Senior Technical Product Manager - Platform at Wyze Labs

Wyze Labs

Senior Technical Product Manager - Platform

Full-Time in Kirkland, WA - Senior

Who is Wyze?

Wyze is a tech startup based in Kirkland, WA.

We’re a team of innovators and tech geeks obsessed with making smart home products accessible to everyone. Our products are intuitive and easy to use, and we partner with our customers to add new features and continuously improve our products over time. We believe customers shouldn’t have to compromise – beautifully designed smart home products should enrich people’s lives and be something everyone can afford.

We launched our first smart home camera, Wyze Cam, in October 2017. We also sell Wyze Cam Pan, a pan & tilt camera.

What is this opportunity?

If you have the spirit of an entrepreneur and enjoy a fast pace environment, this opportunity is for you. We are growing rapidly and looking for team members who have the energy to work in a quickly moving industry. We are a user centric company, being able to understand our customers and our users is one of the aspects to success in our company.

As a Technical Product Manager (TPM) you are the ‘hub’ of your team. You are the team leader to build platform level technical solutions for the Wyze ecosystem. You will work with different product managers for various IoT devices (e.g. cameras, sensors, plugs) to understand their need for the Wyze platform. You will internalize the needs and turn them into technical specs for developers. Developers are your teammates to provide technical solutions as a team. Your team’s deliverables include app, cloud, and firmware releases. You will be the tech leader of your feature team to deliver platform solutions for individual problems. During development phase, you will own execution of the plan and make sure to deliver the project on time and with high quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Scope and deliver large, complex projects end-to-end for new initiatives
  • Work closely with internal and external customers, be keen on identifying common needs from individual requests, translate business requirements into technical/functional spec
  • Foresee future changes, lead the feature team to provide expandable and scalable solutions
  • Be futuristic and realistic, scope complex problems into multiple stage release plan
  • Work with developer to create a detail development plan with accurate estimates
  • Build project plans, balancing business needs with project risks and resource availability
  • Drive project schedules from design to release, communicate to stakeholders, and manage the production launch on time with high quality
  • Lead the technology road map for multiple core areas within the Wyze IoT platform
  • Lead BI effort in your areas to better understand your customers and your product
  • Drive group level process improvements for engineering excellence

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in engineering or related majors.
  • Excellent internal and external communication skill.
  • Deep understanding of software development lifecycle
  • 4+ years of product management experience in similar industry.
  • 3+ years of experience in consumer internet technologies.
  • Successful customer management experiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Mandarin.

Preferred skills

  • Former development/testing experience for real products (not prototypes)
  • Former experience with software releases and agile development
  • Former experience with IoT and/or smart home products.
  • Be active and passionate participant in Smart Home products
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Be available during some weekday nights to communicate with partners from China

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.