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Director of Product Management, Hardware and Embedded Software

Company: Rekor Systems Inc
Location: Myrtle Point
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Intelligence Driven Innovation. Rekor Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: REKR) is a trusted global authority in the development and implementation of intelligent infrastructure focused on addressing critical challenges across public safety, transportation management, and urban mobility markets. We believe that the intelligent infrastructure industry is at the epicenter of converging forces that will drive profound changes in the way government agencies, law enforcement and businesses operate and collaborate today and in the future. With our Rekor One roadway intelligence engine as our foundation, we collect and transform raw data into actionable insights that gives governments and businesses a comprehensive picture of roadways, vehicles, pedestrians, traffic, incidents, while providing an intuitive environment that makes collaboration across teams and organizations easy. Rekor leverages computer vision, machine learning, and big data analytics to drive AI-enabled IoT solutions ( AIoT ) on the edge of the network with unparalleled speed, accuracy, and agility. With our disruptive AI-powered technology, integrated hardware and software solutions, and state of the art machine learning models, we deliver actionable insights and transformative impact that increase roadway safety, efficiency, and sustainability for our customers and citizens, while enabling safer, smarter, greener, and more equitable cities and communities. Our employees represent the best and smartest top talent in our industry, and we select individuals to be a part of our team who help to define our culture and success. Rekor s Values and Leadership Principals are: People First, Customer Success, Earn Trust, Deliver Impact and Think Big and Bold! Learn more by visiting . Position Summary As Director of Product Management, Hardware and Embedded Software, you will build and lead a team of technical product managers and product marketing experts, delivering world-class hardware and embedded software applications for our sensors, AI-powered edge devices and smart cameras addressing the needs of law enforcement agencies, secure govt. and military sites, customs & border patrol, educational institutions, and smart parking facilities. You will be responsible for product vision, strategy, roadmap, pricing, competitive analysis, go-to-market strategy, and P&L for all our hardware and embedded software products. Reporting to the Vice President of Product Management, this role requires a unique blend of strategic leadership, business acumen, technical expertise, and big-picture vision. Preferred candidate location is in the DC/MD/Northern VA area, or Orlando, FL area, but we are open to considering other locations for the right candidate if they are comfortable with 30% travel. The Contribution:

  • Build, lead and mentor a high-performing, motivated product team through the right combination of tools, processes, customer focus, and an OKR-driven culture that rewards outcome over effort.
  • Ensure product-market fit through a deep understanding of competitive landscape, market needs, and compelling use cases by directly engaging with customers, sales team and service delivery organization.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team of stakeholders to define the product vision and desired outcomes, and drive that vision into reality with well-thought-out product roadmap and release cadence that establishes Rekor as the market leader in public safety through uniquely differentiated solutions.
  • Create detailed product specifications (PRDs & MRDs), SWOT analysis, value propositions, market segmentation strategy, launch plans, business cases, pricing models and success metrics.
  • Pragmatically prioritize product features based on business and customer values, engineering effort, technical challenges, and time-to-market implications
  • Champion sales enablement through customer-facing roadmap, sales collateral, RFI/RFP response, buyer persona creation, product launch orchestration and post-launch audit management tracking customer satisfaction
  • Serve as a product evangelist and subject matter expert to customers, engineering, sales, operations, and marketing organizations. Ideal Profile: A highly energetic and customer focused individual who is knowledgeable about and/or interested in the transportation technology industry and business savvy to deliver state of the art cutting edge technology solutions for our customers. You re looking for a progressive, entrepreneurial, fast paced, vibrant, flexible working environment where you can pursue your career interests and achieve your full potential. You bring to the organization the following competencies:
    • Bachelor s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other closely related fields
    • At least 10 years of professional experience in product management, responsible for managing multiple IoT and/or edge computing devices with on-board machine learning models, all the way from prototype stage to production
    • Strong track record of innovation demonstrated through out-of-box thinking to create breakthrough products, solutions or business models
    • In-depth knowledge of System-on-Module (SOM) design with inference accelerator chips, real-time embedded systems design, PCB layout best practices, sensor integration, network interface controller, electromechanical design, dynamic power management, IoT device level security, board support packages (BSP), IoT device management platforms, firmware lifecycle management, and regulatory certification processes
    • Demonstrated project management and commercial delivery skills, from design to delivery through a complex manufacturing supply chain involving multiple OEMs, ODMs, system integrators, PCB manufacturing companies, chip & sensor manufacturers, solar panel and power supply vendors, and enclosure manufacturers.
    • Established relationships with vendors, integrators and OEMs/ODMs in Asia and familiarity with PCB design tools is a big plus
    • Strong track record of recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-performing product management organization
    • Proven success working within a fast-moving, entrepreneurial organization, and establishing strong relationships with all the stakeholders
    • Strong operational and analytical abilities, combined with big-picture vision
    • Superior communication, interpersonal, team building, problem-solving, and analytical thinking skills
    • Excellent written communication and technical presentation skills


Keywords: Rekor Systems Inc, Medford , Director of Product Management, Hardware and Embedded Software, Executive , Myrtle Point, Oregon

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