Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service which has grown to north of 1 billion users across 180 countries is now looking for a Product Manager who could help them monetize the platform.
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Speculations persist that this move indicates that Facebook has started to fear that the revenues from its news feed will see a steady decline over the next few years and like its monetization efforts with Messenger app, the company is also looking to capitalise on WhatsApp instant messaging service.
While WhatsApp keeps updating its service with new features every now and then, the company is now looking for an ‘exceptional individual to lead product development for our monetization efforts’.
“If you are a leader who has demonstrated experience in building products, has an empathy for both consumers and businesses, has a strong bias for action, wants to understand and unlock the potential of WhatsApp to serve millions of businesses we would be excited to hear from you,” the company stated.
The job description said it will be a full-time position based with the WhatsApp team at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and the prospective employee will report to WhatsApp’s Director of Growth and Monetization.
The company wants a person who can lead the ideation, technical development and launch of innovative product features. He/she should drive product development from small features to entirely new products.
“WhatsApp is a start-up environment where you’ll be expected to roll-up your sleeves and work collaboratively with engineers, designers and other cross-functional partners. You’ll expect to push the boundaries of what’s possible in a mobile app while sharing in our healthy obsession for quality and attention to detail,” the company added.
The company are looking for an individual with at least 10 years of experience in management or product design experience with an understanding of the technical architecture of mobile applications, designing user interfaces, mobile products and exceptional communication, presentation, organisational and analytical skills.
Candidates with prior experience in local, search and payments and an understanding of international markets will be given preference.