Technical Product Manager

Animoto - Greater New York City Area

Posted 837 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Product Management
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Online Media
  • Job ID
  • Committed to hiring veterans

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Job description

Animoto is looking for an experienced Technical Product Manager to own our partner platform product and technologies.  Animoto’s web and mobile teams leverage the Animoto platform to render videos, manage users, bill accounts, and serve our video catalogs.  Additionally, the platform is productized for use by 3rd party developers, creating a large monetization opportunity for Animoto.   This dual need requires the platform Product Manager to wear two hats: 1) they will spec, deliver, and maintain new features and services within the platform technology stack; 2) they will work with business development to create a compelling product offering for partners wishing to consume Animoto’s platform APIs.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Product Manager with a strong track record of shipping online products/services on schedule and a proven ability to partner across various departments to accomplish business, design, and engineering goals. We need someone with strong technical skills and demonstrated experience in understanding everything from web architectures to design/UI issues. Building positive and productive relationships will be a requisite, and facilitating the decision-making process in an efficient, thoughtful, and thorough manner will be critical.

This role demands interacting with team leaders across the company, and we’ll be depending on this person to make everyone’s life easier. As a result, you must be highly-motivated, persistent, patient, and even-keeled. Co-workers describe you pragmatic, resourceful, 100% dependable, and someone who commands a high-level of respect.


  • Create product design specs for new platform services and technologies
  • Own the strategy for bringing new platform features to market within the rapidly growing partner ecosystem
  • Work with business development to identify new API partnership opportunities and support technical platform integrations
  • Manage the schedule and scope of multiple simultaneous initiatives, ensuring quality and minimizing risk
  • Track and effectively communicate project issues, delays and risks so that stakeholders are not surprised
  • Help resolve critical cross-group technical or project issues as they impact the release plans
  • Build effective relationships with team leads across all departments


Desired Skills and Experience


  • 5+ of Product/Program Management experience
  • Strong technical acumen with the ability to understand and evolve complex system architectures and APIs
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to drive people at all levels towards communicated goals
  • Demonstrated excellence, passion and leadership in project management
  • Strong cross-group communication and negotiation skills
  • Detail-oriented and results-driven with a track record of managing projects to completion on-time
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline

This position is based in Animoto’s New York City office in central Manhattan (Greenwich Village).

Salary is competitive.

Benefits: PPO Health Insurance Plan 100% paid for employee and dependents, participation in employee stock option plan.



About this company


Animoto Productions is a bunch of techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out.

Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

The heart of Animoto is its newly developed Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology that thinks like an actual director and editor. It analyzes and combines user-selected images and music with the same sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in television & film.

Based in New York City with an office in San Francisco, the founders of Animoto include veterans of the entertainment industry and have produced shows for MTV, Comedy Central, & ABC, studied music in London, and played in indie rock bands in Seattle. They continue to innovate in the field of creative artificial intelligence.

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