Principal Data Product Manager

Principal Data Product Manager

TuneIn is continuing to hire for all open roles with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. Everyone new to the team, along with our current employees, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
TuneIn HQ – San Francisco, California
NO INTERNATIONAL or Corp-2-Corp candidates will be considered

At TuneIn, we are reinventing listening for a connected world, with live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations—streamed to tens of millions of customers through our mobile and web apps, and our unmatched platform of hundreds of consumer device and service integrations. From smartphone to smart speaker to electric car, TuneIn delivers live and on-demand audio from voices you trust wherever you want to listen. 
The Role

As a Principal Data Product Manager, you will define and execute the product vision and strategy, lead the end-to-end lifecycle of a product (ideation through sustainment), and identify market opportunities. You will manage the business (ROI) of data products as well as the functionality, design, and features. You will define and execute detailed roadmaps and product priorities based on a solid understanding of consumer needs and data science. The Principal Data Product Manager will influence, educate, and prioritize the tactical data science product backlog as well as the strategic decisions to enable the next slate of outstanding experiences for our customers.

Who You Are

    • Relentlessly focused on data and hypothesis driven decision making to create the best experiences for TuneIn’s users
    • Someone with a bias for action and quick iteration as opposed to perfection
    • Passionate about using data to get better, proficient with a set of data skills at your disposal and excited to learn new tools while teaching others along the way
    • An inclusive organizational collaborator who is great at building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships across time zones
    • A structured, planful project owner comfortable with the ambiguity, rapid evolution and pace of a startup environment
    • Results-oriented and ready to define metrics to measure value

What You'll Do

    • Be a strategic partner and work with business stakeholders to define high impact analytical problems and find innovative ways to solve these problems with data
    • Define and own overall product vision, strategy, and success metrics for key initiatives around data science and data engineering
    • Capture and analyze requests from teams across Product, Marketing, Content, Ads, Engineering, Finance, and other teams to define data needs and prioritize our roadmap
    • Partner closely with adjacent Product Managers to identify gaps and integrate TuneIn’s data solutions into our subscription funnel, recommendations engine, search interface, streaming audio players, and other internal systems
    • Identify requirements around real-time event ingestion and collection, A/B testing, user cohorts, plus other tooling and platform capabilities
    • Lead build versus buy decisions on key data proficiencies and conduct vendor evaluations
    • Collaborate with product managers, architects and engineers to craft solutions and present business cases to the executive team

What We Are Looking For

    • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate education (MS or PhD) in an applied quantitative field or equivalent experience at a ground-breaking company
    • 10+ years of professional experience working in a Product, Technical Product, or Technical/Engineering role
    • Proven track record working directly with data systems in an engineering capacity or as a product manager interfacing directly with engineering teams in a high scale environment
    • Demonstrated experience as a product manager, ideally with a consumer technology product. Specific activities include: formulating product strategy, evaluating and prioritizing ideas, crafting business cases, defining product features, supervising development, and orchestrating product launch / releases
    • Familiar with traditional PM methodologies (e.g., Agile, Kanban, Waterfall, etc.) and knowledge of when to apply methodologies
    • Ability to communicate persuasive arguments, write clearly and concisely, listen attentively, and collaborate with partners to reach mutually beneficial outcomes
    • Deep understanding of statistical hypothesis testing and A/B methods
    • Proven experience leading multi-functional product squads and influencing without authority
    • Experienced with setting multi-quarter roadmaps around a strong product vision to guide the company forward
    • Very comfortable in understanding the inner workings of Data Infrastructure and Machine Learning model application to different analytical use cases
    • Have suffered under and now know how to handle and mitigate data quality issues that impact business-critical reporting and ML systems
    • A veteran of building data products and features across inception, delivery, maintenance, migration, and sunset
    • Experienced collaborating with non-technical partners to collect requirements and outwardly communicate the roadmap, status, impact, and value of work being done to a non-technical executive audience

Our Compensation & Health Benefits

    • TuneIn offers attractive compensation packages (salary, bonus and equity)
    • We offer generous benefits, including 100% coverage of all health plans for employees and dependents regardless of which medical health plan you choose
    • Dental and Vision plan coverage
    • Flexible paid time off policy, plus 14 paid holidays (2021)
    • 401k Plan
    • Wellness stipend/Cell phone subsidy/Trainings and educational spending pet insurance, more
About TuneIn

TuneIn, the leading live streaming and on-demand audio service, brings together live sports, news, music, podcasts and radio from around the globe. With 75 million monthly active users, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world. TuneIn broadcasts over 100,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations, and boasts more than 5.7 million podcasts. With premiere distribution across 200 platforms and connected devices, TuneIn empowers listeners to ‘hear’ what they love wherever ‘here’ might be. TuneIn Premium subscribers also unlock exclusive access to commercial-free news from top networks like CNBC, CNN, FOX News Radio and MSNBC, as well as commercial-free music channels for every mood and activity. For more information please visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within TuneIn. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.
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