Helio: Senior Manager, Messaging Services, Los Angeles, CA

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HELIO is a new mobile brand dedicated to giving young, passionate consumers the type of wireless experience we’ve been waiting for. HELIO launches in the spring of 2006 with mind-blowing devices and services and uncompromising, straightforward pricing and customer care.
HELIO combines a fast-paced, start-up environment with the significant financial backing of two multi-billion dollar companies, one a leader in 3G wireless technology, and the other an expert at focusing on the consumer.
At HELIO, we’re building our company around the individual, and our mission is to make things work easily for our customers with straight talk and total expertise from a team of nice people.
That’s where you come in. HELIO is looking for an industry expert to help lead our Messaging Content Services
The position of Senior Manager – Messaging Services will be primarily concerned with helping to lead our integrated Messaging strategy, including SMS, MMS, Instant Messanger (IM), and Chat products.
This position may supervise direct reports, and will report in to the Senior Director of Content Services.
Position Duties / Responsibilities:
— Drive Helio’s mission-critical messaging strategy for US market…effectively driving revenue from messaging services
— Produce and drive Product Requirement to aggressively drive Helio’s market leadership in SMS, MMS, and IM productsl.
— Identify and Select appropriate partners to ensure solution delivery
— Oversee application development efforts for common-client Instant Messaging (IM) Application
— Manage Portal messaging relationships
— Manage monthly reporting and summary of Helio’s messaging results
— Lead Helio’s industry efforts surrounding intercarrier interoperability and use of industry common shortcodes…as well as driving initial PSMS marketplace for Helio
— Provide Senior Executive briefings on sessions on Messaging direction & results.
Key Experience / Education Requirements:
Ideal Experience:
— 3-6 Years of experience as a market leader in developing messaging and communication strategies for consumer wireless market…and day to day operational responsibilities for messaging product
— Previous experience Product Managing wireless or web messaging solutions with P&L responsibilities or perhaps with either a wireless carrier (eg, Cingular, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc..) or a Messaging provider (eg, Oz, Comverse, Intellisync, Ericsson, Thumbspeed, Upoc, mQube, mBlox, Telenor, etc…)
— Experience working with leading email providers, including, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, ICQ
— Solid understanding of various messaging gateways and protocals including Wireless Village
— Familiarity with wireless application development (eg., WIPI, BREW, J2ME, Symbian)…and basic client/server interaction environments.
— Working knowledge of SMSS, SMSC, MMSC architecture and message flow
— Working knowledge of traditional intercarrier Premium SMS infrastructure
— Outstanding negotiation and collaboration skills and able to work across organizational/partner boundaries to gain consensus
— Executive presence and leadership skills
— Outstanding project management skills and able to handle multiple projects with aggressive time lines.
— Comfortable working in rapid growth and culturally diverse environments
— Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Human Interface, Applied Design or Computer Science
HELIO is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CONTACT: Send resumes to Kevin Finnegan at kfinnegan@helio.com

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