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Product Manager - Hardware



Other Engineering, Product
Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024

Company Overview: Dedrone is the world’s most trusted smart airspace security company. Hundreds of commercial, government and defense customers around the world rely on Dedrone’s comprehensive, command and control (C2) solutions to protect against the persistent and escalating threat from drones while enabling “good” drones to fly. By leveraging AI/ML, Dedrone is the only solution that provides continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single fused "pane-of-glass". Whether on-premise / air-gapped or in the cloud, Dedrone customers can easily detect, track, identify, analyze, and mitigate drone threats.

We are seeking a Product Manager with expertise in RF (Radio Frequency) technology to join our dynamic team at Dedrone. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development and success of our hardware products, leveraging your knowledge of RF technology to partner effectively with cross-functional teams. Responsibilities include defining the product vision, developing the product roadmap, and executing strategies for successful product launches. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in hardware product management, with experience collaborating with engineering, design, and manufacturing teams. If you are passionate about technology, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent leadership and communication skills, we want to hear from you.

You will...

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including engineering, design, and manufacturing to develop and execute product strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Define the product vision, roadmap, and requirements based on market research, customer feedback, and business goals.
  • Drive the product development lifecycle from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery and meeting quality standards.
  • Lead the prioritization of features and enhancements based on customer needs, market trends, and competitive analysis.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to translate product requirements into technical specifications and guide the development process.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources to ensure successful product delivery within scope and schedule.
  • Conduct market research to identify emerging technologies, trends, and opportunities for innovation in the hardware industry.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to develop go-to-market strategies, product positioning, and messaging to drive product adoption and revenue growth.
  • Analyze product performance metrics and customer feedback to iteratively improve product features and user experience.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for hardware products, providing guidance and support to internal teams and stakeholders.

You have...

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related field; MBA or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in hardware product management, preferably in the technology industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in product management with a strong understanding of RF (Radio Frequency) technology, including its application in hardware products.
  • Strong technical background with a deep understanding of hardware development processes and technologies.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams towards common goals.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment and familiarity with agile methodologies.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high level of ambiguity.

At Dedrone, we believe that great ideas come from anywhere. We support a collaborative environment and value open participation from individuals with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We believe having a diverse team makes Dedrone a more interesting and innovative place to work, and we strive to make Dedrone a welcoming and inclusive place for all.