Castle Global

Lead Product Manager at Castle Global

San Francisco · Full Time

In 2013, we set out to rethink consumer products through the lens of machine learning. Today, we have 100m+ consumers using our products that all sit on top of our machine learning platform. We continue to apply machine learning to rethink consumer product development while solving mission-critical problems for companies, non-profits and governments.

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Job Description

Castle Global is a holding company that launches and builds consumer mobile applications for global markets. We have launched Chatous, Kiwi Q&A and Plaza since inception, and we already have 80m+ users across the portfolio. It is still early days here at Castle, and we are looking for lead product manager to set the product direction for portfolio and also help build and lead our product team based in San Francisco and New Delhi.

You’ll be expected to own your space: work with all disciplines on your team to build, launch and iterate. This role is as much about doing individual work, as it is about building an organization where each product manager has complete ownership over products with millions of users. This is a very rare opportunity that will put you in the position of total ownership of the product organization, and launch multiple products without the risk of starting your own company. You will work with your team to drive product decisions, conduct user interviews and market research, and lead the direction of the technical team through your insights into company direction. You will also be able to lead the growth of the company through proven ability to lead it in the right direction and help us build dominant consumer franchises.

This role will expect you to use everything you have learned about building technical products, designing user experiences, and managing a team to drive the growth of a new company. Success in this role means building a product organization that can quickly launch and scale products that are used by millions where the product team is responsible for shaping the vision, direction, and process for making it happen. You will work very closely with senior technical leaders and our director of engineering to take advantage of the myriad of resources the Castle ecosystem provides to make the business successful.

ABOUT YOU

You are a talented product manager with deep experience with consumer and mobile products. Your passion for consumer products is so strong that there is rarely an app that you haven’t tried and analyzed. You are classically trained in product, but you are constantly learning from the best products globally. You have a honed intuition that leads to simple and beautiful solutions, but you have the analytical horsepower to support your intuition with data.

You are an entrepreneurial self-starter that is seeking a bigger canvas to create delightful user experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Build and manage the product team
Drive product direction and strategy
Own the product roadmap, objectives, and KPIs
Define and execute go-to-market plans /strategies
Conduct A/B tests and lead data analysis
Understand user needs and behavior
Perform market research and competitive analysis
Oversee product execution from inception to delivery

REQUIREMENTS

4yr+ experience in a product management role at a leading consumer product company.
A track record of building interesting internet and/or mobile products
Technical depth that lets you understand and earn the respect of world-class engineers
An appreciation for design and an ability to work with opinionated designers
Exceptionally clear and precise communication skills
Several years of product management experience
Strong quantitative background to support data-informed decision-making
BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field

NICE TO HAVES

Experience managing large consumer properties from scratch
Interest in global markets and properties

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What We're Building

We build machine learning platforms that consume data at massive scale to enable unique and engaging consumer experiences. We also leverage our machine learning platforms to collaborate with partners to solve mission critical and impactful problems in variety of domains.

The ultimate goal of Castle is to bring machine learning into applications that represent core consumer behaviors. We believe that the next wave of transformative consumer properties, whether produced directly by Castle or not, will be built upon our machine learning platform.

Our products are leading the new wave of mobile innovation. Our consumer properties connect tens of millions of users globally to facilitate social bonding and local trade. Our enterprise products power many beloved products and keep our digital and physical communities safe.

Consumer Applications: Chatous, Kiwi, Plaza

Enterprise Solutions: Hive

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Team

Kevin Guo
Co-founder, CEO @Castle Global • Worked at @Mithril Capital • Studied CS at @Stanford University
Dmitriy Karpman
Co-Founder and CTO @kiwi. PhD Candidate in CS @Stanford University. Worked @Google.
Shiva Bhattacharjee
Director of Engineeing, Castle Global Berkeley EECS, Worked at Apple, Zynga, Riverbed, Arista Networks. Co-Developer of GCD
David Kloth
Educated in Economics, Corporate Strategy & Finance. Experienced with Social Media Marketing, Analytics & Biz Dev. Passionate about Leadership & Communication.
Boyang Niu
B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from @University of Pennsylvania core APIs at @Castle Global , previously at @BrightRoll. nodeJS, Scala, Golang, RoR
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