Product Manager - Software in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Shield AI   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Enterprise Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

Introduction to Shield AI

Shield AI's mission is to protect service members and civilians with artificially intelligent systems. For ourworld-class team, no idea is too ambitious, and we never stop working to make possible what looks out of reach today. We are backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, have been shipping product for the past year, and are growing rapidly.

Job description

As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for planning and orchestrating the development and commercialization of internal and external products. You will be a thought partner for business and engineering, using your background expertise, strong fundamentals, and solid problem solving approaches to conceive and refine requirements and arrange, prioritize, coordinate, and track effort. You will interface with customers, sponsors, and other stakeholders to discover and adapt a vision for new product R&D. You will help teams understand priorities, immediate objectives, and how current and future work fits into the big picture. You will facilitate rapid tactical and strategic decision making, especially by elucidating the expected cost and product impact of decisions. You will clarify resource implications, deadlines, milestones, risks, and inter-dependencies.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborative with customers, R&D sponsors, sales, and engineering to define product requirements and program strategy
  • Orchestrate the efficient and successful execution of technical programs
  • Motivate and inspire team members
  • Establish clear connections between tasks and the big picture
  • Facilitate technical discussion, including deep discussion, to appropriately prioritize work and draw association between technical challenges and program and product impacts
  • Clearly communicate program status to internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitate translation of requirements into credible technical programs
  • Reinforce Shield AI's reputation for technical excellence and ability to deliver through disciplined and consistent execution

Projects that you might work on:

  • Take ownership over the infrastructure that Shield AI uses to manage its fleet
  • Build out internal data and analysis capabilities

Who we're looking for:

  • You have solid technical foundations in software engineering, artificial intelligence, or robotics
  • You are an effective cross-functional leader and influencer
  • You have the ability to recognize efficiency and inefficiency in programs and prioritize remedies basedon accurate cost-benefit analysis
  • You are an exceptional, fundamentals-driven problem solver and communicator
  • You are a relentless learner who can comfortably develop the specialized knowledge necessary for tactical leadership of a small software engineering team, and the perspective required for strategic leadership of a large engineering team
  • You have a B.S. in Computer Science with 5+ years of work experience; alternative degrees are acceptable if professional experience is focused in Software, Artificial Intelligence, or Robotics
  • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others

Preferred experience:

  • Experience working with robots or integrated systems
  • Experience working directly with customers, DoD is a plus

Valid Through: 2019-10-25