Lead Product Manager (Marketplace)

Company: Foundation Capital
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 02.AUG.2021
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Summary

Founded by Akash Nigam, Evan Rosenbaum and Jake Adams, Genies is the world's largest avatar technology company and driving force in the crea...

Description

Founded by Akash Nigam, Evan Rosenbaum and Jake Adams, Genies is the world's largest avatar technology company and driving force in the creation of digital identities that can be used across platforms. The company is setting the foundation for swift, widespread adaptation of avatars in society and culture through its internationally renowned Avatar Agency and SDK partnerships. With investors such as NEA, Breyer Capital, CAA, Tull Investment Group, Bond, NetEase, Coinbase Ventures and Dapper Labs, Genies is creating a network of platforms and marketplaces where virtual identities lead the way in digital communication, connection, commercialization, and monetization. To date, the technology has been used by the likes of Gucci, FritoLay, GIPHY, Offset, Justin Bieber and many more.
We are excited about adding a seasoned Product Manager who will work cross-functionally to guide products from conception to launch for our Marketplace initiatives . By connecting the technical, creative and business worlds you will drive initiatives to design and build the strategic elements of the product stack, enabling go-to-market features and services to our growing diverse user base. You will break down complex problems into steps that drive end-to-end product development for our marketplace products and think outside the box to create innovative and seamless consumer experiences.
The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical background with a focus in consumer facing marketplaces. Production knowledge within eCommerce or a robust collectable system in a game are desired as we aim to create the next generation of digital identity.
What You'll Be Doing

Manage the full lifecycle of product development for the NFTs built on Genies platform, including the gamification aspects of how users interact and engage with their digital collectibles
Work cross-functionally with engineers, economists, designers, and artists
Serve as a key point of contact for content providers and other external stakeholders
Write, consult on, and oversee development based product specifications, including managing the design of Genies digital collectible scarcity, releases, and creating engaging ways to delight fans drive their interaction with branded experiences
Analyze content-specific marketplace economies, user engagement, retention, and monetization data at a macro and micro level. Report on performance, identify issues and opportunities, and suggest ways to optimize
Communicate effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from design, engineering, and business backgrounds
Build compelling and interactive user experiences that drive engagement and enhance interaction with Genies digital collectibles

What You Should Have

Academic degree and deep training in Economics, Statistics, Business, or Finance
5+ years of Product Management experience - designing and building large-scale e-commerce, exchange, or video game marketplace capabilities
Proficiency in creating product wire-frames, user stories, and specifications
Experience managing and building live applications and games with multivariate testing
Excellent data analysis, project management, and executive presentation skills
Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills
Self-starter with natural curiosity and investigative skills who takes ownership to drive results
Passion for gaming, crypto, digital collectibles, and building compelling and engaging user experiences

Nice to Have

High volume/transaction marketplace experience
Experience with blockchain and token economics
Media experience
Experience in both larger companies and startups

Benefits and Perks

Health (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
13 Paid Holidays
Unlimited PTO/Sick Days
Parental Leave and Benefits

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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