Robotics Innovation Technical Product Manager, Principal
Company: Zebra Technologies
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Remote Work: Hybrid
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Fetch Robotics is a leading provider of Autonomous Mobile Robots
(AMR's) that is revolutionizing the logistics industry. Now, as
part of Zebra Technologies, we are looking forward for the next
step in making robotics an integral part of making society better.
We are searching for the brightest and most passionate Product
Managers to enable humans and robots to work together.
By combining autonomous mobile robotics with the power of the
cloud, the Fetch Cloud Robotics Platform provides on-demand
automation solutions for material handling and inventory
management, with the power to find, track, and move almost anything
in any facility. Fetch Robotics' solutions and services are
deployed in leading distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing
centers around the world, augmenting workforces to drive increased
efficiency and productivity.
Zebra's focus on robotics automation combines workflow solutions
for human workers with Fetch Robotics' solutions. The result will
provide an innovative offering that drives greater efficiencies and
higher ROI through better orchestration of technology and
At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future
of work on the front line-reinventing how businesses run and moving
society forward. We develop new technologies and create new
solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater
visibility, connectivity, and intelligence-delivering better
experiences for workers and those they serve.
The Product Management team drives the development, product
definition, and planning to optimize the company's products and
solutions. The Product Management team evaluates in-depth market
analysis and leads business case development for optimization of
existing products and solutions alternatives and/or to create the
next generation of new products. Collaborates with research and
development to create products and validate early product
definitions. This role is both strategic and technical in nature
and requires meaningful industry experience.
As a Technical Product Manager, Principal focused on Robotics
Innovation, you will be responsible for the mid- and long-term
R&D initiatives for our robotics platform. This includes
evaluating new market segments for innovative robotics solutions,
identifying future use cases, driving technology product
requirements for machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence)
models, defining successful outcomes for customer pilots, and
monitoring technology readiness and maturity.
As a Robotics Innovation Technical Product Manager, Principal, you
- Own the mid- and long-term R&D initiatives for the robotics
platform, including value proposition,
business case, roadmap, technical requirements identification,
R&D execution, experimentation,
and technology readiness.
- Define clear, actionable, and customer-driven product
requirements through comprehensive
knowledge of the customers and their needs, market, competitive
landscape, and technology
- Works with customers, partners, and vertical market experts to
understand, prioritize, and drive
market-level requirements into product backlog and roadmaps.
- Establishes and maintains a strong knowledge of the competitive
and technological environment
to inform development opportunities.
- Drives the development of product definition and
cross-organization planning to accelerate the
realization of new value through emerging technologies.
- Work closely with the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and the
CTO Advanced Robotics Group in
executing strategic initiatives and customer-driven product
- Coordinate with internal stakeholders throughout the
development process in negotiating design
trade-offs that may be needed, while preserving the requirements
stated in the product epics or
Product Description documents (PDD).
- Collaborates with the Robotics platform product managers in
defining technology transfer
readiness, driving the project transfer to the mainstream robotics
platform, and clearly laying out
the dependencies and success goals.
- Serve as the robotics functional safety expert and main
representative for external engagements (safety committees,
conferences, customer engagements).
- Travel as needed to visit customers, partners, attend seminars,
tradeshows or meet relevant
regional stakeholders. Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Robotics or related field
plus 12 years of related
experience and 5+ years of technical product management expertise
or Master's Degree in Computer Science Robotics or related fielf
plus 10 years of related experience 5+ years of technical product
management expertise or PhD Degree in Computer Science Robotics or
related field plus 6 years of related
experience 3+ years of technical product management expertise
- Minimum 12 years of work experience in Robotics or related
field (experience could include relevant MA/PHD program research).
Key Skills and Competencies:
- Significant robotics experience (professional or technical
- Deep technical understanding of robotics, machine vision,
artificial intelligence, and
machine learning models
- Previous experience developing and managing complex technical
- Excels in identifying and understanding customer needs and
translating them into clear
and actionable engineering requirements.
- Strong planning and execution skills. Able to multi-task and
manage complex programs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to interact
- Effective communication skills including written, verbal, and
oral presentation skills as
well as ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from senior
management, technical leads, clients, and customers.
- Advanced analytical, problem solving and organizational
- Industry knowledge of warehousing or manufacturing strongly
- Basic scripting language skills.
- Demonstrates good judgement in decision making, applies
knowledge and experience to
- Ability to assess complex market landscape and create focused,
- Deep understanding of financial concepts including P&L,
balances sheets, and ROI
(Return on Investment) models with delivery of product through
- Advanced market and competitive knowledge in assigned product
vertical, category or
technology or solutions.
- Strong business acumen.
- Excellent skills in Microsoft business applications (Word,
Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
- Travel Requirements as 20% of time
- Ability to telework 70% remote, 30% onsite Zebra is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and
inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If
you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in
applying for a position, please contact us at . The EEO is the Law
poster is available here: The EEO is the Law poster supplement is
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured
to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving
talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits
program that is comprehensive and competitive - including
healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning
and development offerings. We offer community service days, in
addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental
leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings
depending on the country where you work.
Salary: USD 161000.00 - USD 241500.00 Yearly
Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related
skills, knowledge, and experience.
Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive
programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to
earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement.
In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links
Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be
eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.
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