About the Company
Airspace Link is the market leader in State & Local Government drone planning and management software, data exchange, and mapping, offering the most powerful geospatial cloud solutions available, connecting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state/local government authorities to the UAS (drone) industry. Our vision is to create a world where the safe integration of drones fuels human progress, advancing social equity, the environment, and the economy.
Airspace Link is a venture backed, high-growth Midwest tech startup, with a strong leadership team, combining over 150 years of experience in geospatial technology. Partnered with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and drone industry leaders, our AirHub™ technology is used by over 40 state and local agencies and rapidly expanding to the global market.
About Our Culture
Headquartered in Detroit, we are a hybrid company with half of our workforce fully remote across different states. Fueled by the excitement of pioneering the drone industry, together we are active influencers in strategic discussion and value people who can take a stand, yet commit, even when they disagree. We work on systemic problems and avoid individual blame, remembering that we are here for the same purpose: to do good work together. Charging the trust battery is part of the work.
Health and wellness is in our company DNA. Embracing a hybrid work environment tailored to your preferences, we support a healthy work/life balance. Company outings, great food, wellness incentives, and a wonderous opportunity to grow both personally and professionally are awaiting you.
About the Job
At the highest level, this role is responsible for setting the product’s vision and strategy. The job is to clearly articulate the business value to the team, so each stakeholder understands the intent behind new and existing product enhancements; ensuring product engineering is a calm, deliberate, and concerted effort.
The Product Manager manages the release process and dependencies in and across release phases and milestones. The candidate will coordinate all activities required to bring new functionality to market. This involves bridging gaps between different functions within the company and aligning key teams – namely marketing, sales, customer success, and engineering.
The Product Manager prioritizes features by ranking them against the strategic goals and initiatives. You must make difficult trade-off decisions based on the value new features will deliver. You work closely with engineering on technical specifications and ensure teams have all the information needed to deliver a complete product to market.
Much of the work will be proactive but fast-paced. Here are some examples of what you might be working on:
- Work with company leadership to translate market signals, customer feedback, service desk issues and known requirements into release backlog and product roadmap
- Support engineering team in sprint planning and execution to ship new impactful features for our products
- Manage from concept, to design, sample production, testing, forecast, cost, mass production, promotion, support, and finally product end of life
- Deliver the operating plan: the achievement of growth objectives including market share, revenue, profit, and return on investment for all the channels/categories of business and/or key customers
- Own the ongoing process of improving key product usage metrics
- Work with 3rd parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities
You’re creative. You’re organized. You’re experienced. You’ve done this before. You want to do this again. You absolutely want to do it for us.You must be transparent about your prioritization and roadmap process. You must be able to say “no” but explain why. You must be a ruthless prioritizer. You must bring evidence-based decision-making to your communication.
Everyone at Airspace Link is here to do the best work of their career, so we work on systemic problems and try to avoid individual blame.We’re looking for a clear analytical thinker. Someone who can visualize the end from the beginning and spot interesting tidbits along the way. You’re adept at enhancing those areas that create raving customers or knocking down issues before anyone knows they exist. You’ll fend off complexity and find a simpler path. You’ll learn from us and we’ll learn from you. You are an expert with respect to the competition.
You must be willing to own the product and what is required to deliver it. Unless you’re specifically raising the alarm to signal otherwise, we’ll expect that you have what you need to guide the team and are able to do what needs to be done to ship. You’re someone who thrives on a high level of autonomy and responds with a high level of accountability.
We aren’t looking for ideological clones, but we are looking for people who share our basic values and beliefs about how to write good software and craft great products.
We value people who can take a stand yet commit even when they disagree. We subject ideas to rigorous debate, but we remember that we’re here for the same purpose: to do good work together. Charging the trust battery is part of the work.
Benefits & Perks at Airspace Link
- Competitive Salary
- Equity in the company
- Three weeks Paid Time Off
- Great insurance coverage including medical, vision, dental and FSA
- 401(k) with company matching
- Paid Parental Leave
- Fitness and wellness perks
- Ongoing education and development opportunities
How to Apply
Please apply directly on our website:
We appreciate a personable cover letter to accompany your application.
Airspace Link is committed to building a diverse team, embracing an inclusive culture and investing in equity across our organization. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
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