JW Player is looking for a passionate Mobile-focused Product Manager to help their publishers expand their audience reach and monetization strategies beyond traditional desktop browsers to mobile devices. Video playback on mobile devices is exploding. Today, consumers watch more video every day on mobile devices than on desktop computers, and Cisco predicts that by 2018, two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video content. Over a million web sites around the world use JW Player, serving over billions of unique video streams every month.
Who is the ideal Product Manager for JW Player?
In this role, you will help be responsible for the implementations of JW Player on native mobile devices, maintaining the simplicity, flexibility and rich capabilities that customers rely on from JW Player. The ideal candidate has been a product manager with experience managing the technical aspects of a mobile product and has experience with media streaming technologies.
Assist in defining and driving the vision and innovation strategy for JW Player products for Android and iOS, including native device SDKs and web players for mobile browsers
Partner with engineering to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an agile development process, setting scope, prioritizing features & stories, managing daily progress, and defining acceptance criteria. Work with multiple stakeholders, both internal (engineering, product, support, marketing, sales) and external (customers, partners) to gather and prioritize product requirements.
Manage the product life-cycle from strategic planning through to tactical launch activities. Collaborate with other Product Managers, UX/UI Designers and Engineering teams to drive successful integrations across JW Player products. Experience leading at least one major Android or iOS product (preferably a developer tool or software SDK). Proven track record of launching products across multiple platforms.
Ability to define product vision by producing clear product requirements, user stories and architecture diagrams. Experience in online video technologies and formats (i.e. H.264/AAC, adaptive HTTP streaming, HTML5 <video>, DRM). Strong aptitude for product positioning, packaging, competitive pricing. Motivated self-starter with a proven track record of taking products to market from idea conception to launch in a fast-paced environment. 2–5+ years of product management experience. Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Understanding of video advertising standards (VAST, VMAP), as well as other content monetization models such as subscription and per-title VOD. Experience with CSS, responsive web design.
What does JW Player have to say about its services?
We’re the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web. Now, we’re busy innovating for the future. Our flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites and streams billions of videos each month, across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. JW Player powers online publishing, with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. In addition to the player, our services such as video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics, help companies optimize their video workflows, and monetize smartly. Together, we’re imagining what comes next, while serving millions of businesses, users, and viewers throughout the world.