Product Manager, GIS/Machine Learning (Remote)

  • Pachama
  • San Francisco, California
  • Aug 10, 2021

Job Description

Who we arePachama's mission is to restore nature to help address climate change. We bring the latest technology in remote sensing and AI to the world of forest carbon in order to enable forest conservation and restoration at scale. Our core technology harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. Through the Pachama marketplace, companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide. We are backed by mission-aligned investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon Climate Fund, Chris Sacca, Saltwater Ventures, and Paul Graham.
Our ValuesPurpose: We are a mission-focused company, working on the biggest problem of our generationIntegrity: Honesty, transparency, and commitment to the teamExcellence: Everything you do should be delivered with precision and clarityTenacity: Stick with the mission, the company, and the team, through thick and thin
What we're looking forWe're looking to bring on a product manager to work partner with our Verify team to develop and deliver on a product roadmap that aligns with Pachama's mission. You will work closely with the product and engineering teams, as well as with business and operations staff, designers, customers, and a range of other stakeholders, to deliver high-quality and scalable products. You'll be responsible for aggregating the requirements across this diverse group, developing a shared vision for the team, implementing a clear roadmap, and ultimately ensuring delivery against those goals.
What Verify doesVerify covers everything from data ingestion and graphics to model training and inference. Each is necessary to produce high-accuracy project evaluations and ongoing monitoring insights. The team is comprised of sustainability experts, forest scientists, machine learning experts, data engineers, and software engineers. The systems built by the Verify team underpin the core technology of the company, creating the heartbeat by which our business operates.

You will

  • Be the authority on the Verify product roadmap
  • Work closely with senior product and engineering team members to ensure the roadmap aligns cross-functionally
  • Communicate with customers and other stakeholders to share the existing roadmap & identify new problems that we should focus on, updating the roadmap along the way
  • Own the vision, development, and use of the data products developed by Verify
  • Participate in the development of architectural designs in partnership with engineers
  • Develop detailed product requirement documents to communicate hypotheses, scope out new concepts, and describe primary use cases of upcoming changes, for distribution to the team
  • Define OKRs with the team and track progress against them regularly
  • Ensure that product changes are built to spec, and ultimately that the roadmap is executed upon, whilst keeping leadership updated on progress
  • Update stakeholders when new features are available through release notes, marketing collateral, and direct communication
  • Build awesome remote sensing products!

You should have

  • Strong alignment to Pachama's values
  • 5+ years of product management experience with data/analytics with teams of 5+ engineers and data scientists
  • Thorough knowledge of AI and/or research-focused tools, systems, and processes, ideally with an application towards image processing
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, which translates into being a self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and ambiguous environment
  • A proven track record of shipping complex products
  • A deeply analytical thought process, driven by data and first principles
  • Near-mastery of Jira and Notion (or similar)
  • A team focus and low ego
  • Crisp communication skills
  • A strong ability to prioritize across multiple dimensions
  • A results-oriented mindset - you do whatever it takes to execute on complex projects

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Carbon Accounting & Offsetting