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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Technical Product Manager - AgTech IoT Solution



IT, Product
Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Come work alongside some of the most talented minds in agriculture technology. We are a team of innovators who are accelerating the sustainability and digitization of our planet’s food system. At Arable, you will have the unique opportunity to build something meaningful with an amazing group of people who care about each other and their work.

What we do:

At Arable, our goal is to connect all the world’s farms and provide the highest quality data to power the predictive analytics that will help optimize the global food system. This is an ambitious goal, but the need has never been greater to rethink how we will feed an ever-growing population and reduce our impact on natural resources. We believe the heart of the solution is digitizing the analog world with high-fidelity data to help food producers optimize their operations. We hope the impact of our work will improve the lives of farmers everywhere and be a major contribution to securing the global food supply for decades to come.

A few examples of the work we’re doing today:

  • Helping farmers in India and Mozambique adapt to the effects of climate change on their farms with novel data-driven crop insurance.Giving fresh produce growers in California, USA the tools to optimize production with less food waste.
  • Helping irrigated farmers in Nebraska, USA to manage water more efficiently and sustainably to protect our water supply

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a dynamic Technical Product Manager to lead the development and optimization of our IoT solutions, API integrations, and data pipelines. This role involves understanding both the technical specifics and the business applications of our products. The position reports to the VP of Product in the USA and is ideally located within commuting distance of the Bangalore, India office.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Technical Product Ownership: Define, prioritize, and drive the product roadmap for our IoT solutions, APIs, and data pipelines in the AgTech domain.
  • Requirement Gathering: Work closely with stakeholders including farmers, agronomists, and business teams to understand their needs and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Collaboration: Work with engineering, design, and data science teams to ensure timely delivery of features and enhancements.
  • API Management: Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of the API integrations for third-party systems and platforms.
  • Data Management: Ensure robustness and scalability of the data pipelines, ensuring data quality and timely delivery for analytics and other applications.
  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with QA teams to ensure the product meets quality standards and user requirements.
  • Market Research: Stay abreast of AgTech trends, competitors, and new technologies to continuously innovate and enhance the product offerings.
  • Documentation: Create technical documentation, user manuals, and product guidelines.
  • Feedback Loop: Set up mechanisms to obtain feedback from end-users and iterate on product features accordingly.
  • Go-to-market strategy: Collaborate with product marketing, marketing and sales teams for product launches and promotional activities.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, AgTech, or related fields.
  • 3+ years of experience in product management, preferably in IoT, API, or data-driven products.
  • Understanding of the agriculture domain and preferably experience from within the AgTech Industry.
  • Technical proficiency in understanding API architecture, data pipelines, and IoT devices.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Capability to clearly and concisely document product requirements and collaterals.
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and tools like Jira, Confluence, etc.

What we offer:

At Arable you will be joining a company of dedicated team players who bring together diverse expertise and a passion for building a more sustainable future. You’ll find no shortage of lively conversation around the lunch table about the food we eat and how it is produced. We are a fast-moving startup committed to providing a rewarding employee experience through the work we do, the team, compensation, and benefits including:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Ability to work closely with customers who are hungry for our product, where you can make a positive impact on their livelihood and the world
  • A focus on community involvement and career development
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees