Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

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Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Director of Product

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Who we are

Focal Systems is the industry leader in retail AI solutions. We are a Silicon Valley based startup that has more than doubled in size every year since inception. We are a Deep Learning first company. Our mission is to automate and optimize brick and mortar retail using deep learning computer vision. Focal Systems has been deployed at scale with the top retailers in the world. We are looking for smart, creative and passionate people who want to help build a great and enduring company and deploy Deep Learning to the world!

What we are looking for

The Director of Product, Product Verification will be responsible for ensuring that Focal stays at the cutting edge of product identification and verification at a mass market scale. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the development and execution of our end to end product verification pipeline, from reference data collection to production model deployment. You will be responsible for architecting products to support the vast flow of data that transforms images from our cameras into insightful metrics for our clients. Reporting to the VP of Product, you will work very closely with our Product, Engineering and Deep Learning teams.

What you will do

  • Guide the Product Verification product roadmap and prioritization
  • Oversee and guide software development of our Product Verification products
  • Ensure features and bugs are reported and prioritized
  • Keep JIRA and product charters up to date and maintained
  • Run scrums and check-ins
  • Plan, monitor and analyze key metrics for the performance of our models and infrastructure
  • Proactively seeking a firsthand understanding of issues and areas for improvement for our Product Verification products
  • Act as a strategic partner to the VP of Product and Focal executives; initiate and lead data-driven analyses to help prioritize opportunities and provide actionable recommendations for initiatives, products and improvements

What you need to be successful

  • 8+ years professional experience, preferably 3+ years in a product management role managing a computer vision or deep learning product
  • Technical degree (e.g. EE, CS, Math, Stats) strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of software development processes
  • Strong knowledge of deep learning and computer vision
  • Knowledge of SQL and data science
  • Knowledge of Python strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of data annotation processes a plus
  • Proven ability to plan and manage a long-term product roadmap
  • Demonstrated skill to devise and implement product processes for maximum efficiency and productivity
  • Recent startup experience; uphold our values & mission; team player
  • Ability to work a few days per week in the San Francisco office

Why Focal Systems

Strong Values and Mission: We are a tightly-knit team with an ambitious mission and a strong set of core values, which define our approach to business and have successfully guided us since inception.

Exceptional Team: We are a team of hard-working, fun-loving professionals from some of the most eminent universities, research labs, and tech companies of our time. We pride ourselves on recruiting exceptional individuals to help us redefine the state-of-the-art.

Outstanding Partners: We work with 10+ of the largest retailers in the world and have a world-class roster of investors, advisors and partners to support & advise us in our endeavors.

What we offer

We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary & Attractive Stock
  • Health Insurance
  • Catered lunches
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Team Retreats
  • Education grants