VP of Product

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. And we’re still growing.

We operate with all the best aspects of being a startup: independence, speed, transparency, teamwork, and a well-stocked kitchen. We also have the focus and discipline of a company that knows exactly where it’s going, without the distraction of fundraising (we’re wholly owned by a much larger company that loves what we’re doing and mostly leaves us alone). We were founded in February of 2015, and we’re based in sunny Redwood City, California - the epicenter of both Silicon Valley and the future of robotics.

Role

While our robot’s body is designed and currently going through later stage design, we’re still hard at work designing and defining our robot’s soul. We are looking for someone to help us create the character that will embody our robot and define the services it will provide to create a lasting, engaging experience. This is an important and strategic role within the company and we are looking for someone capable of fostering a strong product culture of continuous and rapid testing and learning. Additionally, you will be the driving force to imagine and define our next robot. In this role, you will gather and prioritize product and customer requirements, define the product vision, and work closely with development to deliver a remarkable product that delights our customers and powers our business.

Responsibilities

  • Create and manage the overall Product Management process
  • Gather and analyze feedback from customers, development, sales, marketing, and the market
  • Directly manage the Product team (approximately 3-5 staff) and contractors to enable rapid product development
  • Lead our internal process to define the product strategy, roadmap, timeline, and priorities
  • Develop requirements documents and use cases for new product features
  • Monitor the status of development projects supporting new features (both software and hardware)
  • Conduct business-level verification and market testing of new feature
  • Become an expert on other products in the marketplace
  • Be a go-to person and strategic leader within the company
  • Oversee the design of the software and service features of our robot including the app
  • Develop a product timeline for both the current robot and for future robot products

Requirements

  • Passion for robots
  • Recent experience in a product leadership position with responsibility for ideation, development and product definition for both hardware and mobile applications
  • Experience shipping a consumer hardware product
  • Experience with software as a service
  • Experience in managing and participating in cross-functional teams including UX, visual, and industrial designers, hardware, software, and QA engineers, and marketing.
  • Experience with agile development processes
  • Ability to identify, engage and manage multiple contractors
  • “Roll-up-your-sleeves” entrepreneurial, startup attitude: You thrive in and enjoy a small startup company atmosphere but be excited to be a key role in scaling the enterprise. You should be capable of flexibly changing plans to accommodate the unexpected.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

How to Apply

Send an email to jobs+vpproduct@mayfieldrobotics.com and attach a resume and portfolio of work.

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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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