Playful Software is building a creative tool platform that will give non-technical creators an easy and delightful way to build and share interactive content. From artistic expressions to practical solutions, Play will let users create and share their expressions on social networks, on the web or install directly onto their phone.

Playful is seeking a Principal Product Manager to help us define and execute the go-to-market strategy for our product. As part of the original team, you’ll work closely with the founders. You will be responsible for defining and executing a user testing strategy and analyzing the results. With that knowledge, you will help set the direction and craft the initial releases of Playful.

Your role will be to:

Be a senior leader in the organization, helping to build the product roadmap and drive strategy for the overall product
Drive features through the entire creative cycle: ideation, specification, development, release, analysis, and iteration
Develop/Test/Validate product strategy by testing ideas directly with users.
Use insights from user testing along with your experience and instinct to transform strategic goals into buildable product features
Use your project management skills to keep the product and engineering team focused on delivering on those features

What you’ll bring to Playful:

5+ years a product or program manager in a B2C online product
2+ years experience with managing and running direct and guerilla user testing
Demonstrable experience translating strategic initiatives into discrete product features
Software project management experience, agile
Strong written and verbal skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Design or related field or equivalent experience

Special skills that we would love to see:

Experience with no/low code platforms
Experience with building/nurturing creative communities

Playful is an equal opportunity employer. We value and embrace diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability status.

This position is based in Seattle with remote working options.


Playful Software is an early-stage startup focused on creating fun, creative experiences for casual users. Playful is the latest startup from the co-founders of Picnik, Darrin Massena and Mike Harrington. We are putting thefounding team在place now!