Technical Program Manager - 3D

Product – Engineering /
Full-Time /
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As an integral part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.

The Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Team will be on summer holiday during the month of July. Please expect delays in processing your application until the beginning of August. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

About Cognite and Cogniters
Cognite is a global leader in industrial software with our Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, at the core. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms

The Product team is the team responsible for developing Cognite Data Fusion as a robust and scalable platform for solving industrial data problems at Cognite. The industrial data problem is at the heart of transforming asset-intensive industries to be safer, more sustainable and more profitable. Cognite’s Cognite Data Fusion makes the operational data available at scale and adds value to the data through data processing. This enables asset-intensive industries to make data-driven decisions. Our platform is built on many different technologies, each good at solving various challenges.

3D modeling and services are core to creating a valuable digital twin for our customers. Creating, rendering and layering 3D representations of an asset provide an intuitive and effective way for our customers to monitor performance, investigate root causes and plan maintenance of their asset. The 3D visualization can manage large 3D models consisting of CAD models, Point Clouds, 360 images, and soon support for 3D models generated from videos. (Gaussian splatting). Rapid advances in Machine Learning provide a unique opportunity to innovate our product and create a distinctive and immersive digital twin experience.

The ideal candidate has led programs productionizing ML-based 3D services in one or several of the following fields: Management of 3D Cad systems , utilization of Point Clouds and point cloud surveys, Deep understand from how 3D models can be contextualized and connected to other types of data such as documents and tables. Experience from utilizing ML to classify data. A successful candidate will have an established background in managing programs, scaling systems with large data sets, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. You will have a strong development background with experience in software development cycle, and in delivering large cross-functional programs. You must be comfortable dealing with high ambiguity, be analytical and possess excellent problem-solving skills as some of the problems are unique to our scale.

As a Technical Program Manager in this role you will establish partnerships with other organizations across Cognite to prioritize and translate the business requirements into technical specifications. You will have end to end ownership - from defining the strategy, working with engineering to build the solution, and measuring metrics to monitoring progress on Cognite’s AI product portfolio. You will provide direct visibility to senior leadership on all aspects of your programs on a regular cadence.

The scope of role for the Technical Program Manager is to help define strategy and drive execution of programs for the development of 3D based features and their integration with all the other parts of Cognite Data Fusion. You will collaborate closely with a team of managers, developers, 3D experts to deliver solutions into production.

This position offers a unique chance to work on state-of-the-art 3D technologies and contribute to transformative research with the vision of saving lives with Industrial Data. You will be part of a dynamic team of researchers and engineers who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of machine learning and image and 3D analysis in the Industrial domain. Join us and make a significant impact on the future of Industrial DataOps.

A typical day as a Cogniter will contain the following tasks & responsibilities

    • Manage business and technical requirements, design, be responsible for the overall coordination, quality, productivity and will be the primary point of contact for world-wide stakeholders of programs and goals that you lead
    • Partner with Product Management, engineers, Applied ML architects to help deliver scalable 3D services, while building mechanisms to help our customers gain and apply insights, and build road maps for the projects you own
    • Track service levels and schedule adherence, and ensure the individual stakeholder teams meet and exceed their performance targets
    • Be expected to discover, define, and apply scientific, engineering, and business best practices

We believe most of these should match you and your experience

    • 3+ years of image analysis, 3D modeling experience
    • 3+ years of experience from usage or management of 3D SW in industrial settings
    • 7+ years of working directly with engineering teams experience
    • 5+ years of technical product or program management experience
    • 3+ years of software development experience
    • 5+ years of technical program management working directly with software engineering teams experience
    • Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules
    • 5+ years of project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and critical path management experience strongly preferred
    • Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules strongly preferred
    • Experience defining KPI's/SLA's used to drive multi-million dollar businesses and reporting to senior leadership strongly preferred

    • Don't meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter

    • Competitive salary and benefits include a pension plan, insurance, parental benefits, and more.
    • Join an organization of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝
    • A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
    • Flat structure with direct access to decision-makers, with minimal amount of bureaucracy
    • Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
    • Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
    • Gain perks like a paid mobile telephone subscription and broadband connection.
    • Get access to extended private health services with Aker Care.
    • Hungry? We’ve got your back. A subsidized lunch at the canteen is delivered by our chefs who specialise in options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian, salads and hot soups every day
    • Stay fueled between meals with snacks and drinks on the house. 
    • Our own Cognite exclusive coffee bar ☕ with the friendliest baristas is here to brew coffee for coffee lovers, tea for tea lovers, smoothie for smoothie lovers, and the baristas creative concoctions when the mood strikes.
    • We take your mental- and physical health seriously by having a broad health offering and a free membership to our fully-staffed gym on-site.
    • A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!

    • Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀
    • Join us in making a real and lasting impact in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing new software companies in the world. We have repeatedly demonstrated that digital transformation, when anchored on strong DataOps, drives business value and sustainabilityfor clients and allows front-line workers, as well as domain experts, to make better decisions every single day. We were recognized as one of CNBC's top global enterprise technology startups powering digital transformation! And just recently, Frost & Sullivan named Cognite a Technology Innovation Leader! 🥇 Most recently Cognite Data Fusion® Achieved Industry First DNV Compliance for Digital Twins 🥇
Apply today!
If you are passionate about leading teams, driving technical excellence, and shaping the future of our products, and make a difference in the tech industry, we invite you to apply and embark on this exciting journey with us. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities to join our team

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Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn:

Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion. 
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.