Internal Application: Senior Director of Product
Together Labs | Hybrid in Redwood City, CA | Full Time | From $185,700.00 to $278,500.00 per year
Senior Director of Product
Redwood City, CA
The Senior Director of Product is responsible for leading a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Project Managers and Engineers to refine existing and provide new features within the IMVU ecosystem. Creativity, critical thinking, and an insatiable appetite for meeting consumer demand are requirements for this role.
Collaborate with senior leadership to build a strategic product roadmap addressing near and long-term needs
Own, measure and improve the user experience and technical performance of desktop products that results in business growth
Collaborate with business and marketing teams to identify customer pain points, come up with creative ways to address these user needs through clear definitions of new features and initiatives
Evangelize the product vision and strategy throughout the organization and ensure methodical translation into ambitious but practical roadmaps, prioritized development projects, and product definitions clear enough for developers to build efficiently and effectively
Diligently prioritize a product backlog that balances user, business, and technical needs while considering complex interdependencies
Lead cross-functional teams including product managers, designers, project management and other departments as needed (e.g. legal, stakeholders) to launch and continuously improve IMVU features and functionality
Foster a culture of innovation and creativity backed in research and data driven analyses
Actively participate in companywide strategies, initiatives, and collaboration groups as an inspiring leader
Our job descriptions evolve with our business needs and priorities. In addition to the description above, your role may include additional projects and team support as needed.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Strong product sense of what it means to deliver a great customer experience
10+ years of Product Management or Producer experience in profitable, high-traffic consumer Internet services preferably involving gaming or social apps
Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences
Direct experience owning product development within an agile/scrum development process
Passionate about user experience; able to inspire and educate product managers, designers, and engineers with thought-provoking objectives and customer-centric use cases
Results-oriented ability to get things done with limited resources and a fast changing internal and external environment with a no-drama-or-politics positive style
Strong research and analytical skills with 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 product development projects.
Proven ability to manage, lead and inspire a team effectively
Highly empathetic with ability to collaborate across a diverse group of stakeholders to refine concepts and identify highest value targets
BA/BS required, MBA and/or engineering/CS degrees a plus
Together Labs innovates technologies that empower people worldwide to connect, create and earn in virtual worlds. Our mission is to redefine social media as a catalyst for authentic human connection through the development of a family of products grounded in this core value. These include: IMVU, the world's largest friendship discovery and social platform; VCOIN, the first regulatory-approved transferable digital currency; and WithMe, an upcoming mobile platform built on insights from the science of friendship. For more information, please visit https://togetherlabs.com/
Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Together Labs is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering in virtual worlds. Together Labs is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.
Together Labs (formerly IMVU) has been for nine years running as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley.
HOW TO APPLY
Please familiarize yourself with our products and feel free to try out our core product at https://www.imvu.com/
Together Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion. Our unique differences enable us to learn, collaborate, and grow together. We welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, decisions regarding reproductive health, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
The base salary range for this position based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Total compensation will be determined based on several factors, including a candidate’s experience, qualifications, competencies, and location. At Together Labs, base pay is part of a larger design. We intentionally invest in 6 elements: base pay, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, retirement, health, and wellness.