VP Product

Swift Navigation

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 04/07/2021
  • Website: swiftnav.com
  • Company Address: 650 Townsend Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation, Inc. has been redefining GNSS positioning technology since 2012. What began as the industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into an ecosystem of GNSS positioning solutions for autonomous applications.

Job Description

Swift Navigation provides precise positioning solutions for automotive, autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass-market applications. What began as the GNSS industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into a Swift Navigation ecosystem of positioning solutions for autonomous applications. From the nationwide GNSS corrections delivered from the cloud by the Skylark™ precise positioning service, the hardware-independent, integrated software solution that is the Starling® positioning engine to the centimeter-level accurate Piksi® Multi and ruggedized Duro® and Duro Inertial RTK receivers, Swift Navigation is enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world. Learn more online at swiftnav.com, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav


As Vice President of Product you’ll lead the product function at Swift and participate as a member of the VP management team. In this role, you will work hands on to manage and grow our high-performance product team by setting the standards for product excellence.  You will also work with our leadership team to define and execute our product strategy and collaborate cross-functionally to define and improve product workflows. 

You will work with a growing team to push the state of the art in precision positioning technology, making high accuracy positioning ubiquitous and easy to use across a wide variety of applications in autonomous vehicles, mobile devices, robotics, IoT and industrial.



  • Be an owner and be bold. Drive revenue growth and customer success through a clear product strategy and roadmap. Be accountable for all stages of the product lifecycle across the various teams.
  • Start with the customer. Empathize with our customers and be passionate about solving their problems. Maintain and expand a depth of experience analyzing, segmenting and building business cases for new market and product opportunities, driven by customer input and market data. 
  • Manage the team. Manage, develop and hire an expanding team of all-star cloud, SaaS and software product managers with technology experience. Set the bar for product excellence and relentlessly drive towards it.
  • Communicate. Clearly articulate the product strategy to all stakeholders within the organization. Drive alignment across all departments  and rally the organization behind the product vision.
  • Hands on. At Swift we believe delivery is 90% of success. Work cross-functionally to drive execution through the entire product lifecycle. Enable the teams to achieve successful deliverables in a timely manner.


Your Experience

  • Product Management. 10+ years full lifecycle product management experience,  focused on delivering technical software, service and/or embedded products at scale. Should have clear frameworks for analyzing market opportunity, product planning, launch and maintenance, with a strong hands-on nature. Experience with connected embedded systems and cloud services is a plus. 
  • Leadership. 5+ years of proven leadership experience managing and growing a strong product team and developing senior level product managers. 
  • Technical Chops. Comfortable working hands-on with complex technical products in data services and/or embedded systems. Computer science or engineering degree and/or work experience is an advantage but not required.
  • Strong communication, influence and cross-functional collaboration skills. Able to create clarity and drive focus in complex and dynamic contexts.
  • Strategy. Previous roles demonstrating strategic thinking and market analysis. 



  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary, stock options, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending, HSA.
  • Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events. 
  • Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff and professionals.


Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status or other defining characteristics.


Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49

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