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Senior Product Manager, Developer Experience



Software Engineering, Product
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Senior Product Manager, Developer Experience

This position is open to candidates based in NYC.

About Pinecone:

Pinecone is on a mission to build the search and database technology to power AI applications for the next decade and beyond. Our fully managed vector database makes it easy to add vector search to AI applications. Since creating the “vector database” category, demand has grown incredibly fast and it shows in our user base. We are a distributed team with clusters in New York, San Francisco, Tel-Aviv, and Manchester.

About the Role:

We're looking for a passionate Product Manager, Developer Experience, to join our growing team and play a key role in shaping the future of our industry-leading vector database platform.

In this role, you will:

  • Conceive and execute on a product vision and strategy for our developer API including SDKs and integrations with 3rd party vendors and frameworks

  • Design intuitive and developer-friendly API interfaces, SDKs, and documentation experiences.

  • Define and execute a roadmap for the SDK/API engineering team by aligning with Pinecone’s strategic objectives and developer needs.

  • Conduct user research by engaging directly with developers through interviews, surveys, forum participation, and more to understand their pain points and requirements

  • Analyze API usage data and feedback to measure product success and uncover new opportunities

  • Advocate for the developer throughout the product lifecycle, ensuring their voice is heard in all product decisions.

  • Craft compelling messaging and content that resonates with the developer audience.

  • Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to create developer-focused initiatives, events, and programs.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations in developer tools and industry best practices.


  • 2+ years of professional software engineering experience or bachelor's degree in computer science

  • 2+ years of product management experience

  • Understanding of developer needs and familiarity with API’s/SDK’s, and developer tools.

  • Excellent communication skills to convey research findings and product recommendations to non-technical peers and leaders.

  • Experience gathering feedback, input and data from users and running beta tests

  • Proficiency in SQL and experience analyzing, interpreting, and leveraging data to make strategic, business decisions. You enjoy empirical, data-driven approaches to deployment

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, and Azure)

  • Familiarity with vector databases and generative AI

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health coverage including Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Free mental health therapy sessions; free One Medical, Tela-doc, and Health Advocate subscriptions

  • Cost-savings on gynecology, fertility, and family-building care

  • Equity award

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible time off

  • Paid parental leave

  • Annual Department Retreat

  • WFH Equipment Stipend

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the cornerstone of everything we do at Pinecone. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications in a job description. Our top priority is finding the best candidate for the job and if you are interested in the position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications listed in this posting. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.