Technical Product Manager (Hardware)

Overview

This is a highly visible role as a Technical Product Manager / Product Owner within the hardware product team and will require you to bring a love for complex IOT systems, highly technical information, and leadership capabilities to clearly define the next generation of devices. You will influence your cross-functional teams and stakeholders to chart a new path for our intelligent device’s ecosystem for our global markets

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage Product Execution through Lean or Agile Development.
  • Manage product development lifecycle, prioritize feature development, create execution plans and identify development teams to execute the hardware & devices roadmap.
  • Work with the Product Managers, Product Marketing and UX teams as well as research teams to understand customer and market needs. Synthesize customer insights from data.
  • Use lean approaches to experiment quickly with an aim to find product-market fit.
  • Employ design thinking approaches to identify & solve truly valuable customer problems.
  • Partner with UX teams to create compelling experience strategies. Participate and lead user experience interviews and testing to gather continuous customer insights.
  • Define product requirements – writing and prioritizing use cases- Write Agile-based stories that conform to best practices including acceptance criteria, positive and negative paths, etc.
  • Incorporate feedback & input from customers, partners and teams on product requirements.
  • Work with stakeholders to actively and effectively plan work for Development and QA which balances urgent customer needs and strategic roadmap priorities.

 

Go to Market & Assess Market performance

  • Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on schedule. Gather customer feedback, run advisory session, UAT sessions and measure/manage NPS post launch.
  • Partner with marketing, sales, and operations on defining & flawless execution of GTM plans.
  • Quickly root cause product issues and manage customer/ exec expectations. Synthesize your own analysis and succinct recommendations for a path forward.
  • Support to Implementation, Customer & App Support teams post launch stabilization activities.
  • Lead product documentation during the Go-to-Market process for new features.

 

 

Stakeholder Management

  • Operates in a highly matrixed, globally distributed organization.
  • Manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Clearly & effectively communicate the roadmaps, product plans, and availability to internal stakeholder teams to ensure alignment and cross-group readiness.

 

What we’re looking for...

 

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.

 

Even better if you have:

  • A degree or Master’s degree in engineering w/ high technical aptitude. Areas such as Industrial, Systems, Mechanical, and technology discipline. MBA/MIS/Business degree.
  • Five or more years of experience as Product Owner/Business Analyst in a technical environment creating superior user experiences for hardware and software products.
  • Experience operating in an agile & lean / kanban product dev environment, comfortable interacting with both hardware and software development processes.
  • Experience in managing and building consumer electronics hardware or devices.
  • Experience managing or architecting hardware systems, IoT / industrial devices.
  • Knowledge of modern software development technologies and languages.
  • Experience performing data queries in Database, validate data quality and help steer API specification definition. Hands on experience of SQL, JSON and/or XML.
  • Self-directed and collaborative & cultivate relationships with teams & partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience working with cross functional teams and exposure to working with UX teams.

Experience working on projects involving system integration or with a focus on optimizing technical solution architecture.

Cathay Duffy, IT Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Cathal is a member of the Software & Business Technology Team, mainly specialising in hiring Business Analysts, Project Managers and Product Managers for small to medium sized Irish companies to global leaders in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), from the National University of Ireland, Galway specialising in Human Resources (HR).

Specialises in: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Agile