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Corporate Development/Strategy Lead

AppLovin’s leading marketing software provides mobile app developers a powerful set of solutions to grow their mobile apps. AppLovin’s technology platform enables developers to market, monetize, analy

AppLovin’s leading marketing software provides mobile app developers a powerful set of solutions to grow their mobile apps. AppLovin’s technology platform enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps. The company’s first-party content includes over 200+ popular, engaging apps and its technology brings that content to millions of users around the world. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.
AppLovin is a Certified Great Place to Work, one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces and a recipient of the 2019 Glassdoor Top CEO employee’s choice award. The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal awarded AppLovin one of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and the Workplace Wellness Award in 2019 which recognizes businesses that are leaders in improving worker well-being.

AppLovin is looking for a Strategy Lead to join our highly active Corporate Development and Strategy team. Over the past 3 years, the team has led over $2 billion in transactions with app developers, gaming studios and technology companies. In this role, you will deep dive into new markets and technologies to inform strategies that leverage AppLovin’s scale and drive long term growth. You should be an enthusiastic team-player who is proactive, naturally curious and always hungry to learn.


    • Evaluate new markets, technologies, platforms and business models (including buy vs. build decisions) while leveraging AppLovin’s scale and platform
    • Research opportunities and use your learnings to help educate AppLovin’s executives and team leaders
    • Identify market participants and build relationships with entrepreneurs, executives, investment banks and strategic partners
    • Develop conviction in the most promising opportunities and persuade internal stakeholders using data and analyses to support your point of view
    • Lead the evaluation of potential partnerships, investments and acquisitions, including high-level modeling, diligence and deal execution

Basic Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of work experience, with at least 2 years in a strategy role (management consulting, product management, corporate development, venture capital, etc.)
    • Analytical and commercial mindset with an ability to size markets and identify attractive segments within a value chain
    • Proactive problem solving capabilities and outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Experience prospecting and building relationships with potential targets or clients
    • High level of written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate complex concepts; English is required
    • Must be flexible with the schedule, including traveling internationally for meetings and work in the evenings due to time difference with international partners; evening work can be done remotely
    • Comfortable working in a fast pace environment with little oversight, where priorities shift quickly
    • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Finance, or Accounting; or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proven interest in technology. Whether you learned to code at 12, have a world record in a VR game, or bought bitcoin in 2015
    • Multi-lingual (Mandarin and Russian are a strong plus)
    • Coding or other technical experience is a strong plus
    • Having worked at or founded a start-up is a plus. We’re always looking for people who were key contributors in a fast paced environment, even if their company failed!
AppLovin is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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