Director, Product at Versus Systems

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ABOUT US

We partner with content creators and brands to facilitate prized-based experiences, changing the ways players, streamers, and fans interact with the experiences they love - offering creators a new way to engage consumers and brands a new way to expand their reach.

We are a strong team of strategists, designers, and engineers who value curiosity, diversity, empathy, and community as a way to drive long-term value for employees, partners, our communities, and our shareholders. Learn more about us here. Come join our team! 


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR . . .

We're seeking a Director to join our Product & Design team, with a focus on product management and strategy - someone who embodies our values (community, curiosity, diversity, and empathy) while GETTING THINGS DONE. You will be responsible for the management of the product development process, with heavy collaboration not only in Product & Design, but across Engineering, Business Development, Marketing, and Accounts. We change the way players engage with experiences.

As a Director, you will build and lead a high-performing product management team while formulating a long-term product strategy - playing a major role in crafting the product road-map that gets us there. You will coach and teach Product Managers, while delivering extraordinary products and experiences. Consider yourself a central hub of creative direction for the company, continually engaging senior executives, partners, and other stakeholders in a discussion about what to build next - and why.

We are a collaborative team delivering a groundbreaking adtech product suite that allows creators to create. Our technology is all about immersion - replacing traditional ads with engaging experiences that keep you in the moment.


YOU WILL HAVE . . .    

  • 7+ years of Product Management experience in software, with at least 4+ years leading a team;
  • 4+ years collaborating with engineers, product designers, and internal stakeholders to build quality software;
  • Demonstrated expertise empathizing with users to understand, define, test, and launch technology solutions;
  • Experience with GitHub, Clubhouse, or other Agile development tools;
  • A strong track record successfully transitioning roadmaps and features from concept to production;
  • The ability to develop business cases that extend and enhance the product roadmap.

WE NEED YOU TO . . . 

  • Be curious. You will have an appreciation for the end-user and will proactively collect, share and synthesize input from many directions to enable your team to continuously deliver customer value.
  • Be a driver. You will be one of the key leaders on the Agile teams facilitating Scrum processes.  Leading the team through sprint planning, stand-ups, retros and story acceptance / rejection to meet product milestones.
  • Flex your strategy. Work effectively with different people and teams to drive product definition, design and prototyping process to discover customer problems and create valuable, desirable, and feasible solutions.
  • Know your numbers. You are data-driven and consistently leverage quantitative and qualitative research to make decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively. Your communication and interpersonal skills are top-notch, and you work well with different personality types and seniority levels.
  • Speak geek. Illustrate your understanding of the complexities of building and deploying software. Know how to work with developers through dependencies and technical challenges.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU . . . 

  • Look forward to growing with us as we continue to become the go-to for implementing strategies that build engagement for a variety of entertainment experiences;
  • Engage with the company department heads outside of your immediate area of expertise as a leader of the product development processes;
  • Possess a technology background, particularly if you've contributed to a code base via your own development skills.

WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Healthcare and benefits
  • Unlimited paid vacation that people actually take - we promise
  • Generous maternity & paternity leave
  • Flexible work day schedule - currently remote for COVID
  • Matched 401k


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • SwiftLanguages
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    • ErlangLanguages
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    • PhoenixFrameworks
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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    • WordpressCMS
    • PipedriveCRM
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Location

Playa District, Los Angeles, CA 90045

An Insider's view of Versus Systems

What's something quirky about your company?

We foster creativity and individuality. While we all have our roles and tasks to accomplish, we celebrate each others differences, tastes, and hobbies.

We encourage personal and professional growth, as well as sharing of experiences, which in turn helps build camaraderie.

Mike Spragg

QA Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

At Versus our intention is to always meet our partners where they are. We aim to make the process of integrating our products painless; whether they plan to integrate them into games, apps, streams or shows. Heck, someone figured out how to make Doom run on a printer, the world is OUR OYSTER!!

Joshua Johnson

Director of Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned how to truly be a dynamic member of this great team. My experience at Versus has reinforced the idea that my varied skillset and resourcefulness are assets in this ever-evolving industry. There’s always room to grow as an individual and a professional at this company and that’s something that I’ll treasure moving forward.

Marisol Casariego

Accounts Associate

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

Design is an important part of the overall direction of our company and we're responsible for designing the best way to integrate how brands, game partners and players engage with Versus Systems and Winfinite. We try embody curiosity and provide opportunities for exploring different ideas that help our partners make games more fun.

Anthony Ruba

Director, Design

How does the company support your career growth?

We are always learning and growing - as a company and as individual contributors, developing new and different strengths everyday. Versus' flexible working environment is vital to my successfully navigating a full-time career with other priorities, such as responsibilities at home. Our flexibility allows me to create balance on my own terms.

Yulie Yoshimura

Director, Accounts & Integration

What are Versus Systems Perks + Benefits

Versus Systems Benefits Overview

We pride ourselves on being a workplace built upon diversity, empathy, and innovation.

In short, people lead different lives with varying needs, and achieve their best work within and through a variety of environments, touch points, and check-ins. We actively support employees' pursuit of success both at work and at home through flexible and collaborative scheduling and supportive policies - like flexible scheduling, unlimited paid vacation, 401(K) matching- and various programmatic implementations geared towards community-building and feeling like a real part of the team behind our products - even while working in a 100% remote environment while navigating Covid19.

Culture
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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