ABOUT INVENTABLES

Our vision is to ignite a new product revolution by bringing manufacturing capability into the hands of millions of people.  To do this we are building accessible tools to help makers generate income from their work.  The tools we build are software and hardware products designed to help businesses do their own manufacturing cost effectively. Our revolutionary, web-based Easel software is easy to use, whether you are new to designing products or familiar with CNC software. When you’re ready to carve, our X-Carve and X-Carve Pro machines empower users to create products out of a variety of materials ranging from beautiful hardwoods to colorful acrylics. 

While our downtown Chicago office and workshop is a space where employees can meet, work, and use our products, we are a remote-first company and welcome talent located across the country.

ABOUT THE POSITION  

The Hardware Product Manager will report to the Director of Product and be an integral member of the Product Team. The Hardware Product Manager will work closely with internal teams to research, define, and prioritize business needs related to hardware platforms. The Hardware Product Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Hardware roadmap and driving all in-flight projects. This position will clearly define key milestones and integration dates. They will drive cross-functional teams to execute to these milestones, ensuring actions and deliverables required to achieve are understood by teams and are being completed on-time.

You can learn more about our X-Carve and X-Carve Pro CNC machines, along with our Easel software platform by visiting our website

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and maintain an intimate understanding of our customers and their use cases, the competitive landscape, and hardware’s role within the company’s overall growth strategy
  • Manage external and internal needs to make decisions on what new features to add, which existing features to remove, and which features to improve
  • Lead cross functional teams in development and execution of key project timelines
  • Define and analyze key performance metrics on an ongoing basis, using the results to develop rationale for guiding future recommendations
  • Collaborate with other internal teams to design, conduct, and analyze research to determine how well our hardware products are performing for our customers, and help identify both issues and opportunities
  • Manage and study feature launches to learn how well our changes to our offerings are improving the customer experience and helping us achieve our company goals
  • Drive multiple simultaneous projects
  • Oversee internal and external development teams
  • Create and maintain detailed end-to-end project schedules
  • Manage team deliverables and milestones
  • Maintain project budgets

QUALIFICATIONS

Must haves:

  • Experience with desktop fabrication (Desktop CNC Machines) 
  • 3+ years of experience in hardware product management
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Strong project management skills (schedules, budget)
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven cross-functional team leadership skills
  • An understanding of production processes, benefits, and costs
  • Experience launching hardware products
  • Experience creating and managing project budgets
  • Strong analytical mindset, ability to draw business relevant inferences from data
  • Ability to translate product strategy into executable requirements
  • Ability to scope and prioritize requirements based on business and customer impact
  • Experience building and maintaining business cases throughout a product’s development lifecycle
  • If not local to Chicago you will need space to house 2 3D carving machines

Nice to haves:

  • PMP or similar certification
  • Experience developing hardware that interfaces with software components
  • Early stage startup experience
  • Experience working with overseas manufacturers
  • Mechanical, electrical, or other engineering discipline background

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • BCBS health and dental insurance 
  • 401(k) program with 4% company match
  • Annual “exploration budget” to feed your curiosity
  • Annual “creative project budget” to help you stay creative
  • Accrued Flexible Vacation “take what you need” Policy
  • Excellent Parental Leave Policy
  • Complimentary X-Carve Machine
  • Yearly Remote Work Budget

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