Senior Product Manager
Grooveshark - Gainesville, FL

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Grooveshark is seeking a visionary product manager who's favorite activity is 'shipping.' This role will report directly to senior product management. This individual should be a driven, proven leader who is excited about driving a product that is changing an industry.

At Grooveshark, we believe everyone should have access to the music they love. You will be joining a dedicated, energetic team of people who are looking to change the face of the music industry and who wholeheartedly support open music. We want passionate individuals who believe in our mission and who will contribute new and creative solutions to our cause.

Effectively serving as the "CEO of your product" by prioritizing projects to drive toward measurable business goals.

Maintaining and communicating an effective product strategy that meets internal business goals and external market needs

Driving projects from start to completion, assuming different responsibilities at various steps in the process, including:

  • Writing product specs
  • Communicating with other teams & departments
  • Holding meetings and taking notes
  • Hashing out quick mockups
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Testing the product; looking for bugs
  • Recruiting and onboarding new developers & designers
  • Communicating with users
  • Conducting research & data analysis
Serving as a "hub of the wheel" between the Engineering, Senior Management, Community Relations, Marketing, and Sales teams to facilitate alignment of product priorities with business goals

Providing resources, boundaries, and decisions to create conditions that allow for each designer or developer to focus on a single problem at a time

Experience having shipped something of significance

Sharp, quick decision maker

Able to think about products strategically, including how to stay ahead of competitors

Technical background and ability to enjoy diving deep into technical details

Great instinct about what makes a product a great product

Ability to channel and synchronize multiple points of view

Leadership skills rather than managerial skills (e.g., leading without "direct line authority") -- must be engaging, persuasive, positive and upbeat, and able to command respect from designers and developers

Ability to think big, communicate clearly, and be able to effectively simplify (e.g., follow the 80/20 rule)

Great at prioritizing and sequencing projects

An aesthetic eye, and an ability to understand good design (but does not need to be a designer per se)

Ability to write effective copy to convey product requirements and strategy

Desire for and the ability to dive into the details to do whatever it takes to get a project completed successfully

Well-versed in software engineering practices

An equal understanding of people and products

A passion for music

The Perks:
Flexible Schedule

Stock Options

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Sound Bites Cafe - Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for free at Grooveshark’s in-house restaurant. Vegetarian and Vegan options available

Laundry Services - Free drop off laundry and drycleaning

In-House Masseuse - Melt your stress away with free onsite massages.

Free Haircuts

Private Artist Sessions - From the smallest local bands, to the biggest main stage names, we like to bring artists to the office to show them what Grooveshark is REALLY all about!

Tickets to shows, concerts and events

Recreation Space - When you’re ready to take a break from your busy work day you'll find a full jam room, a video game room containing every console you could ever want, an analog game room with all sorts of board games, ping pong, a bean bag pit, and much more!

Shark+ Deals - In an effort to support local businesses and reward our employees, Grooveshark has teamed up with companies all around Gainesville to offer discounts at many different types of establishments

About Grooveshark:
Grooveshark is an ecosystem that brings together music fans, bands, music labels, and brands. With more than 20 million users sharing over 15 million files, Grooveshark is one of the largest on-demand music services on the Internet. Along with providing free streaming music for our users, Grooveshark is also an instrument for artists, labels, and brands to develop new revenue sources from their music.

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