Technology Product Manager at Garmin (Kansas City, MO)

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We are seeking a full-time Technology Product Leader for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for managing a wireless solution such as Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GNSS, or LTE through planning, development, launch, and long-term evolution within Garmin products.

Essential Functions
  • Develop and demonstrate the skills of a Technology Product Manager
    • Develop proficient use and knowledge of established standards and procedures
    • Establish quality and effectiveness in work documentation and organization
    • Develop a professional approach to situations in which conflict is present
    • Learn to apply Garmin's mission, vision, values, and quality policy and enthusiastically exhibit enthusiasm for and a desire to see Garmin succeed
  • Develop an understanding of the strategic application of technologies within Garmin product lines:
    • Understand Garmin's values & vision to help set compelling and state-of-the art technology goals resulting in a superior product experience that answers the question "Why Garmin"
    • In collaboration with business leadership and product management, clearly identify essential features which result in a differentiated and superior product, while discerning and rejecting features and products that are overburdened or are not useful to the target custom
  • Learn and understand the voice of the customer in Garmin products:
    • Develop thorough market, customer and competitor understanding as inputs to the technology road-mapping process
    • Evaluate, review and support the development of technology development plans in partnership with business leadership and engineering to meet the agreed upon product vision and objectives
    • Exercise well aligned judgment regarding industry state-of-the-art, customer expectations, and product design tradeoffs
  • Support the definition of superior solutions for Garmin products:
    • Assist with the development and management of Garmin's worldwide vision and roadmap for a strategic technology in collaboration with business leadership, engineering, and product management that are in-line with leadership vision and satisfy the objectives of the business plans
    • Develop criteria for new technology applications or solutions including requirements, features, ecosystem strategy and ability to scale across product lines
    • Assist in the creation of compelling technology concepts in collaboration with engineering, business development, product management and business leadership resulting in integration with product development plans
    • Coordinate closely with engineering and vendors to define externally developed deliverables, as well as lead discussions on roadmaps and component selection for future platforms
    • Provide innovative solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques and understand the tradeoffs for implementation between a variety of compelling approaches
    • Perform advanced technical research on new technologies and define explorations with engineering to demonstrate the value proposition with business leadership
  • Develop expertise in technology usage within Garmin product lines:
    • Foster an understanding of technology utilization in Garmin products with product managers and effectively communicate impact or enablement of key product features
    • Provide training and assist different business units in understanding the technology in addition to providing them with assistance in selecting the right solutions for Garmin products
    • Provide training to product quality, serve as their expert in product-specific technology questions, and collaborate with the support team to understand technology centric product line issues in the field
    • Collaborate closely with engineering teams to assist with integration of new technology solutions and new applications into product platforms
  • Support a strategic technology within the product lifecycle:
    • Develop solutions to customer use cases using technology within a wide range of products during concept, development, production in collaboration with engineering, business development, business leadership and product management
    • Collaborate on cost tradeoffs with engineering and product management to deliver essential functions and best value

Other Responsibilities:
  • Attend industry tradeshows, customer meetings and other events as required
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math, Physics, or related field AND a minimum of 2 years experience in a Product Manager role or another relevant role AND a minimum 8 years combined experience in related engineering / functional management roles
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Experience leading development of IoT or embedded solutions
  • Experience working closely with hardware and software vendors
  • Must demonstrate effective ability to lead, drive and influence cross functional teams
  • Demonstrate domain knowledge and active participation in the markets served
  • Must possess proficiency in software design concepts
  • Self-motivated and demonstrating a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion
  • Must demonstrate a strong passion for Garmin, including its mission, products, values and success
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to present data and product recommendations to engineering and product management
  • Demonstrates proficiency using MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
Desired Qualifications
  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.
More Information on Garmin
Garmin operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Olathe, KS, Chandler, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Brea, CA, Boulder, CO, Yarmouth, ME, Chanhassen, MN, Cary, NC and Salem, OR. Garmin was founded in 1989. It has 7213 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 56 open jobs at Garmin, click here.
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