22 June 2022

Hardware Product Manager

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the premier, global drone-racing circuit and producer of world-class sports content. As a futuristic sport that blurs the line between the real and the digital, we get to race in the most legendary locations around the globe and immerse fans into video-game-inspired courses. 

We are seeking a Hardware Product Manager who will lead the development of new hardware, hardware changes, strategic expansion initiatives, key new use cases, and guidance of the team through key program milestones. You’ll be responsible for identifying and tracking key performance indicators, including adhering to a build schedule. The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual with a passion for creating and improving processes and professional experience building complex, user-centric hardware products.

What You’ll Do:

  • Own development of new and in-market hardware products.
  • Manage hardware tradeoffs, factoring in supply chain, vendor availability, existing and new timelines as well as prioritization from stakeholders. 
  • Track and manage budgets and deliverable schedules
  • Partner with software, media, experience, and operations teams to deliver on key use cases.
  • Manage collaboration and communication with other teams, both internal and external, to ensure teams have what they need and can work efficiently.

Who You Are: 

  • 4+ years product management experience with 2+ years of experience on hardware platforms.
  • Experience managing delivery of 1 or more products start to finish.
  • Experience managing and overseeing multiple on-going initiatives simultaneously.
  • Experience as a product leader, owning and driving business outcomes.
  • Able to effectively run agile iterative development that consists of MVP->Analysis->refinement cycles in the hardware space
  • You stay calm under pressure and collaborate effectively under various stress conditions. (eg. live racing events)
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • You are willing to travel 15-20% of the time.

Why You’ll Love DRL: 

  • We team up. We can promise you’ll work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard and we play hard too. We care deeply about our work and each other. 
  • Everybody sweeps. No task is ever too small for our team. We sweat the details and are not afraid to get our hands dirty.  
  • We embrace debate. There are no seats at the table at DRL because there is no table. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas. We embrace the idea that debate is healthy and knowing that an impassioned discourse leads to our best results. 
  • We stay hungry. We look for the hardest challenges and tasks and once we master them, we look for the next one. We celebrate our victories and are always excited for tomorrow knowing “good enough” is never really “good enough.”
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