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Director of Product Management, Marine Autonomy

Boston, MA
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Sea Machines is a fast-growing startup specializing in autonomous technology for marine vessels. We’re passionate about applying practical A.I. to the massive global ocean transportation market. Our products provide ships and workboats the intelligence to work remotely and give maritime operators the tools to effectively communicate with them. Based in Boston and operating globally, the company is crewed by an experienced team of mariners, engineers, coders, and autonomy scientists.

The Director of Product Management will drive development of a long-term vision and strategy for the company’s products, and coordinate cross-functional go-to market performance. Our culture is dynamic, collaborative and biased towards execution. You’re an experienced leader who knows what it takes to navigate product teams to success.

Sea Machines is venture-funded and we’ve introduced our first product, the Sea Machines 300, a level-3 autonomy platform for commercial craft. We’re located on the East Boston waterfront in historic Jeffries Point, with quick access to the T and water taxis.


  • Direct development and management of product strategy, roadmap and feature specifications.
  • Develop detailed market requirements, customer use cases and competitive product positioning analyses.
  • Collaborate with engineering, sales, and operations teams to plan, develop, prioritize, monitor, debug, qualify and launch new products and releases.
  • Coordinate cross-functional planning and execution of all field and pilot testing for new products and features. Document and report on functionality, performance and identified issues. Drive corrective action and system improvements.
  • Develop intelligence on autonomy products, markets, competitors, customers, analysts, and industry thought leaders.
  • Represent Sea Machines as a presenter and panelist at industry conferences and other promotional events.
  • Actively participate on maritime industry standards committees to advance operational and safety standards for marine autonomy.

Requirements and Skills

  • You’ve done this before – you have startup experience developing product strategy and providing leadership to teams developing complex integrated hardware and software systems.
  • You have demonstrated product management domain expertise in the maritime industry or autonomous vehicle development.
  • You’re able to think big and small – you translate and communicate product architecture, roadmap and strategy into measurable development objectives and team deliverables.
  • A track record of planning and delivering complex products to market, on-schedule and budget, while providing regular project status visibility across functions and to senior management.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • 10+ years of experience in progressive product management roles with at least 5 years in a team leadership position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a technology discipline. Master’s degree in marketing or business is preferred.

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