Senior Product Manager
Redwood City, CA
IMVU is looking for a Senior Product Manager to help develop and manage the next iteration of IMVU's social game and platform.
Help craft and execute a compelling long-term vision for IMVU's new products particularly in the area of creator tools and art expression. You don't just take orders.
Internalize customer needs by segment and use that knowledge to develop fun and delightful online experiences. You know how to walk in your customers' virtual shoes.
Lead cross-functional teams to launch and continuously improve IMVU features and functionality. You play nice with the other kids (i.e., market and user research, interaction/visual design, engineering, marketing/PR, customer support, community management, billing/operations, and data analytics).
Create and nurture collaboration, communication, team excellence, quality and consistency
Strategically prioritize a product backlog that balances user, business, and technical needs. You're good at showing us all where we need to focus efforts.
Maximize your impact and know how to define, track, and report on that impact. You like to know how you're doing.
Own the P&L and product management oversight for a significant piece of IMVU's growing business. You're not afraid of making your number(s).
Live the excitement of IMVU's fast-changing industry (including virtual goods and online social experiences) and unlock points of competitive differentiation. You play to win.
4+ years of online product management experience in a growing, high-traffic consumer Internet services, game companies, or fast-growing internet startups.
Previous experience with 3D social games a must.
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.
Extremely strong written & verbal communication skills.
Strong awareness of current mobile technologies, trends, products, and design standards.
BA/BS required, MBA and/or engineering/CS degrees a plus.
IMVU is a global 3D avatar-based social community of users who come together to play, interact, and make friends. Far beyond traditional social media, IMVU users customize an avatar representing themselves to express and interact with other avatars creating a greater sense of social presence the feeling of being with someone else as if you're physically there.
Today, over 4 million IMVU users every month enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through highly-stylized avatars, interacting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping for new looks, and sharing their experiences. IMVU is an expressive and collaborative world which includes over 50,000 creators making real money using design tools to create looks and rooms to sell in the IMVU Store.
To continue our success, we are building an even better way for friends to spend time together, in 3D, first on mobile and later in VR. The new platform will support advanced real-time play and interaction of all kinds, and a marketplace for creators (UGC) of realistic virtual goods, spaces, games and social experiences. It's the most ambitious technical stack for a 3D virtual world ever conceived for Mobile, enabled by the latest advances in consumer mobile devices. Come help us build the future of Social.
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.