Data ProtocolData Protocol

VP of Product

Full Time | Charleston, SC


Data Protocol is a fast-growing, venture-backed education technology company based in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We are transforming the way software developers build apps and products by doing two things:

1) we produce courses that are high-quality, propulsive, and engaging and

2) we deliver these courses in a proprietary learning environment that reflects how developers want to learn.


As our VP of Product, you’ll be pivotal in helping shape the Data Protocol platform. We are building a better way to educate developers and that starts with the technical foundations to bring that experience to life. You will guide the engineering team to strengthen our current platform as we continue to build new products for our growing list of Fortune 100 clients. You have to love developers if you want to build for developer’s education and growth; we expect you to put your heart and soul into this because you are both creator and consumer.


  • Architect The Matrix - You’ve got the leadership skills to bring out the best of our digital carpenters.

  • Hero’s Journey - In our story the developer is the hero; you are an advocate for and passionate about that journey.

  • “Can-Do” Attitude — You identify opportunities and roll up your sleeves to make them happen; you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty

  • Creative and Resourceful — You think on your feet, try new approaches, and bounce back when things don’t go your way; you’ve got the perseverance without the ego

  • Clear Communicator — You can simplify complex concepts in order to communicate it effectively

  • Know What’s Important — You can prioritize, ruthlessly if need be, but always balancing output, scalability, and sound fundamentals

  • Focus on the Fundamentals - You know the importance of a strong foundation both from a technical perspective but also in our processes and workflows.

  • Passionate about shipping high quality code

  • Startup experience and/or entrepreneurial mindset


  • Lead the Product Team in coordination with the Chief Experience Officer

  • Guide our software engineers as they increase the performance of our platform and in the creation of new functionalities and products (like Labs)

  • Work with the Chief of Staff to maximize cross-pod interaction and communication


  • Proof that you’ve got experience turning a complicated idea into an attention-grabbing story.

  • An ability to speak your mind boldly and to accept consensus decisions affirmatively.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong consultative relationships with external partners and internal cross-functional teams at all levels

  • Excellent time management/prioritization skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working in an agile, fast-paced environment

  • Experience in Database technologies (MySQL)

  • Experience designing and implementing Platform Services (User Services, Analytics, Services, etc.)

  • Excellent time management/prioritization skills

  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project

  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems

  • Familiar with Infrastructure and Data Security best practices

  • Familiar with DevOps practices and workflows

  • Experience implementing monitoring and alerts on critical infrastructure

When talented people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary content that achieves the unexpected. Data Protocol is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, Data Protocol will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.


Email us at to apply.