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VP of Product Engineering

Company: Vizio
Location: New York City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About the team:

VIZIO's Platform+ team is seeking a VP of Product Engineering to join the growing ad stack team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the engineering and implementation of a comprehensive ad stack to drive the company's Platform+ advertising business. This market leader will work closely with the VP of Product Management, the VP of Ad Sales and the sales leadership team to build go to market strategies in a fast paced, developing market. This role will require taking a thought leadership approach in the world of video streaming and advanced television, while aiding in the development of new products to fulfill market demands.

What you will do:

  • Drive the product development and engineering to build a best-of-breed ad stack platform that can achieve the Company's short-term and long-term business needs and goals.
  • Own the ad stack tech function and be part of the senior management team.
  • Partner with Business Development, Product Marketing, and Client Services to effectively define and deliver ad stack capabilities to drive growth.
  • Be responsible for soup-to-nuts ad stack architecture, engineering, and DevOps.
  • Partner with our data team, Inscape, and integrate data within the ad stack.
  • Help build, expand, mentor, and guide a team of ad tech professionals to create a best-of-breed ad stack.
  • Identify and define KPIs, metrics, and strategic goals for the team to set targets and drive overall team performance.
  • Continuously mentor and scale the engineering and DevOps teams while inspiring high-quality work and impeccable operational metrics.
  • Coordinate with our Product Marketing, Services, and Sales teams on capabilities for go-to-market efforts.

About you:

  • 10+ years in ad tech leadership with demonstrated success building products and teams.
  • You have a proven experience from at least one well known DSP, SSP, or ad server companies (such as Magnite, SpotX, Verizon, Xandr, FreeWheel, GAM, TradeDesk, Amobee, Viant, Verizon, MediaMath.)
  • You have a bachelor's degree or relevant industry experience.
  • You have a thorough understanding of online media business including competitive platforms, ad products, general pricing strategy, programmatic ecosystem, etc.
  • You have a proven ability to be self-motivating and independent, as well as capable of operating in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • You are a hard-working team player, with a "no task is too small" attitude.
  • You are a creative problem-solver who digs into the root causes analytically, instead of relying on intuition.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to tell complex stories simply and adapt to questions, rather than just presenting information.
  • Appreciates the challenge of translating highly technical product offerings and concepts for a wide variety of audiences, elucidating the "why", not just the "what".

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