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Senior Product Manager



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Apex.AI is seeking a talented Senior Product Manager to join our Product team in Palo Alto. In this role, you will work with our Engineering team to implement features and enhancements—focusing on middleware and framework-related technologies—based on customer feedback and communicating the timeline and roadmap to our customer-facing teams. In addition to internal product work, you will collaborate with Marketing and Business Development to leverage data and market research to support product marketing and product development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing product team, influence the team’s and company’s processes, and collaborate cross-functionally to position Apex.AI’s offerings as the products of choice for software-defined mobility systems.
This role is located in our Palo Alto office. Current work authorization in the United States is required.

What You'll Do—Responsibilities

  • Define and drive the Apex.AI product offerings with a focus on Apex.Grace, the Company’s software framework product
  • Understand and represent user needs and obtain feedback from customers
  • Monitor the market, develop competitive analyses, and gather market data and expert opinions
  • Define a vision and value proposition for a product
  • Align stakeholders around the vision for the product
  • Prioritize product features and capabilities and manage the feature backlog
  • Create and run launch and go-to-market plans, and train sales and marketing colleagues
  • Provide sales support, e.g., by presenting at user groups and creating and contributing to webinars

You Have

  • A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of proven relevant experience in the automotive, robotics, or similar industry as a software-focused product manager, product owner, or another automotive software product role, ideally in a leading position
  • A solid understanding of autonomous driving and automotive software, including but not limited to AUTOSAR and software frameworks like ROS; you understand how these are used in specific industries
  • In-depth knowledge of the technologies used in the automotive or robotics industries, or have extensive experience developing AD and/or ADAS autonomous vehicle systems, or have been involved in automotive series production
  • A relentless drive to understand how features and systems work
  • A desire to align the team on common goals and iteratively work towards meeting those goals
  • Proven skills in spotting trends from disparate discussions and mapping these trends to a product vision (roadmap)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
About Apex.AI
Apex.AI is an international developer of safety-certified base software, enabling a faster transition to software-defined vehicles and software-defined mobility. The company’s software products are based on proven open-source software, such as ROS or Eclipse iceoryx. Through a proprietary process, we add what is necessary to support commercial and safety-critical applications such as functional safety, real-time determinism and flawless performance. The company's flagship product is Apex.Grace, an automotive-grade, real-time, reliable software development kit. Apex.AI’s headquarters is located in Palo Alto, CA, USA, with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart in Germany, Gothenburg in Sweden, Tokyo in Japan and Pangyo in South Korea. To date, Apex.AI has raised over $75 million USD from world-class venture, financial and strategic investors, including AGCO, Airbus Ventures, Canaan, Continental AG, Daimler Truck, HELLA Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Lightspeed, Orillion, Toyota Ventures, Volvo Group Venture Capital and ZF.
Apex.AI participates in E-Verify, the United States federal program for electronic verification of employment eligibility.