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API Product Manager

HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360

Software Engineering, Product
Herndon, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

HawkEye 360 is seeking a motivated and highly technical API Product Manager to join the Product and Technology team. As the initial API Product Manager at HawkEye 360, your role will be to support developers using HawkEye 360’s APIs and RF data products to improve the end user experience and ensure engineering teams are aligned with end user needs. You will work closely across design, product, and engineering to pioneer the end-to-end developer experience interacting with HawkEye 360’s developer-facing products. The ideal candidate will bring a track record of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and developer engagement; and will be able to collaboratively design and build an outstanding user experience for developers and system integrators.

As the API Product Manager, your main responsibilities will be:
  • Serve as the voice of external developers at HawkEye 360. Understand and represent user needs, challenges, and goals, and help align internal efforts towards positive user outcomes across a variety of product lines
  • Collaborate across functional areas (design, product, engineering) to identify, prioritize, and lead new opportunities to improve user satisfaction with HawkEye 360’s APIs, data interfaces, and analytic products
  • Develop technical content that improves the user experience and allows developers to more effectively use HawkEye 360 products: API documentation, reference material, user guides, tutorials, webinars, etc
  • Engage directly with users; help and support developers by responding to questions, debugging issues, etc
  • Collaborate with marketing to build and support unified messaging and public content for external developers
Your skills and qualifications:
Essential education and experience:
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years as a product manager, software developer, application engineer, sales solutions, or equivalent; A prior developer-facing, technical role that requires solving user problems in creative ways
  • Demonstrated experience using or integrating APIs, and a strong “design sense” for building customer-facing software interfaces
  • Strong technical communication skills; a passion for writing concise and actionable documentation, tutorials, software examples, etc; prior experience in technical writing
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technical skills across a variety of programming languages and domains
  • Strong networking and social skills; able to present as a friendly and competent partner to developers, with a track record of building and leveraging customer relationships over several years
Desirable:​​​​​​
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the entire lifecycle of a customer-facing API. Intuitive understanding of best-practices (and anti-patterns) of building tools for developers
  • Experience publishing, maintaining, or contributing to open source repos
  • Entrepreneurial background: Prior experience building technical products or businesses from scratch; active side projects; passion for the startup environment; etc
Salary Range: $120,000 - $150,000 annually

HawkEye 360 offers a compensation package that includes a competitive base salary plus annual performance bonus and benefits. We consider many factors when determining salary offers, such as candidate's work experience, education, training & skills, as well as market and business considerations. We are also open to considering candidates with experience and qualifications at a different level than required in a job posting, which may affect the compensation package offered.

Company Overview:
HawkEye 360 is delivering a revolutionary source of global knowledge based on radio frequency (RF) geospatial analytics to those working to make the world a safer place. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation that detects, geolocates, and identifies a broad range of signals & behaviors. We employ cutting edge AI techniques to equip our global customers with high-impact insights needed to make decisions with confidence. HawkEye 360 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

HawkEye 360 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

To all recruitment agencies: HawkEye 360 does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, HawkEye 360 employees or any other organization location. HawkEye 360 is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.