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What you’ll be doing...
We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial professional passionate about technology, mobile robots, drones, aviation, industrial automation or all of the above. This role will lead the strategy, development and management of the product portfolio for the global Verizon Robotics team. The portfolio includes SaaS and mobile applications for drone operations management, flight planning and airspace access; mobile robot autonomy, including navigation, command and control, multi-robot management and task collaboration; LTE connectivity products for integration directly to drones and mobile robots, and partner integrations with both hardware (drones, avionics, mobile robots) and software (data processing, analytics, enterprise systems). This individual will report directly to the Robotics President, and partner with the Director of Software Engineering and the Director of Solution Engineering to lead the full product life cycle across the portfolio-- from ideation, to proof of concept, development and go to market, through ramp and end of life.
Engaging enterprise customers, Robotics partners, and Verizon Business Group product and sales organizations, to lead portfolio strategy and roadmap prioritization, inform go-to-market strategy and support capabilities needed for that strategy, and develop the plan that outlines product, pricing, and competitive strategies.
Leadinga portfolio team comprised of product managers, UX designers, product analysts, and product owners, across software and connectivity for drones and mobile robots, in the US and Europe. Robotics follows Agile development practices, and this leader will work closely with the Director of Software Engineering in applying and adapting those practices to drive business and team success.
Synthesizing internal and external data, driving a vision and a portfolio roadmap (technical requirements/marketing requirements) that grows revenue, customer adoption, margin and market share. This personwill be the tip of the spear, developing deep customer/market insights to understand which capabilities and use cases will be of the highest value and best position Robotics to accelerate and lead the market.
Developingmulti-year product and service roadmaps that embrace future technologies and build on the existing ecosystem of offerings.
New product planning, business justification, verification, forecasting, pricing, and development of product suite.
Improving existing products and creating a portfolio of services that expands outside of Verizon's existing product offerings.
Overseeing all stages of the product life cycle; involved in bringing products to market and longer term evolution and maintenance of product suites.
Managing and optimizing user experiences, including processes that users follow, and the experience of products and services.
Where you'll be working:
This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Even better if you have:
Five or more years leading product teams in anemerging market B2B SaaS or mobile application.
Proven record of embracing the ambiguity and opportunity of new technology markets, and delivering a product roadmap that resulted in market creation, adoption or ramp.
Strong UI/UX experience evidenced by leading successful technology products/services targeting non-technology natives with simple, easy to use applications.
Inclusive, collaborative management style and the ability to inspire and challenge your team and your peers to achieve more than they thought they could.
Experience scaling a product team, anticipating and planning for challenges that come with growth, and fully developing, motivating and mentoring teams.
Ten or more years of experience leading diverse product teams
Aviation, robotics, industrial automation or drone experience
Experienced full lifecycle product management skills across a portfolio of service lines, understanding how to prioritize, integrate and price across service lines, deliver product to new markets and scale with profitability.
Excellent collaboration skills evidenced by the ability to build great relationships across all internal functions and external partners.
Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
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