Product Manager - Data Platform

Austin, TX
The Zebra, named a Best Place to Work in Austin four years running, is revolutionizing how connected consumers research and shop for insurance. We’re a purpose-driven company looking for a Data Platform Product Manager to democratize data across the company.

You’ll work with stakeholders and engineers to translate business goals into creative technical solutions. Your expertise will enable the data platform team to build a high-quality scalable platform to support strategic initiatives and will empower the business to better understand users, products, and financials.


    • Build consensus to establish a shared vision and strategy for the Data Platform team
    • Translate that vision and strategy into your roadmap and prioritize features for highest impact and fastest time-to-market
    • Defining success criteria for your product, including SLAs and warranties around reliability and up-time
    • Develop an expert level understanding of our data to drive scalable solutions that will result in business enablement
    • Work closely with stakeholders, analytics, engineering, and QA teams to enable an efficient, collaborative, and high-quality product development process
    • Anticipate potential issues, necessary points of integration, and needs beyond the basic product requirements (E.g., proactively advocate for larger technical solutions vs. one-off solutions when appropriate)
    • Provide thorough, actionable specs, define user stories and requirements and think through edge cases to help the engineering team deliver high-quality features
    • Remove roadblocks for the engineering team quickly, addressing all questions and needs for on-time delivery
    • Acceptance test features to ensure they meet business requirements and fit within the product vision
    • Become an expert in how our products and components interact with each other


    • 2+ years experience in a platform product management or equivalent role
    • 5+ years professional experience working with business-focused stakeholders and planning the work of software developers on data & analytics related projects for B2C digital companies
    • Experience in creating, defining, and implementing a data platform strategy 
    • Technical understanding of all aspects of software development, recognizing the business value of fixing technical debt and creating good automated testing
    • Proficient in big data infrastructures and advanced analytics technologies
    • Knowledge and understanding of data management, data governance, and data quality
    • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills to drive cross-department alignment to the overall strategy
    • Organized and self-managed, creating processes and implementing measures of success
    • Detail-oriented and self-sufficient, able to find creative solutions and build something from scratch
    • Knowledgeable about all things data – exploration, modeling, analysis, ecosystems, infrastructure, optimization, and data science
    • Motivated to become an expert in their product area in order to best serve business needs and create effective solutions


    • Startup experience
    • A background in insurance or financial services industries
    • Experience working with a data team for a web-based fintech or insuretech marketplace


    • Competitive Compensation & Stock Option Offering
    • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages
    • HSA offering + employer contribution
    • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
    • Paid Parental Leave Program
    • Commuter Benefits (up to $100/month)
    • Wellness perk ($100/month)
    • Learning & Development Stipends
    • Onsite Full Service Barista
    • Wednesday Catered Lunch + Fully Stocked Fridges
    • Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or drive our diversity & inclusion stance by creating your own
    • Join a team that truly lives their values, and values their lives (outside of the office. Cliche, we know… but we really mean it)


The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has brought transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies, and with its real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can easily and quickly find the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., Time, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Austin Business Journal named The Zebra a Best Place to Work in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Austin American-Statesman also awarded The Zebra as a Top Workplace in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.

The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.

As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, The Zebra provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Zebra complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Zebra expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Zebra's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

**No external recruiters or agents, please.**