PRODUCT TECHNICAL MANAGER

Camgian is searching for an experienced technical manager to support our growing business. As a Product Technical Manager (PTM) you will provide strategic technical guidance to convert product vision and prioritized product features into an executable plan to successfully deliver the products defined by the Business Unit. The PTM defines the system architecture, key algorithms, and tasks required to achieve the value proposition, also serving as a subject matter expert to guide the engineering team through the product development life cycle. The PTM formulates intellectual property strategies to minimize product costs and to generate company value. The ideal candidate encourages an environment that promotes excellence, innovation, collaboration, and teamwork. This role will report to the VP of Product Development.


QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Expertise and hands-on experience with system architecture in hardware and/or software applications

  • Understanding capabilities, limitations, and tradeoffs of technologies across engineering subject matters

  • Demonstrated experience in translating customer needs to system definition of features and design specs

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with cross-functional teams to define product system architectures

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage product and program technical risks

  • Demonstrated experience in product implementation

  • Experience with integration constraints, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and solutions

  • 10+ years of professional experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant technical degree

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • United States Citizenship

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defines the system architecture, key technical attributes, algorithms, and tasks required to ensure the value proposition is achieved

  • Estimates time and resources required to complete tasks including obtaining input from development teams

  • Defines acceptance criteria for technical tasks to ensure the development team has achieved the task goals

  • Builds and maintains a robust, forward looking, prioritized product backlog to inform the development team on resource, schedule, and scope decisions

  • Mentors the product development teams as necessary to achieve function, schedule, and budgets

  • Determines whether the product was satisfactorily delivered to ensure the development team meets acceptance criteria

  • Interfaces with customer technical representatives to build customer confidence and trust

DESIRED SKILLS

Experience in the following areas are strongly desired.

  1. Performance limitations and tradeoffs of variety of hardware processing platforms

  2. Understanding of physical data interfaces and their tradeoffs (e.g. USB, serial, embedded camera interface)

  3. Knowledge of various sensor modalities (e.g. EO/IR (LW/MW/SW/NIR), acoustic, magnetic, passive RF, active RF) and modeling of these modalities

  4. Knowledge of algorithms/DSP/AI/ML (e.g. signal processing including traditional, statistical, image/video; feature extraction, natural language processing, machine learning concepts (model training, network architectures/complexity, performance expectations, data science including data mining)

  5. Problem Solving

  6. Familiarity with government contracts, processes, and program execution

 

Exceptional work ethic, willingness to learn, tenacity not to quit, aptitude to surpass, and strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment, with existing and new product lines, are necessary for success. Collaboration and cross-pollination with other teams will be frequent, thus communication, openness, and willingness to share BOTH success and failure is a must.  We are a team-centric organization, there are no individuals, and we win and lose together.

 


CAMGIAN CULTURE AND CORE VALUES
 

  • Ability to work as part of a team while maintaining independent thinking

  • Self-driven and self-starter in addition to excellent communication skills

  • Great at thinking outside the box and have an aptitude for innovation and problem solving

  • Always willing to explore the other side of fear, be challenged, and crave cutting-edge technologies

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