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Sr. Product Manager

| Greater Boulder Area

About the job

As a Senior Product Manager, you’ll spearhead the delivery of best-in-class SaaS business applications. You’ll develop inspiring product visions, and turn those visions into strategic actions that align with company goals. You’ll focus on UX design, and on what constitutes a great user experience—then you’ll work with teams across Sovrn to research, build, and execute products that influence the entire publishing industry.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Driving the vision, strategy, design and execution of new subscription-based software products that solve important business problems for publishers
  • Leading product discovery alongside design and engineering teams to create and test prototypes
  • Using your knowledge to minimize the risk of investment in new opportunities
  • Interviewing key stakeholders about product initiatives, then understanding, prioritizing, and managing those initiatives
  • Leading agile ceremonies to ensure the engineering team delivers products that meet or exceed expectations
  • Researching market conditions and industry leadership to ensure that product strategy both predicts and takes advantage of emerging trends
  • Collaborating with marketing teams to position and message new products for go-to-market efforts

About you:

You’re driven, thoughtful, and curious. You anticipate problems before they happen, and you have a backup solution. You’re comfortable working with and managing multidisciplinary teams across multidisciplinary projects. Above all, you’re open to learning, and you’re not afraid to take out the trash.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of product management experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technically relevant field
  • Skill at taking nebulous business ideas and translating them into detailed product plans
  • Demonstrable success in “starting-up” products with zero revenue, and developing business models to fuel growth and financial success
  • The ability to persuade diverse stakeholders, and the confidence to stand behind your convictions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience analyzing data and turning insights into action

Good to have:

  • A passion for helping content creators do more of what they love (creating) and less of what they don’t (operating their businesses)
  • A background in UX design
  • A background in consumer-facing analytics products

About Sovrn

We spend a great deal of our time online. Whether it’s for information, commerce, or entertainment, each of us has come to depend on what we research, discover, and share. Publishers – those who create and curate content – are what makes the Internet great. Yet these publishers practice their craft largely alone, in siloes – without reference points or insightful understanding about where they sit in the grand scheme of things. To add to the challenge, once a Publisher’s content is in the wild, then the task of building engagement, growing a loyal following and enriching the engagement with that following can sometimes feel like shots in the dark or worse, a black box. Moreover, making money from their craft can be a complex task for any independent publisher who might prioritize generating content first and money second.

Sovrn believes that independent publishers are the Internet's vibrancy. As a partner and advocate to tens of thousands of independent publishers, Sovrn provides tools, technologies and services that help publishers (a) make money; (b) get distribution to grow their audience; and (c) access a massive data commons providing extraordinary insights. 

The landscape of content networks, adtech vendors, and the myriad of buy-side / sell-side companies can be a complete maze for any reasonable person to decipher. Sovrn cuts through the noise and simplifies things with a basic, straightforward mission:

Help content creators do more of what they want to do – and less of what they don’t


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • MeteorFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are in a brand new building, close to breweries, restaurants and coffee shops. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and the bus stops right out front.

An Insider's view of Sovrn

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our Reliability Team works incredibly hard, however….personal life comes first. One of the reasons is that we have incredible managers that realize that we are humans. We work hard but when we are off, we are off!

Laura

Sr. Site Reliablity Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

No two days look the same, but I mean that in a good way! At Sovrn, people are given the ability to step outside the confines of their job description and engage cross-departmentally. Sovrn is a great place to work for people who love to learn and challenge themselves.

Hanna

Director, Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

I always wanted to move into management one day. When the opportunity presented itself earlier than I was ready for, the leadership supported me to ensure that we were successful. I can't imagine having grown without them.

Stacey

Manager, Systems Reliability

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Great ideas can come from everybody with the right support and space. To this end, we hold an Innovation Week quarterly for all engineers. We aren't afraid of trying new tech, as long as it delivers customer value. We encourage creativity with a collaborative environment, POCs during planning phases, and aggressively maintaining tech debt.

Jesse

CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our onboarding is phenomenal for new employees, helping educate new hires about the entire adtech industry in addition to the specifics of their role, illuminating their place within the larger ecosystem. The office has a fun, collaborative atmosphere that encourages a strong balance between work and health.

Cody

Compliance Manager

What are Sovrn Perks + Benefits

Sovrn Benefits Overview

We have a choice of heal and wellness plans that meet your needs, including medical, dental and vision. Take advantage of an open vacation policy, flexible working hours and paid parental leave. Enjoy catered lunch every other week, along with breakfast to start your Friday mornings. Be part of a passionate and high growth culture, work with great people and make an impact on Sovrn's future and direction.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Culture of Learning and Career Advancement. Awesome people!

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