Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in-class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.

About the role: 

Reporting directly to the Chief Product Officer, you will lead a team of Product Managers that own the following:

  • Next Generation Drone: working closely with our hardware team, you will guide the definition and development of our next generation drone.  
  • Flight experience: both our dedicated enterprise controller and our android/iOS based controller apps
  • Situational awareness: autonomous flight functionality that supports our situational awareness customers, including Defense and First Responders. 

This is an incredible opportunity to have an outsized impact on our products and business.


How you'll make an impact:

  • Engage with customers, prospects, and internal stakeholders to understand core business problems and develop visions and strategies to solve them
  • Continually develop and refine the roadmap for Skydio’s vehicle hardware, software, and mobile applications
  • Work closely with designers and engineering leaders spanning hardware, firmware, computer vision, AI, and machine learning to execute on our product vision and deliver a first-class user experience, while also pushing the envelope on new technology opportunities in the product space
  • Capture, document, and distill feedback from customers and prospects to continually steer product development
  • Collaborate closely with sales and customer success to build and maintain close customer relationships and ensure success
  • Partner with product marketing to develop launch plans and product positioning and messaging
  • Hire, lead and mentor a stellar team of Product Managers, with the opportunity to scale the Product Management team as Skydio continues to grow

What makes you a good fit:

  • 10+ years of proven success in defining and delivering market-leading software products, including specific experience leading development of compelling user-facing software for complex, electronic hardware products. Drone experience is a plus but not required.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring other product managers
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience developing complex, multi-year product strategies where first principles thinking and great judgment are just as important as analytics and data
  • Direct or indirect experience with engineering that allows you to actively participate  in deep discussions with engineers on complex technical architectures challenges and tradeoffs.
  • Dedicated team player who strives to enable others to do their best work 
  • A passion for speaking with -- and learning from -- customers
  • An advanced degree or an MBA would be a plus, but is not required
  • This role will be driving the development of products for our military customers, and is subject to a government contract that requires Skydio to limit this position to candidates with US Citizenship. We welcome every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States to apply. However, at this time, Skydio does not currently offer employment-based visa or permanent residency sponsorship for this role.

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $187,000 - 295,625*. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

*For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.

 

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