Engagement and Discoverability Product Manager

Philo is building the future of television. Our product lets you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about, with seamless playback, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing. In short, we’re building the TV experience that we’ve always wanted for ourselves.

We’re a company that puts people first — both our subscribers and our team. At Philo, our philosophy is to empower our colleagues to do their best work while supporting each other in pursuing shared goals. We value pragmatism, pride in our work, and passion. We believe in having transparency and openness across all parts of the company.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion as we grow the Philo team and shape the future of TV. We believe that a diverse set of voices and perspectives on our team enables us to innovate faster and create the best experience for our subscribers.

Philo is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. Our leadership team includes a cofounder of Facebook as well as alums of Meraki and HBO. Philo is backed by NEA and industry partners including Discovery, Viacom, AMC, and A&E.

About the Product team

The Product Team is responsible for designing, building, testing, and quite literally reinventing television—one of the most engaging products ever created—across web, mobile, and TV platforms. Just as television is about more than simply watching an episode of your favorite show, so too does our work extend well beyond the play button. We take into account TV schedules, movie and show metadata, live and on-demand feeds, recordings, real-time localized usage metrics, cross-device interoperability, and individualized viewing habits, preferences, restrictions, and notifications… massaging it all into a comprehensive and seamless streaming experience while cooking up next generation multi-screen and multi-user playback experiences.

At Philo, every member of the team is responsible for building and supporting a quality product experience. As such, product responsibilities are fairly decentralized. Cross-functional groups comprising feature leads from design, engineering, marketing, support, content, business development, data science, and other teams work together to tackle problems, collaborating on the motivation, scoping, design, implementation, release, support, and analysis of the corresponding solutions. The primary role of the Product team at Philo is to identify problems, vet opportunities, and equip other members of the Philo team in these cross-functional groups to be successful in pursuing solutions.


4+ years of experience designing, building, analyzing, and iterating upon product experiences

4+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams (identifying stakeholders, organizing inputs, mobilizing contributors, running meetings, documenting outcomes and deliverables, and socializing changes)

4+ years of experience demonstrating a strong intuition around product and logistical tradeoffs between different approaches to solving problems

Expertise with product documentation, managing timelines/resources, and/or an operations role

Some demonstrated expertise with product and business goals, metrics and analytics

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Startup experience on a small team (<25 employees) is a big plus


Drive iterative, prototype-driven product experimentation with a team

Balance objectives, metrics, and resources in prioritization decisions

Continually leverage research, data, and experience to identify areas of product improvement

Serve as a feature owner for multiple projects—past, present, and future—including answering/routing questions about the project as well as identifying and mobilizing cross-team resources to scope, design, build, ship, support, and analyze the project or feature

Schedule, run, and summarize meetings about current or future projects

Consult with domain experts to take an idea from infancy (the “what” and the “why”) to a decently-scoped implementation plan (the “how”), along with shepherding the project through implementation, documenting and socializing the “last mile” of product decisions that happen along the way

Serve as an individual contributor responsible for evaluating, prototyping, and analyzing projects, features, and experiments to drive engagement and discoverability on Philo


As the product manager for the Engagement & Discoverability team, you will work on projects and experiments such as:

Notification strategy (push, in-app, email)

Personalized content recommendations

User onboarding and feature education

Browsing optimizations to reduce the time it takes for a user to decide what to watch

Status: Full-timeLocation: San Francisco, CACompensation: Includes competitive salary, company stock options and health benefits.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives. Philo is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that everyone does their best work when they are supported by each other and the company, and we offer a generous set of benefits to make sure the Philo team is happy and healthy. Here is a sampling of the benefits we offer our team:

Full health, dental and vision coverage for you and your family

Flexible working hours

Generous paid parental leave

Unlimited paid time off for vacation and sick leave

$2000 annual vacation bonus (we pay you to take a two week vacation)

$5000 annually for professional development and educational assistance

$500 “TV stipend” for new employees to upgrade their home watching setup

$1000 annual home office stipend for employees to upgrade their home work setup

$500/month ($6,000/year) bonus for employees who commit to working at least 3 days per week in our offices

Dog-friendly office

And much more!

For California Residents: Philo’s CCPA Notice at Collection – Employees, Applicants, Owners, Directors, Officers and Contractors

Job Type
Full Time
68 days ago

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