Lead Product Manager

Full-time Position Redwood City, CA

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At Mayfield Robotics, we make home robots that are joyful, useful, and inspiring. We move fast, we like and respect each other, and we have some very big ambitions.

We’re three years old, and we’ve got some secure footing & direction. We’ve also managed to maintain what we love about startup culture: independence, speed, transparency, teamwork, and a well-stocked kitchen. We also have a sharp and singular focus on shipping amazing robots: we’re owned by a (much) larger company that provides the resources and independence we all need, so we can focus on doing incredible work.


You dream of building robots. You love leading cross-functional teams made up of highly-talented engineers and designers. You’re obsessed with designing a seamless, high-quality user experience across both hardware and software that makes users forget about the technology and see only magic.

We’ve shipped our first robots and are starting to understand how Kuri fits into the lives of people who have invited him into their homes. We have a strong vision for the product and big ambitions for where we want to take it. As a Lead PM, your job will be to chart the course forward to make that vision a reality.

You will also get to shape the vision for our second robot through prototyping, and an obsessive dedication to building the best home robot experience. And if that sounds too serious, every once in a while you’ll also get to mull over things like how often a robot should sneeze in a day.


As Lead Product Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for the product roadmap – articulate what the product will look like in a year’s time and what it will take to get there
  • Rally and herd cross-functional teams to build what’s on the roadmap
  • Communicate and clarify product requirements and acceptance criteria to the people on those teams, be it designers, hardware, or software engineers
  • Make decisions quickly to unblock work, keeping in mind the broader vision for the product. You’ll need to know when to trust your intuition, and not be afraid to take the fall if you screw up anyway
  • Be an advocate for the user, but balance both business and engineering requirements
  • Identify dependencies early and prioritize work across different teams to resolve those dependencies
  • Work with third-parties to seamlessly integrate their services into the robot experience
  • Engage in design discussions and help prototype ideas that would move the product forward
  • Communicate product changes to marketing and customer support
  • Review and guide the work of both local and remote design teams
  • Stay on top of customer feedback and real world usage to identify new areas of opportunity or rough spots in the user experience
  • Work with user experience designers to test ideas, prototypes, features, and interpret test results
  • Track customer issues and help in the prioritization of bugs and existing issues
  • Make sure product and technical specifications are well documented


  • Have shipped at least one consumer product
  • Experience leading teams and building technically complex consumer products
  • A good degree of comfort with all aspects of JIRA/Confluence wrangling
  • You know how to get around Github
  • Experience managing contract and agency resources
  • Experience leading the design and development of a mobile application on iOS and Android
  • Ability to partner with cross-functional disciplines, and to influence effectively while remaining diplomatic
  • A deep understanding of the development process; awareness of all relevant areas of development (UI/UX design, industrial design, engineering constraints, analytics, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills, analytical skills & attention to detail
  • An ability to be a performance-driven self-starter and team player
  • An ability to interact and communicate effectively with others on your team and across relevant disciplines
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and passion for product design, robots and consumer product development
  • Self-awareness and a genuine desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Good taste

Nice to Have

  • A 4-year technical/design degree or equivalent professional experience
  • You’ve created your own design / written code before
  • Have shipped a consumer robotics, IoT, or other high-volume electronics product to retail channels globally
  • Experience working in a role leading the design and implementation of a consumer electronics product balancing complex UX, hardware and software requirements

How to Apply

Send a resume to jobs+leadpm@mayfieldrobotics.com.

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About Mayfield Robotics

We are a growing team of engineers, roboticists, and designers, currently building our first home robot
 in lovely Redwood City, CA.

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