Technical Product Manager

Engineering · Arlington, Virginia
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Want to work for a mission driven company that digitally maps soil with machine learning to help sustainably produce food and reverse climate change?


EarthOptics is a growing AgTech company developing tools that help farmers more sustainably manage their soil, increase yields and feed the growing world. We are focused on the development of next generation sensors and algorithms that characterize soil properties at scale. Our technology will make a global positive impact on the health of both the population and the environment.   Learn more at www.EarthOptics.com.


To learn more about working at EarthOptics, visit: https://www.themuse.com/profiles/earthoptics 


EarthOptics is seeking a Technical Product Manager to join our team. A Technical Product Manager at EarthOptics manages the multi-team development and delivery of a large portfolio of complex, technical initiatives by gathering business goals and then working with the engineering and operations teams to define technical requirements and product features.  They are accountable for developing and managing a comprehensive tactical plan for the engineering team that meets critical milestones on the product roadmap. A Technical Product Manager manages all stages (from concept to delivery) by effectively partnering and communicating with customers, internal stakeholders, and developers.  By defining a clear and shared set of goals and objectives across all departments, the Technical Product Manager drives decisions about technical priorities, software architecture, and resource allocation in order to maximize the company’s ability to meet multiple, critical product deliverables. 


Reporting to the SVP of Software and Data Engineering, the Technical Product Manager acts as a liaison between the engineering and business, sales and operations teams to prioritize the development of products.  They are responsible for ensuring that requirements are fully understood across departments, and that implementation plans match expectations.


We seek motivated individuals who are eager to gain new skills in a fast-paced environment, and work closely and collaboratively with a team.  We are committed to building a diverse team of employees from various backgrounds, educational histories, and industries.  Even if you do not meet all of the requirements below, we encourage you to apply - we’d love to hear from you!


Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Location: This remote role welcomes candidates anywhere in the US.


What your responsibilities will be:

  • Build consensus on the product roadmap in collaboration with executive leadership, business/sales, engineering, operations, and other stakeholders.
  • Report product status changes, and risks to stakeholders across the company.
  • Provide internal and customer training on how to use the product.
  • Interview existing and potential customers to understand their needs and create user stories that inform product features.
  • Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance, and coordinate beta tests.
  • Conduct market research to identify potential product opportunities/new market gaps.
  • Execute and manage the product vision by working with the engineering team to translate business requirements into technical requirements and product capabilities.  
  • Understand the architecture of the systems (e.g., data pipelines, algorithms, automated processes).
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks and bottlenecks that can block delivery.
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of proper product documentation.
  • Serve as a representative of product owners in the Scrum process.
  • Participate in the hiring process and mentor others. 


What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience in technical product management, with an emphasis on data oriented products
  • Experience in managing all stages of the software development lifecycle, from initiation through development and delivery, to operational support. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to describe product needs and status to all levels of organization
  • Experience with project management and other software tools such as JIRA, Aha!, and Confluence
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with changing priorities, and communicate issues in a timely manner
  • Proven experience in delivering software and data products
  • Ability to work with teams across several time zones


What would make you stand out:

  • Experience in Agronomy or Environmental Science
  • PMI certifications
  • Knowledge of AWS technologies and solutions
  • Prior experience with AI/ML products


What we can offer:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance - 75% funded by EarthOptics for benefit-eligible employees and dependents 
  • Company paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance 
  • Meaningful equity option grants
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Professional Development 
  • Referral Program 
  • Flexible Schedule & Hybrid/Remote Work Environment


EarthOptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, age, marital, parental, veteran or disability status.

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  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced