Product Manager at RightHand Robotics

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RightHand Robotics (RHR) is building a world-class team to develop robots that can grasp and manipulate everyday objects to solve the skyrocketing demands of e-commerce order fulfillment and supply chains, in general. RHR’s technology is a software-driven, hardware-enabled solution that enables our robots to pick and place products that it has never seen before.

We are seeking a Product Manager to drive our product initiatives from conception through launch and ensuing iterations. Working with customers across the US, Europe, and Asia, and our team, you will develop the product requirements that provide a high-level understanding of how features are expected to work, why they’re worth building, and how they will be measured. You will report to the Director of Product Management and work closely with Engineering and Business Teams. You will bridge the technical and business worlds, collaborating closely with engineers, designers, salespeople, product marketers and customers to ensure that our products solve the right problems and convert our customers into raving fans of our robotic piece-picking technology..

You will:

  • Assist with the development and execution of the product vision and roadmap
  • Determine user requirements and prioritization leveraging both user research and product insight
  • Own the product backlog; prioritize product features and tasks with cross-functional team
  • Plan product releases
  • Establish milestones, monitor progress and report status regularly and accurately
  • Report to the Director of Product Management
  • Work across a truly “full stack” product that spans hardware, software, industrial design, data science, solution design, and more
  • Partner with Engineering, Marketing, PR, Business Development/Partnerships, Legal, Solutions and Deployment teams
  • Be the voice of the customer
  • Continuously make operational improvements (improved metrics, automation)
  • Travel up to 25%

You have:

  • BS in Engineering (ME or EE preferred).
  • Experience working in the industrial automation, robotics, supply chain, manufacturing, material handling, or controls industry
  • Experience launching and successfully delivering a technology product 
  • Understanding of industrial automation markets, competition and customer/user requirements
  • Obsessed with users, comfortable operating as the voice of the customer internally, and able to objectively translate consumer feedback into actionable initiatives
  • Comfortable forming and articulating the big picture on where an industry is headed and creating product roadmaps
  • Prior experience defining a highly technical product
  • Experience gathering and organizing requirements
  • Experience working with Jira
  • Adept at diving deep into the weeds with engineers while keeping the product vision in mind
  • Familiarity with data structures and algorithms, machine learning and math are required
  • Leadership
  • Capable of leading by influence, not authority
  • An analytical and metrics-driven work style 

Bonus skills:

  • Ability to plan/review architectures, technical designs, test strategies, test cases, etc.
  • Experience writing scripts (SQL, Python, Bash, Perl, etc.) to gather system data to support decision-making.
  • Familiarity with SQL, deep technical proficiency and/or engineering experience a big plus
  • MBA or related professional experience

Our perks include:

  • Flexible vacation
  • Generous premium coverage for medical insurance
  • Robots, galore!

RightHand Robotics (RHR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have an ongoing commitment to the creation of a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. RHR recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, height, weight, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. At RHR, we are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and a valued member of the team.


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RightHand Robotics is located in vibrant Union Square!

An Insider's view of RightHand Robotics

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office building is a historic post-office with residual architectural elements from the 1930's. The vibe is come-as-you-are, casual, laid back, and friendly. The office is constantly bustling with activity from both team members and robots running 24/7. Our collective interests include FOOD and drink, and general intellectual curiosity.

Colleen MacNeil

Office Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There's never a shortage of tasks you can take on, and therefore I am able to create the job I want as I go. Whenever I ask for more things to do I'm always given new projects. My managers take a sincere interest in what I've got going on and where I see my career going.

Tabitha Akaktan

Operations Administrator

What are RightHand Robotics Perks + Benefits

RightHand Robotics Benefits Overview

RHR is an exciting fast-paced start-up with a flexible work culture and a multitude of generous benefits and perks. We are a company of self-proclaimed foodies so we always have good food, snacks, and drinks stocked in our kitchen and at many company-sponsored events. We have an amazing health plan that includes dental, vision, and mental health coverage, and we also offer stock options.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Team members go to the nearby rock climbing gym together often, and we have daily in-office group meditation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We have a flexible work schedule where employees can come and go as they please. We support flexibility required due to family/personal obligations, and needing to coordinate with our overseas offices
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
A few times a year we have low-key company sponsored events for our team where friends and family are invited to participate.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
RHR has annual company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
RightHand has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, filtered water and carbonated water, soft drinks, ice cream, and a candy table with Haribo's and Mars' greatest hits.
Some Meals Provided
Our kitchen is stocked with some breakfast goods, including cereals, granola bars, and fruit, and we have a catered team lunch every Friday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once every other week with food and drink provided.
Pet Friendly
RHR's pet policy is dog friendly. Employees can bring in their dog any time, and we try to coordinate with other dog owners via our #pets Slack channel.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
RHR hosts lunch and learns around once a month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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