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Director of Product, Web

Product | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Director of Product, Web

Redwood City, CA

 

The Director of Product, Web is responsible for leading a cross-functional team of Designers & Engineers to the successful launch of innovative new features within the IMVU ecosystem. Creativity, critical thinking and an insatiable appetite for meeting consumer demand are requirements for this role.

 

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Internalize IMVU customer needs by segment and use that knowledge to develop fun and delightful  experiences.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to launch and continuously improve IMVU features and functionality.

  • Ruthlessly prioritize a product backlog that balances user, business, and technical needs.  You’re good at saying no to get us all where we need to go.

  • Define, track, and report on key business and product success metrics.  You like to know how you’re doing.

  • Formulate business cases for new products, create innovative ways to monetize IMVU user activity, and help craft a compelling long-term vision for IMVU’s products.  You don’t just take orders.


 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of online product management experience in profitable, high-traffic consumer Internet services, game companies, or fast-growing internet startups.

  • Direct experience owning product development within an agile/scrum development process.

  • Results-oriented ability to get things done in a fluid start-up environment with limited resources.

  • Strong quantitative analytical skills and a relentless attention to operating and usage metrics to identify opportunities for product optimization and business growth.

  • Ability to move fluidly between high-level strategic thinking and take-charge management of day-to-day details; Equally comfortable with seeing the “big picture” and meticulously thinking through every interaction requirement of online development projects.

  • A positive, no-drama-or-politics, get-things-done working style.  You are not afraid to evangelize company goals and a “do-it-right-the-first-time” ethic to everyone on the team.  

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong awareness of current web technologies, trends, products, and design standards.

  • Previous experience with online communities, social networking, entertainment/media, virtual goods/worlds, social/casual gaming, mobile gaming, 3D authoring/rendering technologies, and/or online subscription products is a plus.

  • BA/BS required, MBA and/or engineering/CS degrees a plus.


ABOUT US

IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 20 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over three million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Our Engineers are given significant autonomy over their work: we hire smart people and trust them to use their creativity and talents to do right by their peers and our customers. We are longstanding evangelists of Continuous Deployment, strong supporters of open source software and we spawned the Lean Startup movement. We value humility, open collaboration and foster an environment that supports learning from and mentoring others. We want you to grow your talent and career. We’ll provide plenty of interesting challenges and strong support to ensure your success.  At IMVU, we solve challenging problems and create amazing products together every day! Check out some of what we’re doing on our Engineering blog: http://im.vu/engineering

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, IMVU is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley. 

 


HOW TO APPLY

  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.