Last year, more than $3.8 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.

Upwork is seeking a talented and strategic Product Manager with a specialized focus on Recommendations to join our dynamic team. In this pivotal role, you will lead the ideation, development, and optimization of recommendation algorithms and features, playing a key role in enhancing user experience and driving engagement on the Upwork platform. If you are passionate about leveraging data-driven insights to deliver personalized and impactful recommendations and thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, this is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our platform.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy for recommendation algorithms and features, aligning with Upwork’s overall product vision and business objectives.
  • Drive user engagement by delivering personalized and relevant recommendations across various user touchpoints, including job suggestions, freelancer matches, and content recommendations.
  • Utilize data analysis and user feedback to understand user behavior, preferences, and needs, and translate insights into actionable recommendations and improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, engineers, designers, and other product managers, to implement and iterate on recommendation solutions.
  • Design and conduct A/B tests and experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of recommendation algorithms, iterating on approaches to continuously improve performance.
  • Communicate recommendation strategies, findings, and performance metrics to internal stakeholders, including leadership, product teams, and other relevant departments.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitor offerings, and emerging technologies related to recommendations and user personalization.


What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Proven product management experience, with a focus on recommendation systems or related areas.
  • Solid understanding of recommendation algorithms, machine learning concepts, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute a product vision, with a track record of delivering successful product initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for innovation and a proactive approach to exploring new ideas and technologies in the field of recommendations.

The annual base salary for this position in California and Washington is $149,000-185,00

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