Product Manager, Robotics

Auckland, New Zeland/Remote
Added: April 9, 2024
About DroneDeploy

We’re the leading drone software provider making commercial drone data accessible to anyone, anywhere. Trusted by users across various industries, we’re transforming how businesses collect, manage, and analyze worksite data. Our user-friendly platform makes it possible for companies of any size to improve their workflows through scalable image processing, data storage, and real-time sharable drone maps and 3D models.

We are committed to a global work environment that empowers people to innovate, grow professionally, and make meaningful impacts. We’re recognized as a Best Place to Work in the SF Bay Area and made the Top 200 list of America’s Best Startups. Our employees are creative, driven, and committed to providing our customers with the best drone software in the industry. Our office locations include San Francisco, California, Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.

DroneDeploy’s product & engineering team works to bring cutting-edge technology to market to improve the safety and effectiveness of every job site. We have one of the world’s most advanced robotics teams and are preferred partners with companies like Boston Dynamics and DJI. Over 2 million datasets are uploaded to our platform each year, with 3D Aerial and Ground data being generated in over 200 countries worldwide. Currently, the majority of this data is captured by a person on site, but with the rapid advancement of ground robots and docked drones, we are on a mission to automate the capture of this valuable data, giving our customers time back to focus on the highest impact tasks. DroneDeploy’s product team is highly customer-focused, and you should expect to spend a lot of time with our customers, including travel to job sites across the world.

We are looking for a product manager to join our Robotics team to own delivery of our robotic automation solutions, accelerating DroneDeploy’s business in the Construction and Energy industries. As part of your upskilling in the robotics domain, you will be responsible for successfully implementing our solutions for customers across the globe and building an in-depth understanding of the jobs to be done. You will take this delivery experience with key customer projects to transition into a full-blown Product Manager role. You’ll deliver simple, intuitive user experiences that delight and engage customers. DroneDeploy’s robotic automation products are our fastest growing and you will need to work cross-functionally across product, engineering, sales, and marketing to deliver on the massive growth opportunity.


  • Accountable for the delivery of key customer projects to implement robotic automation solutions (docked drones and autonomous ground robots).
  • Facilitate communication between internal teams and customers to ensure a clear understanding of project objectives, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Provide support to customers during the implementation phase
  • Deeply understand our customers and prospects in the Construction and Energy Verticals. Learn about and clearly document their goals & frustrations. Educate the team on your research.
  • Partner closely with your partners in Design and Engineering, delivering pragmatic solutions that drive significant value for customers.
  • Lead product decisions on priorities, help resolve issues, develop and communicate your roadmap to the company and your team.
  • Develop a clear revenue growth plan, and contribute to our packaging approach. Help the go-to-market team to focus their efforts.
  • Lead high-level relationships with strategic partners where they connect to your product.
  • Own the delivery of the product through launch, customer acquisition, adoption, activity, and long-term iteration and improvements.


  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage stakeholder expectations effectively.
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • 3+ years experience in building and/or delivering SaaS products.
  • Experience with hardware products or Construction/Energy industries is a bonus.
  • Day-to-day experience as a Product Manager in an agile environment with a dedicated development team.
  • Comfortable seeking and using customer conversations to make product decisions.
  • Will be required to travel internationally to customer sites
  • Will be required to work onsite in our New Zealand office 3x a week


  • Working with cutting-edge robots like Boston Dynamics Spot and the DJI Dock
  • Annual wellness and learning development budgets
  • Additional healthcare allowance for yourself and direct family
  • International travel including an annual all-company offsite in the US

Employee Offerings & Benefits include:

(may vary by location & country)

Innovative company culture

Drone pilot certification

Flexible work schedules

Flexible work location

Family paid leave

Paid healthcare for employees

Professional development & career advancements

Wellbeing activities (live & on-demand)

Flexible paid time off

Employee referral bonus

Commuter savings

DroneDeploy is an equal-opportunity employer.

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