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Product Lead, Addressability

Index Exchange

Index Exchange

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023

About Index Exchange:

Index is a global advertising marketplace enabling media owners to grow their revenue by helping marketers reach consumers across every screen. We’re a proud industry pioneer with nearly 20 years of experience accelerating the evolution of ad technology for the world’s leading experience-makers.

We are all in on video this year. We recently rebuilt our platform from the ground up specifically for this new channel, allowing our customers to transact across every device and screen as efficiently as possible. We’re reimagining streaming TV, and it has become one of the fastest growing areas of our business.

Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work, and our company is built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. You will be able to feed your ambition, lean into trust & transparency, and feel genuine support from your colleagues here.

We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.

We have more than 550 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers, and we’re looking for talented professionals to help take us to the next level.

Are you ready to join the programmatic evolution?

Index Exchange is looking for an innovative Product Lead to spearhead our strategy in the addressable advertising space. Your role will involve delivering significant outcomes for publishers by innovating and collaborating with DSPs, marketers, web browsers, and data or identity vendors.

In this integral role, you will be navigating the vast landscape of addressability solutions, honing in on customer needs, and crafting an innovative product strategy that delivers robust and tangible results. This role bears the potential to substantially influence the company's trajectory and represents one of our key investments to generate sustained value.

As an ad exchange with billions of daily advertising opportunities, we require a Product Lead who can manage the intricate and dynamic nature of advertising across various channels, including the web, mobile apps, and streaming TV. We highly value expertise in cookies, universal identifiers, device IDs, and similar methodologies. However, we are primarily interested in someone who exhibits the potential to evolve into an industry leader in these fields.

At Index, you will be a part of an accomplished team of Product Managers, with previous experience with industry giants like Google, Amazon, Freewheel, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and eBay. If the prospect of shaping the future of privacy-centric advertising excites you, and you're adept at navigating both GitHub and customer collaborations, this role could be an ideal match.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Customer & Partnership Focused Mindset: You love speaking with customers from world-leading publishers to advertisers and agencies and you’re excited to help them grow their revenue and build a thriving digital ads marketplace. The challenges you’ll face require entrepreneurial thinking and a sense for how to align incentives to grow the pie towards an open ecosystem rather than walled gardens.

  • Product Sense: We think of Product as the engine that drives our company’s growth. You have solid product intuition. You’ve taken multiple great ideas from conception to market launch to bottom-line business impact. Having lived (and learned) through a few failures is good too.

  • Collaborative Leadership: You’re a natural leader who can rally people across Engineering, UX, Marketing, and Sales and Services into a high-functioning delivery team. You are well-organized and delivery-oriented. You can work with Project Management to herd cats and guide an Agile team through delivery against a stack ranked set of priorities.

  • Technical Curiosity: You thrive on figuring out complex systems and marketplaces, identifying opportunities to simplify and improve them, and working with Engineering to make it a reality. You love working at Internet scale, and you understand how even small adjustments can have a massive impact when applied across billions of users and transactions.

  • Data-centric Mindset: You make significant decisions based on real data, and you use it to convince others that you’re right, because how else would you do it? You’re great at analysis and visualization, and you not only pronounce SQL the right way but you know how to use it.

Here’s What You’ll be Doing:

  • Assessing and integrating different addressability, clean room, and contextual vendors to enhance ad reach, performance, and publisher yield.

  • Collaborating with browsers, such as Google Chrome, on initiatives to create a more privacy-oriented advertising ecosystem. You'll also work with DSPs and publishers to ensure the scalability and value of these solutions.

  • Contributing thought leadership on the benefits of various addressability solutions to customers and industry groups to boost awareness and advise on promising solutions.

  • Working with engineering to design scalable, repeatable solutions for integrating, testing, and reporting on addressability solutions.

  • Consulting with commercial teams and customers (publishers, DSPs, agencies) to understand their needs, and deciding which ones to meet.

  • Maintaining a prioritized list of products, features, and bugs in your responsibility area.

  • Creating roadmaps to set expectations about the products we'll bring to market.

  • Collaborating with other cross-functional teams like Design, Product Marketing, Legal, Policy, and Commercial to deliver high-quality products and features on time.

  • Working with customer service teams and early adopters to ensure our products are client-friendly.

  • Coordinating with various commercial and go-to-market stakeholders to ensure products are launched properly, measurable, serviceable, and meet their intended business objectives.

Here's What You Need:

  • 6+ years of Product Management experience, ideally with programmatic ad tech platforms, publisher ad operations, identity graphs, or similar.

  • We prefer candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business. However, we understand that some of the most accomplished product leaders may hold different degrees. Ultimately, we place greater emphasis on experience and relevant skills with JavaScript, HTTP, Machine Learning, and other applicable technologies.

  • A track record of successful product launches and landings

  • Experience and familiarity with building and shipping within the Agile framework

  • Strong technical, communication, and analytical skills

  • Flexibility for some travel

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you
  • Time off and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • Stock options and equity packages
  • Generous parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities
  • Home office stipend
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events
  • One day off per year to volunteer
  • A workplace that supports a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment – learn more here

Equal employment opportunity

At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you.

Accessibility for applicants with disabilities

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

*COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment.