Sr. Product Manager Airspace Integration
Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Product Management /
We believe in a world where less time getting there means more time being there, and that starts with Cora.
With over a decade of piloted and autonomous flight experience, we’ve created Cora—our all-electric, self-flying air taxi that will change the future of daily commutes and urban travel. From day one, Cora by Wisk was designed with safety as our first priority using emissions free systems.
We’re working toward a future where you’ll be able to safely soar over traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Because everyone has somewhere to be, someone to see, and now—a better way to get there.
Product Management at our company is about envisioning the most efficient, simplest, customer-pleasing and company rewarding solutions possible. We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.
As a Sr. Product Manager focused on Airspace Integration you will join a small, dynamic team that is creating a customer-centric Advanced Air Mobility experience. Your specific role will be in bringing together critical aspects product roadmap that will positively impact our customer relationships for years to come by standardizing customer management processes and building products that scale to millions of customer interactions.
A great Sr. Product Manager articulates the specific scope of a project to a wide variety of audiences, including why a project is important and how it should be delivered. They will work independently, build partnerships, and manage the delicate balance between scope, schedule, and budget.
- Identify product and service requirements that Wisk shall deliver upon to gain access Define target market and customer segments. Gain a deep understanding of customers’ needs and desires by conducting research using market data.
- Create buy-in for the product vision internally and with key partners (engineering, manufacturing, etc). Negotiate requirements with technical engineering as you roadmap products.
- Access market landscape and competition through research and product landscape understanding. Identify and fill in product gaps and generate new ideas that can grow the business.
- Translate business process needs into product prototypes and operational/IT requirements.
- Create product development schedule, pricing, production, operations, and marketing plan.
- Define entry and exit criteria to each product, and desired ROI.
- Develop with sales and marketing short and long term product sales forecasts and analysis
- Manage the daily rhythm of discussions that clarify and resolve requirements during design, development, testing, and release.
- Drive product release including the development of positioning, description, financial justification, and training. Collaborate with Marketing to ensure successful product introduction and adoption.
- Act as a conduit between the business and development team, identifying issues and finding long-term solutions.
- Prioritize multiple projects across all departments and systems.
- Ensure quality releases that meet business goals.
- Plan for business risks and prepare risk mitigation plans.
- Track and manage business outcomes.
- Own several system products and capabilities through concept, requirements, development, deployment and implementation.
What you'll need:
- Ability to work with ambiguity
- Exceptional product insight and vision; customer obsession
- Strong understanding of emerging technologies
- Strong collaborator and leader
- Executive-quality management skills
- Experience developing integrated HW and SW solutions
- Experience working with regulatory bodies and certified product requirements
- Experience delivering consumer experiences with your fingerprints all over them
- Data-driven: you use data to develop detailed plans. Most importantly, you leverage data to drive strategic decisions
- Strong product instincts, excellent communication skills and technical fluency
- Understanding of the product vs. project mindset
- An open-minded, creative, self-critical, flexible and adaptable personality
- Aerospace industry experience
- 5+ years in a Product Manager role (or equivalent experience)
- Familiarity with requirements gathering, information architecture, visual design, copywriting, functional specifications, technical specifications, test cases, test execution, and release management
- Ability to work with cross-functional teams
- Prior experience with fast-paced organizations
- Ability to travel 25-30% of the time, as needed
- Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering
- Experience in UAS/BVLOS engineering and operations
- Experience in airspace management (including UTM-USS and AAM PSU concepts)
- Understanding of NASA UML-4 and SESAR U-SPACE airspace constructs
- Understanding of emerging Autonomous/Digital Flight Rule concepts
- Ms./PhD in Engineering or MBA (Operations focus) preferred
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.
Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.