Principal Product Manager - Drone Platforms and Sensors

June 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:$144,500
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Working Time:Full time
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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in- class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.

About the role:

As a Principal Product Manager for Drone Platforms and Sensors, you will work closely with our hardware and embedded software engineering teams to help define and shape Skydio's next generation drone platforms, controllers and accessories ecosystem. You will specifically focus on the cameras and sensor payloads used by the drone to capture important imaging used across a range of verticals including Public Safety, Defense and Enterprise.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Engage with customers, prospects, and internal stakeholders to understand core business problems and develop visions and strategies to solve them.
  • Define and author detailed product requirement documents and roadmap for Skydio's vehicle hardware, controllers, cameras/sensors and embedded software.
  • Partner with designers and engineering leaders spanning hardware, firmware, computer vision, AI, and machine learning to execute on your product vision and requirements.
  • Capture, document, and distill feedback from customers and prospects to continually steer product development.
  • Collaborate closely with sales and customer success to build and maintain close customer relationships and ensure success.
  • Partner with product marketing to develop launch plans, product positioning and messaging to bring your products to market.
  • What makes you a good fit:

  • 7+ years of proven success in defining and delivering complex hardware products with integrated software.
  • Deep technical understanding of IoT or camera/sensors product technologies.
  • Experience launching robust hardware products for Enterprise, Public Safety or Defense Customers preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Direct or indirect experience with engineering that allows you to actively participate in deep discussions with engineers on complex technical architecture challenges and tradeoffs.
  • Highly facilitative team player who strives to enable others to do their best work
  • A passion for speaking with -- and learning from -- customers
  • A background in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science. An advanced degree or an MBA would be a plus, but is not required
  • Robotics, Drone or aviation experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $144,500 - 215,000. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

    For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.


    At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

    As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

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