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Director of Product Management

Operations | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Director of Product Management - Core Platform

Sojern - San Francisco Bay Area

Who is Sojern?

Launched by leaders from Yahoo, Bluekai, Orbitz, Amadeus, Sabre, Avis, American Airlines and Adobe, Sojern is building the world’s leading data driven traveler prediction and optimization platform. We win with optimized data, tuned to our vertical sales and data acquisition strategy focus. Join us and together we can win the digital travel space. Work with a dynamic and flexible team whose laser focus on success provides opportunities for all.

Join us in our airy loft in SOMA, centrally located to all transportation. Our campus is SF and that can’t be beat. We offer competitive salary, equity, benefits, unlimited vacation days, equipment of your choice, fantastic coworkers, well-stocked kitchen, and team/community events.

Job Description

You will be working with the executive staff, engineering and our customers to drive development against our core platform including: expanding our access to inventory via exchanges and private marketplaces, charting a path for cross device targeting and attribution, improving operational efficiency of our account management team, driving business insights and whatever else can drive better results for our clients. Other items include:

  • Working closely with the engineering team to capture system capabilities, constraints and opportunities; then internalize, digest, communicate, challenge, expand.

  • Providing the shared blueprint roadmap. Communicate, iterate, refine through working directly with the CTO/CEO/VP Product.

  • Innovating new ways to understand travelers, their intent, their behavior, and the latent nuggets they leave behind that no one else has discovered.

  • Working with the team to bring innovation when we’re stuck or grab a rope and pull when we need to execute.

  • Hire and mentor a small team of product managers.

Ideal Candidate

You bring a background from the ad tech space, whether it is from an ad network, DSP, SSP, DMP or the acronym du jour and combine that with deep product experience in an agile environment. You also are:


  • Data driven at your core with advanced data manipulation skills. SQL or HiveQL is a big plus.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to tactfully influence others across the organization

  • Can work effectively at a detailed level with skilled engineers and data scientists

  • 5+ years in product management

  • 3+ years in online ad tech

  • Computer science background is highly desireable

  • 2+ years management experience