Product Manager - Systems and IO

Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.
We're growing fast:  we've added substantially to our organization in roles across the board - and that expansion will continue. We're also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and center of everything we do: their success will drive our success.
If you see yourself being part of a growing organization that's making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
 
 
 
Product Manager - Systems and I/O
 
Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with Customers to define systems solutions
  • Define next generation Modular IO product portfolio developed by IO Engineering team
  • Define market messaging & offering for next generation IO Products
  • Propose/define new technology direction aligned with customer requirements
  • Participate in and review bids and proposals in response to RFP's and RFQ's
  • Accountability for decisions on NPI investments
  • Pricing and margin responsibility for product portfolio
  • Working with engineering during system development to meet customer requirements
  • Ownership for achieving sales and design win objectives for the product line
  • Coordination with sales and marketing teams to ensure product line is promoted in market place
  • Leadership in coordination with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, and technology
  • End of life strategy based upon product health and mix within the product portfolio
  • Provide sales support and training
  • Analyze product reports on product line and business performance
  • Manage Legacy VME IO Product Portfolio
  • Work with production teams to manage VME I/O portfolio through external CMs
 
Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, from an accredited college or university (MBA preferred)
  • Mechanical, systems or electrical design experience
  • 5-8 years of experience with technical project development, including costing management, schedule management, and trade off studies, or
  • 3-5 years of experience creating, positioning and marketing Rugged COTS products in Product Management
  • Ability to build and justify multi-year business cases to the product management team and investment board
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal, and customer communication skills
  • Familiarity writing requirements with Military Standards
  • Direct product line management experience
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Ability to create positive outcomes in an influential leadership position without direct reports
  • Experienced in managing relationships with customers and suppliers and interfacing with leadership within the company
 
Desirable Characteristics 
  • Experience with product concept definition and MVP launches
  • Experience of Embedded Electronics
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-810G, DO-160, DO-178, DO-254
  • Familiarity with ABACO SYSTEMS Mil/Aero procedures and process, relating to product commercialization
  • Self-starter, inclusive, highly motivated individual
  • Working knowledge of typical embedded military applications such as radar, sonar, C4ISR, mission computing, targeting/tracking, electronic warfare, communications and EO/IR technologies.
 
 
At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We're a team with a common goal - and we're passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We're not just given responsibility - we're actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and - we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organization - why not join us?
Abaco Systems prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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