Product Manager

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Do you love fast-paced, fun, and ever-changing environments? Are you passionate about using data to solve challenging problems? Do you enjoy supporting team efforts, as well as working independently?

If so, we have a career for you!

Working as Understory's Agriculture Product Manager, you will leverage your technical expertise together with Understory’s unique data stream to revolutionize the application of weather analytics. While you rock this role, you will work alongside incredibly talented, driven team members who are working to deliver disruptive products that bring together custom-built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.


Your main role responsibilities will include:

  • Owning the product development process to constantly ideate and create new and useful innovations for our customer
  • Communicating product details to marketing, engineering and data-science teams to take concepts through to commercialization
  • Leading strategy sessions to uncover challenges, identify solutions and efficiently execute on projects and programs
  • Developing go-to-market strategies that take into account all critical market dynamics necessary to increase profitability and strong market penetration
  • Leading cross functional teams to build integrated solutions that use best-in-class data analytics, value chain partnerships and customer-facing assets

If you have at least five years of experience in product development, product marketing or similar roles and are eager to work in an agile and highly collaborative organization that works to bring the most advanced weather data and technology to the market, you're a great fit for our team!

You're exactly what we're looking for if you:

  • Have a master’s degree in agricultural science or10 years’ experience with a company in the agriculture industry 
  • Have significant experience in commercializing new products in the agriculture or crop insurance industry
  • Have experience with various product development and management tools, processes and software
  • Are an excellent communicator with strong attention to detail
  • Are enthusiastic, disciplined, and comfortable adopting new technologies
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work in an early-stage company
  • Have strong interpersonal skills

We’ll be even more excited if you:

  • Have business training and experience
  • Have direct experience with crop insurance
  • Have experience with big data/ag data
  • Are passionate about agriculture and meteorology

The type of candidate who will land this exciting gig with its tremendous opportunity for growth and advancement, will be a hard-working individual that embrace challenges, is comfortable moving quickly and enjoys to thinking big. Our products and services are globally relevant, but regionally tailored, meaning the ability to problem solve, share in others’ perceptions and be continually innovating are necessities for the candidate who fills this role. But above all else, this candidate will desire to be part of a team that wants to change the world for the better. 


Compensation includes

  • Base salary commensurate with experience 
  • Full-time benefits 


Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.

Currently, Understory is an early-stage company consisting of twenty awesome team members and is venture backed by $20M+ in financing. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun! 

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