Product Manager

| Greater Denver Area

Wowza Media Systems is currently seeking a Product Manager to guide the development of our cloud-driven hardware video products. This new technology is unique in the video industry and is positioned for accelerated growth, allowing customers to stream video to many destinations (YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, etc.) all at once. More about our hardware products here: https://www.wowza.com/products/clearcaster

This product management position will be critical in building products that deliver significant customer value. The ideal candidate will have a track record of building innovative solutions that solve customers’ job to be done.

Experience in the video and audio streaming industry, the concepts behind outcome driven innovation, and agile development methodologies are a plus.

What you will be doing:

•     Bringing to market products and services that deliver significant customer value.

•     Working with customers and prospects to understand their job to be done and identify innovations that increase customer satisfaction.

•     Prioritizing features within sprints and across the backlog. Making trade-off decisions on feature scope and release schedule.

•     Working with engineers to articulate business and product requirements.

•     Owning technical support escalation decisions and prioritization.

•     Attend trade shows and other events to represent Wowza and showcase our technology.

To be successful, you must have the ability to drive a project from start to completion, be very detail-oriented, be a self-starter, and have excellent communication skills. The ability to work well cross-functionally and with remote personnel is also required.

 

Experience we would love you to have

•    Proven track record of driving customer value via product innovation

•    Strong technical background in video streaming technologies and/or software is required

•    Familiarity with Jobs To Be Done, Outcome Driven Innovation, and Agile Development Methodologies.

•    4+ years experience in product management

•    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with people of all types.

•    Strong communication skills

•    Ability to understand complicated software and hardware technology.

 

Who We Are

Wowza Media Systems is a streaming software, cloud services, and hardware provider aimed at powering live streaming for today’s most innovative companies. We frequent Streaming Media’s list of Companies That Matter Most in Online Video and Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as Built in Colorado’s list of Best Medium Workplaces(with a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor).

Cofounders David Stubenvoll and Charlie Good first set out to create cool stuff with like-minded people in 2005. In the fourteen years that have followed, Wowza’s become the gold standard for streaming. One third of content delivery networks (CDNs) have Wowza’s technology built in and more that 24,000 organizations across the globe power their streaming with Wowza.

With adoption rates exploding, use cases proliferating, and video quality increasing, the streaming industry’s influence on everyday life continues to grow. And when it comes to live video, one thing rings true: If you can dream it, the experts at Wowza can help you build it.

 

Why Work for Wowza

Wowza’s global team is headquartered in the foothills of Colorado, with plenty of parking and where the deer, elk, and buffalo roam. Generous PTO and paid holidays, a healthy work-life-balance, and a 401K that vests immediately are among the many reasons we love working here.

The tight-knit crew benefits from a dog-friendly workplace, unlimited snacks, catered lunches, holiday parties, and more. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their role with limited oversight — and coworkers are happy to help one another out.

Wowza’s team also works to connect the larger community with our passion for tech. From live-streaming graduation ceremonies for local high schools to participating in events like SheTech, employees are able to cultivate the same creative energy that first brought the company to life.

Wowza Media Systems is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in.

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Location

We are located off the Genesee Park exit of I70, where the deer, elk and the buffalo herd roam.

An Insider's view of Wowza Media Systems

What are some social events your company does?

Wowza does some awesome events; we go to Rockies games and participate in an event where we brew our own beer and then we compete with other start ups. We also have team happy hours, we celebrate each other's anniversaries at the company and birthdays. We do that once monthly and bring snacks, cakes and all sorts of great stuff and internally.

Christian Sharkey

Recruiter & HR Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Community Manager, it’s critical I communicate daily with several other teams to provide feedback from our customers. Several times a day, I will slack or have zoom video chats to share information and ideas with members from other Wowza teams like engineering, billing or sales to get answers I need for our Wowza customers around the globe.

Rose Power

Developer Community Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes someone successful on my team, is having an entrepreneurial attitude, and not waiting to be told what to do. At Wowza, we hire talented people and expect them to tell us what we should do instead. I want people who challenge status quo, speak up against the crowd, and stand strong in their convictions.

Melissa LaMonica

Chief of Staff/SVP People & Culture

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have an ability or environment where we generate a lot of ideas and very few of those ideas actually work. I believe you have to fail enough times to understand how to succeed.

Matt Rossi

Sr. Director Business Operations

What are some things you learned at the company?

I learn something new every time I'm here. I started with Wowza about a year ago and to hear myself articulate technology now that I could have never dreamed of understanding, let alone communicating to another person has been a really fun experience.

Kristen Calton

Account Executive

What are Wowza Media Systems Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday and tons of snack and drinks.
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking!
Pet Friendly
Wowza's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Take advantage of the discounted gym rate at Genesee Mountain Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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