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compensation: Highly Competitive Compensation package
employment type: full-time

ABUV Media is a quickly growing, profitable online publishing startup that helps consumers make informed decisions about complicated topics such as higher education and personal finance. We do this by building well-researched online resources with useful interactive tools.

We have an immediate opening on our team for a Director of Web Product Management. You will be responsible for managing daily priorities of and timely execution by our offshore web development team, coordinating with our business leads, editors, marketers, and operations staff. This team member will serve as the go-to internal leader for strategy and execution of how our sites should be built and maintained for great user experience across a variety of devices.

This role could be a great fit not only for candidates with mid- or senior-level technical program, project, or product management experience, but also senior web developer leaders with a strong penchant for moving into a project management function.

ABUV values team members who have a bias for action and take ownership. This role demands someone who can manage to deadlines with dependencies on individuals who may or may not be direct reports. We prize candidates who regularly come up with practical solutions to challenges and can prioritize based on considerations of user value, business importance, and marketing strategy.

This role is based in ABUV's headquarters in Reno, NV, just steps from the Truckee River. Relocation assistance is available, but local candidates are strongly preferred.

Job responsibilities:

Gather requirements for and scope, resource, and manage execution of quick-turnaround web development projects of varying size, from new site launches and page buildouts to optimizing existing sites for users

Apply technical knowledge to set overall requirements for developer team (vendor performance management)

Identify and build business cases for pursuing technical process and code improvement initiatives for better user experience and scalability, particularly for mobile users

Establish a robust and measurable process for project intake, prioritization, resource allocation, and release

Communicate in a compelling way (in writing and verbally) with business stakeholders about roadblocks or timeline shifts, tradeoffs of requirements vs. time/effort, and proposed solutions to challenges

Set the bar high for continual improvement of web technologies, especially as they apply to the evolving search marketing industry

Management of 1 - 2 direct reports (depends on experience)

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a technical field

3 years of full-time experience as a technical project manager or technical product manager, or 5 years of full-time experience as a web developer

Strong technical skills, including proficiency with WordPress sites, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS (including ability to jump into evaluating code or providing technical feedback to developers when needed)

Superior organizational skills, with a track record of managing website build projects, especially WordPress sites, to timely completion

Excellent ability to communicate with and command respect of technical and business team members

Critical thinking skills and problem-solving mindset to troubleshoot project blockers and create project plans for multi-faceted problems

1 year experience managing or collaborating heavily with offshore developer teams

Not required but a big plus:

Proficiency with JIRA

Knowledge of SEO and digital marketing fundamentals

Experience as a people manager who develops skills of direct reports
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