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Mobile Devices at JW Player in New York seeking a Product Manager.

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.

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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.

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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.


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