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Product Managers (or VP/Director) looking for International Experience (Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi - India)

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Date: 2009-04-30, 11:02AM PDT

Directi is looking for a Product Manager or Director / VP Product Management, to help develop and evangelize our ground-breaking Web 2.0 products.

About Directi:
Directi ( is a $300+ million company, creating Web 2.0 products for millions of global users, with offices in India, UAE, China and a SF Bay Area Office scheduled to open in 2009. All our businesses have been profitable from inception, without any external debt or investment. We have been ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in India and Asia for the last four consecutive years.

Expat Recruitment:
We are undergoing a period of rapid expansion and are looking for business-savvy, technically-gifted, usability-obsessed managers to help drive our global growth. In our quest to find the best talent available, we have initiated an expat recruitment program that would allow individuals from abroad to work out of our Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi offices. The program includes relocation, accommodation, transportation, maid, cook, visits to your home country, and ample time to experience India. For more, check out:

The Job:
We're looking for Product Managers at all levels to join forces with our world class engineering, usability, business development, design and marketing teams. You'll be tasked to develop and evangelize one or more large-scale, globally distributed Web 2.0 products.

You will manage the vision, strategy, and feature roadmap of these Projects. You will also undertake UX prototyping, interface copywriting and product communication for the projects assigned to you. You will be charged with competition review and analysis, prioritizing features that provide us a competitive advantage, furthering the revenue objectives of the company and delivering a kick-ass user experience. Additionally you will be tasked with product evangelism through various social media (forums, blogs, wikis, social networks etc) as well as managing the user feedback processes.

The Right Person:
You have over 2 years of experience as a Product Analyst / Product Manager or any similar profession, and at least 2 years of hands-on web application development experience. You have a penchant for business and the innate ability to dissect revenue models, prioritize features, and conceptualize business plans. You are an avid user of various Web 2.0 products and sites, and "get" the value that they add to individuals and businesses.

You have a keen sense of usability engineering and can translate any user story into an intuitive flow. You are comfortable with creating user interface prototypes and wireframes on paper, PowerPoint, Visio or prototyping tools such as Axure / Balsamiq. Your oral and written communication and articulation skills are immaculate and you can always come up with the perfect text for any given interface.

You are comfortable with coding and have decent knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript. You can roll up your sleeves and put together a quick and dirty interface in Ruby or PHP or any scripting language of your choice if needed. You understand the nuances of integrating user interfaces into code. You also keep in touch with technology advancements and understand the impact of new standards on product design (for eg RIA or HTML 5.0 etc).

You are adept at social media marketing, product evangelism and viral marketing. You are an avid reader of Web 2.0 blogs, UX blogs and other relevant material.

Your Skills:
You have experience with many of the tools and technologies listed below:

Axure, Balsamiq, paper prototyping, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ajax, proficiency in at least one scripting language (PHP / Ruby / Python etc), Usability Engineering... etc.

Bonus Points:
• Knowledge of Agile development methodologies (XP, Scrum etc)
• Active blogger
• Contributor to open source projects
• XKCD fan

Additional Information:
We are a young, high-energy team. We offer free lunches, flexible work hours, a company cricket team, gaming nights, and an in-office rock climbing wall, spa, salon, juice bar, and basketball court. For more information about us, check out:

• Wiki –
• Engineering at Directi -
• Why Directi? -
• Our Flickr Stream -
• Careers brochure -
• Detailed Roles and Responsibilities -

Final Word:
This is a special opportunity for the right person to drive growth for a rapidly growing company in a dynamic and emerging economy. If you are a self-proclaimed geek with a burning desire to gain international experience in a company and country with exponential growth potential, then send us an email with your resume and cover letter.

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