Position: Director of Software Product Management
Location: Silicon Valley
HiWire has been retained to find an outstanding Director of Software Product
Management for an innovative, venture-backed startup providing an
integrated, ultra-low power system-on-a-chip along with software and
development platforms to enable deployment of Wi-Fi-based wireless sensors
and embedded applications. Our client is well funded by top-tier VCs and a
major corporate investor. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley
and maintains a R&D subsidiary in Bangalore, India.
The company’s products are used in four primary applications: Smart Energy
Home, Asset Tracking, Building Automation, and Cold Storage Monitoring. It
sells to Global 2000 customers through a direct sales force and distribution
and manufacturers’ representative network.
The Director of Software Product Management reports to the VP of Marketing
and will primarily be responsible for software product strategy /
definition, go-to-market / product introductions, interaction with the sales
team and customers, and product positioning and messaging. This position is
a hands-on role - it’s not for a strategy-only person. The successful
candidate with be intelligent, hard-working, creative, a critical thinker,
have a strong customer focus, and maintain a positive, can-do attitude.
Qualifications and required skills / experience include:
- Extensive background in embedded software and/or semiconductors.
- Experience at both large companies and startups; the ideal candidate
began his/her career as an engineer before migrating into Marketing.
- 7+ years successful experience in a combination of high-tech product
management, product marketing, and product development.
- A good understanding of software product management processes and the
ability to effectively execute on these processes; demonstrated success
managing software products from concept to launch.
- Excellent customer / sales team interaction skills.
- BS CS or EE or equivalent technical experience; MBA OK.
If this position seems like a good match with your experience and interests,
please reply in confidence to:
webSMAA AT hiwire DOT com