Product Specialist


San Francisco, CA, US / Los Angeles, CA, US / Overland Park, KS, US / Chicago, IL, US / New York, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 05/05/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 575 Market Street Floor 4, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Replica

Replica is a next-generation urban planning tool that can help cities answer key transportation questions.

Job Description

Replica is an enterprise data platform that delivers critical insights about the built environment. With better data, human-context and an intuitive design, Replica helps public and private sectors make informed, effective, and responsive decisions. By showing how people live, move and work, we contextualize hard choices, allowing our clients to see around corners and understand the trade-offs surrounding their decisions. Whether for a city planner increasing public transit to underserved neighborhoods or for a grocery chain evaluating where to open a new location, Replica’s insights help clients make more informed, people-centered decisions. 

We spun out of Alphabet in 2019 when we secured series A funding from venture firms including Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Today, we are a team of ~40 employees with offices in San Francisco, CA and Overland Park, KS.

We value our customers, believe in being resourceful, and work in service of each other to scale our product. As we build our team, we are committed to pursuing and bringing together a diverse workforce and creating an environment of inclusion. We value our differences and we encourage all to apply. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

The Team

Replica’s technical team consists of industry veterans from Google, Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, as well as academic researchers from top research institutions at the frontier of transportation planning and advanced modeling. The team is heavily mission-driven, with deep technical expertise on big data processing at scale, production software engineering micro-services, and domain knowledge in the field of transportation planning and movement patterns.

The Role

As our team grows, we are looking for a Product Specialist to join our Product team and fuel product quality & engagement by representing the voice of the user.  Our customers are comprised of public agencies and private sector companies, as well as architectural and engineering firms that we partner with. This role will engage with users from these customers, assisting them with the answers and data they need in order to be successful. With your finger on the pulse of our customers, you will leverage their feedback and other data tools to identify user experience themes, prioritize issues, and communicate key takeaways to Product Managers to shape product direction. On the outbound side, you will work with the Replica Customer Success team to communicate product roadmap updates back to our customers.

Product Specialists are subject matter experts for the Replica product & data and are liaisons between the Customer Success team and the Product Managers.  This role has career growth opportunities into product management or pre-sales product specialist (aka solutions engineering) tracks. Here’s what you can expect to do in the role:

  • Become an expert with Replica’s product & data -- down to the technical level -- deeply understanding the methodology, architecture, and processes involved from taking ground truth data and surfacing it at the data visualization layer.
  • Provide dedicated product support on our Intercom chat channel with the ability to answer most, if not all, questions on first response.
  • Monitor and analyze user reports for feedback and bug-related trends.
  • Own and regularly groom the customer feature requests & bugs Jira board. 
  • Collaborate with Product Management to shape, support, and execute product goals, by elevating the voice of the user as an input into decision-making.
  • For some products, draft and execute product/feature test plans.
  • Communicate the potential impact of product changes to internal stakeholders, especially Customer Success.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experienced:  4+ years of experience working in tech, consulting, or an operational capacity.
  • Industry background:  you have a degree or industry experience in urban planning or a related field.
  • Technical:  you possess strong technical aptitude and ability to learn and use new technologies.
  • Customer-focused:  you can go deep into technology and relate customer use cases to technical enhancements. You love speaking with customers and learning more about their product needs.
  • Strong collaborator & communicator:  you are highly effective at both written and verbal communication, with the ability to translate complex, technical concepts into user-friendly language.
  • Versatile self-starter:  you are intrinsically motivated at driving projects from start to finish and are comfortable in distributed, fast-­paced environments, subject to rapid change and innovation.
  • Curious & analytical:  you are able to sift through both qualitative and quantitative data in order to answer the questions that you or our customer might have, and leveraging that data as a basis for promoting feature requests.

What We Value

  • Collaboration:  a collaborative approach to problem solving. You’ve worked with cross functional teams before and you enjoy the process. 
  • Clarity:  we manage large data systems and strive to deliver a quality product. For us to do that, we strive to find clarity and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. 
  • Passion:  you are driven to improve the quality of life in urban environments.
  • Accountability:  you hold yourself and others accountable-- we do what we say we are going to do and when we say we are going to do it.
  • Service:  we work in service of each other and operate as a team to deliver quality to our customers.


  • Our people! We work as a team and are excited to contribute to city planning. 
  • Competitive salary based on experience and potential for impact.
  • Equity at an early stage startup.
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and HSA option. 
  • 401k account + employer contribution.
  • Offices in San Francisco, CA and Overland Park, KS.
  • Flexible PTO.

Replica is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic/conceptual level and at a detailed, operational level metrics driven; highly disciplined
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals
  • A hands-on, action-oriented approach that fits well with the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture
  • Engaging leadership style that builds and sustains credibility with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders
  • Broad functional experience in areas of strategic planning and marketing, sales and market development and planning

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above, but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

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