Full time Remote / Telecommute
Created: October 30, 2023


DataCite is looking for an experienced, technically-minded Product Manager to guide DataCite products and services for the research community. The Product Manager will support DataCite’s robust and growing portfolio of tools and services focused on  harvesting scholarly metadata and exposing connections across the research landscape.


About DataCite

DataCite is a community-led organization with a vision to connect research and advance knowledge. We are a global community that share a common interest: to ensure that research outputs and resources are openly available and connected so that their reuse can advance knowledge across and between disciplines, now and in the future.

As a community, we make research more effective with metadata that connects research outputs and resources–from samples and images to data and preprints. We enable the creation and management of persistent identifiers (PIDs), integrate services to improve research workflows, and facilitate the discovery and reuse of research outputs and resources.


Working at DataCite

We are a fully remote team, which means we don't have a physical office. The team is distributed across four continents, supporting a global community of organizational members across 50 countries.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to guide products from inception through to launch focusing on our community needs and growth

  • Gather and prioritize product requirements, working closely with the internal teams, members and users,  and the broader community

  • Conduct user research, gather user feedback, and perform data analysis to make data-driven decisions and drive product improvements 

  • Create and maintain user stories, wireframes and product specifications

  • Collaborate with the development team to communicate requirements, troubleshoot problems, and conduct user acceptance testing

  • Conduct product demos, present at virtual and in-person meetings and events, and engage with community to gather feedback and insights

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and track key product metrics and OKRs

  • Stay updated with trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in product management and open scholarly infrastructure.



  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

  •  4 years of experience in product management

  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders without direct authority

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Knowledge of UX/UI design principles

  • Experience in scholarly communications and/or information services industries is beneficial


Why Work For Us

  • Fully remote position.

  • Competitive local salary.

  • 30 days vacation time annually and 1 day paid extra for volunteer work of your choice.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Option to work in co-working with a paid contribution from us.

  • Opportunity to learn something new every day, we are an evolving community and team

  • Adaptable - We embrace change and uncertainty and work together to adapt to new situations

To Apply
Please send a resume and statement of interest to Sydney Keefe (sydney.keefe@datacite.org) by November 12, 2023. We only accept applications by individuals. Candidates in the Eastern Time Zone are strongly encouraged to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

DataCite is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniform service member status, or any other protected class under applicable law. DataCite will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law.



Published: Thursday, November 2, 2023 18:41 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023 18:41 UTC