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Product Manager

Root Robotics
Company Overview

Root Robotics is creating robots, apps, and curricula that will be this generation's way to fall in love with coding.  We are the makers of Root, a wall driving, music playing, artwork drawing robot with a unique coding interface that goes from a graphical environment up to career-based languages.

Job Summary

We have an immediate opening for a high energy product manager that is fueled by customer insights that drive strategic business direction. This is a role with responsibilities that cover the strategic direction for the entire product life cycle of Root, from a coder’s first out-of-box experience through their ongoing learning goals. This position will have a direct impact on the success of Root. We are looking for a high energy, experienced product manager that is a relentless problem solver and has a proven track record of successful product launches.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Key person for defining the vision and strategy of new hardware products and business opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, market positioning, and product strategy.
  • Create product and launch plans to meet strategic business objectives. 
  • Build, maintain and leverage relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Drive the voice of the customer into every aspect of development.
  • Identify, prioritize, roadmap and realize unique product opportunities.
  • Collaborate, align, and support a multi-disciplinary team of marketers, designers, engineers, and educators. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • You have spent at least five years being awesome product manager for hardware
  • You are comfortable with an iterative and rapid-prototyping design process
  • You are a master at people, project, and program management
  • You are skilled at identifying consumer insights through observation and data collection
  • You have excellent collaboration skills
  • You are an excellent writer, spreadsheet master, and business plan creator
  • You have the ability to work independently in a fast paced startup environment
  • You are a generalist with a diverse background that lets you tackle many deep areas.
  • Ideally you know - or have learned to code - not needed for role but it would make you stand out in the application
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