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Sr Director, Ad Formats

As Sr Director, Ad Formats at OpenX, you will be responsible for leading and driving product development and defining the roadmap for the video/emerging ad formats platform. The video/ad formats market is a high priority project for the company with high visibility. This role requires a solid understanding of the competitive landscape and customer needs; as well as intimate understanding of how OpenX products work at the feature level across multiple platforms. You will work cross functionally across the business while collaborating with multiple engineering teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the video/ad formats product team by setting both the vision and strategy, creating the roadmap and evangelizing the next generation of the video/emerging ad formats platform
  • Drive feature prioritization and product requirements
  • Evaluate opportunities, developing products and features based on market feedback and data analysis
  • Ensure product vision is aligned with that of the company at large by regularly collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively provide customer and business context to engineering team

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years product management experience including 2+ years in video/emerging ad formats advertising at product management lead level
  • 2+ years of team management experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in computer science or engineering); MBA strongly preferred
  • Strong technical problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Fluency in an Agile development environment preferred

Desired Characteristics 

  • The ideal candidate is a passionate video/emerging formats ad tech product leader, who is both detail oriented and customer oriented with experience building workflow solutions and complex, highly integrated software solutions
  • Possess a high level of intellect and creativity
  • Expresses complex concepts clearly and communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Highly accountable; takes ownership and drives sense of urgency
  • A product evangelist, who is able to inspire and drive consensus
  • Impeccable work ethic, humble but confident
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; able to build strong relationships across functions

Company at a Glance

OpenX exists to help publishers grow their businesses by monetizing great content. We do this by creating highly efficient, high quality programmatic advertising marketplaces that deliver optimal value to all buyers and sellers of digital advertising.

Today, OpenX operates one of the largest, most efficient and highest quality programmatic markets in the world. Our unified system also encompasses a complete supply side platform that optimizes revenue across network and real-time bidding (RTB) demand, and a comprehensive ad server.

At OpenX we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale programmatic ad marketplaces. We are constantly looking for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.

OpenX Values

We are one

Our customers define us

OpenX is mine

We are an open book

We evolve fast

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888 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101