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Senior Product Manager, Smart Home



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Senior Product Manager, Smart Home

About Us Our company is at the forefront of the smart home revolution, creating state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions that enhance the way consumers interact with their homes. Having shipped millions of units, we are committed to innovation and delivering exceptional customer experiences. We are seeking a seasoned Senior Product Manager to drive the development and success of our IoT products, with a strong focus on integrating AI into our products and processes.


  • Digital Experience Management: Oversee the entire digital experience, including the mobile app, firmware, cloud services, and AI integration, ensuring seamless functionality and user satisfaction.
  • Product Roadmap Development: Define and execute a comprehensive digital product roadmap, aligning with market needs and company goals, and incorporating AI-driven features.
  • Integrate AI: Lead the integration of AI and machine learning experiences into our product, moving our offerings into the future with innovative and relevant AI applications.
  • KPI and OKR Ownership: Establish and manage software and product-centric KPIs and OKRs, leveraging AI analytics to drive performance and accountability across the team.
  • Market and User Insights: Integrate market data, research, usability studies, and AI-driven user insights into product strategy to enhance customer experience.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Negotiate and prioritize product roadmap space with clients and customers, ensuring alignment and delivery.
  • Bug Triage & Prioritization: Work with product and engineering teams to clarify, triage, and prioritize bugs, and ultimately build AI tools to predict and address potential issues.
  • Risk Management: Assess risks and develop solutions to eliminate roadblocks, enabling the team to accomplish tasks on the product roadmap.
  • Best Practices Leadership: Elevate Product team best practices, including requirements gathering, documentation, process improvement, KPI tracking, and the integration of AI methodologies.

Must Haves

  • Customer Empathy: An empathy-first mindset for our customers, ensuring their needs and experiences drive product decisions.
  • Passion for Smart Home: A strong interest and passion for the Smart Home / IoT sector and its applications.
  • Extensive Experience: 6+ years of experience in product management, with a strong focus on IoT and smart home products.
  • Execution Focus: Real-world experience organizing teams for tactical execution, with the ability to focus on essential details and communicate requirements effectively.
  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills, with the ability to use data and AI-driven insights to drive product decisions and strategy.

Deako Lighting Core Values:

  • Driven: We are quick learners, innovators, and endlessly curious. We absorb information from diverse sources to continually refine our approach.
  • Focused: We tackle challenges one at a time, prioritizing where we can make the most immediate and impactful difference.
  • Transparent: We embrace both successes and setbacks. Innovation is born from problem-solving, and we cultivate a trustworthy environment where all issues can be discussed openly.
  • Respectful: We engage respectfully at all times, valuing all contributions and challenging ideas constructively.
  • Team-first: Our collective strength fuels our success. We value our community of partners and customers and recognize that our achievements are a result of our collaborative efforts.
  • Accountability: Define success, measure results, and hold yourself and your teammates accountable. To reach our full potential as a company and as individuals, we must fully understand our successes and our shortcomings

Benefits Overview:

  • Competitive Salary:$125,000-$175,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Stock Options: Your contribution to Deako’s success is acknowledged with stock options, aligning your interests with company growth.
  • Untracked PTO: We believe in work-life balance and trust you to manage your time effectively with untracked paid time off.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Enjoy peace of mind with medical, dental, and vision coverage. Protect your future with life insurance and build savings with our 401K plan.