Sr Product Manager, Ad Serving

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We have a terrific opportunity for a passionate, analytical Senior Product Manager to help shape the future of the cross-device advertising industry by evolving Pandora’s ad serving technology. The goal is to deliver a personalized ad experience by serving the most relevant ads to Pandora users in order to drive engagement and ROI for advertisers. These systems will respond to billions of ad requests per day in real-time and support the primary source of Pandora’s revenue. You’ll walk the line between product vision and execution to effectively lead the development of these features throughout the product lifecycle. This position is full time and based in our Oakland office.


  • Define and drive the vision for how ad serving systems can maximize the lifetime value of listeners by delivering a personalized ad experience at scale across all of Pandora’s supported platforms from mobile phones to smart TVs
  • Maintain the pulse of where the advertising market is, where it is headed, and how Pandora's ad technology will evolve to meet the needs of customers
  • Develop and communicate a clear roadmap to stakeholders, owning the “What” and “Why” at a macro level while writing feature requirements with detail and clarity
  • Collaborate across teams, including sales, operations, data science, & engineering to design, create, and launch platform features that help grow the next billion dollars in revenue
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of the ad delivery platform


  • 5+ years software product management experience
  • Passion for harnessing the power big data and domain knowledge in ad technology
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to drive and influence key decisions
  • Exceptional analytical abilities and technical knowledge or experience
  • Experience with building online advertising technology systems preferred (e.g. auctions, demand side platforms)
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics or related field

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