Senior Product Manager

Boston, MA

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About Optimus RideOptimus Ride is a self-driving vehicle startup working to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. Our mission is to transform cities and pave the way for a more sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.
Optimus Ride headquarters are located in the Boston Seaport District. Our team hails from a diverse set of backgrounds, and cumulatively has decades of experience building self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, underwater robots, and more. We aim for a highly collaborative, hands-on, and open environment where peers learn from each other while building technologies for real-world environments.
Transportation is for everyone, and we create a better product when our team reflects our users. We constantly strive for a culture where under-indexed groups are welcome and can flourish.
The RoleProduct Managers work closely with our engineers to guide our fleets of self-driving cars from conception through to launch and support. As a Senior Product Manager, you will lead multiple product efforts and bridge the technical and business worlds by providing the engineering teams with the customer perspective, and the business teams with the engineering perspective. You will help deliver the systems we are building and break complex problems down into steps that drive product development forward. You are comfortable with everything from rolling up your sleeves to do task planning to maintaining a strategic view and engaging with our customers.Our team is focused on a rapid path to market, in order to maximize the benefits of self-driving technologies for all. To do this, we need team members to be versatile, have leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic about tackling problems across the full range of our systems. Reporting to the Head of Product, you will work with a cross-functional product team, as well as with software and hardware engineering team leaders to ensure that developers have clear and timely direction and that all efforts align with the overall product roadmap.

Responsibilities

  • Own one or more products and align with overall product strategy plan
  • Incorporate quantitative and qualitative data alongside deep knowledge of our customers, business, and technology to identify feature opportunities and drive metrics
  • Prioritize trade offs between user value created, development effort, and product quality
  • Maintain a hypothesis-testing mentality: prototype, test, iterate

Requirements

  • 4+ years experience as a product leader in a technology-related company
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for creating, conceiving and delivering useful and innovative products
  • Experience in product lifecycle management
  • Experience with tools such as Jira, Google Data Studio, Notion, Miro
  • Represent the voice of the customer throughout the development process
  • Ensure that high standards of reliability, quality, usability and measurement are adhered to throughout each phase of product development
  • Adept at quantitative analysis, with strong business acumen
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and visual communication skills

Bonus

  • MBA
  • AI and robotics experience
  • HRI research experience
(We are open to reviewing resumes of candidates who may not have these qualities yet, but demonstrate the potential to learn them on the job.)
Benefits and Working EnvironmentAt Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.
Job tags: Engineering Mobility Research
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