Technical Product Manager (Robotics)

A great opportunity to be a key part of defining and driving our product roadmap to address the needs of customers developing autonomous robots and drones.

Background

High performance robotic and consumer electronics solutions are no longer limited to factories and warehouses, but are becoming common in environments such as homes, streets, hospitals and hotels. Autonomous robots/products need to operate in ever more dynamic environments and need an ability to locate themselves, map their surroundings and understand the objects and people around them. Real-time spatial understanding is essential for reliable operation and intelligent behaviour. SLAMcore software provides the three levels of spatial understanding required for robust, reliable autonomy: localisation (position), mapping (map) and semantics (perceive) - all running on cost-effective processors and cameras.

Who are we?

SLAMcore is a London-based startup founded by visual SLAM algorithm pioneers and experts. With significant VC funding from top investors around the world, we have developed breakthrough visual spatial software solutions for next generation robots and consumer electronics harnessing computer vision, sensor fusion and machine learning.

At SLAMcore we are developing advanced software solutions that provide real-time location, mapping and perception reducing time-to-market for companies wanting to add advanced autonomy to their autonomous robot and consumer electronics products.

Vision for this role

As we engage with a growing number of customers the Technical Product Manager will be critical to ensure we deliver products that allow our customers to create the next generation of autonomous machines. You will gain a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and apply your analytical and communication skills to create actionable and prioritised requirements for our technical teams. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining a product requirements process for the solution and will be responsible for developing and maintaining the product roadmap for SLAMcore.

How will you help?

  • Ensure SLAMcore delivers quality products that allow us to meet or exceed commercial goals.
  • Engage with customers to understand their needs, gather and prioritise requirements and gain early feedback on work in progress.  
  • Represent our customers internally in technical discussions.
  • Develop and maintain our product roadmap
    • Collaborate on scoping & estimation efforts with technical teams,
    • Evaluate & propose trade-offs between scope and time and
    • Maintain detailed internal and high-level external product roadmaps.
  • Test and validate product releases to meet customer needs.
  • Assist in specification of customer solutions and customisation requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive competitive and product analysis.
  • Develop and maintain product documentation, training and other material.  
  • Monitor and report on customer satisfaction through a mixture of quantitative and qualitative measures. 

The capabilities we are looking for

  • At least 3 years experience of practical product management 
  • Proven ability of successfully product managing software products
  • Good technical understanding of positioning and mapping technologies
  • Good understanding of autonomous robotics and/or drones
  • Familiarity with embedded systems & cloud computing
  • Familiarity with agile software development processes
  • Able to work in a fast-moving, dynamic environment with some levels of uncertainty
  • Comfortable engaging in highly technical discussions with customers and internal teams
  • Able to work efficiently in the presence of competing priorities
  • Able to develop constructive relationships across the company to build consensus and get commitment to deliver what our customers need 
  • At least BSc in computer science, electronic engineering or similar  

Bonus points if you have

  • Proven experience with product management of autonomous robots, drones or related technologies
  • Commercial software development experience
  • Knowledge of computer vision and machine learning
  • Experience working with open source software projects

Key benefits

  • Meaningful equity
  • Relocation costs covered
  • 25 days a year holiday
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Flexible working*
  • Learning budget

Additional perks

  • The opportunity to play an integral role in building a company in a high growth industry
  • Open and diverse multinational team
  • Regular team socials
  • Access to unlimited private coaching sessions

Learn more about our culture, mission and values at careers.slamcore.com.

If you are interested in this role, please click apply now!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

*Please note that for the remainder of 2020, SLAMcore is operating under a 'remote-first' work policy whilst the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

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Workplace, culture and values

What is important to us

  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Positive Impact
  • A-Team
  • Balance

We want to deliver a real and positive impact on society through our work.

We are a supportive team of high achieving individuals. We value our own accountability but also take collective ownership of both our successes and failures.

We want to learn and constantly improve ourselves. Every team member has their own annual learning budget to use as they wish; whether to attend conferences or workshops, complete an online course, buy books etc. We believe personal development is just as important as professional development.

Enabling the next generation of robotic applications is hard work, but we always make sure we find time for fun and family.  We have a social event every week, ranging from lunches, dinners and drinks to team activities. Being based in central London there's no shortage of great things to do, and we have an awesome team to enjoy them with.

Our flexible working culture allows our people to put their families first.

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