VP of Product



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Volley is on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining.

Volley is the leading developer of voice AI games for smart speaker platforms like Amazon Alexa, smartphones, and connected TVs. Every month, millions of users interact with our popular products like Song Quiz, Jeopardy!, Question of The Day and The Price is Right.

About the Role

As our VP of Product, you’ll be in one of our highest impact roles and on the frontier of voice technology – the future of entertainment – creating experiences for the 200 million+ Americans that own smart speaker smart speaker devices like Amazon Echo, smartphones, and connected TVs.

You will oversee our 20+ person product, content & design teams to push the Volley roadmap forward–both on smart speaker platforms and the voice platforms of the future. As the VP of Product, you will set roadmaps, decide strategy and goals, and hire and manage each of our games' product teams. You will enable your organization to iterate on ideas to drive KPIs, help lead the user experience and advocate for your ideas as part of a functional team.

You'll be responsible for planning and overseeing the product strategy of the most popular voice games in the world, manage members of the team and own company-wide goals. You'll work with data analysts, engineers, designers and finance teammates to design features and experiments, and use metrics and data to prioritize tasks.

Here’s what we’re looking for

  • Curiosity to work on new platforms and new devices
  • Ability to use data to inform decisions and prioritize work
  • Experience managing/mentoring others in your function
  • Design taste
  • Hiring and org design experience
  • Ownership of product timelines, goals, and strategy
  • Experience managing user experience for complex applications
  • Experience working with multiple functions to positively impact product KPIs

Some things you may have done in the past

  • Managed innovative user experiences for mobile apps, websites, broadcast, smart speaker devices
  • Built a consumer-facing product or managed a software platform
  • Designed product features and experiments to hit KPIs
  • Led a large product and/or design organization
  • Helped grow a startup organization from dozens into hundreds of people


  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Passion for entertainment and/or games
  • Deep understanding of consumer psychology
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 3+ years management and hiring experience

The hiring process

  • Stage 1 (Preliminary Screening Video Call) with Adrienne Hatter, Head of Recruiting
  • Stage 2 (Interview Video Call) with Max Child, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Stage 3 (Interview Video Call) with Product Leader
  • Stage 4 (Half-Day On-Site) with various partners, team-mates, and executives
  • [Executive Roles] Follow-Up Calls as needed

What's in it for you

  • Your medical, dental, and vision insurance is 100% covered by Volley, for yourself and all dependents and we match 401k!
  • We offer a flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model.
  • We offer 4 weeks of paid time off (enforced 2-week minimum), 16 paid holidays, 40 hours of bereavement leave, unlimited sick days, and
  • Our generous parental leave policy includes 24 weeks at 100% pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks at 100% pay for non-birthing parents
  • We offer visa support for eligible candidates, making the process of relocating for the job smoother and more streamlined
  • A full breakdown of our benefits is here!

For Pay Transparency: The base salary range for this position is $200,000 - $300,000 annually, based on a local (San Francisco) hire. Final offer amount may depend on experience, education, skills, and location.
Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

About Us

Volley, named one of Y Combinator's Top Companies, develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for for smart speaker platforms like Amazon Alexa, smartphones, and connected TVs. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month.

We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:

We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars. Our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.

Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.

We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love hanging out at happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!

Underrepresented candidates and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!