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Head of Platforms

Product Management | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Apalon is a leading developer of Android and iOS mobile applications for businesses and consumers. With one of the most popular app portfolios in the world, Apalon’s products reach more than 20 million monthly active users and include well-known titles such as WeatherLive, Notepad+, My Alarm Clock, Emoji Keypad and many more. 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 millions of people around the world. In 2015, Apalon applications were downloaded from iTunes more than 100 million times.

The Role:
Reporting to the Global GM of Apalon, the Head of Platforms must first and foremost have a point of view of how to evolve a set of technologies that drives all of the products in the Apalon portfolio and those of Apalon’s sister companies. In order to succeed, you will need to collaborate and align with technical and non-technical stakeholders to translate customer needs into technical product requirements, and work with engineering to build and deliver world-class products. There will also be the requirement to see a bit down the road to articulate the requirements that stakeholders may not yet know that they need.

The Product Platform Lead will be a product champion and should be a team leader with a consistent record of accomplishment for aligning and ensuring end-to-end execution. This is a hand-on role that will require both strategic planning and day-to-day management responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:
  • Understand the breadth of the IAC Applications Mobile portfolio from an operational standpoint, including: 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 5+ 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:
  • Extensive usage of cloud platform services - AWS; GCP; Azure; Oracle Cloud; etc.
  • Coding experience in at least one programming language
  • Familiarity with API design and usage (AWS API Gateway, etc)
  • Familiarity with CMS systems across text, video, photo, and audio content
*We embrace our diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all.
As a division of IAC (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications brings together a unique collection of award-winning technology companies to form one of the world’s largest distributors of utility applications, with its products downloaded more than one million times a day across desktop, browser and mobile devices.