Director of Product Management




Our mission at Orbital Insight is to understand what is happening on and to the Earth. We make this insight available to decision makers in different industries around the world through a SaaS platform that takes in dozens of geospatial data sources, including satellite and drone imagery, anonymous cell phone location data, ship location data, and applies state-of-the-art AI and data science algorithms to automate analysis. Our technology makes it possible to do analysis in hours that would otherwise take decades of human labor.

The Orbital Insight Product Management team is responsible for setting the product strategy, defining features that solve our customers’ problems, executing on those designs and driving overall success for the product.

As a Director of Product Management, you will play a key leadership role owning the success of multiple solutions, industry verticals and platform components. This means discerning what the customers in this domain truly need, understanding the market they operate in and developing features that demonstrate quantifiable value to them. At Orbital, you will be the domain expert on these users and the features that support them.

A successful candidate will bring a passion for technology, a desire to solve hard customer problems, an ambition to make a global impact and an ability to work in a rapidly changing environment at a fast growing company.

This position will be based in our Palo Alto, CA office. Currently, Orbital Insight is fully remote (working from home) until at least the end of the year, due to COVID. Occasional travel may be required (only applicable post COVID).


  • Collaborate with customers, sales, solutions engineers, customer success, UX and engineering to define product strategy, roadmap and feature requirements
  • Build and present product proposals for major product initiatives with customer feedback, market sizing, competitive positioning, feature specifications, data pipelines, user workflows, and UI mockups
  • Help grow the product team with hire, mentor and manage product managers 
  • Conceptualize, wireframe, prototype and iterate with customers and prospects to address new and existing business needs
  • Collaborate with the UX team to create user stories (feature requirements) with feature and UI designs for engineering
  • Track and assist execution of product roadmaps, development schedules, product designs and customer deliverables
  • Define and track success criteria, including monitoring business growth and product health
  • Help create product-related marketing and sales collateral
  • Occasional travel Required
  • Qualifications

  • Experience synthesizing high-level customer needs into detailed feature requirements
  • Work with both internal and external stakeholder to help define, plan, build and launch product features
  • Strong analytical skills to model and validate new datasets and proposed analysis
  • An ability to influence without direct authority
  • Strong organizational skills (working with multiple business functions)
  • Experience growing and managing product management teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion and skill in finding elegant solutions to complex problems 
  • Comfortable working with customers and partners to gather requirements, demo product and present roadmap
  • Comfortable working with executives to communicate strategy, goals and customer impact and to advocate for your product
  • Experience leading group design discussions, documenting results, and defining and iterating on solutions in collaboration with customers
  • Strong desire to learn and become a domain expert in new fields
  • Experience with Agile development with rapid release cycles
  • BS Degree or higher
  • 10+ years of work experience in product management, solutions engineering, computer science, data science, financial / business analysis, or similar

  • Personal and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Ability to sell an idea and create enthusiasm for a new solution
  • Ability to drive both visionary product definition and pragmatic execution 
  • Positive demeanor to the field and external audiences
  • Inspire, mentor and manage product managers 
  • Ability to strike the appropriate balance of assertiveness and patience when working with engineering teams, customers and field team
  • Be comfortable with fast pace and rapidly evolving initiatives
  • Self-directed - identifying problems that others haven’t seen and resolving them without heavy oversight
  • Want to be part of small and impactful Product Management team

  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

    At Orbital Insight, we believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our planet is the way to achieve our mission: to understand what is happening on and to the Earth.  Orbital Insight is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Orbital Insight.
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