Sr. Product Manager

Santa Fe, NM
Product
Full-time
Where do new products come from?  As product managers, we are often building the next version of something that already exists - something customers already recognize.  At Descartes Labs, we are creating a new product category, made possible by the latest advancements in big data and machine learning.  We are seeking a product manager who can take us from product vision to product-market fit.While you must understand what a mature product management process looks like, you will not be stepping into one.  You will work directly with our technology and scientific teams and our most strategic customers.  We will develop products based on Descartes Labs’ technology that our customers will use for business critical decision making.  You will manage both the product and the development cycle, including UX and design, sprints and release cycles, and roadmap.  Through this process, you will define a new product - one that is new to the industry, vetted by actual customer trial, and ready for a broader market.

Responsibilities

    • Develop a deep understanding of the Descartes Labs platform, our development practices, and our machine learning models
    • Interact with strategic customers and partners
    • Define product according to customer and market needs, and specify engineering priorities
    • Work daily with engineers to solve problems and make decisions during development
    • Manage the engineering schedule and backlog
    • Define product functionality and UX via wireframes and user stories  
    • Empower designers and engineers to build the best product possible

Required Skills & Experience

    • Years of experience writing specs/user stories and creating wireframes
    • Proven project management skills; disciplined with documentation
    • Enthusiasm for resolving operational and technical issues with customers
    • Ability to create and maintain documentation
    • Bonus experience: Enterprise products, big data, machine learning, remote sensing, GIS, agriculture