Principal Product Manager API

Job at Pinata



Full time


Pinata Technologies, Inc. is building the tools and infrastructure for a more free and empowering Web3 generation through IPFS. Our vision is to foster a sense of place for every creator on the internet that is uniquely theirs. Our fully remote team comprises engineers and designers, builders and creators, and overall kind humans with big dreams. We believe in a culture that fosters integrity and teamwork, laughter and trust, and our work is meaningful and challenging in the best ways every day. Check us out at About Us | Pinata


Pinata is creating a world where people can own the experience of creating and distributing content.We are looking for a versatile and experienced Senior Product Manager or Principal Product Manager, who will work alongside our Director of Technical Products to own the product roadmap for our APIs, documentation platform, and developer onboarding. This role will focus on core internal improvements to our APIs to help us move faster when developing new API first solutions.If you are inspired by creating great products through empathy and data, and excited to work with the top platform for media in the NFT space, then you will succeed in this role. Building products in web3 is a challenge unlike any other market. If that excites you, read on.We're looking for someone who believes in themselves and can help shape the vision of the future of Product at Pinata.You will report to the Head of Product.You will work remotely with our distributed team and can be based anywhere in North or South America.


  • Leadership: Lead the end-to-end lifecycle of complex features from conception through launch
  • Collaboration: Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineering, Design, and Marketing teams to develop a comprehensive product strategy including features, metrics, objectives, and a roadmap for the product you own
  • Entrepreneurial: Own the product vision and strategy for our APIs in close collaboration with our Director of Technical Products
  • Champion: Guide internal stakeholders on product strategy to ensure company-wide alignment
  • Customer-empathy: Exemplify a customer-first mindset and prioritize research uncovering customer goals and needs to translate directly into impactful product improvements
  • Design thinking: Run experiments and leverage research to release new products, increase efficiencies and iteratively improve our products
  • Results-driven: Own product requirements, planning, and go-to-market to deliver on business goals


  • 5+ years of product management or product development experience with 2+ years experience with APIs
  • Experience in a leadership role as a Product Lead, Lead Product Manager, leading a product team, or similar responsibilities
  • Experience as a software engineer or demonstrated ability to understand and drive technical decisions around backend, API, and data modeling
  • Experience at a fast-growing, consumer-facing startup or tech company
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and complexity to make thoughtful product decisions based on an appropriate assessment of risk and value
  • Ability to analyze micro and macro effects of your product decisions on customers and the business
  • Exceptional communication skills with internal stakeholders and customers
  • Ability to educate others on the Product function and drive alignment between functions
  • Demonstrated analytical skills including the ability to define and analyze metrics that inform the success of the product
  • Detail-oriented mindset; you believe that a great product is the sum of an inordinate number of small, thoughtful decisions


🌐 Ability to work remotely from anywhere

🩺 Health, dental and vision benefits

🌴 Unlimited paid time off

💻 Professional development stipend

🐣 18 weeks parental leave for full-time, salaried employees including birth, adoption, or surrogacy

🏦 Meaningful equity for full-time, salaried employees

🤩 Opportunity to join us at an early stage where your contributions will make an impact and you’ll have opportunities to flourish

Applying to Pinata

We value different experiences, so even if you don’t meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply!

Pinata follows a structured interview process. If we move forward with your application, our typical interview process includes:30-minute call with recruiter to discuss your experience and logistics45-minute behavioral interview with hiring manager Team panel interview with people on the team you'd be joining

Cross-functional panel interviewSome roles will have a take-home assignment or technical interview. Candidates may also be asked to meet with additional team members at the hiring manager's request.

Pinata Compensation Philosophy

At Pinata, we compensate our team fairly and consistently by analyzing market data and benchmarking to ensure equitable, unbiased compensation.In accordance to pay transparency laws, Pinata provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired and performed in the United States. For the United States only, our salary range for this role is $170,400 - $185,600 USD. For any additional countries where this role may be hired and performed, compensation will be determined by location. Compensation will be determined during the interview process based on experience, competencies, and market data. In addition to salary, we offer equity and competitive benefits where eligible. At any time during the interview process, please ask your recruiter for more information.

A Note on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our team spans over 7 countries and each of us offer unique perspectives. We believe in treating everyone with respect and providing an environment where everyone can be their authentic self. Pinata is an equal opportunity employer and we value inclusivity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people who are neurodivergent, have medical needs or disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please complete this form.

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