Full time Remote / Telecommute
Salary: EUR 87.000 - EUR 98.500
Created: May 9, 2024


DataCite is looking for an experienced, technically-minded Product Manager to guide DataCite products and services for the research community. Reporting to the Product Director, the Product Manager will work across internal teams and with DataCite’s active community of members and users to support the organization’s robust and growing portfolio of tools and services focused on harvesting scholarly metadata and exposing connections across the research landscape.


DataCite is a small but growing organization and we are focused on delivering products and services to support and reflect this growth. We’re looking for a motivated Product Manager who can take the initiative to drive this work forward and seek out opportunities for iterative, continuous improvement.

Remuneration will be approx. EUR 87.000 - EUR 98.500 or local equivalent based on cost of living index and depending on experience. Please note that this is general guidance only. The local benchmarking will take place before the final offer.


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 international 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 over 50 countries. We collaborate and communicate actively via synchronous and asynchronous channels, especially Slack, Google Docs, and Zoom.



● Support and coordinate with the Product Director in aligning product development and delivery with overall product strategy and strategic objectives

● Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support existing products and guide the development of new products from inception through to launch focusing on our community needs and growth

● Gather and prioritize product requirements, working closely with 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 internal teams to develop and 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

● DataCite has a flexible approach to working hours but some meetings during earlier or later timeslots may be necessary from time to time



● Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

● 4 years of experience in product management and/or working as part of a product development team

● Demonstrated technical product development experience such as working on APIs, databases, data modeling, infrastructure stability, etc.

● 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

● Ability to work independently and think on your feet

● Knowledge of UX/UI design principles

● Experience working as part of a small team and small distributed organization is preferred

● 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 letter of interest to Sydney Keefe (sydney.keefe@datacite.org) by May 26, 2024. Please also indicate your working time zone. Due to our remote international working environment, you will be required to work across multiple time zones, primarily those in the US and Europe.
  • We will review applications on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.
  • The application process will consist of an initial screening of qualified applicants, followed by an in-depth interview with the hiring committee.
  • We only accept applications by individuals. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Equal opportunity statement

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.

How to apply


Sydney Keefe


Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 20:21 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 20:21 UTC