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Rubicon Project // automating buying & selling of advertising
Product, Full Time    Los Angeles, CA (HQ) or New York, New York    Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019
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The Sr. Director of Product Management will lead the design & execution of our video products & features at Rubicon Project. You will work closely with Technical Product Management, Sales, Marketing, & Engineering to bring leading edge products to market. In this role you will lead various teams through weeds & forests to the destination. We are looking for people who fear no detail, have a passion for understanding improving existing technologies to pave the way for innovative breakthroughs in ad tech with a strong drive to action & results.


  • Provide authoritative insight on CTV & develop the go to market strategy using research data & financial planning to assess position, path, & execution.
  • Define, develop & execute the vision, roadmap, requirements, & performance metrics for CTV & our video suite.
  • Create framework to analyze the competitive landscape, potential partnerships & opportunities
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all CTV related inquiries & train key stakeholders on how to communicate Rubicons positioning in the marketplace.
  • Collaborate with product teams & engineers to bring solution to market on time & within budget.
  • Own backlog grooming & prioritization while collaborating with stakeholders
  • Work with customers, sales, operations, engineering, business intelligence, marketing & product management to assess the technical feasibility of features, manage product roadmaps, develop product specifications & GTM strategies for Core Marketplace products & features of complex ad exchange platform.
  • Surface technical & scope trade-offs required to allow Business Team to make informed decisions
  • Negotiate with Development Manager, Project Manager & Product Manager on features & functionalities to be included in each release.
  • Perform detailed analysis on existing & new functions & features to make informed, data driven suggestions & decisions.
  • Work with engineering team to develop product specifications, data flows & tracking requirements. Work with Sales team to support GTM planning & produce necessary supporting documentation.


  • 8+ years of experience in digital media, ad tech and/or software product management working in complex cross-functional environments on large scale enterprise platforms.
  • Be able to understand a variety of programming languages commonly used in ad tech, online publishing & mobile & OTT devices.
  • Deep expertise & understanding of the online display, mobile, video & OTT advertising space both from a publisher, exchange & buy-side perspective. Experience in video advertising, APIs & industry standards is a strong plus.
  • Strong domain expertise in one or more areas of real-time ad exchanges such as DSP, DMP, SSPs, etc. is a strong plus.
  • Past demonstrated success managing complex products & integrations in medium to large organizations. Experience in startup environments where a new product was taken to market successfully is a plus.
  • Deep knowledge & understanding of software development best practices, digital content management & delivery, ad server technology, analytics platforms & general web development technologies across multiple platforms & device types.
  • An ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of the organization, ranging from detailed product documentation for engineering to executive level presentation skills to developing sales training materials.
  • Relevant degree(s) and/or related work experience: Technical background is a plus - BS/MS in Science & business or equivalent hands on experience indicating strong technical AND business background.
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