Software Product Manager Visa Sponsorship USA

San Deigo, CA
January 18, 2024
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Job Description





Software Product Manager

The Vence system consists of battery-powered, wireless cow collars that are remotely administered using our map-based Herd Manager software. Ranchers benefit from our real-time actionable information and innovative, fence-free herd control. We also work with government agencies and conservationists to protect natural areas and species.


As a SW Product Manager, you will be in charge of developing the product roadmap for our company’s Vence Herd Manager back-end services, as well as customer-facing desktop and mobile applications. You will be in charge of creating specific product requirements in collaboration with cross-functional teams such as business development, sales, development operations, hardware R&D, user experience, and customer success.





  • Managing the entire product cycle, including strategic roadmap generation, design, development, deployment, and user acceptability testing.


  • Convert data from the discovery phase into SW product specifications


  • Collaborate closely with the UI/UX designer to provide comprehensive web app requirements.


  • Communicate market needs and timelines to design and development teams.


  • Meet with customers and partners to define and validate product needs.


  • Develop thorough Product Requirements Documentation (PRDs) from Marketing Requirements.


  • Report the design and development programme status to management and external stakeholders.




  • Bachelor’s degree in product management, computer science, agriculture science, or a comparable field of study.




  • A minimum of 7 years of proven experience as a Product Manager in a similar field.


  • Experience in Agile design processes and approaches.


  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Jira, or similar requirements definition and development planning/tracking


  • Ability to travel (up to 3-4 times a year) to rural locations and work hand in hand with customers in ranching environments to thoroughly understand their needs.


  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organisation skills.


  • Capability to perform effectively in a large organisation with several possible stakeholders.




  • Experience with ranching, agricultural science, range/land management, or animal behaviour.


  • prior expertise with wireless systems and end-to-end products. Using LoRaWan, cellular, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi-based systems is advantageous.


  • Previously designed and deployed large-scale battery-powered IoT solutions using cloud-based back-end server/web-based front-end client monitoring and control apps.


  • SW design and implementation for multi-tenant cloud-based applications, particularly using Amazon AWS.



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Expected salary range:

$135,500.00 – $213,400.00

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Requisition ID: R275926.