Technical Program Manager

Genies is the world’s largest avatar technology company, bringing the power of NFTs and crypto to culture through its mission to own the “virtual identity layer.” The company has set the foundation for swift, widespread adaptation of avatars as virtual beings in society through its consumer-first future vision coined “Decentralized Disney of the metaverse.” Genies provides consumers and celebrities with the tools to create high-quality avatars, enabling anyone to own their digital identity and express themselves across metaverses. The technology features an avatar wearables/skins marketplace built with Dapper Labs, API integrations, and a consumer app. Investors include Bond, NEA, Breyer Capital, CAA, and Tull Investment Group. The company has 99% celebrity avatar market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and individually with thousands of celebrities like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin.

 Genies is looking for an innovative Technical Program Manager to contribute to the development of new technology products for our company. In this role, your duties will include overseeing the various stages of product development and collaborating with the software development team. You will also be responsible for the deployment and integration of new products. To ensure success as a technical program manager, you should exhibit strong leadership skills and extensive experience in technical program management in a related industry. Top-notch technical program managers combine their business knowledge with technological expertise to promote product innovation.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Serve as a technical lead supporting multiple software development teams
  • Partner with product owners and Engineering Managers to develop a technical roadmap that delivers on the product vision
  • Communicate the product vision to engineering teams and guide development to meet business goals
  • Facilitate engineering planning, cost estimation, development, and delivery
  • Lead technical discussions and drive the overall product architecture
  • Develop and implement best practices across the engineering organization
  • Work across Engineering, Product, Design, Art, and QA to identify cross-team and functional/project dependencies
  • Identify blockers/issues (both technical and non-technical), evaluate technical tradeoffs, and drive engineering decisions and priorities
  • Support Engineering Managers in product development, documentation, and release
  • Serve as the technical expert in product and business discussions and ensure engineering is represented in all major decisions affecting the engineering organization

What You Should Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, or related professional experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in Software Engineering or Technical Program Management, preferably in the Computer Software industry
  • Experience leading technical discussions and driving architecture roadmap for a product
  • Experience working with and leading engineering teams in software product development
  • Ability to serve as a technical expert in business and product discussions
  • Extensive experience in software product engineering, deployment, and integration
  • Ability to evaluate product performance metrics, as well as diagnose and resolve issues
  • Passion for technology and a natural inclination to keep up with advancements in the technology space
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to earn trust with engineers and influence without authority 

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded 
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees 
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space - there’s even a slide! 
  • Choice of MacBook or windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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