Product Manager, Platform
Mindspark - New York, NY

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Mindspark Interactive has an excellent opportunity for an innovative Product Manager who will drive the conceptual and technical evolution of Mindspark’s toolbar platform. You will be joining a team of inspirational Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers to enhance existing functionality as well as introduce new features for the millions of people who use Mindspark’s products. You’ll push the envelope, looking beyond tomorrow and identify ways to execute on your product Vision.

HERE’S WHY WE KNOW YOU’LL LIKE US (AND NOT JUST ON FACEBOOK):
Mindspark is a leading digital consumer products company that builds, markets and delivers fun and useful “digital snacks” -- popular interactive products that cater to a range of interests and varied audiences, available whenever and wherever our consumers want to indulge. Mindspark’s groundbreaking content applications are viewed by millions of users daily, and include games, virtual worlds, and a broad range of online experiences for a diverse audience. You’ll join an incredible team that innovates and consistently delivers interactive bytes of goodness to whet consumers’ daily digital appetite.

As an IAC (Nasdaq: IACI)company, Mindspark is part of a family including many of the most successful media and internet brands in the world, including Match.com, Vimeo, CollegeHumor, Citysearch and Electus. Recently ranked fourth in Fortune magazine’s world's most admired companies list in the Internet Services & Retailing sector, we provide incredible career opportunities for our team in a supportive, collaborative and fun work environment.

A BIT ABOUT THE ROLE :
Our Affinity Toolbar group designs and builds targeted toolbars to specific niche groups designed to increase Lifetime Value (LTV). This group does not work on one product, but instead builds infrastructures to deliver hundreds of cutting edge products every year (both third-party and internally developed via a toolbar platform). Our software is already used by millions of people every day and we will be expanding with Google Chrome Extensions and portability into mobile. If you are looking for fast development cycles, engagements with all the major Internet companies, autonomy, responsibility and creative control, there is no better place to be.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop the core software, tools, and API that support all our consumer products

Create features across all products that increase consumer engagement and retention

Develop road maps for new consumer touch points, such as Google Chrome, Windows8 (Metro) and our mobile initiatives

REQUIREMENTS:
BA/BS degree

3+ years Product Management experience at a consumer web company

Proven track record of developing and managing products through the entire product life cycle

Experience developing public APIs and Windows-based Client/Server applications strongly desired

Comfortable with Spring, or other Java frameworks

Experience developing Firefox and Chrome extensions

Deep understanding of Direct Marketing and Lifetime Value models

Experience building solutions for Publishers

Strong technical aptitude; programming background a plus!

Experience working in an Agile environment.

Knowledge of consumer facing products.

You have some familiarity with C++, Spring, or other Java frameworks

You are an expert at communicating the roadmap, requirements and execution plan to senior management and

You have a strong understanding of the Browser, Web and OS landscape

You have experience with large scale Content Management Systems

You have strong technical abilities and analytical skills, with deep understanding of the Internet, developer and platform space

Your familiarity with Direct Marketing and Lifetime Value Models is a huge plus

You’re a problem solver and an excellent communicator

DID WE MENTION BREAKFAST IS ON US…EVERY DAY?

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K and tuition reimbursement, among other cool perks. Add to that team gatherings, Nerf-gun battles, Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s, cake on your birthday, and you’ve got yourself a pretty sweet deal. Be the first of your friends to declare, “I love where I work!” and actually mean it. Apply today!

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