Staff Product Manager - Sensing



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
About us
We hold the key to making quantum technology useful and operate at the highest levels of the emerging quantum sector. Our products are already revolutionizing the way quantum technology is used; From educating the workforce on how quantum computing works with Black Opal, to the industry-first native integration of our performance-management software with IBM Quantum services in November 2023, we are building the global quantum sector and defining the quantum infrastructure software segment. But our work isn’t limited to quantum computing; we go everywhere that quantum goes. In July 2023 our work with Australian Defence delivering software-ruggedized quantum sensing for navigation without GPS was featured in the New York Times.
We base these world-leading commercial outcomes on a foundation of transformational research. We operate the industry’s largest team of experts in quantum control, and push the limits of human capability through our software, hardware, and technical publications in the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.
As a high-growth global quantum startup we’ve raised US $74M since 2017 from investors such as Airbus Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Sierra Ventures, SquarePeg Capital, and others; this includes the world’s largest Series B for any quantum software company, announced in early 2023. Adding to the completion of our new global HQ in Sydney (Australia’s first fully dedicated, commercial quantum technology site), Los Angeles, and Berlin offices, we’ve also recently announced our expansion into the UK to continue to impact the development of quantum technology globally.
We’re led by our values: to be real, to be trusted, to be just, and to be revered. We’ve brought together an inspiring team of world-leading physicists, engineers, product and design specialists (to name a few!) to help us shape the future of quantum technology. And we’re looking for new team members who want to help us change the world.
About the role
Reporting to the Head of Product, we’re looking for a Staff Product Manager - Sensing to lead, own and launch a new product area leveraging our quantum sensing capabilities. You’ll be a part of our world leading product team working closely with our key stakeholders across: quantum sensing & research, engineering, design and marketing.

What you'll be doing:

  • Own the Problem: Own the problem space, along with the opportunity and agency to solve challenges. You’re unafraid of the unknown, willing to be adaptable and versatile, and maintain a figure-it-out mindset.
  • Bring Teams Together: Drive product development, roadmaps, and go-to-market strategy with world-class engineers, designers, and marketers while upholding world-class development process and craft.
  • Outcomes over Output: Proactively iterate on features based on customer data, feedback, and technology and market trends, evolving the product and optimising for customer impact and the potential of the development team.
  • Build for Scale: Leverage expertise in product technology stacks, software and hardware, to inform and guide development teams to build platform features at scale.

Ideally you'll have:

  • 10+ years of product management or related industry experience
  • Experience identifying market opportunities, identifying customer needs, and driving product vision and roadmaps in the context of broader organisational strategies and goals
  • Extensive Quantum Sensing business and industry experience
  • Ability to understand, translate and communicate scientific- and technology-based concepts of emerging technologies to relevant partners and customers, and identify pathways to product and new features.
  • Comfortable with independently researching, organising, and writing SoWs and research contract proposals. Familiar with proposal requirements and strategies.
  • Experience going through a full product development lifecycle across hardware and software, integrating customer feedback into product requirements, driving prioritisation and pre/post-launch execution.
  • Business development experience with a network of sensing companies and hardware suppliers.
  • Familiarity working with mining, geology, space, defence and government organisations (as examples).
  • Worked in a technical environment with a broad, cross functional team, often with a lot of uncertainty, to align the team and execute towards key milestones.
  • Comfortable delivering technical presentations and presenting to customers and executives.
  • Australian NV2 security clearance
Flexibility: We embrace workplace flexibility so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule.
Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages.
Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses.
Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints.
Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others.
Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge.
Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered.
Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget.
Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters!
Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting.
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