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Staff Product Manager - AI

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Employer Provided Salary: $135,000-$190,000 Annually
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This is a hybrid role based in our Los Angeles or San Francisco office and will require you to be in office Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What's so interesting about this role?
Come lead Generative AI initiatives for the world's most prominent LGBTQ+ public company, and help us continue to lead the market with high revenue growth and profitability for years to come. As Grindr's Staff Product Manager focused on GenAI, you will set our long-term strategy and lead the team to leverage cutting edge technologies to add value to our users & business. Utilizing your empathy and understanding of the Grindr user as well as your shrewd business sense, your team will drive ambitious product launches that will continuously engage and delight our subscriber base, building the foundation from which Grindr will expand to serve even more users and use cases over time.
In this role, you will establish a product roadmap that will set Grindr up for continued commercial success (continued high revenue growth and profitability) as we become the world's most prominent queer public company. This role will be an incredible opportunity for you to put your growth-centric mindset and AI/ML expertise to work to develop and communicate a compelling roadmap for our revenue and growth path, build cutting-edge GenAI products and features, and serve the largest global network of 13+ mil members of the queer community.
What's the job?
The Product Manager will lead AI/ML implementation across all product pillars: Engagement, Monetization, and Trust & Safety.
In your first 12-18 months in the role, you will contribute to Grindr's growth by:

  • Crafting a 12-18 month GenAI strategy and roadmap aligned with Grindr's overall product vision and revenue goals
  • Work closely with Data Scientists, Engineers, and PMs across the org to develop & implement models that can be applied to multiple use cases for add value to users as well as improve our internal operations
  • Prioritizing and shipping impactful features that leveraging cutting edge technology to improve user acquisition, engagement, retention, and monetization

What we'll love about you

  • 5+ years of product experience on web or mobile apps in the consumer product space with prior experience leading major B2C expansion and monetization initiatives through successful launches
  • Subject-matter expertise in launching GenAI features and applications in mobile and web B2C businesses such as chat bots
  • Highly analytical and data-driven approach to owning the PDLC - you make decisions based on reliable data and your team's ability to positively impact the business' bottom line
  • Proven history of KPI- and goal-driven leadership; you understand how to build, inspire, and drive a product function to success
  • Curiosity, authenticity, and the ability to engender followership -- you are able to build strong relationships across all functions/levels and get people across the company excited about the direction and committed to the journey
  • You have a talent for creating structure from ambiguity and operating with intent while looking for opportunities. You know how to turn your vision into strategy through your curiosity, grit, compassion, and data-driven decisions
  • Executive presence and leadership confidence; you have extensive experience leading and influencing at the Executive level with a willingness to advocate for the choices you believe are right for the business
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills with the ability to define and communicate the 'big picture' to key stakeholders at various levels
  • Working knowledge of user interface design practices and user testing and/or leading a design team. Expertise collaborating with engineering to drive delivery and adapt to technical constraints without comprising user needs
  • Experience fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and ensuring that your team's voices are heard and valued

We'll really swoon if you have

  • Experience launching global revenue products across different markets, cultures, and languages
  • Extensive experience with social and subscription-based business models
  • Blended experience at small and large-scale global companies (startups and public companies)
  • Subject-matter expertise in the dating business, LGBTQ+ community, and social/communication technologies

What you'll love about us

  • Mission and Impact: Grindr is building the global gayborhood in your pocket. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGBTQ+ people around the world. Through our success, we are making a world where the lives of our community are free, equal, and just.
  • Family Insurance: Insurance premium coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and partial coverage for your dependents.
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401K plan with 6% match and immediate vest in the U.S.
  • Compensation: Industry-competitive compensation and eligibility for company bonus and equity programs.
  • Queer-Inclusive Benefits: Industry-leading gender-affirming offerings with up to 90% cost coverage, access to Included Health, monthly stipends for HRT, and more.
  • Additional Benefits: Flexible vacation policy, monthly stipends for cell phone, internet, wellness, food, and commuting, breakfast/lunch provided onsite, and yearly travel & leisure stipend.

About Grindr
Grindr is building the global gayborhood in your pocket. With more than 13.5 million monthly active users, Grindr has become a fundamental part of the LGBTQ+ community and is charting a path to make the world more free, equal, and just. Since 2015, Grindr for Equality has advanced safety, health, and human rights for millions of Grindr users and the global LGBTQ+ community in partnership with more than 100 community organizations in every region of the world.
Our next evolution is underway as a public company that continues to grow and build meaningful experiences for our users. From social issues to product innovations, we're setting audacious goals for our community and the business, and leveraging the latest tech stacks and a culture of engineering excellence to make it happen. At the heart of our work in this new chapter is a shared set of operating principles centered around cultivating curiosity, thinking big, setting and expediting our ambitious goals, and growing through iteration; all while keeping our users #1.
Grindr is headquartered in West Hollywood, California, with offices in the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. With a track record of strong financial performance and plans for continued headcount growth, we're building a team of talented, passionate, and open-minded people who want to disrupt the dating app space, innovate products, and advance LGBTQ+ culture. Come be a part of this exciting journey with us.
Grindr is an equal-opportunity employer
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Grindr is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, location, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role will also be eligible for equity, benefits, and a company bonus program.
Base Pay Range
$225,000 - $290,000 USD

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What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Time Off Policy
2 - Company Wide Shutdown Weeks
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Monthly Lifestyle Stipend
Monthly Work From Home Stipends (internet & Cell Phone)
Monthly Commuter Stipend
Annual Travel & Leisure Stipend
Fully catered breakfast & lunch onsite
Casual dress environment

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision insurance
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health insurance
Life insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
We have 2 company-wide "Offline Weeks" each year (one in summer, one in winter) where the company disconnects for some R+R.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Grindr offers a holistic benefits package that allows employees to leverage as needed. Not only do we have generous health/dental/vision/PTO policies, but we have thoughtfully designed a benefits program to support employees.

We have partnered with Included Health and Folx Health to help our LGBTQ employees navigate healthcare and receive the support they need.

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