Optimal is a software company that uses deep audience analytics to help marketers manage and optimize their social advertising campaigns. Optimal was named the 9th fastest-growing, privately-held company in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 by the San Francisco Business Times and PwC. We are a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, were the first to launch a single self-service platform across Facebook native ads and Facebook Exchange retargeting, and we are working closely with other major social networks, but our vision is a more general one – to be the numerati behind what it means to engage in a world where people are voluntarily social and highly mobile.
We are growing very rapidly and occupy a unique position in the social advertising ecosystem. Optimal is seeking top-caliber, motivated individuals who view optimality as a way of being, whose curiosity embraces both theory and practicality, and who are enthusiastic about applying their talent to the future of social media: open graphs, real-time, big data, and word-of-mouth at scale. Our culture is built around an intelligent and professional look at the wider world of online and social media, but we are also a group that doesn't take ourselves too seriously. If you want to work with smart people and change social marketing forever, come and join us!
We are looking for a passionate, creative, and hands-on product manager to expand our Enterprise suite of leading Facebook advertising and analytics tools. The ideal candidate will understand the online ad space and has practical experience with Social Media -- a product visionary, with a hands-on start-up approach to product innovation and a solid understanding of the Facebook marketing space.
You want to build a culture of excellence, possess a strong vision and clear/consistent communications skills, and know that running product means doing, learning and constantly educating others, and often means doing a smaller set of things exceptionally well.
Define product requirements, including writing clear, detailed, and thorough specifications for complex features and products.
Liaise between customers, partners, and other stakeholders to ensure fluid integration of new and existing features.
Provide detailed, thoughtful and timely marketplace assessments. Assessments include customer needs and gaps, competitive assessments, synthesis of external inputs and the development of company-specific implications with recommended approaches.
Work closely with engineering team to guide products from conception to launch, and with QA team to ensure final product meets requirements.
Collaborate on creation and design of industry-leading UI/UX for all products.
Work to expand use of the Optimal API and build Optimal presence within the larger developer community.
Assist with product positioning & competitive differentiation messages and provide input into technical and business marketing collateral.
Work with senior management to develop, refine, and execute the product strategy and roadmaps.
2-3 years of hands-on product/project management at a start-up in the digital media space; at least 1 year of online social media experience preferred.
Strong business acumen and proven results executing against projects big and small.
Critical problem solver with unreal analytical chops, results orientation, and absolute attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills to manage multiple projects (end-to-end), responsibilities, and cross-functional stakeholders.
An uncanny ability to distinguish between value and non-value.
Experience with documentation and practical application of documentation at a start-up.
If we have an important client coming into the office you would ask where you could help and if asked to clean the conference room you would smile and throw in your helping hand!
Worked for a data and/or advertising company.
Product experience in social media advertising or social data.
Experience developing & executing practical PRDs at a start-up. We don’t need a thesis, but a very practical specification that will appease business and have engineering cheering.
Experience with freemium and subscription-based self-service models also a plus.
Competitive base + bonus + stock option package + 401k, medical and dental.
Flexible and high-growth environment.
Smart, motivated team.
Mobile phone reimbursement.
Option to work in either downtown San Francisco (near BART) or Palo Alto, University Ave (Caltrain).
Optimal, Inc. - 20 months ago
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