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Product Manager

at deviantART in Hollywood, California   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
deviantART's software engineering team - Devious Technologies - develops and maintains cutting edge systems that house the world's largest online community of Artists and their creative work. Our team is constantly creating and innovating new and interesting technologies for all breeds of artists to share their creative genius with the broadest audiences possible. deviantART’s product managers serve one of the highest roles in the organization and play a pivotal role in defining the vision of new product initiatives and managing the flow of bringing them to market.

The product manager reports directly to the CEO of deviantART and has a major voice in shaping our products. It is crucial that you have a significant interest in the art community and feel that you can personally make a lasting impact in both the organization and on the site. While your previous experience and a strong technology background are important, we also want to know specifically what you would alter to make the community stronger in order to achieve the missions of the organization. We want to know that you are a motivated self-starter with a strong desire to bring about change at deviantART. Join our team if you are interested in making a deep impact in the way that Art is exhibited and consumed on the Internet.

Inform the product roadmap with new, justifiable ideas to enhance existing functionality or introduce new features in line with the objectives of the business
Gather product requirements from customers, stakeholders and management to define product specifications
Work with interface and engineering teams to create design concepts and effective implementation strategies
Facilitate communication throughout the development process between multiple internal teams including engineering, marketing, operations, advertising and legal.
Research emerging markets and competitors to ensure that deviantART is delivering cutting edge technologies
Maximize efficiency of development and interdepartmental transparency through effective documentation processes and communication
BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field (MS a plus)
Product Management or Product Design experience
Experience developing consumer facing Internet or media products and technologies.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with both executives and engineers
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Exceptional organizational and quantitative analytical skills.
Experience working in a SCRUM/Agile development environments
Experience with site optimization and using A/B multivariate testing
Salary commensurate with previous work experience. Stock options, health care, 401K plan, paid vacation days and holidays, flexible work hours and an employee referral bonus program are available to full-time US employees.
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