JW Player is hiring a

Product Manager, Video Advertising

New York, United States

We are looking for a creative, driven, and forward-thinking individual with excellent interpersonal skills. In this role, you will work with a cross-functional team to maintain and enhance the web’s most widely used video ads player. JW Player's flagship product enables publishers to monetize their video content with video ads. 

You will help us drive our video ads player forward by leading the strategy and development of new and existing online video ads related features and functionality. The ideal candidate is or has been a product manager with experience in online video, video advertising, and/or SaaS platforms.

Our ownership culture allows you to manage your own timelines, innovate and manage our products, all while being a part of the fastest growing tech industry out there--the online video space. Working as a Product Manager at JW Player gives you an opportunity to interact with engineering, sales, marketing, support, and more than a million customers—ranging from small scale to enterprise level. You will also have the opportunity to take customer feedback and ensure the that the next generation of video ad standards address their needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with engineering to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Define and execute product vision and strategy for existing and/or new product
  • Work with multiple stakeholders, both internal (sales, marketing, product, engineering, etc) and external (customers, partners) to gather and prioritize product/feature requirements
  • Collaborate with others Product Managers, UX/UI Designers and Engineering teams to deliver product functionality
  • Act as Product Owner & Product Manager in an Agile product development process
  • Be a technical liaison to Support Team and respond to high priority debugging and customer questions
  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of technical projects
  • Review and write functional specifications to communicate and guide product development
  • Provide sales, support & API documentation for internal (marketing, sales) and external (customers, developers) consumers

Requirements

  • Motivated, self starter with a proven track record of taking products to market from idea conception to launch in a fast-paced environment
  • Technical background with a B.S or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field
  • 2-3 years of product management or relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with defining/describing the technical & business requirements of SaaS platforms, API integrations, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Experience with the agile product process from the product management perspective, either as a product manager/owner or as a product-managing engineer

Bonus Points

  • Product management experience in media or related industry
  • You know the difference between VAST 3.0 and 4.0
  • Proven technical writing skills
  • JavaScript experience

Company Description

JW Player is venture-funded, online video software company centrally located in Manhattan. Our team culture allows you to manage your own timelines and projects while being a part of the fastest growing tech industry—online video.  Our flagship product, the JW Player, is deployed on over 2 million websites and streams billions of videos each month.  It is used by a diverse group of publishers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. Our family of products also include video management, ads and analytics data; all key components of the video stack for publishers.