Product Manager

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Los Angeles, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-21

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Arc is a venture-backed startup manufacturing and selling high-performance electric boats. We’re starting with watersport boats, but have an eye toward electrifying the watercraft industry.

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric water sport boats.

Gas boats dominate today’s marine industry not because of great product offerings but because of a lack of better alternatives. Boaters have grown accustomed to vehicles that feel stuck in the 1980s: unreliable, expensive, loud, noxious, and a nightmare to own and operate. They’re also awful for the water and air they reside in.

By contrast, electric boats are superior in nearly every way: not only are they far more reliable and less costly to operate, but they’re also quieter, quicker, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants. However, they’ve been held back by both the technology and the talent to make them truly competitive with gas alternatives. That’s Arc’s opportunity.

Using modern, aerospace- and automotive-inspired techniques, we’re building our hulls, batteries, cooling systems, firmware, and software together to deliver the next generation of watercraft.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision, eager for a challenge, and willing to learn on the job. We pride ourselves on transparency and operate in a lean, high-trust environment that encourages everyone to take ownership over their domain.

You will be a full-time member of our product team and will work from our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. Given that we’re a startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment that requires adaptability. That said, here are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.


Core responsibilities

  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research to better understand the boating market and identify opportunities for Arc
  • Defining product requirements and goals while operating within constraints from engineering, design, and Arc’s business
  • Monitoring competitive developments and industry trends to inform Arc’s approach to market
  • Combining insights from research and data with product intuition to design delightful experiences for Arc’s customers
  • Collaborating with designers, engineers, analysts, marketers, and more to ship awesome hardware and software features
  • Developing customer-centric roadmaps to improve hardware and software features over time

Basic qualifications

  • At least two years of professional experience in product management or a function that shares common ground with it (e.g. design, analytics, research, marketing, engineering)
  • Experience bringing a new product or feature to market
  • Excellent communication skills to connect with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Analytical chops to break down ambiguous problems and datasets and turn them into actionable insights
  • Deep user empathy and an ability to distill pain points and opportunities from customer conversations
  • Curiosity to explore new customer challenges, boat features, markets and product lines
  • Ability to travel for occasional boating events

Bonus qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for boating and clean energy
  • Comfortable pushing an intense but sustainable pace
  • An eye for design and experience using design tools

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You’re always welcome to reach out even if you don’t meet many of these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.


What we value

We value these five things above all else:

  • Ownership over both your work and the company’s success
  • Empathy for colleagues and for customers
  • Humility in problem solving and collaboration
  • Pragmatism for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Inclusion of different backgrounds, opinions, cultures, etc.

Given that we work in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access and often input to a wide range of business activities
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%) and a 401k
  • Generous parental leave
  • Daily lunches, plenty of snacks, lots of swag, and more
  • Boat rides!

Hope to hear from you soon!

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