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Product Manager, Wayfinder Application

San Francisco, CA
30 days ago
Full time role

Company

Sofar Ocean Technologies

San Francisco, CA, USA

Sofar is on a mission to connect the world’s oceans. We design, build, and deploy the largest privately owned network ...

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Job Description

The Company

Sofar is on a mission to connect the world’s oceans. We design, build, and deploy the largest privately owned network of marine weather sensors to power the world’s best marine weather forecasts. Our data helps our customers to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, delivering tools to governments and other stakeholders to understand impacts of climate change on extreme weather and ocean health. We live on Planet Ocean, and our goal is to create the ocean intelligence needed to ensure a sustainable future.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our team as we build a new software product to help the maritime shipping industry lower carbon emissions with better weather data. Wayfinder, our dynamic voyage optimization application, runs on board the largest shipping vessels in the world, providing critical decision-making context for sea captains as they navigate the world's oceans. It also supports shoreside teams aiming to improve voyage profitability and integrate technologies to decarbonize their operations.  

Building a great application and API suite will require you to have a deep understanding of our customers, their workflows, and the context and insights they need to be successful in their roles. You will collaborate with a top-notch team of engineers, ocean scientists, and product designers to translate these user stories into high quality product that empowers our users to get their work done more efficiently.

This position is located in San Francisco, working out of our Pier 28 office, and reporting to our Head of Product. 

Impact you’ll own: 

  • Lead product development for Wayfinder Ship Routing application and APIs, enabling help our customers sail ocean passages more safely and fuel efficiently
  • Empower Captains with situational context and passage planning tools to manage voyages and evaluate route recommendations  
  • Empower Shoreside Operators with oversight over their fleets and the optimization controls they need to guide Wayfinder route optimization 
  • Automate and simplify user onboarding 
  • Work closely with Customer Success and our customers – sea captains and shoreside operators – to understand their workflows, pain points, and driving motivators
  • Develop a deep understanding and vision of the maritime shipping industry and ecosystem: its challenges, opportunities, economics, and how its landscape is changing
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing to develop product packaging, positioning, and repeatable go-to-market motions across shipping verticals 

About you

  • 4+ years of relevant product management experience
  • Experience defining, building, and launching application products 
  • Experience with user research and experience with early product and customer development 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across engineering and sales to reach optimal tradeoffs between product experience, time to market, and cost
  • Ability to easily communicate complicated concepts to non-technical stakeholders

 

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers, and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Sofar Ocean Technologies

San Francisco, CA, USA

Sofar is on a mission to connect the world’s oceans. We design, build, and deploy the largest privately owned network ...

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