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Technical Product Manager - Data

Vannevar Labs

Vannevar Labs

IT, Product
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Vannevar Labs builds next generation defense software for the public servants keeping our country safe. As a team, we exist because we believe in public service, and we think that our democracy and government improve only if we put serious, collective effort into improving them, including the technology our government uses.
This mission has become urgent. Ukraine is engaged in a war for survival with Russia. China regularly flies nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan and Japan’s airspace. The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology. We build software to support these missions, including providing battlefield information to allies, identifying malign activity, and helping the US deter and deescalate conflict.
We are a profitable growth startup with some of the best defense investors in the world, including General Catalyst, DFJ Growth, Point72, and enterprise tech investors Costanoa and Felicis.

About the role:

From a product perspective, we’ve been able to impact these missions because we collect data that DoD doesn’t have the ability to access. Your role will be critical in figuring out what we should collect from a mission standpoint and working with engineering to collect it. You will be responsible for building strategic data partnerships that win deals and establishing data governance that assures Vannevar Labs is a responsible steward of mission-critical data.

What you'll do in the first 6 months

  • Partner with the vertical team responsible for our biggest deal of 2024. Having the right data in our products is a critical prerequisite for customer success and winning big deals. It’s the difference between “this is interesting” and “we need this now”.
  • Drive data strategy for other products, including Decrypt. Enable teams to optimally determine short-term tactical prioritization and long-term strategic investment in data collection that supports their customers and provides the highest ROI.
  • Propose innovations in our approach to data process, tooling, and organization that allow us to scale as we grow. With your deep expertise and cross-cutting vision across teams, you will have the unique ability to identify key optimizations.

What you'll do long term

  • Enable cross-functional collaboration between vertically oriented teams forward deployed onto mission-focused problems and backend support engineering and intel teams
  • Verify that our data collection tactical and strategic efforts are being properly prioritized to maximize mission impact
  • Build key partnerships with customer and government data providers to gain access to unique data sources that provide net new capabilities for Vannevar and our customers
  • Manage data governance policies and capabilities that enable Vannevar to be responsible stewards of diverse multimodal multi-source collections
  • Ensure that engineering teams supporting collection are prioritizing efforts that result in the highest return on investment

Role Competencies

  • Start with the mission first - biased towards focusing on customers and users to drive priority. Excellent at decomposing mission problems into the data necessary to answer those problems
  • Creative in identifying niche sources that we can collect to answer those mission problems
  • Great at partnering cross-functionally with engineering and mission to prioritize what we collect
  • Ability to define a product roadmap and user stories, and partner with an engineering team to get them done
  • Great at building productive partnerships with third-party business or government entities
  • Combining data-driven decision making with product intuition about what data will provide massive capability improvement for our customers


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote - work from anywhere in the US
  • 401k matching
  • Mental benefits
  • Flexible work environment - you manage your workday
  • Pet and child care reimbursement during travel
  • Unlimited PTO
The salary range for this position is $170,000 - $220,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.

Vannevar Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!