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Product Manager

Posted by Skimlinks on Tue, 10 Mar 2015
Contract type: permanent. Location: London, England

About Skimlinks

Skimlinks is one of the best-known startups in the UK, described by Techcrunch as one of London’s leading startups, voted in the top 10 of the Guardian Tech Media Invest and ranked #17 on the Sunday Times’ 2014 Hiscox Tech Track 100!

We add the sparkle to B2B. We are a vibrant, passionate company that derives pleasure in knowing that we enable publishers to earn an income from what they do, and that we achieve this in innovative user-friendly ways. We offer a suite of automated and editorially-led tools to seamlessly monetize the commerce-related content of a wide-range of publishers across the world with a team of people who relish the chance to be part of building a company and making a difference. Our next challenge is to fully leverage our access to huge amounts of highly valuable consumer purchase data to develop unique, industry defining merchant products.

After 6 years of growth, we are proud of what we have achieved: we’ve grown quickly since we started and we’re a significant player internationally in the ad tech and e-commerce market. We process over 300 million clicks a month across 1.5 million active websites. Last year over $500 million of e-commerce transactions went through our platform, and we are set to more than double that this year.

About the Role

Skimlinks is one of the best-known startups in the UK, described by Techcrunch as one of London’s leading startups, voted in the top 10 of the Guardian Tech Media Invest and ranked #17 on the Sunday Times’ 2014 Hiscox Tech Track 100!

We add the sparkle to B2B. We are a vibrant, passionate company that derives pleasure in knowing that we enable publishers to earn an income from what they do, and that we achieve this in innovative user-friendly ways. We offer a suite of automated and editorially-led tools to seamlessly monetize the commerce-related content of a wide-range of publishers across the world with a team of people who relish the chance to be part of building a company and making a difference. Our next challenge is to fully leverage our access to huge amounts of highly valuable consumer purchase data to develop unique, industry defining merchant products.

After 6 years of growth, we are proud of what we have achieved: we’ve grown quickly since we started and we’re a significant player internationally in the ad tech and e-commerce market. We process over 300 million clicks a month across 1.5 million active websites. Last year over $500 million of e-commerce transactions went through our platform, and we are set to more than double that this year.


As a Product Manager for Product Intelligence API your key responsibilities include:

  • Gaining a deep understanding of the company vision and strategy, and how PI fits into it. Articulate that often, and use it to guide and inspire the roadmap.
  • Working closely with our Data Science and Engineering teams to define hypotheses, algorithms, data models, use-cases and the roadmap for the Product Intelligence platform.
  • Driving product development in an agile environment to build and launch new products and features
  • Being obsessive and passionate about creating the ultimate product intelligence platform that understands the metadata, taxonomy and synonomy of e-commerce products around the web.
  • Validate market fit, pricing and commercial strategies for extensions or new features
  • Effectively prioritize the competing demands for product features and improvements.
  • Understanding the metrics of success, and ensure they are accurately measured and reportable, and use this data to inform decision-making.

About you

Here at Skimlinks we love dedication, enthusiasm, and innovation. We’re shaking up the online monetization industry, and welcome candidates who want to be a part of this ambitious journey. But it’s not just hard work: we also appreciate a bit of quirkiness and fun along the way.

We are looking for someone with the following experience / skills:

  • You should have the ability to understand a complex technology stack, data science algorithms and approaches, machine learning, and API functions.
  • You have extensive experience working closely with engineers and data scientists to deliver exceptional data-based products, ideally in an agile environment.
  • You have demonstrated experience building and launching commercial products, ideally commercial APIs or products that have demonstrated growth in scale or revenue.
  • You have experience successfully commercialising an aspect of complex technology, including building revenue models, go-to-market strategies, and launch materials.
  • You have strong spoken and written communication skills, and the confidence and energy to inspire and motivate both a development team and the whole company
  • You have direct experience working with one or more of: machine learning algorithms, statistical analysis, A/B testing and huge data sets.
  • You have a burning desire to work in a startup that is making waves in the content monetization space

Preferably we would also love if you also bring some or all of:

  • Educational background in Computer Science/Engineering and industry experience as a developer
  • Experience with/familiarity of the online publishing/editorial industry, especially around their use of external APIs
  • Experience with/familiarity of the online shopping/ecommerce industry, especially around product metadata
  • Ideally you will have experience working with Agile tools like Jira.

Why work for Skimlinks?

  • Described by Techcrunch as one of London’s leading startups, and voted in the top 10 of the Guardian Tech Media Invest.
  • Brand new offices in the heart of Tech City. Openplan heaven!
  • Our annual festive season get-away/ mystery tour (recent trips include Rotterdam and Ljubljana). Our summer party. Our monthly birthday extravaganzas… Any excuse for a party really!
  • Skimbledon, our annual ping-pong tournament (we have a sound-proofed table tennis room in the office to minimize the disruption!). There are also weekly poker showdowns, regular local football league games, pub quiz teams… We are a pretty competitive crew!
  • There are daily battles amongst team members to wrestle control of the music selection on Spotify. The office piano is also available if you are musically inclined.
  • Monthly free massages and a regular nail service in-office (Manlycures for the guys are on offer!)
  • We host meet-ups, brown bag lunches, product demos and have dedicated training time set aside for each and every team member (Skimovation time).
  • There is also the office beer fridge, catered lunches and regular office trips to the local pubs to wind down after a busy week.