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Director of Product, Product Foundations

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Job Description

Join the VRChat Team!
VRChat offers a first-of-its-kind, game-changing platform that provides an endless collection of social VR experiences and gives the power of creation to its robust community. With over 250,000 worlds and growing, VRChat’s vision is to allow users to bring their imaginations to life and help shape the metaverse anywhere in the world on any device. VRChat has raised $100M to date with the support of investors Makers Fund, Anthos Capital and HTC and is building out a strong team to achieve hypergrowth in the coming years.
Job Overview
The Director of Product, Product Foundations, is a highly strategic Senior IC role on the newly formed product management team at VRChat. This role is horizontal, building out the technical foundations for the entirety of the VRChat experience, including developing standards and frameworks for the UI, Client, Immersive interactions, API, Security & Privacy, and Performance & Reliability, while also leading the evolution of Authentication Technology, Real-time Networking, World and Avatar Loading, and Trust & Safety. This person will play a pivotal role in the ongoing improvement of the core systems driving VRChat.
This role reports into VP Product at VRChat, and will work closely with a dedicated cross functional team, heads of various functions, with periodical interaction with the exec team and the VRChat Board as well.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the core VRChat platform, partnering closely with product, design and engineering leaders across the company to ensure we are supporting their ongoing needs.
  • Support high quality execution with timely decisions and team leadership.
  • Create the short and long term strategy for this space, and align it with higher level product vision and strategy.
  • Run a smooth and collaborative planning process to generate plans that reflect strategic goals, user insights and past learnings.
  • Make critical tradeoffs to ensure the long-term health and development of our platform.
  • Manage execution throughout the half to deliver against goals and objectives.
  • Represent progress at periodic product reviews, and seek leadership support in a timely manner to unblock execution.
  • Partner with production for execution support and work collaboratively to resolve issues.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in the technology behind gaming, UGC and social platforms to inform strategic decisions.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including the Creators team, creators, partners, and the broader VRChat community.
  • Support the VP Product in critical strategy, organization and execution areas.

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • 7+ years of technical product management in a high-growth consumer or b2b tech company.
  • Past expertise in virtual economies, e-commerce, gaming, UGC and/or social platforms is a plus, though not required.
  • University degree, with design, technical or business background or mix of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in product intuition with a healthy obsession to discover and fulfill the needs of internal partners and our users.
  • Expert at defining metrics and making product and strategic decisions based on A/B testing and/or qualitative feedback.
  • Intellectually curious about new technologies and societal changes, and understands how to apply innovations and trends to product opportunities.
  • Proven demonstrable impact, driving $10M+ high impact growth opportunities.


  • Work from anywhere! VRChat is a 100% remote company
  • Health Benefits
  • 401K for US & RRSP for Canadian Employees
  • Stock Options
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Unlimited/Flexible vacation time
  • Paid parental leave benefits
VRChat is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. VRChat fosters a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment where anyone can contribute to any of the ongoing projects or direction of the roadmap at any time. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an impact on a dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!

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Mar 12, 2024


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