Director of Product Management, Software Infrastructure Mindspark
Mindspark?s platform team does not work on one product, but instead builds infrastructures to deliver hundreds of cutting edge products every year (both third-party and internally developed via a toolbar platform). Our software is already used by millions of people every day and we will be expanding with Google Chrome Extensions and portability into mobile. If you are looking for fast development cycles, engagements with all the major Internet companies, autonomy, responsibility and creative control, there is no better place to be.
The Director of Product Management leads product development teams. The product management group works very collaboratively with engineering, services, sales, marketing and account management and this role will be responsible for successfully aligning resources against one of the most important customer segments for the company.
Own the division objectives, strategies, and outcomes
Ensure that product vision is decomposed into operational projects and systems that map to business and technology goals
Develop the core software, tools, and API that support all our consumer products
Create features across all products that increase consumer engagement and retention
Analyze A/B, multi-variant tests and KPI trends
Develop road maps for new consumer touch points, such as Google Chrome, Windows8 (Metro) and our mobile initiatives
Maintain communication among and between stakeholders and technology teams to ensure alignment of vision and implementation
Develop and maintain technical product roadmaps
Enable prioritization of technical product features amongst stakeholders
Anticipate and mitigate roadblocks and barriers to development
7+ years of experience with professional software product development
Experience with consumer applications
Experience developing public APIs and/or Windows-based Client/Server applications strongly desired
Understanding of Direct Marketing and Lifetime Value models
Strong understanding of the Internet, Web and OS landscape
Experience with large scale Content Management Systems
Strong analytical skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proven ability and willingness to get in the weeds to solve problems
Capable of managing large teams
Ability to delegate directives, motivate and negotiate.
Ability to lead and mentor successfully.
Ability to manage up and down, navigate within the culture of the business and having a sense of awareness of how the businesses interrelate and impacts business unit.
Able to demonstrate understanding of financial drivers
Strong technical aptitude; programming background a plus!
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