Technical Product Manager - Data Platform


Technical Product Manager - Data Platform

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Are you passionate about data and what it could mean to both our internal product teams and external customers? Do you enjoy solving the difficult problems that enable customers to grow their business? Do your technology inclinations lead you to want to understand “how it really works” in order to explain it to others, and super organized so that you can design a long-term product roadmap to support the company’s business goals?

We are looking for a Technical Product Manager - Data Platform to join our Product & Design team.  You will work cross-functionally with designers and engineers to build our data platform used internally, in our products, and by the customers of our digital ordering platform.  You will have a critical role in helping to prioritize the product backlog.  If you thrive in a culture of ownership and innovation then this role is for you. This person is able to take several seemingly distinct requests and equate them to the same or similar underlying needs which can be provided by a single platform offering. You will be able to look “outward” towards the end-user as well as “inward” towards building a comprehensive data platform over time.

This is a full-time position either remote or in New York City.  The product manager will report to the VP of Product Management.

What You'll Be Doing

    • Contribute to ongoing definition, prioritization, and planning of the Data Platform product roadmap, incorporating internal requests.
    • Drive the evolution of Olo’s Data Platform that powers the core of Olo’s digital ordering products.
    • Develop a product vision and strategy that informs the solutions we build for our clients and the priorities of our Engineering teams.
    • Develop the product specifications and user stories that drive the build-out of new products and features that relies on our data. 
    • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our products, particularly data capabilities, to ensure that product updates achieve desired goals.
    • Define KPIs for the data platform team that ensure new products and features are delivered on time and with success
    • Conduct client outreach initiatives to identify system innovations that would solve operational problems for restaurants.
    • Conduct competitive research to inform our product strategy and roadmap.
    • Work with technology partners to evaluate and plan integrations that meet the business needs of our teams.
    • Work closely with Olo business stakeholders to understand and evaluate client feature requests.
    • Work closely with the Olo Sales & Marketing team to create product marketing material-sales collateral (demos, documentation).
    • Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.
    • Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.
    • Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.
    • Serve as a product evangelist to the technical/developer community.

What We’ll Expect From You

    • You love the idea of helping customers order ahead and Skip the Line™ at restaurant chains around the country! 
    • Additionally, you’d love to dig into the “backend” to make the adoption and incorporation of Olo into existing operations smooth and painless.
    • You have demonstrated the ability to work across an entire organization, from the CEO to the Tech Lead to Customer Support to Sales.
    • You can clearly articulate plans for the next few weeks, as well as the longer-view product vision.
    • You have at least 3 years of experience in a Technical Product Manager role, or comparable role, for a software technology company that operates in an Agile process framework.
    • You have worked directly with an Engineering team to build project plans and timelines and manage against those timelines to ensure that you ship the right products at the right time with the right quality.
    • You are a creative problem solver who can understand and process the challenges from all parts of the business and what they face in meeting their goals.
    • You are comfortable speaking to outside parties and customers.
    • You are passionate about creating and optimizing processes, systems, and workflows.
    • You have a functional understanding of software development (maybe you were an engineer in a previous life) and are able to “dive into the details” to understand complex technical challenges.
    • You care about functional and nonfunctional requirements alike.
    • Your writing and communication skills are strong; you can convey ideas clearly and concisely.
    • Basic fluency with data analytics and reporting.
    • Bachelor’s degree.

Nice to Have

    • Previous experience as a software or data engineer.
    • Restaurant experience in back-of-house or front-of-house roles.
    • Experience as a product manager for a startup or growth-stage company.
    • Experience with SaaS platforms for enterprise clients.
    • Experience with PaaS platforms for internal engineering clients.
    • Basic fluency in programming and query languages or database management skills.
COVID-19 Impact

Olo is committed to the well-being of candidates, employees and our community. The  Olo NYC Headquarters will be closed for the foreseeable future because of the global outbreak of COVID-19. While an in-person interview is typical for many roles at Olo, we will conduct interviews via video conferencing while our HQ is closed. Olo benefits from the fact that over half of our workforce is remote, therefore we are accustomed to conducting interviews via video conferencing and we anticipate no impact on our recruiting timelines. We encourage candidates to share any concerns or questions with Olo’s recruiting team.

About Olo

Olo powers digital ordering and delivery programs that connect restaurant brands to the on-demand world, placing orders directly into the restaurant through all order origination points – from a brand’s own website or app, third party marketplaces, social media platforms, smart speakers, and home assistants. Olo serves as the on-demand ordering and delivery platform for over 400 brands, such as Applebee’s, Checkers & Rally’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Jamba Juice, Noodles & Company, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Shake Shack, sweetgreen, Wingstop, and more. Learn more at

Olo's headquarters is located on the 82nd floor of One World Trade Center.  We offer great benefits, such as 20 days of Paid Time Off, fully paid health, dental and vision care premiums, company equity, a generous parental leave plan, and perks like FitBits, rotating craft beers on tap in our kitchen, and food events featuring our clients' menu items (now you know why we give out FitBits!). Check out our culture map:

We encourage you to apply! 

Olo is an equal opportunity employer and diversity is highly valued at our company. All applicants receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you like what you read, hear, and/or know about Olo, and want to be a part of our team, please do not hesitate to apply! We are excited to hear from you!
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