Director of Product, Social at Smule
San Francisco, CA, US

The Smule mission is to connect people all over the world through the joy of making music at massive social scale. Music is much more than just listening… It's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. It is a social network with the power to break down barriers, touch souls and bring people together from all over the world.

Smule today has 40 million monthly active users and is still growing at a fast pace. We’re looking for a seasoned product leader to drive our vision for connecting and growing this expanding network of people.

Role / Responsibilities

Motivate and inspire cross-functional stakeholders in a global organization by driving a clear product vision for Smule social features

Work closely with our machine learning team to form a strategy for developing actionable insights from complex social data sets

Develop requirements for new social features, products and services. Drive end-to-end development of these features from ideation to launch

Collaborate with leadership on long term strategy and how it translates into tactical product initiatives

Define, manage, and report on key performance indicators that measure product capabilities against business goals 

Requirements

7+ years of product management experience in mobile social products

3+ years of experience with recommendation algorithms and machine learning 

Strong quantitative orientation a must; uses data and metrics to make sound product decisions but also understands how to collect and leverage qualitative feedback 

Expert in how social connections form and can be strengthened

Deep understanding of community health and long-term user retention

Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with business and technical people

Preferred

Mathematics or CS Degree

Entrepreneurial experience (founder/co-founder)

Experience with notifications and CRM

Experience with social group/clan/community systems design

The Ideal Candidate

Is a mobile social domain expert with track record of social systems design and execution

Is passionate about connecting the world through music

Proactively dives into problems and does not settle for easy answers

Has experience navigating ambiguity and change with enthusiasm and a positive attitude 

Can communicate complex topics in a simple, effective manner to a variety of stakeholders

Is comfortable facilitating the decision making process in a highly iterative environment