Product Manager (remote)

Product · Seattle, Washington
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

This job is 100% remote, but the candidate should be located within the USA or Canada.


About Phaidra

Phaidra is building the future of industrial automation.

The world today is filled with static, monolithic infrastructure. Factories, power plants, buildings, etc. operate the same they've operated for decades — because the controls programming is hard-coded. Thousands of lines of rules and heuristics that define how the machines interact with each other. The result of all this hard-coding is that facilities are frozen in time, unable to adapt to their environment while their performance slowly degrades.

Phaidra creates AI-powered control systems for the industrial sector, enabling industrial facilities to automatically learn and improve over time. Specifically:

  • The intelligence is provided by reinforcement learning algorithms, which convert raw sensor data into high-value actions and decisions.
  • We focus on industrial applications, which tend to be well-sensorized with measurable KPIs — perfect for reinforcement learning.
  • We enable domain experts (our users) to configure the AI control systems (i.e. agents) without writing code. They define what they want their AI agents to do, and we do it for them.

Our team has a track record of applying AI to some of the toughest problems. From achieving superhuman performance with DeepMind's AlphaGo, to reducing the energy required to cool Google's Data Centers by 40%, we deeply understand AI and how to apply it in production for massive impact.


Who You Are

You’re a self starter and you’re comfortable with the unknown and understand that startup life means that you’re going to be wearing multiple hats. You’re accountable, curious, and obsessed with improvement, both in yourself and in others. You like a challenge, aren’t afraid to fail and learn from your missteps and are excited to help build a world-class company from the ground up.

As a Product Manager at Phaidra, you are helping envision, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art enterprise machine learning tools and services to the market.

You will own the product roadmap and technical development cycles. You will develop a thorough understanding of the full suite of interfaces, identify gaps, and work collaboratively with engineering, solution architects, design, and marketing teams to bring products to life.


Responsibilities

  • Define functional requirements, develop detailed product specifications and associated project work plans for features and key enhancement requests.
  • Own the roadmap, functional requirements, and develop timeline for multiple staged releases of your product.
  • Provide technical guidance to customer teams using Phaidra products
  • Be deeply empathetic to customer needs - working to identify, define, and represent their goals and problems - and rally partners to tackle them.
  • Think analytically and make decisions and forecast impact through data. Test and learn via analytics, user research, prototyping, surveys, user testing, customer interviews, and rapid experimentation.


Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of technical product management experience
  • Have shipped refined complex, technical products
  • Experience pulling insights from quantitative and qualitative data to articulate customer challenges
  • Strong technical understanding, ability to establish credibility with engineers
  • Bias-to-action and hands-on experience delivering business results. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty.
  • Ability to drive teams of diverse backgrounds to ship features on aggressive timeline
  • Excellent communicator, written and verbal, and enjoys a fast paced work environment.
  • AI/ML product management experience and/or industrial controls optimization experience


Bonus

  • Hands-on experience with modern machine learning libraries, frameworks and technologies
  • Working in a start-up environment
  • Experience working with a global, remote team
  • Experience using scrum and agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with B2B sales


Benefits & Perks

  • Fast-paced and team-oriented environment where you will be instrumental in the direction of the company.
  • Phaidra is a fully-remote company - work anywhere, anytime.
  • Competitive compensation & early equity.
  • Outsized responsibilities & professional development.
  • Training is foundational; functional, customer immersion, and development training.
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance (offerings based on region). We cover 100% of the premium for employees and 50% of the premium for dependents.
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • MacBook and home office setup stipend.


Base Salary Range

USA residents: $68,400 - $113,100 USD

Canada residents: $83,300 - $119,100 CAD

This role will also include equity.


On being Remote

We are thoughtful about remote collaboration. We look to the pioneers - like Gitlab - for inspiration and best practices to create a stellar remote work environment. We have a documentation first culture and actively practice asynchronous communication in everything we do. We are deliberate about documenting and living our values - of which accessibility, transparency, and agility are key. Our team stays connected through tools like Slack and Video Chat. We meet daily and have dedicated all-hands meetings to build strong relationships. We hold virtual team building events - and even hold virtual socials to watch rocket launches! We will have in-person All-Hands meetings once a year as travel opens back up.


Equal Opportunity Employment

Phaidra is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Phaidra is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. We welcome diversity and strive to maintain an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance with completing the application process, please contact us at hiring@phaidra.ai.


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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Department
    Product
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level