Title: Product Manager, Strategy – TTT
Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)
Lab: Think Tank Team
Location: Mountain View, CA

 

Lab Summary

The Think Tank Team is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers, designers, scientists and engineers located in Mountain View, CA. Our mandate is to explore what’s next for Samsung through a unique mix of creativity, research, and early product development. We have a strong track record of driving concepts to production. Our team members represent a diverse skillset, including electrical engineering, computer engineering, signal processing, machine learning, computer vision, visual design, interaction design, industrial design, optics, physics and more from top-notch institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University, Berkeley, CMU and others. You can learn about some of our work at http://thinktankteam.info/

We strive to create products that will impact the lives of millions, and we believe that the first step on the path is to show real prototypes. We work on a wide variety of time scales, advancing science to working technology, developing new products, and creating new experiences. We believe that design and creativity are core duties of every member of our team. We work on problems that are as diverse as they are challenging: e.g. robotics, development of novel sensors and appliances, virtual reality environments, and the development of techniques to allow us all to better interact with the world around us.

 

Position Summary

The Think Tank Team is seeking outstanding practitioners of strategy and product management who have a proven track-record of applying their work to real-world situations. We value creativity, curiosity, and persistence as well as solid technical and strategic skills.

 

As a member of TTT, you will directly influence product related discussions, working with multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and researchers. You will support the team’s creativity with rapid market research in emerging technology areas, and by creating easy-to-consume deliverables for the team and for Samsung leadership. Most importantly, you will directly participate in and inspire new innovation areas, and refine and deliver innovative concepts based on user and market needs for the growth of all of Samsung Electronics.

 

You must be passionate about creating new devices and technologies, and ready to learn on the fly, solve complex problems, work closely with others, and creatively approach engineering tasks at all scales. We believe a person’s work speaks for itself, and we welcome applications from everyone with the right drive, attitude, and skills. If you believe that you fit this latter description, but don’t quite meet all of the necessary skills listed above, but do have an equivalent set of skills, we’d still like to hear from you. Please send a cover letter describing your particular situation.

 

You will:

  • Be part of the team leading market research, product planning, and ideation to launch process for TTT projects
  • Help to identify new market entry opportunities for TTT Projects
  • Think technically and strategically to help articulate project vision and define technical approaches
  • Work with leadership to drive communication, coordination, and execution of strategy
  • Engage in cross-functional work spanning technical, strategic, and operational

 

Requirements

  • BS or MS in engineering, science, mathematics or experience in a related field or equivalent practical experience and training
  • 5+ years of related experience in product management, product marketing and strategic planning working directly with engineering and product teams
  • Experience performing primary and secondary market research, user research and go-to-market planning
  • Experience managing projects across functional teams

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in business field is a plus
  • Experience with developing product vision and roadmap and translating the vision into a business plan
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: consumer electronics, software services, robotics, health, consumer appliances, etc.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a strong plus
  • Startup or other entrepreneurship experience

 

What we are looking for

If you are passionate about new technologies and ideas, and want to be a part of building them and bringing them to the world, working side-by-side with the inventors and designers who breathe life into such ideas, this position is perfect for you. You must be ready to learn on the fly, tackle hard challenges, work closely with others, and creatively approach market and product strategy at multiple scales. We are looking for people who want to create impact by sparking ideas for products that will be in the hands of millions.

Additional Information

Work Hours

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

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