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Kika has many outstanding opportunities in our Silicon Valley headquarters, located in San Pedro Square. We're always looking to hire exceptional individuals who are passionate about making technology smarter than ever before. Kika is located near top restaurants, CalTrain and VTA Light Rail, with convenient access to all major freeways 87, 280, 880, and 101.

Please check out our full-time openings below. To apply, send your resume to careers@kikatech.com.

  • Ad Operations/Yield Manager/Account Manager - San Jose/LA
    Kika is looking for an Ad Operations/Account Manager to join the Media/Advertising team. The Account Manager is responsible for helping to scale the media/advertising team through direct and indirect revenue channels, ensuring delivery and performance of advertising campaigns and 3rd party monetization channels. As a part of this small and growing team, the Ad Operations Manager will have the opportunity to be rewarded for growth and revenue performance. The scope includes, but not limited to, reporting, analytics, sales process, and cross-functional initiative support. This is an individual contributor role.
    • Responsible for direct advertising operations, programmatic account management, and project management of ad related products.
    • Provide thought-leadership and strategy to develop market-driven products and RFP-winning media plans for sales team.
    • Work closely with product managers and developers to integrate revenue solutions across android, ios, web, and email environments.
    • Establish tools and workflow processes for operations team, billing and reconciliation for finance, and business documentation.
    • Identify ad serving platforms, trading desks, DSPs, networks and all demand sources to build, maintain, and optimize programmatic demand partners.
    • Organize a monetization strategy for self-service, first party data, DMP, and cross-platform.
    Skills And Attributes We’d Like You To Have
    • 2-3+ years experience in digital advertising with deep and broad experience at major publisher and start-up technology companies.
    • Expertise in working with SSPs, RTB, DSPs, ad exchanges, aggregators, ad servers, and other optimization platforms. PMP experience a plus.
    • Solid experience in Excel, including pivot tables, chart-making, and manipulation or large data sets.
    • Data Driven - Outstanding troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving, along with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally in a fast.
    • Eagerness to work in a dynamic environment that will be rapidly changing and growing.
    • Willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Fine-tuned communication, presentation and influencing skills; with an ability to think creatively and present in a manner that inspires and influences.
  • Sr. Director, Media and Audience Sales, East Coast
    Responsibilities
    • Onboard new mobile first and digital agency demand partners.
    • Serve as internal advocate for clients by identifying common needs/opportunities for demand partners.
    • Identify potential clients and potential decision makers within the organization.
    • Develop and execute plans to drive deep levels of engagement with clients.
    • Organize client events to foster deeper relationships and attract prospective partners.
    • Generate interest via networking, cold calls, email, LinkedIn or other means.
    Key Metrics
    • Meeting or exceeding revenue goals.
    • Sales progress against a strategic pipeline.
    • Gather and quantify market trends and data.
    • Provide feedback to BD/Platform team.
    Requirements
    • 8+ years of proven business development experience.
    • Deep relationships in the mobile ad tech ecosystem.
    • Previous experience in Digital Media Agency.
    • Solid experience with mobile advertising, data and audience sales.
    • Proactive, independent worker that also enjoys working in a team environment.
    • Must be based in New York area.
  • Sr. Director, Media and Audience Sales, Midwest
    Responsibilities
    • Onboard new mobile first and digital agency demand partners.
    • Serve as internal advocate for clients by identifying common needs/opportunities for demand partners.
    • Identify potential clients and potential decision makers within the organization.
    • Develop and execute plans to drive deep levels of engagement with clients.
    • Organize client events to foster deeper relationships and attract prospective partners.
    • Generate interest via networking, cold calls, email, LinkedIn or other means.
    Key Metrics
    • Meeting or exceeding revenue goals.
    • Sales progress against a strategic pipeline.
    • Gather and quantify market trends and data.
    • Provide feedback to BD/Platform team.
    Requirements
    • 8+ years of proven business development experience.
    • Deep relationships in the mobile ad tech ecosystem.
    • Previous experience in Digital Media Agency.
    • Solid experience with mobile advertising, data and audience sales.
    • Proactive, independent worker that also enjoys working in a team environment.
    • Must be based in Chicago area.
  • Software Engineer: Machine Learning - Advertising Platforms
    Responsibilities
    • Play a central role in designing and implementing systems to improve advertising quality.
    • Define key success metrics, design and run A/B tests to experiment with new ads targeting and pCTR algorithms.
    • Research and develop new algorithms to improve advertising relevance and quality.
