Title: Avatar (AR Emoji) Product Manager

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab:  MPS ARPL (Mobile Platform Solutions, AR Platform Lab)

Location: Mountain View, CA

General Description:

Are you passionate about transforming bleeding-edge technologies into products and services that will impact millions in our daily lives? At ARPL (AR Platform Lab), we are looking for passionate product managers to share their creative vision and to build solutions/applications for Samsung's array of devices spanning mobile phones, speakers, wearables, etc. 

In this position, you will join a collaborative team of world-class researchers, designers and engineers in the field of DHA (Digital Human Avatar: AR Emoji – Samsung’s Avatar system), AR/VR/XR and Metaverse.

Come join the Samsung ARPL team and be a leader in bringing futuristic products to life!

Position Summary:

The Product Manager will work closely with various international organizations including business development, engineering, UX designers, and 3D tech artists to define roadmaps and requirements for Samsung’s DHA solutions. The product team will champion their product design and retaliation from cradle to grave.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing competitive analysis to understand market trends for existing products and targeted market segment
  • Contributing to creation of the vision and strategy of products and drive clarity of the products to define the commercial and strategic goals
  • Defining and articulating roadmaps/features/use cases requirements for solutions
  • Ensuring that features/requirements meet certain entry criteria before assignment to a release
  • Partnering with stakeholders and cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Customer Support across various geographies
  • Ensuring adherence to Product Management processes related to change control, documentation, etc.
  • Validating business case and partner readiness to prioritize among feature requests to ensure optimal ROI

Experience Requirements:

  • Engineering degree in CS, EE or similar. MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of mobile product management experience with Avatar products
  • Familiarity with 3D Asset processing and animation
  • Proven previous experience in end-to-end product lifecycle (concept through deployment and maintenance)
  • Proactive, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work independently at all levels in the organization
  • Technical and business confidence to assert and/or defend positions regarding definition and priority of features
  • Empathize deeply with our customers and advocate for their needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with exceptional time management skills
  • Proven previous experience in user- focused mobile –first services and applications
  • Able to travel internationally (<25%)

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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