clients Trala

Senior Product Manager


United States

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Trala is a tech-powered online music school. We are the fastest growing music school in the world, with over 1000% growth in 2022. Our mission is to make world-class music education accessible to every single person on Earth.

Right now, music education is only accessible to the privileged, rich, and urban. Imagine instead a world where all 4 billion people who will pick up an instrument in the next 30 years could get a world-class education. That is the future we’re obsessed with creating.

At Trala, we’re pushing forward music education in three huge ways:

  1. We invented signal processing technology that listens to students play their real instruments and gives instant feedback on every mistake.
  2. We wrote the first major method of music instruction geared towards adult learners and the first to prioritize accessibility and diversity.
  3. We personally match every student with a teacher to make sure there’s a great fit.

Over the last 6 years, we’ve gotten 600,000+ downloads of our companion app, taught lessons to students in 183 countries, and earned support from great musicians like Joshua Bell. Our students are ages 5 to 90 and live in rural Montana, Lebanon, tiny Pacific islands, Hong Kong, and our hometown of Chicago.

In the next 18 months, we will:

  • Grow from teaching 1,500 lessons/month to 10,000 lessons/month.
  • Turn our companion app into the best place on earth for musicians to practice.
  • Create an initial web presence for our scheduling and subscription tools.
  • Build the vast set of internal and backend tools needed to achieve the above.


You'll be the product manager in charge of all of our student facing and internal applications. That means:

  • Being finally responsible for hitting product OKRs and KPIs.
  • Owning quarterly roadmapping.
  • Seeking and synthesizing data & student feedback to create new feature ideas.
  • Tracking the success of the product features that we launch and continuously improve upon them based on metrics and student feedback.
  • Driving product features through their entire product development cycle

Who we're looking for:

  • Previous Senior Product Manager experience at a B2C SaaS company.
  • Extreme empathy for each individual student.
  • Deep understanding of and comfort with data. Ability to use both to discover new opportunities and to prove impact of existing opportunities.
  • Intuitive understanding of engineering constraints. Some basic technical understanding of applications, platforms, and services.
  • Accountable. High standards for team productivity.
  • Hands-on. Willing and eager to learn new skills to help out the team. Nothing is too low level.
  • Bias towards action. Sees an opportunity and goes after it. Takes immediate initiative.
  • High energy. Shows up every day excited to get shit done.


Why Trala?

  • You’ll make an immediate impact on the team with a high degree of growth potential.
  • Trala is funded by amazing people like the CEOs of Reddit, LinkedIn, and Duolingo. They’re betting their dollars on Trala’s team — a team we hope you’ll join.
  • Trala prioritizes diversity, inclusion, and righting economic and social wrongs in the world of music. We strive to make our corner of the world a better place.
  • Trala deeply impacts peoples’ lives all across the world. These are dreams we are fulfilling. Not “leveraged data monetization” or whatever value Facebook claims to provide these days.

People you would work with:

  • Mariah (Lead Android Engineer): Former D1 Athlete at Princeton. Named after Mariah Carey. Spongebob Enthusiast. Believes in the sanctity of Arby’s.
  • Matthew (Lead Backend Engineer): Boilermaker. Enjoys golf, video games, and piano. Suspiciously good at poker. Knows dogs are better than cats. Rescues pitbulls. Sometimes builds websites.
  • Josh (Lead iOS Engineer): Programmer of things that go “bleep” and “bloop” (and things that could go “bleep” or “bloop” if they really wanted to).
  • Sean (Senior UX Designer): Student experience advocate, stripped-down drummer, and owner of too many black t-shirts.
  • Vish (CTO): Signal processing expert. Armchair economist. Private pilot in the making. Vibes: 00000KT 10SM CLR.
  • Read up on our full team at

This is a full-time, US-remote role, though if you happen to be based in Chicago we’d love to invite you to do hybrid work in our West Loop office. Compensation includes salary + medical, dental, and vision benefits + stock options.