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Product Manager



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 4, 2023
Product Manager at Seam (S20)
$130K - $240K  •  
API for IoT Devices
San Francisco, CA, US
3+ years
About Seam

Seam is an API for controlling a wide range of IoT devices.

Today we primarily focus on door lock and access systems. Our customers span industries, such as hospitality, real-estate, networking equipment, or even last-mile delivery, and range in size from startups-in-garage to public companies.

Across the board, their goal is the same: use code to control hardware devices, and orchestrate the physical world.

Our team is made of alums from Nest, Sonder, Stanford, Apple, Latch, Berkeley, YC, and more. We shipped millions of IoT devices and built dev tools used by every developer on earth. We are advised by the amazing Bunnie Huang and backed by Tiger Global, Root VC, founders and execs at Stripe, Plaid, and Airbnb, and other amazing angels and funds.

About You

We generally seek "sharp minds with kind souls." We prefer generalists over specialists; we move quickly, with purpose; we enjoy working with each other and aim to be the best.

About the role

About Seam

Seam builds an API for controlling IoT devices, such as door locks, thermostats, sensors, cameras, and more. Software developers and businesses then use Seam’s API to connect devices with their applications and orchestrate their use. This lets them unlock doors for Airbnb guests or FedEx drivers, set thermostat temperatures to save energy and measure carbon emissions, and more.

The company was founded by early engineers from Nest, Github, Sonder, and Google. Based in San Francisco, Seam is backed by Tiger Global, Root Ventures, YC, and founders/execs from companies like Stripe, Plaid, Flexport, Airbnb, and many others.

About the Role

We are looking for a founding product manager with both technical and business chops. Prior API company experience is a strong plus, but not a hard requirement. However, ability to understand technical requirement and code is a must.

In this role, you will be tasked with doing deep dive into specific business verticals that Seam can enter, and then research device categories that Seam should support. You will then develop and lead the strategy for adding those device integrations. You will also have responsibility for our developer and operator facing products (dashboard, developer console...etc) as well as one off specialty projects.

*This role is San Francisco based. We are not looking for remote candidates at the moment.


  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Manager, preferably in the API industry or related field
  • Strong technical background and understanding of software development processes
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to decision-making

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working at growth stage private companies
  • You’re excited to work in spaces that don't have obvious answers


  • react/nextjs, and some Python & Ruby here and there.
  • postgres
  • running on Vercel with some workers on
San Francisco, CA, US
3+ years