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Technical Mobile Project Manager

Redwood City, CA

Technical Mobile Project Manager

Redwood City, CA

 

The IMVU Mobile Apps Team is a small but growing cross-functional team, focused on bringing the best elements of IMVU to current and new customers on their mobile phones and tablets.

 

Although IMVU is a mature and profitable business (millions of customers a month use our products today), the IMVU Mobile team works more like a startup: we’re shipping, learning, and iterating on how best to presenting our 3d avatars, interactive chat rooms, and huge catalog of user-generated virtual goods to drive adoption and engagement, realizing that the mobile ecosystem is very different than downloadable and web-based apps.

 

To support this, we are seeking an enthusiastic and engaged Technical Project Manager to get the product into customer hands on iOS and/or Android.

 

The Technical Project Manager role is deeply involved with the product and team -- we encourage you to wear multiple hats, so we can keep the team size as low as possible for highly efficient cross-functional collaboration. You’ll be involved in business requirements analysis, functional and technical design discussions, feature and performance testing, working with stakeholders (internal and external), and much more.


 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage the production of product features product concept through completion, including product updates and revisions.

  • Involved in planning and execution of projects, team resourcing, production schedules, and quality assurance against quantifiable goals.

  • Manage schedules and task breakdowns for projects and teams

  • Track progress and identify issues and risks throughout the product development lifecycle

  • Generate timely and accurate status updates to be communicated throughout the organization

  • Ensure a high quality product is submitted to the QA process

  • Create and nurture collaboration, communication, team excellence, quality and consistency

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

 

Qualifications

 

  • 2+ years experience managing internal development teams for consumer-facing iOS and/or Android applications

  • Capable of balancing your time effectively across many different tasks while not losing details or falling behind deadlines.

  • Experience managing a creative process

  • Able to work well with a team in a fast-paced, cross-discipline, and iterative setting

  • Able to work within guidelines and limitations

  • Exhibit strong problem solving skills

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, creative thinker

  • Results-oriented ability to get things done in a fluid start-up environment with limited resources.

  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and mobile technologies

  • Excellent written, and verbal communications skills

  • iOS build and submission experience within iTunes Connect

  • Social networking or mobile gaming experience a plus


ABOUT US

IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 20 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over three million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, IMVU is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley. 

 


HOW TO APPLY

  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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