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Product Manager



Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 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.

As a Product Manager at Dedrone, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of system solution products for drone technology and airspace security. We are seeking an industry expert with a deep understanding of counter unmanned aerial systems (Counter UAS) and a forward-thinking perspective on the evolving landscape of drone technology and security. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with Counter UAS systems and a proven track record of driving product innovation and development in the drone industry.

You Will...

  • Product Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive product strategy that aligns with Dedrone's vision and market demands. Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes to drive product innovation and differentiation.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify customer needs, market opportunities, and competitive landscape. Gather insights from customers, stakeholders, and industry experts to inform product roadmap decisions.
  • Product Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including engineering, design, sales, project and program management, to define product requirements, prioritize features, and drive product development initiatives. Lead the end-to-end product lifecycle from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality solutions.
  • Customer Engagement: Engage with customers to understand their pain points, gather feedback, and validate product concepts. Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to drive customer-centric product development.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with regulatory requirements and standards related to drone technology and airspace security. Ensure that Dedrone's products comply with relevant regulations and certifications.

You Have...

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, business, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of 5+ years of experience in product management, with a focus on drone technology, counter UAS systems, or related fields.
  • Deep understanding of drone technology, including hardware, software, sensors, and communication systems.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate market insights into actionable product strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and engage with customers.
  • Experience working in complex development environments and familiarity with product management tools and methodologies including adaptive and predictive project management styles
  • Passion for innovation and driving positive change in the aerospace and defense industry.

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.