Kickstarter is seeking a seasoned Product Manager to help us inspire people to support creators and bring creative projects to life.
About the Team
Whether it’s a first-time backer or a superbacker, our Backer Development Team’s mission is to connect people with projects they might like and to build the story of what it means to be a Kickstarter backer. Working with features like discovery, push recommendations, newsletters, and search, we build excitement about creative projects, make connections between backers and creators, and grow communities centered around creativity. We are a group of engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists and more who work to understand and serve both existing backer communities and new communities of potential backers and patrons.
About the Role
From improving core features to delivering brand new ideas and utilizing innovative technology, you’ll be leading the Backer Development team through every phase of the product process: brainstorming, research, wireframing, testing, development, deployment, analysis, follow-up, and iteration. You will synthesize broad strokes into clear, actionable, and phased roadmaps with clear objectives. You will lean heavily on your ability to map obstacles and solve problems creatively every day. We’re open to a wide range of experience, but we’re especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated track record of success in developing inspiring and functional products for web, mobile, and native platforms.
Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.
Based in New York, Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform and community that enables artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators to raise funds for various community projects focused on movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, technology, fashion, food, design, and photography. Individuals who back these projects are offered tangible rewards and one-of-a-kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. Kickstarter applies a 5% fee on the total amount of the funds raised and their payments processor applies an additional 3–5% fee. The platform was launched in April 2009 and is based in New York, U.S.