Genius Sports

Sr. Director of Product, Clips & Commerce

New York, NY US
USD 200k - 250k
Machine Learning Unity



A bit about us:  

For many decades, the way fans experience and enjoy sports changed very little.  Sports fans would travel to stadiums/arenas to participate in the live experience or carved out a few hours to sit down in their living room (or the local pub) to tune into the game.   While the internet and mobile devices have made it easier to consume sports from anywhere, technology has, for many years, limited innovation around new ways to engage with sports. 

Today, computers have caught up with our imagination driving shifts in consumer behavior that are redefining the way fans enjoy sports almost overnight.   This has paved the way for a new era of sports, one where fan experiences are more intelligent, interactive, individualized, and immersive than ever before:

Intelligent: Over the past several decades, data, statistics, data science, and increasingly machine learning/AI have changed the way players train, the way teams get built, and the way tickets/games are priced, and the way fans watch sports. 

Interactive:  Today's fans want more capabilities integrated into their fan experience.   They want to leverage the power of their phone and/or their connected televisions to transition from passive viewing behavior to active participant with integrated real-time stats, betting, and shopping only a click away. 

Individualized:  Fans increasingly expect their sports viewing experience to be different than that of others.  There is a desire to dictate what they want (content), when they want it (timing), where they want it (delivery channel) and to participate in experiences that are tailored to their unique desires and preferences. 

Immersive:  As companies like Unity, Nvidia, Meta and Apple continue to shape our future vision around spatial computing and  mixed reality, sports experiences will become more immersive on the web, on our phones, on our smart TV’s, and on smart glasses.   It will no longer be enough to be watching the action; fans will want to experience and participate in it from the court, pitch, or field.

Learn more about how Genius Sports is driving the next generation of immersive fan experiences


Job Description:

To capitalize on these new fan experiences, Genius Sports is looking for a smart, talented, and experienced Senior Director of Product to help shape our future fan experiences.   This Senior Director of Product will oversee our work with architects, developers, testers, and operations to build, enhance, and maintain a variety of innovative, new fan engagement offerings across areas such as short-form content (e.g., video highlights/clips and stories), embeddable content (e.g., widgets and game trackers), and commerce (e.g., ticketing, merchandising, etc.). 

The ideal candidate will have a strong history working on B2B2C and/or B2C experiences across mobile, web, connected TV and mixed reality.   The candidate should have proven expertise utilizing commerce, content, and creative to drive customer engagement and increase lifetime value/retention.  

Most of all, we are looking for a leader with a growth mindset who can leverage their past experiences and lessons learned as well as their track record of innovation to envision, build, launch, and optimize next generation sports fan experiences. 


Job Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities for the Senior Director, Clips & Commerce include the following:

  • Optimize and evolve our web and mobile offerings used across the globe by leagues, teams, and sportsbooks looking to engage their fans in sports experiences
  • Develop new widgets and embeddable content that leverages real-time sports data and next generation statistics/insights to drive repeat fan engagement
  • Create new short-form content (e.g., highlights, clips, stories) to drive engagement before, during, and after key sporting events
  • Design new personalized commerce experiences that sell tickets, merchandise and virtual goods to fans based upon their individual needs/preferences
  • Steer the vision, direction, and roadmap for our free-to-play games platform/initiatives
  • Partner with our advertising team to grow the world's richest audience graph of sports fans targeting them in the key moments that matter


Position Requirements

    • 10+ years of relevant customer/fan engagement experience across a variety of medium such as mobile, web, mixed reality, OTT
    • 7+ years of product management experience envisioning, building, launching, and optimizing B2C and/or B2B2C experiences
    • Track record of internal and customer-facing product roadmaps including definition, execution, and communication/socialization as well as experience developing other key product management artefacts (product briefs, epics, user stories, wireframes, etc.)
    • Experience optimizing and evolving current products while envisioning, planning, launching and growing new products into the market
    • A proven ability to apply data-driven insights from market trends, customer feedback, and the competitive landscape to make informed product decisions about product priorities, strategy, and direction
    • A combination of critical thinking and pragmatic decision making to yield the best short-term as well as long-term product results
    • A sense of urgency and ability to act quickly and decisively possessing self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position or making a recommendation
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrated success working in a matrixed environment at scale partnering across all functions, business groups, and geographies
    • Demonstrated success in driving positive cultural change and fostering and environment where employees and customers feel connected and motivated to collaborate on the future of fan engagement


What’s in it for you?  

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.    

The salary for this role is based on an annualized range of $200,000 - $250,000 USD. This role will also be eligible to take part in Genius Sports Group's benefits plan. 


How we work:  

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Geniuses to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information in how it would work with this role.  

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organization and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team of Geniuses.   

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.  



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