At its core, 500px is a community of passionate photographers. As a company, our mission is to build a platform that enables and rewards that community’s visual creativity. Every month, millions of people from around the world use our website and mobile apps to find, share, and get rewarded for the world’s most inspiring photography.
A successful candidate will:
Lead in a Cross Functional Environment: Provide direction across multiple functions.
Mentor, support and directly manage a team of 2 Product Managers.
Lead fully cross-functional (marketing, engineering, product, data and design) agile feature teams to execute on product strategy.
Have Vision: Work with Head of Product to define product vision and strategy.
Translate business strategy into product strategy.
Rally team toward common vision.
Perform customer development to identify new opportunities.
Take Responsibility: Own the health of the existing product.
Identify and monitor critical business metrics daily.
Provide weekly reporting to exec staff on initiatives.
Own The Roadmap: Manage roadmap and feature prioritization and exeution.
Perform ruthless prioritization to keep our team focused.
Maintain and execute our product roadmap effectively and efficiently.
Work closely with our Director of Engineering to prioritize and lead weekly demos of functionality and share lesson learned across the org.
Be Close to the Customer and Product: Understand 500px’s target market better than anybody else.
Be a 500px power user and dog-fooder.
Regularly participate in user interviews, focus groups, and photo walks.
Conduct Experiments...A Lot: Use multivariate testing to prove or disprove product ideas and share insights with the team.
Monitor and measure success metrics after any launches. Incorporate feedback into the product development process.
Ideal candidates will have:
Demonstrated leadership experience
7+ years experience delivering highly successful and innovative technology products that you are proud of
Demonstrated experience in managing a both mobile and web products from end-to-end, from discovery to delivery to ongoing refinement and optimization
Experience using lean startup and agile principles to develop product market fit
Empathy: for 500px users and teammates
Grit: when the need arises you are willing to work through messy details with your team to achieve success; you persevere when others fall away
A bias towards action: the ability to cut through any issue, identify the salient points, and rally a team around addressing them
High standards: for yourself, your work, and your colleagues
Exceptional communication skills
Track record balancing making decisions using data vs creative vision