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Technical Product Manager - Synthetic Environments

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Maxar is currently seeking a Technical Product Manager - Synthetic Environments to join our Product Engineering team in Herndon, VA. We are also open to remote locations.

Life with Us

Your Focus: In this role, youwill help develop a product strategy to support government and commercial customer requirements for geospatially-enabled VR/AR/MR applications. Building on the foundation of Maxar's unique, industry leading capabilities for global geospatial data collection, 3D image processing, and advanced AI/ML/CV algorithm development, you will assess opportunities for productization of Maxar technologies linking our real and digital worlds to power the future of human/machine interfaces. You will develop roadmaps, direct IR&D investments, identify partners with requisite technology, develop specifications and development plans necessary to build and launch new product offerings. You may also be acting as a hybrid product/project manager, crafting a vision directly with customers and leading a team of engineers to transform that vision into a tangible new product. In parallel, you will collaborate with both external and internal partners, communicate plans clearly to all parties, and lead teams towards success.

Success in this position also hinges on systems/engineering experience, or the ability to learn technical concepts quickly. Digging into the details to understanding system dependencies, technical risks and the impact of key architectural decisions with the engineering team is a must. You will be expected to utilize your technical capability in conjunction with your program/project management skills to deliver the best outcome for Maxar and our customers.

Who you will workwith: You will work directly with a small, focused group of product managers focused specifically on new and emerging products within the Earth Intelligence group at Maxar. You will work closely with our R&D and Product Engineering teams based in the US and Europe.


  • Conduct research to identify customer needs and market gaps influencing our business and our customers

  • Allocate IR&D resources to mature necessary technologies to the point where they are insertion ready

  • Manage the corresponding IR&D portfolio's projects

  • Through business pipeline awareness, drive a roadmap to have the greatest chance of capturing profitable business

  • Through communicating the product definition and roadmap, enable the capture teams to shape opportunities to better fit within what we can deliver profitably and repeatably

  • Maintain the roadmap, ensuring priorities are aligned with program goals and engineering time is allocated as effectively as possible

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to organize stakeholders, manage dependencies, communicate status, and execute as efficiently as possible

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelor's degree math, computer science, computer graphics/vision, image processing/AI, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience program, product or project management

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in related field

  • Strong background in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), GIS, or geospatial data processing/analysis

  • Exceptional communication skills. Influence, collaborate, and deliver solutions in a highly complex, always-changing environment

  • Comfortable with working in limited resource environments.

  • Experience with geospatial technologies

  • Experience executing projects involving computer vision or machine learning

  • Experience in AR/MR platform development (software/hardware)

  • Comfort with ambiguity: apply structured, analytical thinking to new, undefined problems

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxar Technologies Ltd, Palo Alto , Technical Product Manager - Synthetic Environments, Other , Palo Alto, California

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