We are looking for a Director of Product Management to head the product team of the Applied Science organization of WeWork. The Applied Science organization aims at scaling up WeWork businesses using machine learning and data-driven approaches. It focuses on developing core capabilities to support other Technology teams as well as teams beyond Technology, which include teams in real estate, design, construction, finance, etc.
Currently, the Applied Science organization consists of the following teams: NLP & Machine Learning, Computer Vision, HCI & Robotics, Computational Economics, Computational Social & Design Science. The organization is constantly expanding and is likely to double in size in 2019. Currently, the majority of the organization is located in Palo Alto, CA, but it also has teams in NYC and Shanghai.
Given the scope of Applied Science and the variety of business partners it collaborates with across the company, the head of the product, which oversees projects in all of the above areas, must possess exceptional communication and collaboration skills, strong business judgment, and excellent leadership qualities.
Define, manage, and evolve product strategies, roadmaps, and vision that enable data driven approaches across the company;
Managing a team a product managers that oversee a large variety of products in areas with cutting-edge technologies;
Own product performance by setting proper success metrics and tracking them in a way to maintain accountability but also inform the future product roadmap;
Develop and own collaboration with a variety of business units across the company, including organizations such as real estate, design, construction, finance, and technology;
Communicate with partners to stay on top of their needs and experience concerns
Monitor industry and academia trends to find opportunities and modify strategies
10+ years product management experience, several of which should include full ownership of a product roadmap and vision
Proven ability to lead in a cross-functional environment with multiple partners
Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation abilities
Deep understanding of software design, data structures, APIs, and more
You have shipped a variety of products requiring significant cross-functional teamwork and can speak to the process of designing and building them with great detail
You have high emotional intelligence to relate your products to customer needs
You lead with data and research, not assumptions
You are very organized — you write detailed user stories, maintain your backlog, and set clear goals that are shared throughout the organization
Have excellent communication skills, are a self starter and be resourceful.
Nice to Have
Experience working with data scientists and social science researcher
Excellent technical abilities to get hands on where applicable
Background in Computer Science, engineering or an equivalent
Level of experience (years):
Senior (5+ years of experience)
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