Director of Product Development - Realize Therapeutics

About Realize Therapeutics

RealizeTherapeutics,acannabistechnologydevice,data andanalyticsstart-up at 1871, is creating and promoting an ecosystem of smart devices, consumable products and data analytics that enable patients to realize the therapeutic power of medical cannabis.Our productsandtechnologylink themedicinewiththepatientexperienceinareal-time feedback loop that will guide the consumer to optimal treatment over time.

Position Overview: Director of Product Development

We are currently seeking an accomplishedandpassionateproductleaderforthepositionofDirector-ProductDevelopment.

In this role the candidate will lead smart product strategy, including IoT device development and production, mobileand desktopinterfaces/applications, andback-enddataanalytics.TheDirectorofProduct Developmentservesa criticalroleaspartofthemanagementteam,reportingtotheCEO.

Theidealcandidatewillhavehands-onexperiencein thedevelopmentofan IoT consumersmart deviceandknowledgeofallaspectsofhardwareandsoftwarefromdesignthroughmanufacture. Experiencewith firmware,interface design, data capture and analyticsis preferred. Requires an MVP mentality, quick to market, and ideally has resources for US rapid prototyping and supply chain management through production. An interest in cannabis on a personal and professional level is helpful.

Successwill entail overseeing the entire product development process andmaking key decisions abouthiringversusoutsourcing,prioritizationoffeatures,andintegratingfeedbackfrombetatests andearlyadopters.Experienceleadingahigh-functioning,agiledevelopmentteamiscritical,asis experiencewithbothsoftwareandhardwaredevelopment.

Responsibilities

  • Drivedeviceresearch,definition,planning,prioritization,designandproduction
  • Defineanddelivermobileapplications
  • Createworld-classdatacapture,storageandanalytics
  • Workcloselywithtechnologyandsoftwareresourcesfromconceptthroughexecution
  • Lead productcompetitiveintelligence,productpositioning,andproductmarketinginitiatives
  • Developastrategicunderstandingofevolvingtrendsinthecannabistechspace

Requirements

  • Product development and product management experience in mobile, Internet/cloud, or data industries.
  • Provenexperienceinproduct planningandproductdelivery.
  • Abilitytounderstandtechnicalsubjects,emergingtechnologies,andmarketdynamics.
  • Experienceinproductmarketinganddirectinterfacingwithsalesteams.
  • Provenanalytical skillswithdata,metrics.
  • Involvementinuser experiencedesignanduserresearch.
  • Personalityandleadershipstylefittingtheenvironmentofanearlystage,dynamictechnologycompany.
  • Bachelor’sdegree,preferablyinengineering,computerscienceorrelatedtechnicaldegree

Highlydesired:

  • Experience and knowledge of enterprise directed data products (e.g. data as a service, data monetization,andrelated)
  • ExperienceinIoT
  • Severalyearsin start-upormid-sizecompaniesthatexperiencedhighgrowth
  • Sourcingandmanagementofsupplychainandproductionofrelateddevices
  • Akeeneyefromboththeconsumerandindustrialdesignperspective
  • TechnicalMaster’sdegreeorMBA

BonusPoints for experience in Machinelearning/AI technology, as well as experiencewithdataanalytics .

Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

During the current pre-funding stage,modest compensationwill be provided,andwillincrease up to $100K+incentiveuponfunding

  • Healthinsuranceand401k (postfunding)
  • Equity
  • Convenientlylocatedat1871inthe MartinChicago

Additional Information about Cannabis and Realize Management

Thelegal cannabisindustryis the fastestgrowingindustryinAmerica,with projected revenues of $20 billionby2020.Asmedicaluseexpands(25states+DCandcounting)andrecreationaluse(4states,DC andseveralballotmeasuresin2016)becomesmoreaccepted,weareatapivotalmomentinthebirthofa newindustry. Bepartofan emergingorganizationleading thewayinproving thelegitimatebenefits to cannabisandimprovingtheconsumerexperience. Founder Mark Nottoli is a Chicago-based serial entrepreneur and investor with experience in the regulatedhealthcarespaceacross naturalproducts,pharma,nutritionandmedicaldevicesfromstart-up to commercialization through divestiture: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marknottoli Mr. Nottoli is the co-founderand director of CanopyBoulder, theleading cannabis businessaccelerator basedinBoulder, Colorado.TheRealizemanagementandadvisoryteaminclude foundersofleading firmsinthecannabis industrywithportfolioinvestmentsacrossabroadrangeofcannabiscompaniesandstart-ups.

Reference:

www.CanopyBoulder.com

www.ArcViewInvestorGroup.com

www.BDSAnalytics.com


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