Director, CAE Physics Product Management

Redwood City, CA /
Product – Product Leadership /
/ On-site
Luminary Cloud is looking for an executive to lead the company’s product management functions as its enterprise SaaS product grows in complexity and the team expands. This position reports to the CPO as a member of the company’s leadership team, partnering closely with the computational physics team and design, and leaders across sales, marketing, and finance. This is a golden opportunity for a seasoned product leader to have organizational ownership of cross-functional product definition at a top-tier venture-backed enterprise SaaS company.
Founded in 2019, Luminary Cloud is the first company to develop Realtime Engineering, a new approach to Computer-Aided Engineering which enables faster engineering cycles and faster insights for industrial & engineering enterprises across aerospace, automotive, marine, consumer products, and manufacturing. Led by a team of industry and technology experts, Luminary aims to "disrupt" the $39 billion high-performance computing (HPC) market and is backed by world-class venture investor Sutter Hill Ventures, the founding investor in NVIDIA, Snowflake Computing, and Pure Storage.

Required Attributes

    • People- and Execution-oriented: Seasoned people-manager who can focus, motivate, and manage a high-productivity cross-functional team to drive a shared vision for the markets, products, and prioritized requirements necessary to win new customer champions and intrigue skeptical prospects. Experience in zero-to-one product development is highly desired  
    • Dual-ladder product leader: Maintains a thriving organization partnered as peers with a complementary CAE Platform product management team that underpins the service
    • Recruiter and mentor: Able to recruit and cultivate world-class & industry-recognized talent with competitive recruiting, retention, and understanding of individuals’ passion/aspirationHighly productive & collaborative: Able to contribute to a rapidly developing business as a member of a high-performing leadership team, partnering closely with prospects, customers, design and engineering to have a singular vision and roadmap
    • Outstanding business judgment: Translates company business goals set by the executive team into specific product objectives and resolves ambiguity as needed for less-experienced team members, regardless of organizational position
    • Operationally focused & disciplined: Continually monitors, improves, and matures product definition processes appropriate to the stage of the business as it grows, fluent in the tooling and techniques that maintain alignment regarding Now, Next and Future
    • Enterprise-friendly: Manages people & processes to deliver the highest levels of product accuracy to enterprise customers and in partnership with other enterprise GTM functions
    • Looks ahead: Allocates resources between near-term revenue-driven activity and long-term investment in innovation pipeline, architecture, and tech debt reduction/avoidance
    • Excellent communicator: Quickly and efficiently communicates with members of different teams at all levels

Key Responsibilities

    • Build & scale the CAE Physics product management team, initially in the Bay Area of California, eventually in multiple geographies  
    • Be the founding leader, and perform as player-coach as you build out the organizationDefine and deliver the industry solutions strategy and requirements across industries (aero, auto, hydro, etc.) and physics domains (fluids, heat transfer, structural mechanics, etc.) in close collaboration with customers, sales, design and engineering
    • Partner tightly with the design and engineering teams to reimagine CFD workflows in order to accelerate convergence to customer’s optimal design and dismiss decades old conventions  
    • Partner tightly with sales teams to enable a shared understanding and vision of industries, use cases and capabilities and to develop the company’s ecosystem/partnership strategy
    • Support product operational review processes, covering feature delivery & usage, quality & reliability, service level monitoring, customer escalations, security incidents, etc.
    • Collaborate with other functions to define and implement business processes related to roadmap prioritization & predictability and product operations
    • Collaborate with content/documentation writing team on product documentation & support-related content
    • Collaborate with the data science team to accelerate product adoption, simplify workflows and delight users
    • Establish customer advisory board by industry to drive PMF and customer adoption/engagement/loyalty

Skills & Experience

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Computational Physics or a software-related discipline
    • 6+ years of product management experience, ideally at B2B SaaS or enterprise cloud computing companies
    • 2+ years of experience in a product management leadership role, managing multiple PMs & teams across multiple geographies
    • Knowledge of modern cloud computing technology & product operations methods
    • MBA ideal but not required