VP of Product and Design

San Francisco, CA

Posted: 05/23/2018 Industry: Product Management Job Number: 23177

Job Description

Category : Product Management
Location/City : CA - San Francisco
Area Code : 208
Job Type : 1: Full Time
Country/Locale :
Id : 23177

23177 VP of Product and Design
San Francisco, CA
As the Vice President of Product Development & Design for the Product Platform, you will play a very central and foundational role at the intersection of the company's Product, Engineering, and Data Science teams. You will be responsible for leading the product vision and execution with a multidisciplinary team spanning Product, Engineering, Design, and Data Science (currently 50+ people in our R&D team, you'll be leading us through tripling this capacity). You will own the development of quarterly and yearly project roadmaps and business cases. You will be central to determining the direction for both the product and the organization, working with others in leadership to build and deliver a product roadmap that will ensure continued growth, serving our various customer segments and delivering strong performance.
Define and deliver the product roadmap for developer and product platform, across mobile SDK, backend, and other parts of the technology stack
Manage and direct Product Team of designers and PMs
Responsible for leading and collaborating with other company teams on cross departmental projects
Define KPIs to collect and analyze, work with engineering team to implement and propagate
Leverage data collected via KPIs to influence product roadmap, feature releases and business strategy
Drive initiatives focusing on growth, usage, and revenue
Identify trends, alert on potential obstacles and make recommendations on how to improve
Work at leadership level to manage the entire product lifecycle, create vision and strategy for new products
Hire and support new product team members spanning product management and design
Ensure developers at consumer partners have the best possible experience integrating mobile SDKs and working with our platform
Manage developer experience, communication, and documentation
Work with strategic partners, end users, and internal stakeholders to understand customer needs and to use those to drive the product roadmap
Collaborating with multiple engineering teams to deliver on the product roadmap, including planning and executing sprintsPartner with data scientists to launch new machine learning algorithms into production
Internationalisation and localisation for new geographic markets
Issue and bug triaging
Work closely with Customer Success.
Computer Science / highly technical degree, Masters preferred
At least 10 years of experience leading products, ideally in an enterprise or B2B2C setting
At least 3+ years in a senior leadership role leading Product, Development, and Design teams
At least 2+ years directly managing senior and junior PMs and demonstrating increased productivity and successful product launches and growth
Experience leading teams of UI/UX designers
Demonstrated business skills and strong customer empathy
Demonstrated people management skills, empathy and soft skills. Excellent at mentoring and growing ambitious and fast team members to be at their best performance
Strong project management skills, including managing complex product and engineering launches, customer-facing features, and rapidly growing user base; Excellent cross-functional collaboration, mentoring and communication skills
Proven experience with UI/UX concepts
Product strategy chops- a combination of strong intuition and thesis-driven scientific approach to product development
Experience managing products with significant data science and machine learning components is a plus.
Knowledge of SDK
A solid understanding of mobile (iOS and/or Android) platforms, including location based services.
Ability to thrive in a fast-moving startup or rapid growth company
Demonstrated success managing large launches
Excellent project and time management skills
Experience building, hiring, and mentoring a team
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Experience working with offshore teams
Contact: jennifer@redfishtech.com

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