Director of Product Management
Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) - Chantilly, VA

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Job Description:
As DSC’s Director of Product Management, you will lead and manage the strategy, planning and execution of DSC’s Product Management team. By actively studying DSC’s markets and segments, you are able to direct and evolve DSC’s solutions and offerings to move them forward.

This role requires a strong technical background as well as being comfortable managing both software and hardware products in addition to the Product Management team. The Director of Product Management requires sound judgment, attention to detail and the ability to drive a small multi-disciplinary team to the finish line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand market problems and determine/prioritize product requirements
· Perform competitive analysis, articulate distinctive competence, and define positioning
· Maintain the product roadmap and define/monitor product milestones
· Create and manage product requirements documents
· Program management and launch planning
· Communicate with management team and facilitate organizational buy-in for product initiatives
· Perform win/loss analysis, conduct customer interviews and distill customer feedback into product requirements
· Create presentations, collateral, and provide support to sales and marketing
· Perform technology assessment and manage innovation
· Create and update the business plan
· Make buy/build/partner decisions and manage external partners
· Facilitate product testing
· Provide UI design and usability testing
· Lead and participate in RFP responses
· Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
· Identify growth opportunities for the business through market analysis, segmentation and customer needs analysis
· Lead cross functional teams in the coordination of the delivery to plan.
· Lead and manage a small team of product managers working on the product line
· Interface with potential partners and/or acquisition targets to help with due diligence and execution of strategic relationships
Minimum Qualifications:
BS/BA or equivalent work experience in related field.
· 10+ years of experience in product management roles – must include hardware and software
· Advanced understanding of Embedded System Application development and the software & tools required
· Experience in developing and implementing business plans, new business concepts, and new product vectors
· Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict management skills
· Knowledge of product design principles and processes, as well as experience with agile software development (i.e. SCRUM) and traditional (i.e. waterfall) hardware development methodologies
· Partner/vendor building and management
· Ability to break down complex concepts in a clear and concise manner to champion opportunity with team members and leadership
· Experience working in a fast paced, constantly expanding and changing environment
· Ability to interact with diverse groups of technical and non-technical people. Must be able to communicate to senior executives internally and externally.
· Ability to effectively build and manage teams, and develop skills and talent within teams
· Strong written, verbal and documentation skills. Ability to lead through influence.
Desired Qualifications:
Background in 3D imaging, machine vision, camera technology, security technology, credentialing, ID management
· Biometrics industry knowledge and experience
· User Interface (UI) design experience
· Project Management Professional (PMP)
· Pragmatic Marketing Certification (PMC)
· IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional (CBP)
Digital Signal Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a friendly, business environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background and reference checks.