Software Product Manager

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DarkVision, part of Koch Engineered Solutions, is looking for a Product Manager with B2B experience to lead the planning, prioritization, and strategic decision-making for a new software platform being developed at DarkVision. 


This next generation software platform is business critical and will enable our team of analysts to process, visualize, and report on the ultrasound data gathered by our advanced industrial imaging tools. This is not your average product manager role – the successful candidate will significantly influence the direction and execution of our software and machine learning roadmap. You must be comfortable in operating in uncertainty and have a proven track record of working on building applications from scratch. Our product is specialized and extremely technical so we are looking for someone who thrives in complexity and wants to spend significant time in the application so that they can help inform efficient workflows for our internal users and stakeholders.


We are a world-class team that is revolutionizing how industrial operators understand the integrity of their multi-million-dollar assets balancing their environmental and business objectives. If you are driven to make a difference and enjoy doing whatever it takes to do so – then we want to hear from you. We are looking for someone who blends excellent technical aptitude with solid business acumen. You will need to be able to appreciate and understand larger business objectives, handle uncertainty, and translate that into executable sprints. We don’t spoon-feed our software engineers but want to ensure we’re working on the right initiatives at the right time. 


This role will be based out of DarkVision’s head office in North Vancouver, Canada and report to our Director of Product.


Our Team

To make well informed decisions, Oil & Gas asset operators need a clear picture of the inner workings of piping infrastructure. The team at DarkVision makes this happen. Our experts from across the machine vision, imaging, computer graphics, and data analytics sectors have worked to create the most technologically advanced platform for pipeline and downhole diagnostics. Come join our team as we embark on the exciting journey ahead to become the global leader in industrial imaging.


What You Will Do

  • Drive Product Direction & Development: Partner with Engineering, Design, Innovation, Analysis and Product teams to ideate and roadmap an innovative application that will work efficiently for stakeholders. This requires someone who can think big and understand the broader business implications and then translate this into an Agile sprint planning and development framework.
  • Understand the Customer: We inspect industrial piping assets. The successful candidate will need to have a desire to continuously grow their knowledge base in this technical field. You don’t need to be an industrial ultrasound expert today, but along the way, we want you to learn how and why our customers use our data make decisions in this technical field.
  • Manage Roadmap Timelines and Expectations: Distill complex big picture ideas into digestible quarterly objectives and two week sprints. Provide realistic timelines for the product capabilities on a regular basis to our executive team. You will be focused on software but need to understand and make decisions based on the bigger picture.
  • Manage Product Scope: Understand and communicate the technical complexity, timelines, and business value of software-related products. Make trade-offs to maximize value along the way. Plan, communicate, and set actionable goals for product features for the R&D team.
  • Own Sprint Planning: Implement and own the sprint planning process. You will be responsible for pragmatically running the Agile process. We like fit-for-purpose processes, and you should too.
  • Own Product Backlog: Our software platform is the core of our product. It’s used by Data Analysts to generate analytics and 3D visualizations from real-world data. We have many requirements from both internal and external user groups – prioritizing these features so we stay on track is critical to our long-term success. You will refine and prioritize the backlog in collaboration with multiple internal stakeholders (Director of Product, Product Managers, Director of Data Analysis, Director of Software and Quality Assurance – among others).
  • Be an Entrepreneur: You are curious and want to stay updated on the latest and greatest developments in our industry. You’ll have the opportunity to travel to all corners of the world to learn and gain inspiration at technical conferences – and bring those ideas back to implement into our products. And you’ll have the wind at your back; we have fantastic customer traction with a highly differentiated product and want to keep it that way. 


Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Experience working with enterprise software in a B2B environment as a product manager or product owner.
  • Proven track record of building applications from scratch.
  • Experience collecting, understanding, and translating technical requirements.
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum) methodology.


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Able to operate effectively without extensive external data; relying heavily on internal stakeholder input.
  • Able to handle complex features and holistic development from inception rather than optimizing smaller, existing features.
  • Able to interpret underlying technical limitations of complex software.
  • Technical Degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

General Salary Range

For this role, we anticipate paying $100 – 150k per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.


At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.


Who We Are

DarkVision Technologies Inc. is a Canada-based tech company disrupting the industrial imaging market since 2013. We have created the world’s most advanced acoustic-based imaging platform. We are packaging it into multiple new product lines, revolutionizing how our clients quantify and visualize the integrity of their critical assets.


Backed by Koch Industries, one of the world’s largest privately held companies, DarkVision’s team of Mechanical, Skunkworks, Electrical, Software, and Machine Learning Engineers is rapidly expanding to meet the demand for the company’s current and upcoming products.


We allow employees to work on cutting-edge technologies that blend science with real-world applications. We invite you to join our team for the exciting journey ahead as we become the global leader in industrial imaging.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Additionally, everyone has individual work and personal needs. We seek to enable the best work environment that helps you and the business work together to produce superior results.

How to Apply

If you have the above qualifications, we would like to hear from you. We thank all applicants in advance, but please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation or assistance at any time during the application or selection processes, please submit a request by following the directions located in the FAQ section at the bottom of the kochcareers.com webpage.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check.

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