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Director, Product Line Management-Sensors

Company: Velodyne
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Our lidar technology has revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security applications. Velodyne Lidar is exploding in size as a public company continuing to deliver the technology that is already making autonomous vehicles and goods a reality today. Come join us in delivering significant improvements to safety and productivity worldwide! We are seeking a dynamic, energetic individual to take on the challenge of managing a key product line for the world leader in lidar solutions. As a Senior Product Manager for Velodyne's market-leading sensor products, your enthusiasm and commitment to results will have a fundamental impact not only on our business, but on the entire range of industries using our products today to change the way we move in the future. This role is a unique ground-floor opportunity to shape the creation and deployment of an industry-changing product in some of the hottest, highest growth industries in the world. It offers high visibility with senior management of the company and direct involvement with decisions related to business development and strategy. Specific Job Description:

  • Own the business cases for a sensor product line by evaluating P&L and ROI throughout each phase of development
  • Drive the product lifecycle from start to finish, working jointly with Engineering, Operations, and Sales to maximize value and profitability
  • Develop a deep, pervasive knowledge of the features, capabilities, and advantages provided by Velodyne technologies
  • Own the roadmaps and specifications for a Velodyne sensor product line
  • Organize NPI plans and processes to enable successful product launches and updates
  • Work with the Product Strategy team to provide thought leadership and technical collateral as the owner of a sensor product line's positioning and identity
  • Maintain a consistent understanding of products and solutions that compete with Velodyne sensors and prepare analyses regularly for company leadership
  • Create and maintain Product Requirement Documents (PRDs) for a Velodyne sensor product line
  • Prepare responses to customer RFQ documents in close collaboration with Sales, Engineering and Operations teams
  • Support Sales and Marketing at strategic customer meetings, conferences, and trade shows, including up to 20-30% travel (as conditions allow) Required Educations and Skills Requirements:
    • Minimum 8+ years of Product Management experience, managing highly complex hardware products with embedded firmware/software in a fast-paced technology company
    • BS or higher in a technical field (Engineering, Computer Science, or similar)
    • Proven track record of delivering product milestones on-time while meeting cost targets
    • Successfully managed multiple products through their entire lifecycle, from concept to mass production to obsolescence
    • Exceptional technical and business acumen, along with good communication skills Preferred Educations and Skills Requirements:
      • Experience with products featuring lasers, precision optics, and/or electromechanical components
      • Experience working for or with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers
      • Experience with products that meet published safety standards (i.e. IEC 61508, ISO 26262, etc.) Note to all recruitment agencies: Velodyne Lidar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our career page or any Velodyne employees. Velodyne is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Velodyne, San Jose , Director, Product Line Management-Sensors, Executive , San Jose, California

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