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Head of Platform

Executive/Management | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
IACA Mobile - Head of Platform

As a division of IAC (Nasdaq: IAC), IACA Mobile brings together a diverse collection of award-winning iOS and Android mobile applications for consumers and businesses around the world. A unique blend of passion and skills are at the core of our company’s DNA, driving our team to produce top-rated, award-winning mobile experiences for our 2.5 million subscribers and tens of millions users. Our businesses and their products are best-in-class, including Apalon (known for apps like Weather Live, NOAA Weather Radar and Scanner for Me); iTranslate (Apple Design Award Winner 2018); TelTech (#1 spam call prevention app - Robokiller); and DailyBurn (top-rated health and fitness company). Our Head of Platform will work with each of these businesses to own platform, data and infrastructure strategy, with a keen understanding of both overall mobile vision and unique business tech needs.

The Role:

The Head of Platforms will be responsible for driving and implementing the strategy to build a scalable, extensible data strategy across all of the mobile businesses of IAC Apps Mobile (Apalon, Teltech, iTranslate and Daily Burn). This person will manage data engineering, SDK / internal tools, cloud and other data and infrastructure teams in order to build a best-in-class business that services the needs of the constituent businesses of IAC Apps Mobile. This team will be seen as a separate product and business unit within IAC Apps Mobile, and as such the Head of Platform will operate as it’s leader. A deep passion for building complex data systems that leverage both external and internal technologies, as well as a knowledge of how to tie them all together is crucial. In order to succeed, collaboration and alignment with technical and non-technical stakeholders to translate customer needs into executable projects with be a necessity, and a forward-looking perspective on how the platform should continuously be evolving to leverage new technologies and methodologies is a must. The Head of Platform should also be a team leader with a consistent record of accomplishment for aligning and ensuring end-to-end execution, as well as have significant experience managing both individuals and teams. This role that will combine both strategic planning, day-to-day management responsibilities and personnel management - for people with a passion for building an enduring business and team, this is a uniquely compelling opportunity.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Deliver and execute a plan to build out the platform business unit that will support the entirety of the IAC Apps Mobile business 
  • Manage and drive  analytics, LTV calculation, user engagement metrics, to name a few.
  • Own the architecture of the Platform that services all of the apps in the portfolio
  • Evolve the architecture so that it remains best-in-class and a competitive advantage
  • Communicating the evolving architecture to all stakeholders to gain consensus
  • Specifying the evolving architecture with engineering to successfully implement ideas

Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum of 7+ years experience in developing and integrating systems that service mobile applications
  • Past definition and ownership of system architectures
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with experience in high-growth companies
  • Data driven thinker with proven quantitative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High level of attention to detail and organization
  • Experience managing global teams across multiple functions
  • Experience architecting service based products utilizing cloud based systems

Technical Experience:
  • Knowledge of cloud platform services
  • Coding experience in at least one programming language
  • Familiarity with supporting multi-platform digital applications

*We embrace our diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all.