PM (or founder) role at a rapidly growing company
    • 1+ years in a team leadership role within product management
    • Technical background is a strong plus

Why join 1build:

    • An opportunity to reimagine the construction industry from first principles
    • A chance to create a product-driven organization as the first PM
    • Competitive base + equity compensation plan
    • Medical, dental, and vision Insurance
    • Remote-first benefits: home office stipend and co-working allowance