Product Director



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Product Director

About Us

Roon was founded by an interdisciplinary team of scientists, doctors, patients, caregivers, designers, engineers, product managers and content producers. We aspire to be the place where all people experiencing challenging health conditions go to find information, community and support. We are starting by helping people navigating Glioblastoma. We believe in the transformative power of community and social connection to shape health outcomes — all experiences we create deepen human connection. Everything we do starts with a deep understanding of patient and caregiver needs. And everything we create combines medical expertise with the lived experiences of patients and caregivers. We are patients and caregivers building for patients and caregivers.
We are backed by an incredible group of venture firms (First Mark Capital, Sequoia Capital, Maveron, TMV, SV Angel, and M13) and entrepreneurs who have built health and tech companies that reach millions of people.
If you want to be part of the early team that gets to re-shape health at this pivotal moment in history, come join us! We are looking for mission-driven engineers to join our team.

Role Summary

After a fast MVP in market, we are applying all our learnings to our next version of the service. We are building a short-form video based medical Q&A platform with a patient/caregiver facing app aimed at 5 big conditions (launching in march) and a medical creator app (launching later in the year).
As a key member of our founding team, you will play a critical role in shaping this product vision and strategy, and will be responsible for bringing our product to market.
This role reports into the CEO. You will be working alongside an executive team including our CTO, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Design and will be interfacing with a wide range of stakeholders ranging from our investors to community members and doctors.

Who You Are

You are experienced. You’ve definitely seen a product (ideally an app) through from conception to shipping (the fabled “0 to 1 phase”), and have 10+ years of product experience.
You are a First Principles Thinker: You take a systems approach to solving unseen problems.
You have a bias towards action. You favor practical choices, speed, and have a respect for prioritization. You’re able to focus on things that matter, and also to push back on things that don’t. You respect deadlines, and hold yourself and others accountable to them. You can’t wait to ship things. You act like an owner.
You enjoy your work particularly the thrill of an early stage ride. This position comes with the ability to help millions of people. You’re scrappy and entrepreneurial. You love what you do, have great taste in software and design. You value craftsmanship.
You’re mission driven and empathetic. You love to rally a team behind a common vision of what the world could be like. More importantly, you care about people, and think products should show people how much the team that built them cares. You lead with head and heart.
And lastly, you’re curious. You love to learn. You’re an information sponge, and have a lifelong curiosity about many things, particularly health care and the intersection of health and technology.
A deep understanding of native video apps and short-form video is a plus.

What You’ll Do

As a key member of our founding team, you will play a critical role in shaping our product vision and strategy, and will be responsible for bringing our product to market. We are looking for someone that can design and run several PMF experiments and be able to quickly distill learnings and help ship ideas fast.
Set the Product Strategy: Work with the Founders to refine the product strategy for multiple conditions and platforms balancing our vision with feedback from our users and community.
Mange the Product Roadmap: Translate the product strategy into execution - establishing a prioritized roadmap, timelines and product requirements for the team to build against
Run & Ship Rapid PMF Experiments: On a weekly basis design and run new PMF experiments with an eye towards rapid distillation of insights
Drive Cross Functional Alignment & Collaboration: Work across a high caliber cross-functional team of engineers, designers, doctors, content creators and community managers to drive alignment and bring the plan to reality

What Will Working for Roon Be Like?

You'll receive competitive and transparent pay and equity. And if you happen to live in NYC or SF, where the cost of living is generally higher, we'll make pay adjustments accordingly. Did we mention you’ll be working with a neurosurgeon on work that matters from wherever you’d like to be working from? You can come and visit New York City, where we're based, whenever you want.


Email with a link to your Linkedin profile and a resume. If you are a good fit, we will reach out to schedule a first conversation.