Hardware & Integration Product Manager

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Vicon is the world leader in motion capture, developing high-performance software and hardware products for the entertainment, engineering, virtual reality, and medical industries. We have offices in Oxford, Denver, and Los Angeles.

Vicon Motion Systems Ltd is a subsidiary company of Oxford Metrics plc.

The Team

The Product Team at Vicon consists of Senior Product Managers, Product Managers, and Product Specialists with strong technical backgrounds and a high level of domain knowledge. They are responsible for proposing, road mapping, releasing, and maintaining products within a defined market sector. These products include software, input to hardware and accessories, and product documentation that constitute an end-user solution. Technical Authoring is also part of the Product Team.

In addition, the Product Team is responsible for aligning products to meet company strategic goals and technology needs, with the key measure of success being profitable product lines that fulfill customer and market needs. Therefore, this role will work collaboratively with the other members of the Vicon Product Team and interface directly with the CEO, CTO, and Senior Development Managers to achieve this alignment.

Responsibilities

The Product Team at Vicon has inward and outward-facing duties. Outward-facing responsibilities include market & trend analysis, conference attendance & pre-sales assistance including product demonstrations and product rollouts. The primary inward-facing responsibility is to act as the product owner. As product owners’ input from key stakeholders including Business Development, Support, and Development, alongside strategic goals, are collated and prioritized to formulate product plans. This is then translated to collaborative work packages and development project plans within the engineering teams (Development, Test, Project/Program).

The Product Team work with Marketing to ensure that products align with current company branding guidelines and assist in the generation of marketing asset content. The Product Team provides the technical input and domain knowledge for the creation of technical content including specification sheets, brochures, videos, press releases, and product web pages. Product and Marketing also work closely to form product release plans.

The Product Team has an important communication role within the organization. This includes feedback on feature requests, product issues, presentation of product launch plans, and release timelines. During product releases, Product provides technical overviews to the Business Development and Support teams, ensuring the vision, feature values, and product release plans are understood. These are accomplished with product rollout presentations, specific training sessions, and the provision of release materials and assets (i.e., beta installers, docs, videos, Confluence pages, and follow-up web sessions).

Competencies

This role is an exciting opportunity to help build and manage the Vicon hardware roadmap and our integration with third-party vendors. Vicon’s main hardware product is our motion capture cameras which are used across all markets served, with other products and third-party integrations having market-specific features.

As the Product Manager for Hardware & Integration, you will help define the direction and development of all hardware products including embedded software that is supplied to Vicon’s global user base. You will also be responsible for ensuring Vicon’s compatibility with third-party vendors’ products we work with both now and in the future.

The role will involve some domestic and international travel, representing the company mainly at customer sites but also at conferences. Common tasks are the presentation of new products, direct interaction with key clients, and attending talks on other technology developments in the industry. Other travel will include trips to the other Vicon offices, including Los Angeles and Denver, to coordinate with people across the business.

Vicon is looking for a candidate with a strong background in electro-mechanical engineering with some product management experience. Solid communication and presentation skills are important. Experience with production manufacturing techniques, optics, broadcast standards, and embedded software would be distinct assets.

Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Engineering, Design, or a closely aligned field.

• A minimum of 1 year of product management experience in a technology or manufacturing industry.

• Detailed knowledge and experience of electromechanical design.

• Knowledge of PCs, optics, broadcast standards, and RF.

• Knowledge of embedded software.

• Experience with Design for Excellence.

• Experience working directly with suppliers in the electrical and mechanical design and manufacturing industries would also be of benefit.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Solid, demonstrable presentation skills.

• The right to legally work and reside in the UK.

Visit us at: Vicon Motion Systems Ltd

Vicon is an equal opportunities employer.

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