How many chances do you get in a lifetime to define the next generation of computing? IoT will become ubiquitous unlocked by small, low-powered chips called microcontrollers, or MCUs, that now can include connectivity. Connecting these devices can enable amazing scenarios, but security on these devices has traditionally been inadequate, potentially undermining the underlying opportunity. Our team develops Azure Sphere, the Microsoft solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. We are looking for a Product Planner with experience in new product development who is passionate about enabling secure, connected devices. In this role, you will translate customer requirements into product feature requests, prioritize feature requests based on market and customer needs, and establish processes that support rapid adoption of Azure Sphere.
Evangelize product to the sales, technical sales and partner accounts while gathering feedback to bring back to Azure Sphere engineering team. Design and refine the product planning process for product features supporting decision-making with customer data and market trends. Represent voice of the customer in strategic product management decisions including feature planning, competitive analysis, value proposition refinement, business model enhancement, partnership strategies, and revenue modeling. Sort through ambiguous signals from customers, account teams and market research to develop recommendations
Required 5+ years of experience in product planning, product management, program management, consulting or related relevant experience 3+ years of experience building and shipping products; hardware experience a plus BA/BS/MSc in scientific, technical or social science field or equivalent technical knowledge Experience driving product and business planning for a minimum of one product shipping cycle Ability to travel 20-30% of the time Preferred MBA or equivalent advanced technical degree Analytical thinker with broad, diverse background able to learn through immersion could substitute for direct