What you'll do:
- Define solutions. Identify potential features that will accelerate Anduril’s goals, increase our ability to quickly scale, and create an excellent user experience. To do this, you will seek out real-world context in the form of onsite user research, internal expert feedback, existing product data, and industry tech investigation. You will capture core workflows and translate these user needs into well-scoped requirements and success hypotheses.
- Prioritize and plan. Set clear outcomes for your portfolio in partnership with your engineering, design, and business partners. Develop team structures that allow prioritization of competing work within rapid development cycles. Help your team flex to adapt goals when needed, based on new information.
- Communicate vision and execution strategy. Proactively communicate goals to stakeholders and manage expectations of delivery. Escalate large trade offs and necessary decision points as needed.
- Execute. Work hands-on to deliver new capabilities across the lifecycle of the product, from initial release and onboarding, through day-to-day improvements. Validate and experiment along the way, acting as the voice of the user throughout.
- When possible, lead with data. Define and monitor key metrics to measure success.
- External storytelling. Work with business development, proposal, marketing, and compliance leads to communicate product capabilities externally. Participate in large-scale customer demos.
- Build product culture. Develop relationships to bridge business and technical worlds. Build tech alongside prolific engineers and designers, and then zoom out to work with business development, operations, customer success, marketing, and finance teams in order to ensure success. Along the way, you’ll help define and drive product team culture and best practices.
- You have experience in software product development and have taken something from a wild idea through a shipped solution
- You may not have studied Comp Sci, but you are technically savvy enough to ask engineers good questions about architecture decisions
- You can turn conflicting or incomplete ideas into concrete action plans. Likewise, you can clearly say “No” when needed in order to cut through ambiguity
- You’re excited about building a team to achieve ambitious goals, and bias towards action to help with any task that furthers this, whether that’s developing a demo, helping test a piece of hardware in the field, writing documentation, or QA'ing a new release.
- You are curious and have a high rate of learning
- Building an open, supportive, and inclusive company culture excites you, and you strive to provide honest feedback in service of this
- 2 - 5 years in software product development, with at least 1 year specifically in a hands-on product management capacity
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Aptitude for working with internal and external stakeholders, across a wide range of technical comfort
- Demonstrated success decomposing a problem into addressable component parts
- Proven ability to motivate cross functional teams to do their best work
- Comfort working with data and complex analyses
- Defense, national security, or aerospace domain familiarity through industry or education
- A deep enough understanding of basic front-end and back-end web technologies to consider capabilities and limitations
- Experience with or interest in working with visual design tools to communicate ideas
- TS/SCI clearance (or willingness to apply) helpful but not required