Director, Product Management - Real Time Communications at Axon

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Our mission is to protect life.
We’re out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with the state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We’ll put video at the heart of the police record so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.
It’s a big mission, but it’s one we’ll pursue relentlessly every single day. 
Your Impact
Do you want to contribute to making the world a safer place? Are you looking for the opportunity to grow with a company and be part of the team that creates a Billion Dollar company? These are all things you will be a critical part of when you become our Director of Product Management for Axon. We push the boundaries of technology every day to help law enforcement agencies everywhere make the world a safer place. We are disrupting the law enforcement market by bringing the latest technology to increase public safety through our wearable Axon Video cameras, in-car cameras and Evidence.com™ platform. We bring SaaS and secure evidence management to law enforcement from hardware to mobile to desktop to cloud. We are transforming law enforcement, at a global scale with our robust end-to-end enterprise solution.
Axon has over 100,000’s of devices in the field and with an evidence platform storing 12 petabytes of data we’ve proven how effective we are at enhancing law enforcement. Today more than 17,000 law enforcement agencies in 100+ countries around the world are part of the Axon network. That sounds big – but we have never forgotten where we started, and the scrappy, startup style pursuit of big goals combined with a “maker time” culture gets us out of bed each day. We are relentless in upholding our values when bringing on new talent.
In this exciting Product leadership role, you will be the hands-on leader for Aware - the world’s first LTE “connected officer” solution. Aware helps to keep field responders safe, enable more appropriate de-escalation or escalation, and make better real-time decisions. You will have 360 degree ownership of this business. You will get to know the challenges and opportunities that our customers face in responding to 911 incidents, own the roadmap, and collaborate with stakeholders across software, hardware, design, sales, customer support and business intelligence to turn concepts into reality. You will report directly to the VP of Product and have product accountability to the C-suite. 

We are looking for an innovator, a person comfortable defining and building new products. Someone to:

  • Lead the ideation, feature definition and work with the development teams to launch innovative products
  • Take full responsibility for the products, features, and release cycle by managing short- and long-term roadmaps.
  • Spend time with our users (remotely and in the field) to inform our roadmap and ensure what we’re building is based heavily on VOC.

As the Director of Product Management, the scope of your role will encompass the following:

  • Manage your team in the writing of well-articulated and clear business cases with associated product stories for what the teams are building or proposing to build cutting edge software products
  • Collaborate closely with the sales team and the customer support team and the PSO teams. Your success depends on a close relationship and one of mutual respect with the sales team
  • Maintain prioritized, comprehensive, and up-to-date product requirements.
  • Create a strong end to end working team that executes quickly and has a shared vision of success
  • Deliver roadmap presentations and software demos to customers, prospects, and internal audiences
  • Present the status of the products broadly across the organization on a weekly basis, while exhibiting command of the details
  • Be an authority on the market, competition, our customers, the technology, and our products
  • Provide feedback on career growth and areas for development to direct reports via weekly one-on-one meetings
  • Define and analyze metrics that ensure success
  • Work with the individual product owners to ruthlessly prioritize what the individual teams work on to ensure the success of the product
  • Ensure the teams are being effectively managed and the product owners are being successful leading the teams and guarantee that our product plans and execution will be successful

Required Professional Skills & Experience:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 10+ years in progressive product ownership roles; responsible for bringing multiple first of their kind products from ideation through to production within the Enterprise
  • Exceptional communication skills; capable of delivering engaging, impactful messages across the company and at all levels including the C Suite.
  • An ability to integrate VOC with you and your team’s insights to produce best in class applications.
  • The ability to collaborate across many constituencies within the Axon organization - Engineering, Design, Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Customer Success, etc.
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web applications and connected hardware products

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science or related technical field, an MBA would be a huge plus

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Robust parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with police officers to see them use our technology and get inspired
  • And more...

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Downtown Seattle: easy opportunities to get outside, enjoy south lake union, popular bars & restaurants, workouts, multiple transportation options

An Insider's view of Axon

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Healthy work environment, tons of snacks and drinks, laid back attitudes with performance aspirations. I am astounded at the culture that has been grown here.

Beth

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

There isn't one person who isn't passionate about the work the company is doing. Whenever there might be a slow or grueling day/project, you quickly become reminded of the importance of your work. Leadership cares about the employees, and ensures a healthy/fun environment. Values are well defined and drive the culture.

Suraya

Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Co-workers care about your well being, and want to win together. Very strong company mission that makes it easy to buy into. Long established company that is entering a massive growth spurt. With massive change comes some uncertainty. But Axon has shown more proactive coaching and training than any company I've seen in my short tenure.

Cliff

Inside Sales

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is bigger than just cameras or weapons. We're working every day to make the bullet obsolete. To make this a reality, we live and breathe six core values that serve as guiding principles: BE OBSESSED. AIM FAR. WIN RIGHT. OWN IT. JOIN FORCES. EXPECT CANDOR.

Rick Smith

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast-paced. Large company with a small company feel.
High decision velocities. Empowered, small, high-performance teams doing intellectually stimulating work with a purpose. It’s a great combination of doing good and doing well.

Sahil

Finance

What are Axon Perks + Benefits

Axon Benefits Overview

We take care of your health, mental & physical wellbeing, paid parental leave. In fact, we believe that mental health is even more important now. All Axon employees have 24/7 access to on-demand therapists, coaches, or psychotherapists via the Ginger platform. They can access help when they need it, privately with licensed professionals.

All Axon employees have access to: Real-time behavioral health coaching within seconds
* Virtual therapy & psychiatry sessions within hours that have been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
* Personalized skill-building activities curated by your coach

Also, we encourage you to take care of yourself, your families, and remind you to take breaks. We work hard, yes, but we want to sustain your health, creativity, and drive.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Axon hosts company sponsored family events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Orca Pass
Company Outings
Star Wars premiere movie night, annual Grand Canyon trip, summer time BBQ's and much more!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Monthly happy hours and town hall meetings with leadership
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GymPass discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

plus --> financial wellness programs, locker rooms & showers, discounted entertainment tickets, discount mobile phone plans, stocked fridge & pantry, embedded customer learning, annual company trip.

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