Vertex Ventures US
Vertex Ventures US

Staff Product Manager (Docker Scout)



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Docker is a remote first company with employees across Europe, APAC and the Americas that simplifies the lives of developers who are making world-changing apps. We raised our Series C funding in March 2022 for $105M at a $2.1B valuation. We continued to see exponential revenue growth last year. Join us for a whale of a ride!

At Docker, we simplify the lives of millions of developers who are making world-changing apps. Docker helps developers bring their ideas to reality by conquering the complexity of app development. We simplify and accelerate workflows with an integrated development pipeline and application components. A fast-growing start-up, Docker offers a dynamic work environment.

The Products Team at Docker is looking for a Staff Product Manager for Docker Scout, our supply chain product offering. You will own and drive an investment and product area from high-level concept design to delivery and operation. You will help shape the future of a key area of Docker.. You will work closely with developers inside and outside of Docker, our customers, as well as our partners to expand our open ecosystem offering and provide value. As the company and ecosystem grows, you will help to foster teams eager to continuously build, measure, and learn.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need experience working with developers and a technical knowledge of developer tools. You’ll need to know how to work with the developer community and understand the lifecycle of software development and the software supply chain. You’ll need a relentless drive to try new things, and an eye for detail. Your long-term success will depend on your ability to own the product roadmap and collaborate with the developer community, and scale our services. Most importantly, you’ll need to be okay with taking ownership of big objectives with big goals, working with a cross-functional team, and maintaining a bias for action.


  • You own a product area, the long-term vision, the roadmap, the revenue, and the results.

  • You believe in and can articulate succinctly, our customers and their pain points. You empathize and understand the world they live in and the constraints they work through.

  • You will engage deeply with developers and find amazing solutions that solve today's problems while optimizing for tomorrow's vision.

  • You enjoy building products that are easy to adopt and use. You have a keen design sensibility, and you are always looking for ways to improve the usability of your products.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and will guide product definition, feature prioritization, and scope, in concert with cross functional teams.

  • You’re a fan of iterative development, working with our customers as well as cross-functional teams to hypothesize, measure impact, and learn from previous releases to iterate on future roadmap plans.

You should apply if:

  • You have deep empathy for the needs of developers and are obsessed with talking to your users.

  • You are comfortable interacting with a command-line interface.

  • You have experience building B2B, SaaS or have a background in Public Cloud

  • You have experience working with tools in the software supply chain and/or software security

  • You can break down complex technical problems into small, release-able, user valuable features.

  • You can explain complex ideas simply and communicate across diverse stakeholders.

  • You have effective written, verbal, and visual communication skills.

  • You can analyze data, both qualitative and quantitative, to inform decision making.

  • You have a collaborative approach and ability to work with fast moving, distributed, cross-functional teams.

  • You have experience running products at various stages of maturity, from legacy to greenfield.

  • You are a doer as well as a strategist. We are small and need all hands on deck.

What to expect in the first 30 days

  • Get to know Docker! Vision, mission, values

  • Understand the team and business unit’s mission

  • Meet the team along with peers across the business unit and company

  • Work closely with designers, researchers and engineers to get to know our user’s needs and current pain points.

  • Work with your Group Product Manager and team to review and create quarterly goals

  • Understand your product’s roadmap and what data is available to make data driven decisions

What to expect in the first 90 days

  • Understand the company’s and business unit’s product vision and how it relates to your team’s objectives

  • Provide clarity of product vision to your team and how your team contributes to the overall success of the company and business unit

  • Develop deep understanding of our developers and customers and why they love Docker

  • Shape your team roadmap and vision in close collaboration with design and engineering peers.

  • Lead the definition of the team OKRs for the quarter and provide progress reports

What to expect in the first year

  • Lead product initiatives across cross-functional teams to create value for our users

  • Drive the long term direction of your product including contributions to ARR


  • Freedom & flexibility; fit your work around your life

  • Home office setup; we want you comfortable while you work

  • 16 weeks of paid Parental leave

  • Technology stipend equivalent to $100 net/month

  • PTO plan that encourages you to take time to do the things you enjoy

  • Quarterly, company-wide hackathons

  • Training stipend for conferences, courses and classes

  • Equity; we are a growing start-up and want all employees to have a share in the success of the company

  • Docker Swag

  • Medical benefits, retirement and holidays vary by country

Docker embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.

Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.