Product Manager, Hardware

Product Management Chicago, Illinois


Description

Position at SteelSeries

Gaming? Check. Esports? Check. Hardware? Check. Software? Check. We could go on and on.  The point is we've been helping gamers get better since 2001.  In fact, Esports pros have won more money using SteelSeries products than any other brand and we're just getting started. Esports and Gaming are multi-billion-dollar industries, and we're going to continue supporting them through innovative gear and software gamers need and love.  We believe in being true to the gaming community, which means being true to ourselves. We create products that help the best of the best be better, and products that help the not-so-good feel not-so-bad.  Most of us are gamers, but you don't have to be, we promise!  Just don't be surprised if you become one within a few weeks of starting! 

 

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ABOUT YOU:

  • An Experienced Product Leader: you've spent years as a product manager and led cross functional process responsible for managing multiple long-term projects from conception to end of life; you may have an engineering, business or science degree or industry experience that is uniquely relevant.
  • Analytical and Thoughtful: you strive to get as many data points as possible, consider multiple solutions to the same problem and understand the nuances of what makes a great product vs. filling a spec sheet.
  • Passionate: This is gaming, technology, and building complex consumer electronics. It's hard, and if you don't find it fun, you won't succeed. You will have a thirst for understanding gamers and what drives their purchase intent when selecting their next headset, mouse, keyboard or controller.
  • Think Like An Entrepreneur: you are always looking ahead; aren't caught off guard by changing ecosystems, platforms or the competitor's latest products, and always treat your next product as an opportunity to innovate.
  • Articulate and Persuasive: you will be the most well-informed individual in the company on your product line and our customers. You must be able to communicate effectively to external and internal stakeholders all the way up to C-suite on why this product fulfills a need with our gamers, should be invested in to build, and supports the long-term vision for SteelSeries.

 

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of product management, preferable in consumer electronics and/or gaming.
  • A degree is an Engineering Discipline, Industrial Design, Marketing or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience bringing products to market
  • Highly motivated and goal-orientated individual that is able to work independently
  • Ability to successfully organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects under strict deadlines.
  • Growth mindset: Your enthusiasm to be curious, learn and grow has you continue to develop your craft and find new ways to be awesome
  • Gamer Preferred

 

 

YOU WILL:

 

  • Lead the research, ideation, and definition of new gaming products within new product lines and categories.
  • Create innovative products that enhance the gaming experience for our customers
  • Manage the complete product life cycle of products within our new categories, from ideation, to development kickoff, go-to-market, and finally End of Life.
  • Continuously research what pains gamers have and how we help can solve them
  • Follow the latest technology trends in gaming to see what could be applicable for our future products
  • Analyze the competitive marketplace to identify gaps in the market and our categories
  • Work with our sales and marketing teams to make sure we are well-equipped to go market in all channels
  • Collaborate with our engineering and design teams on how to solve the product challenges in the best, most effective, gamer-first way. 

 

 

FUN STUFF

 

Competitive salary

Great benefits

Free gear and games

 

 

Please note, SteelSeries US employment is contingent on proof of vaccination.