Work With Onward

Onward’s vision is to truly improve the lives of the millions of people suffering from addiction. We’re looking for talented software engineers to help us build and scale our product.

Director of Product
Los Angeles, CA   Full-Time

We are a group of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists working to develop a software-based solution for addiction. With seed funding from Founders Fund and expert medical advisors from UCLA health, Onward’s mission is to transform the mental health industry using data and AI and improve the lives of millions.

Each one of us has been touched by addiction in some way. If you share our passion and would like to be part of our LA-based team, consider applying for the following role:

Duties Include

  • Chief architect and owner of the “Onward Method”, our proprietary approach/program for recovery
  • Set product direction and maintain the product roadmap with engineering
  • Spec features and develop their key language
  • Wireframe and design the basic look and feel
  • Write user stories
  • Develop user testing approaches, A/B testing
  • Analyze reports, adjust and iterate
  • Work with data and support teams to ensure user feedback flow into product process
  • Conduct focus groups, live tests, etc to support product development
  • Liaise with clinical advisors and scientists to refine the Method

Key Skills

  • Strong product management experience
  • UX process and methodologies grounding
  • Good UI skills (for basic design and prototyping)
  • Excellent taste level and fluency with current app landscape on iOS, Android and desktop
  • (Mental) Health experience a plus
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Work well in a small, fast-paced and intelligent team
  • Self-motivated and results-driven

Experience Level

  • This is a senior position with a minimum of 5 years experience in software product management/UX required
  • You should have a solid track record of success as part of a team/in leadership
  • Mission alignment is crucial


  • US Work Permission Required
  • Open to relocation to the Los Angeles area
  • Early Stage salary and substantial startup equity for the right candidate
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance + FSA and Transit subsidy
  • Open vacation policy
  • Company paid meals