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Product Manager

As a Product Manager at Surfline you'll be responsible for a critical part of the Surfline product, setting direction, developing strategy, executing, and delivering. You'll work closely with a small cross-functional team of engineers, designers, researches and data scientists. On a daily basis you’ll help to define initiatives, evaluate business value, prioritize, work with research to test prototypes with users, evangelize the roadmap, measure and report on product KPIs and mentor your team. 

The ideal candidate is highly motivated with a blend of hands-on business, design and technical experience. They’ve been known to go the extra mile and have a proven ability to do whatever it takes to get things done. They have incredible attention to detail and have an unwavering passion to deliver exceptional products for our users. They are a great communicator and are able to build relationships with stakeholders across the business. They’ve got the ability to simplify everything into a single sentence and think creatively about how they can be solved. You’ll be comfortable talking at abstract levels but not afraid to get into the weeds. You'll have incredible intuition, vision and highly analytical.

Our culture is one where we pursue achievement with humility and never lose touch with our roots. All candidates must keep our core values of being passionate, humble, human, focused and growth-minded at the forefront of their minds. This position will report to Surfline’s Senior Product Manager and work out of our beachfront headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with a small cross-functional squad to drive the release, measure results, iterate and meet the objectives of a given initiative.
  • Responsible for a critical part of the Surfline product; setting direction, strategy, roadmap, reviewing releases, providing feedback, making tweaks and helping us meet our goals.
  • Analyze market analysis, product metrics, user/market research, technology trends and determine what initiatives your squad should work on next.
  • Define problem definition, solution vision and KPIs for Product initiatives.
  • Build relationships across the business with key stakeholders, creating buy-in on the roadmap and initiatives.
  • Foster a data and test driven product development culture.

What We're Looking For:

  • 3-4 years consumer facing software product management experience.
  • Experience working within iOS, Android and web ecosystems.
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills.
  • Experience performing product-focused quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss technical, business and user experience tradeoffs and create a compelling solution.
  • Demonstrated ability to define compelling initiatives and drive them to completion with no assistance.
  • Entrepreneurial, get it done attitude.
  • Deep understanding of business, design, technology, software engineering and agile engineering culture.
  • Deep knowledge of SEO best practices, web/native analytics tracking, marketing automation and content management systems.
  • Ideally BA/BS in business, computer science or related degree.
  • Understanding of surf forecasting/science.

You May Also Have:

  • Experience developing decision support products and/or weather data products.
  • Hands-on technical experience.
  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, SQL/Redshift, Segment,, Wordpress, Zendesk and Stripe.
  • Passion for ocean-going activities, ideally surfing, fishing and boating.
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