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BrightDrop Senior Product Manager, Core Platform

  • Palo Alto
  • Corporate Strategy, Development & Planning
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000098304


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emission delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets, to software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission, we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future. 

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us. /

What you will do:

  • You will be the Product Owner for a team working on the Core Platform of the software BrightDrop customers use to operate their fleets. The Core Platform includes common application experiences (login and onboarding, roles and permissions, search), internal tools for operating our business, and architectural investments in our platform. You will be responsible for product strategy, roadmap, and goals for the Core Platform.

  • Work closely with peers in product management, design, engineering, IT, legal, service operations to understand the needs of our customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Understand key infrastructural investments in our software platform (performance, scalability, monitoring, operations efficiency, security, privacy) to articulate benefits and costs and the rationale behind prioritization decisions.

Additional Description


  • Has 4+ years of experience as a Product Manager for software, ideally with enterprise SaaS software or building platform products.

  • Experience as Product Owner in independent cross-functional agile scrum team environments (e.g. pods, two-pizza teams, squads)

  • Strong collaborator who has the ability to understand the point of view of many stakeholders and effectively prioritize when building plans and roadmaps.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to communicate at all organizational levels. Able to explain technical concepts simply so stakeholders can understand them.

  • Driven, organized, resourceful, able to turn ambiguous problems into clear solutions

  • Startup mentality toward setting up new infrastructure, incubating products and iterating based on market feedback.

  • Bachelor's Degree, or above, in computer science or engineering related field.

  • Previous work experience as a software developer

  • Location: Based in Palo Alto, CA

The expected base compensation for this role is: (112,142 - 175,401 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.