Senior Product Manager – Drone Software (Zurich)

at Auterion (view profile)
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Date Posted February 10, 2020
Category Switzerland - Work Permit Jobs
Job Type saas


Product & Design | Zurich, Switzerland | Full-time

At Auterion we are on a mission to power any drone, everywhere, whilst shaping the future of drone operations at scale. We enable this by building the operating system for safe, reliable and efficient drone missions. Our comprehensive enterprise software is developed on top of the most widely used open-source flight controller for drones - PX4 - and it includes the ground station as well as the cloud tools to manage and monitor the drone fleet. We take great pride in using a community-powered approach as we continue to offer trusted software and services to our customers.

As the senior product manager you will drive the software product roadmap and contribute to making the Auterion the preferred Enterprise drone software provider. You’ll be responsible for prioritizing product launches and leveraging synergies between our strategic partnerships, customers and open-source community.

In detail you will:

  • Manage and prioritize new feature requests and product changes for Auterion’s software products including fleet management web application, ground control station, and flight control & architecture
  • Work closely with sales, product marketing, customer success, and users in the ecosystem to deeply understand, document, analyze, and synthesize user needs into product priorities, roadmap plans, and detailed specifications.
  • Have a clear understanding of competitive and partner solutions, appraise new product ideas (quick wins versus long-term investments) and keep the company informed on the latest market developments.
  • Gather product requirements by engaging with our customers and prospects and present new features to customers and bring new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs
  • Collaboration and coordination is key. You will work closely with the engineering department to determine priorities, plan releases, and maintain roadmaps of our software offerings. Together with the Design and QA Teams, you ensure an exceptional user experience by establishing, reviewing and validating acceptance criteria for the requirements.

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You have 5+ years of relevant progressive experience in enterprise software product management, preferably in the field of IoT, SaaS, drones or other UAS.
  • Working in a technical environment comes natural to you. Therefore, you either have extensive experience in managing software products OR a solid technical background, ideally a degree in Computer Science/Software, Electrical Engineering with software cross-training or similar fields. Your technical knowledge gives you an in-depth understanding of software engineering and the software deployment processes.
  • You are an approachable leader with excellent verbal and written English communication skills, and have experience with people management, ideally product teams. You are passionate about understanding and solving customers’ pains and root needs, and have a contagious, inspiring and positive work ethic.
  • You make data-driven decisions and know where to find the information you need to make the right decisions.
  • You are motivated by being part of a deep-tech, fast-paced startup; ability to work in a fast-paced, iterative, innovative environment, managing multiple simultaneous efforts and drive them to completion.
  • How to really knock our socks off: You know your way around in the software drone industry - ideally software and hardware. You've worked with open-source software and open-source communities and ideally have an experience working with global teams across different timezones and international cultures.

What you will find at Auterion:

We are a fast-growing global tech startup, with well-funded investment from the same visionary investors who have supported companies such as Airbnb, Facebook, Skype, and Spotify. Our growing client base covers prestigious and innovative partners such as GE Aviation, DIU, Impossible Aerospace and many more.

This position is based in the heart of bustling Zurich with views of the Swiss Alps, we offer flexible working, a generous and market conform vacation plan, your own drone to assemble and fly, all the snacks you can eat (lots of Swiss chocolate!), regular Lunch & Learns to widen your horizon, a competitive salary, a stock option plan, and lots more.

We only accept online direct applications. Applications via agencies will not be considered.

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