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Senior Product Manager, Hardware

San Francisco, CA
26 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.

Our Values

  1. Oceans First: We have one planet. If we have to choose between more profit or better oceans, we choose the ocean.
  2. Team Wins: We can only accomplish this mission together. Respect and help others, always.
  3. Challenge with Heart: Vocal but open to others’ ideas. Listen, discuss, and commit.
  4. Ship for Impact: Build for the mission, be pragmatic, and move fast. Ocean health can’t wait.
  5. Grab an Oar: We pride ourselves on being proactive, taking responsibility, and always making things better.

The Opportunity at Sofar Ocean

We're looking to hire an exceptional Product Manager to innovate and execute strategic Ocean IoT initiatives across our Spotter and Smart Mooring hardware product lines. This role reports directly to the Head of Product and sits onsite at our Pier 28 headquarters in San Francisco. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in managing a portfolio of high profile products across the Ocean IoT technology stack.

The Role

  • Lead product development and strategy of Sofar’s Ocean IoT products
  • Lead product development, launch, and strategy of Bristlemouth – Sofar’s new full-stack marine connectivity standard
  • Deeply engage with new markets and customers to understand their aspirations, pain points, and what makes them successful
  • Develop a deep understanding and vision of the maritime sensing industry and ecosystem: its challenges, opportunities, economics, and how its landscape is changing
  • Collaborate with Hardware Engineering to build hardware products and capabilities that meet customer and business needs across multiple generations
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing to develop product packaging, positioning, and repeatable go-to-market motions across marine industries
  • Drive excitement around the value of ocean data and evangelize Sofar’s IoT vision at customer meetings and events

About You

  • 4+ years of relevant product management experience
  • Experience defining, building, and launching hardware IoT products
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for early product and customer development
  • A track record of evaluating opportunities from a business, product, and sales perspective to drive prioritization and focus
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across engineering and sales to reach optimal tradeoffs between product experience, time to market, and product cost
  • Ability to easily communicate complicated concepts to non-technical stakeholders

Bonus

  • Passion for the ocean
  • Experience at early-stage start-ups
  • Triple-threat experience building SaaS, data products, and hardware products

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 ...

View Company Profile