Product Manager, Cellular Modem Solutions

Job Locations US-ID-Boise | US-Los Gatos | US
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2022 3:43 PM)


This position can be based in Boise, ID, Los Gatos, CA or US Remote


Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision to Connect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers — big and small, across industries and around the world — utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere. We’re at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G — the next big waves in networking — and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you’re hungry to be part of something big, come join us.


How Will You Contribute to the Company?


The Cradlepoint team is seeking a creative Senior Product Manager to lead product management activities for our cellular modem technology roadmap. In this role, you will be driving a wide number of strategic initiatives including but not limited to defining a winning 5G & LTE modem hardware and service strategy to deliver the needed technologies for our use cases and regions. 


You will work within a fun culture with a strong engineering team on the development of a wide set of features and collaborate with various teams from all over the company. You will work closely with the entire Product Management team to understand and deliver on the strategic big picture, while inherently and independently being detail-oriented, organized, and driven enough to identify and produce the pieces required to put that picture together.


What Will You Do?

  • The ideal candidate will collaborate with relevant stakeholders (Marketing, R&D, Carrier Business Development, ) to build and execute on the next evolution of Cradlepoint’s modem technology offering, including the product line and feature strategy. 
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the cellular technology landscape including competition, cellular chipset, and module vendors.
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers to delineate modem-specific requirements to address our portfolio needs and champion strategic modem feature initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Engineering using Agile best practices and own modem technology roadmap including prioritization of 4G/5G WWAN-related features and performance
  • Analyze and report on key drivers impacting modem platform adoption and usage; participate in key customer and vendor meetings to identify enhancements to product offerings.
  • Research: Utilize our vast metrics and customer-focused data sets alongside your own market research to continually find the next big growth opportunity, and explore the latest industry trends and features to propose ideas on how we can bring them to our service.
  • Keep the team running: monitor the progress of tickets, clear blockers, and answer business/product questions for the development team.
  • Partner with engineering, design, data science, analytics, marketing, and other key groups to release world-class hardware, features, and functionality, measure the success of products and strategize iterative improvements.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in various fields of study is Computer Science, Engineering, Marketing, project management, or equivalent experience
  • Six (6+) years of experience in product management
  • Four (4+) years of product management focused on cellular modem chipset technology, with a proven track record of planning and managing cellular wireless WAN modems and platforms
  • Strong knowledge/experience in 4G/5G cellular technologies and 3GPP standards
  • Experience working with mobile cellular chipset and/or module vendors
  • Demonstrated success managing and improving existing products by shipping increments in an Agile environment
  • Strong customer focus and a well-honed sense of empathy for regional and cultural considerations towards building a global experience
  • Curiosity that drives you to see what others don’t
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with technical partners, peers, and executive management alike clearly and effectively; as well as the ability to write clear and thorough specifications and user stories
  • Demonstrate strong experience with data-informed decision making; know how and when to leverage qualitative and quantitative experimentation, and adept at analyzing results from these experiments
  • A positive, can-do mindset and team focus
  • Travel: Up to 20%
    • Additional 10% if remote


Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We’d love to connect and see how you could add to our team.


Why Cradlepoint?

At Cradlepoint, we’re one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.


Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:

  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don’t point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate – appreciate – grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.


We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.


Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary with a focus on a global market; Annual and Incremental Incentive plans; employee retirement plans (where available)
  • Flexible Time Off with Global Holiday Schedules to promote work-life balance
  • Wellness initiatives focused on the health and mental well-being of our team members and their families, including free membership to Headspace (a mindfulness and well-being app), an International Employee Assistance Program, and dedicated quarterly Well-being Days and No Internal Meeting Fridays.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Eligible to participate in customary health and other benefit plans and programs based on location
  • Work from home opportunities across our global locations with a culture rooted in inclusion and teamwork 




Cradlepoint’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees’ differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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