Technical Product Manager - Platform and API Zoosk
Zoosk is looking for a tech savvy product manager to work closely with our teams and technologies that enable rapid client development across all of Zoosk's products. The position will also lead third-party integration projects, monitor system performance, and work with client teams. We are committed to developing the highest quality romantic social network and online dating experience; come join us and impact the lives of millions.
The ideal candidate is someone who has worked in technology, perhaps as an engineer, technical lead, or project manager who also has an aptitude for product, can work with vendors, and is highly organized.
This position will guide development of Zoosk's core technologies and requires considerable technical experience, preferably in software engineering. He or she will write product specifications with Zoosk's Platform and API teams as well as work directly with client teams during their product development cycle. The Technical Product Manager will also maintain relationships with third party service providers and evaluate their services to enable future product development. The position will monitor the performance of Zoosk's API to help ensure high-quality, responsive application performance.
3-5 years managing platform products for social media, gaming, or consumer software
Ability to create technical product specifications
Project management experience deploying complex systems like SOLR or Tigase
Solid understanding of application architectures, databases, search, instant messaging, etc.
Experience evaluating vendor products to meet current or future needs
Experience with product performance monitoring and optimization
Strong organizational and analytical skills & attention to detail
Strong Excel / SQL / Data analysis and reporting skills
1-2 years software development experience a strong plus
Previous start-up experience preferred
BA/BS degree ? CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals application. Members can easily access Zoosk's services from its website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
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Zoosk is one of the largest online dating services in the world, with over 50 million users, close to 20 million daily page views, from "Zooskers" in 60 countries With 100 thousand new profiles added daily, we are the single fastest growing dating service on the web and our supersonic performance was recently celebrated in the Wall Street Journal's inaugural top 50 "Next Big Thing" List (March 09, 2010).
While we originally took advantage of viral opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has evolved into an easy, fun and safe online dating experience that today connects singles from the we
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Zoosk is the fastest growing social dating destination. Our applications on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo have more than 50 million users with close to over 20 million daily page views from users in 60 countries Simply put, Zoosk is online dating that doesn't suck. Our users, mostly young professional, enjoy a fun and playful experience while they meet new people in their local areas.
Zoosk is a VC backed startup and our office is located in downtown San Francisco. We are always looking for open minded, energetic, and driven individuals that love the challenge of turning an established industry upside-down. We build world class social web products and in the process we make sure to have plenty of fun. If you want to work with exceptional people on toughest engineering problems every day, you want to join Zoosk.
Some Benefits of Joining Zoosk
- Sexy MacPro or MacBookPro stations to work in style
- Free beverages and snacks, to keep you fired up
- Free dinner every night
- Medical, dental and vision plans
- Life Insurance and 401K savings plan|
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