Director of Product Management (Timing)

Product Management Sunnyvale, California



Job Title: Director of Product Management (Timing)

Reports To: VP Product Management

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Department: Product Management


Cost Center:



Company Summary

NextNav is a leader in next generation 3D GPS - providing floor-level vertical location to enable a whole new ecosystem of applications and services. NextNav's Pinnacle technology, available in more than 4400 cities and towns across the United States, delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflect the 3D world around us, and support innovative, new capabilities including supporting first responders. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services on a terrestrial network to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS. NextNav started trading on the NASDAQ on October 29, 2021, and are growing rapidly. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing, future-forward technology that is fundamentally shaping how we experience the world around us.


Position Summary

In this position as a Director of Product Management, the employee will work on developing product requirements for receiving and distributing resilient timing using the NextNav terrestrial infrastructure and customizing for various critical infrastructure verticals such as Telecommunications, Electrical grid, financial sectors.

In this role, the employee will need to have a good understanding of limitations in the existing timing solutions in delivering the timing requirements for critical infrastructure to help define a product using NextNav technology. During the product definition phase, the employee will need to work closely with business development, engineering and the customer. During the implementation phase, the employee will need to work hands-on with engineering architects in discussing tradeoffs in cost in HW and SW in delivering a timing solution.


  • Work with business development and customers to understand the market product requirements
  • Work with engineering teams to understand the technology capabilities and how to use the technology to create a differentiated product for the market
  • Own the NextNav timing solution roadmap and architecture
  • Develop a plan with program management for product delivery

Desired Skills & Experience


  • 10+ years of experience as a timing architect / timing product requirement specification/definition
  • Engineering background in timing products and architectures
  • Should have experience in full product cycle from product definition, design, implementation, customer delivery
  • Understand timing architecture of existing timing systems in Telecommunications, Electrical Grid, Data centers etc. Multiple domains will be a plus
  • Understanding of timing sources such as GNSS as well as alternate sources of time and methods of distribution such as time-over-fiber, timing through LEO Satellites, timing through TWSTFT.
  • Good understanding of timing over DWDM fiber, OTN, ITU timing standards (e.g. ITU-T G.8272, ITU-T G.8272.1), IEEE PTP v1/v2 (including GM, BC, TC), understanding of capabilities/specifications of commercial timing products/solutions , alternate timing sources, understanding of clock/oscillator (e.g. OCXO, SuperOCXO, Rb, Cesium) etc.
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Comfortable interfacing with the teams across multiple work sites including internationally
  • MBA a plus


Physical Demands

  • Working indoors in office sitting with long periods of sitting at a desk.

Work Environment

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Work with a global team
  • Periodic travel to interact with customers and partners in furthering the timing products




  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Ancilliary insurance
  • 401k + 5% safe harbor match
  • 15 PTO days per year, increases by experience tier



  • $162k - $218k base salary
  • Equity awards (vary by position)
  • Year-end bonuses (vary by position)

This role is also eligible for participation in annual cash bonus and equity grants. The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, such as the candidate's skills and experience, and other business considerations.


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