SoundCloud

Product Manager, Playback and Delivery

Position Purpose

SoundCloud is the world’s leading audio platform, scaling up with a rapidly growing global user base, and we’re looking for a Product Manager, Playback and Delivery to join our team in Berlin. Working with a world-class engineering team, you’ll be responsible for understanding and improving the time to playback and quality of playback for desktop and mobile SoundCloud applications though optimized streaming technologies.

Key responsibilities:

Communicate product vision and strategy for your product internally and externally.
Use data-driven approaches to guide your decisions and continuously iterate on playback and delivery.
Prioritize new features, improvements and bugs based on customer impact and business goals.
Define, monitor and analyze of streaming performance and other success metrics.
Determine best areas of improvement, taking into considering implementation time, performance yield and trade offs.
Engage with browser vendors.
Coordinate with other product managers and teams.
Required skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree or higher education in a relevant field (computer science, information management, physics, maths...)
5+ years of product management and/or engineering experience, experience with agile methodology and ideally distributed teams. Proven record of delivering successful search products & services.
You have knowledge of audio codecs for quality and efficiency.
You know the benefits and setbacks of different codecs and security measures for playback performance, and are aware of limitations and capabilities of cross platform audio playback (native and software decoding).
You have a good understanding of network technologies (CDN setups, auth key signing, internal virtual networks)
You inspire and dazzle your colleagues with your depth of knowledge and ability to impart it.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions
Extremely thorough, detail-oriented and organized with ability to manage multiple parallel projects.
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Job Summary

Location:
  • Berlin, DE
Date Posted:
13 Sep 2014
Function:
Product Management
Sector:
Entertainment