Senior Product Manager
MakerBot Industries - Brooklyn, NY

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We are looking for a Sr. Product Manager who is able to be creative, quick thinking and bring an out-of-the-box thinking to new product development. Positive approach and attitude balanced with the ability to manage and lead with classic project management tools, processes and methodology.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Create and manage the product release schedules for multiple hardware and software product lines
  • Manage the product launch schedules for the entire product life cycle (from concept through to release, life testing, documentation and support)
  • Create product and project documentation (MS Project, User Manuals, etc.
  • Lead cross functional teams to deliver on-time and on-budget product releases
  • Estimates effort and tasks duration
  • Leads prototype creation, manages test cycles and reviews test results
  • Strategically prioritizes features and tasks, and directs engineering efforts accordingly
  • Manages vendor relationships
  • Tracks component and system costs
  • Assesses new vendors from a technology perspective
  • Addresses production and quality issues
Job Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in an engineering related field – (ME, EE, CS, Mathematics)
  • 2+ years' experience in leading teams to bring products to market
  • Experience with development and manufacturing of electromechanical or consumer product
  • Experience with various forms of manufacturing
  • First hand experience designing or debugging electrical, mechanical or software systems
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication; ability to think quickly and act decisively
  • Ability to lead a cross functional team and effectively delegate
  • Must have worked in an entrepreneurial environment or a startup subsidiary of a larger corporation
  • Ability to create strong, cross functional teams that are able to work together either directly or remotely

Bonus Qualifications
  • Familiarity with 3D printing or MakerBot

About Us

Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16 percent market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6 percent market share. In 2012, MakerBot estimates that it now has a 25 percent market share of the 3D printer market. There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer and was honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012. In addition, MakerBot was named “Best Emerging Tech” at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award, the Popular Science Product of the Year, and recently was awarded the Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award as well as being named by Fast Company as “One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.” And MakerBot was recently awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.

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