    • Work in a small, collaborative team with back-end engineers, front-end engineers, designers, and product managers to bring new ideas to life.
    Qualifications
    • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.
    • 1+ years of industry experience.
    • Significant experience working on advertising quality a plus.
    • Knowledge of Machine Learning, Probability, Statistics, and Data Mining.
    • Experience with Map-Reduce computing system such as Hadoop.
    • Self-directed, independent and has experience owning complete features/products.
  • Software Engineer: Machine Learning - Natural Language Processing (NLP)
    Minimum Qualifications
    • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
    • 2 years of work or educational experience in Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence.
    • 1 year of professional software development experience.
    • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++ or Python.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or related technical field.
    • Experience with one or more of the following: Natural Language Processing, text understanding, classification, pattern recognition, recommendation systems, targeting systems, ranking systems or similar.
  • Product Designer
    We are looking for an experienced Product Designer to be the design owner to help evolve Kika’s keyboard and content experience design – someone who is passionate about developing strategies to turn insights into friendly products. The successful candidate will be working on a fun, co-operative and growing product team, and contribute to Kika’s product that is used by millions of people around the world.
    Responsibilities
    • Leads input design projects across the entire product lifecycle and launches – plan design mindset from product experience to precise graphic design for user benefits.
    • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define user insights, opportunities and trend analysis.
    • Create wireframes, storyboards and process flows to effectively communicate interaction with guidelines.
    • Share design experiences and best practices with global members to inspire our creative knowledge.
    Qualifications
    • At least 3 years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies; experience designing for mobile is a plus.
    • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
    • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction.
    • Experience working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
    • To apply, please share an online portfolio or PDF and provide a brief explanation of why you are excellent for this role.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • MS in Human Factors, HCDE, or Cognitive Psychology.
    • Experience working in an agile/scrum development process.
    • Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, user interviews, contextual inquiry) is a strong plus.
    • Fluency in Mandarin a plus.
  • Product Manager - Content
    Responsibilities
    • Manage user-generated content. Lead the entire process from planning to implementation, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Work closely with product, technical and design colleagues.
    • Possess data driven analytical skills.
    • Enhance the effect and efficiency of content operations through improving operations strategies, machine learning algorithms and user experience.
    Qualifications
    • Minimum two years of relevant content operations experience is required and team management experience preferred.
    • A combination of strategic thinking and pragmatic delivery to yield the best short term as well as long term results.
    • Self-starter, strong communication skills, and teamwork spirit are essential.
  • Senior Product Manager
    Responsibilities
    • Manage Kika’s products to attract, activate and retain users with a variety of online and offline programs.
    • Manage customer research being the voice of consumers.
    • Introduce a data driven approach that can offer guidance and improve products in the long run.
    • Drive competitive studies and strategies.
    • Possess data driven analytical skills.
    Qualifications
    • Minimum two years of relevant product experience is required and team management experience preferred.
    • Strong data analytical skills are essential.
    • Project management experience.
    • Self-starter, strong communication skills, and teamwork spirit are essential.
  • VP of Marketing
    Kika is looking for a VP of Marketing with a compelling record of creating and managing digital marketing strategies and leveraging marketing campaigns to deliver increased brand awareness. The position requires an enthusiastic multi-tasker with attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication and an ability to build relationships across internal and external teams. This person needs to be able drive strategies as well as guide data-driven tactical decisions in close to real time.
    Responsibilities
    • Manage all marketing functions to achieve the company objective of increased brand awareness, growth, profits, and visibility while ensuring a consistent marketing message and positioning on a worldwide basis consistent with the corporate direction.
    • Experience partnering with internal teams to optimize varied marketing platforms and operations, specific to a Brand.
    • Familiarity with marketing analytics.
    • Monitor and research industry trends related to direct response marketing to continually improve knowledge and skills, and communicate new ideas and trends.
    • Work with Product Marketing and Management to ensure the right mix of features and positioning.
    Required Experience
    • 10+ years of experience; management consulting background preferred.
    • Track record from a consumer Internet brands.
    • Strong sense of marketing analytics and how to derive actionable insights from complex data sources.
    • Working knowledge of one or more of the analytics packages such as Google Analytics.
    • Management experience leading small teams against online performance-based media objectives and executing marketing campaigns that are part of multi-pronged marketing strategy that crosses teams and organizations.
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to get work completed is a key success factor.
    • Ability to multitask, handle pressure and meet deadlines in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment without a lot of direction or oversight.
    • Advanced computer skills are required.
    • College degree required, advanced degree a plus.