Senior Product Manager, Defense

Airmap | Santa Monica

Date listed

4 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Keywords: ux

Who We Are

AirMap were early adopters of drone technology, pioneering much of the drone economy you see today. We have solved some of the most complex drone and airspace challenges, earning us a global tier 1 position in government, defense, and enterprise contexts. As we enter a new phase of our evolution, we are looking for bright-minded innovators to help us realize the vision and move the business and the industry forward.

What We Do

We provide software that enables unmanned aircraft to fly safely and legally in shared airspace to governments and regulators.

We simplify and de-risk complex and dangerous operating environments by providing air traffic controllers with the tools needed to manage unmanned air traffic and soldiers on the ground with handheld technology that delivers situational awareness near real-time. We are building unique data set capabilities to unlock additional value and insights for our customers, signaling a new direction for AirMap in advanced automated analysis and the future of unmanned flight planning and defense.


AirMap is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our Product Management team focused on the dynamic and rapidly evolving airspace management/defense and security sector.

You'll plan requirements and usher projects through the entire product lifecycle. This includes managing and coordinating stakeholder input, product vision and roadmap, schedules and risks. You're equally at home explaining your analysis and recommendations to executives, as you are discussing the technical trade-off's in product development with engineers.

Our goal is to support customer success through advanced enablement processes that increase mission and task efficiency; provide unique and advantageous insights, and streamline the huge amount of aerial data we currently collect through our aviation activities.

You will be primarily responsible for the ongoing evolution of AirMap's Defense UTM offering, bridging the technical and business worlds as you design and create a compelling product vision and roadmap that meets specific customer needs.

Would you like to help design the future? We promise it won't be boring.

What else you'll do:

  • Be the Product Owner for key product decisions and for making decisions amongst competing priorities
  • Guide a cross-functional team including engineers and designers to deliver projects
  • Manage project-planning processes (e.g. timeline, milestone tracking) in a lean environment
  • Ensure that all stakeholders are kept fully informed of project status and progress
  • Serve as the voice of customers to define the design attributes AirMap products
  • Gather and distill customer insights through analytics tools, A/B testing, surveys and focus groups
  • Define the features, functionality and user experience across mobile and web
  • Identify and gather product requirements based on deep knowledge of airspace management / UTM market, specific use cases, customer needs and product potential
  • Weave together feature sets and functionality into a consistent and elegant experience across platforms
  • Test and evaluate key features and user interactions before each release
  • Benchmark other best-in-class products and assess and select third-party tech to improve the user experience
  • Develop meaningful metrics to track product success and identify ongoing opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Location: Open to applicants located in North America with confirmed working visa status


AirMap offers competitive pay and benefits, flexibility to work from home, and the opportunity to work on something truly innovative.

Skills & requirements

  • At least 2 years Defense
  • Experienced in product management of airspace management /UTM/UAV products
  • High level of competency in core areas of product management practice, including:
  • Conducting customer interviews and user testing
  • Running design sprints
  • Feature prioritization and road map planning
  • Resource allocation
  • Performing market assessments
  • Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa
  • Guide functional interface design and work closely with UX/UI
  • Defining and tracking success metrics
  • Pricing and revenue modelling

Any offer of employment will be contingent on the individual satisfying the requisite requirements to be able to work on the federal government project.

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