Extra Ordinary

Hardware Product Manager

We are a team of ordinary people, doing extraordinary things.

Kontakt.io is on the mission to simplify the delivery of location data insights globally. With its open, modular, and hardware-agnostic technology stack and out-of-the box integrations, Kontakt.io dramatically speeds up go to market time frame and reduces location and sensor driven solution development costs. Kontakt.io’s BLE Infrastructure is open and modular and consists of three layers: The Core API and Cloud Middleware for infrastructure management and data integration. The Connectivity layer supporting proprietary BLE gateways, SDKs and agents running on third-party WiFi access points. And last but not least, the Device layer, offering a rich portfolio of proprietary BLE beacons, tags and firmware development kits for third-party devices. Together, the layers create a robust foundation for a variety of applications, including location-based content, indoor positioning and wayfinding, asset tracking (RTLS), safety and security, and condition monitoring. Since 2013, Kontakt.io has lead the BLE IoT market, with over 1.5 million of devices deployed and a loyal base of 20,000+ partners and customers globally. In 2019, Kontakt.io launched Simon Location Analytics Platform, the next-generation Location & Sensor Analytics software suite for operational environments focusing on business users. To learn about Kontakt.io’s technology, visit https://kontakt.io
  • Kraków

  • Full time

  • English

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Your Role

We’re looking for a Hardware Product Manager to lead the development and launch of strategic new consumer electronics products at Kontakt.io. You will drive new features that deeply integrate hardware, software, and services. You will help create and drive the strategy, vision, and roadmap, with a high degree of ownership over critical features and the customer experience. 

As a Hardware Product Manager, you’ll:

  • Lead and define Kontakt.io products with both hardware and software components
  • Manage the strategy and execution of new product innovation and renovation
  • Create full product business plans, including product concept, cost estimation, positioning, etc.
  • Develop product requirements to create product specifications and design
  • Design PCB, define and perform tests and measurements procedures
  • Define and support components/system validation testing
  • Create design documentation
  • Perform rapid prototyping
  • Prepare assembly instructions
  • Evaluate new IoT relevant technologies and/or product and solution opportunities
  • Conduct industry and competitive analyses to drive strategic product decisions
  • Work closely with internal engineering and operations teams and external manufacturers on executing the product
  • Track project timeline and ensure key milestones are met
  • Partner with marketing to support successful product launch
  • Manage other existing products, including business reporting, forecasting, and on-going business needs

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Technical graduate degree in engineering is a must
  • Proven path of launching multiple products from concept to full production
  • Experience in owning hardware product portfolio in enterprise hardware area with multiple stakeholders for products that have end-user appeal and complementary software ecosystem
  • Experience with electronics products with background in sensors (e.g. BLE, NFC) and Wi-Fi network devices is highly desired
  • Prior experience in designing and programming microcontrollers and processors
  • Product management experience of hardware and software-based products
  • Proficient and comfortable with developing solid product strategies in non-structured environment
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, start-up environment and do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Experience conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research. Passion for gaining deep understanding of consumer behavior and garnering insights.
  • Ability to communicate business and product stories in concise compelling way to drive alignment and buy-in across the organization.

As one of Kontakters you will get:

  • Ownership

    Ownership

    We are all problem solvers. Everyday you will challenge yourself to go beyond the ordinary in your work and to push IoT technologies further.

  • Flexibility

    Flexibility

    There are both night owls and early birds among us. That’s why you will be able to adjust working hours to your needs and still be awesome at your job.

  • Awesome Team

    Awesome Team

    Great companies are made of great people. You will work side by side with amazing teams of experience sales, product owners and engineers

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    Training in one of the fastest growing European start up scenes - Krakow, Poland - ESOP - Competitive base salary

  • Appreciation

    Appreciation

    Your hard work will translate into great salary & stock options (ESOP). We all know that our dedication will finally lead us to a bigger success.

  • and Beyond....

    and Beyond....

    Fully performance-based career growth opportunities.

Meet the Team

Send us an Open Application

As we have hinted above – we are a fast growing company in constant need of new and fresh talent. While we may not have *exactly* the right position ready for you now, you can (and should) still send us your CV if you are excited by the prospect of working for a growing tech company. Working and succeeding in a young company is a mindset; not just a collection of skills and experience.

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