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Senior Product Manager

AMP Robotics

AMP Robotics

United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

AMP is applying AI-powered sortation at scale to modernize the world's recycling infrastructure and maximize the value in waste. AMP gives waste and recycling leaders the power to harness AI to reduce labor costs, increase resource recovery, and deliver more reliable operations. With hundreds of deployments across North America, Asia, and Europe, AMP’s technology offers a transformational solution to waste sortation and changes the fundamental economics of recycling.

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post and BuiltIn Colorado have recognized AMP as one of the state's top workplaces. AMP also has operations and career opportunities outside of Atlanta and Cleveland, as well as in Europe. We’re fostering an environment where passionate individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including North American Cleantech Company of the Year, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve in what we do. Learn more at AMPSortation.com.

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AMP is looking for a Senior Product Manager for development of our automated waste processing infrastructure. This person can be Remote in the United States.

As a member of a small, high-agency team, you will be responsible for working across the company and market to help design our strategy, sell our products, and scale the business. AMP is a highly collaborative R&D organization, operating in a unique domain, and this role is expected to work closely with engineering and operations to iteratively develop products, help design facilities, drive execution of large asset development, develop our growth strategy, and design the product roadmap. The right hire is a high-slope learner with an interest in clean energy systems, climate negative infrastructure, and waste. Waste is a complex industry, and we’re first and foremost looking for high-slope learners who can also lead teams through ambiguity with focus. A successful hire will be instrumental in establishing a fully automated factory of the future for waste valorization. This unique role can have an outsized impact in changing how society handles its waste, and create significant climate and ecological impact on an international scale.

As our Product Manager, you will work to:

Act as Product Owner

  • Champion the development, launch, continuous improvement, and expansion of the AMP ONE facility suite through product development lifecycle releases, as well as collaboration throughout the organization and externally with key customers and stakeholders.
  • Write product requirement documents (PRDs), develop and prioritize features, and work closely with Engineering and Operations to assess feasibility, adjust scope, and schedule development.
  • Effectively manage the product roadmap across both short and long-term feature development and multiple complex projects in a hybrid hardware-software development environment, reprioritizing product backlogs as necessary. While AMP is interested in a more software-focused hire, we are open to candidates from either background.
  • Help manage and implement AMP’s R&D strategy, including new technology integration and grant applications and programs. AMP has 4 active DOE awards and multiple exciting collaborations to establish the future of waste.

Ensure Product-Market Fit

  • Develop strong understanding of market and customer needs through customer visits and interviews. Understand customer segmentation and use cases. Evangelize the customer, and drive company-wide understanding of market and customer context. Synthesize these findings into new ways to establish project models that profitably direct waste resources into carbon-negative products, biofuels, carbon removal, and more.
  • Understand AMP’s strategic and competitive position, and expand our understanding of the market. Use this information to build data-driven goals, metrics, and roadmaps.

Foster Cross-Functional Partnerships

  • Clearly communicate roadmaps, priorities, experiments and decisions across a wide spectrum of audiences from partner teams to executive levels
  • Work across teams to ensure new product features and benefits are clearly communicated to customers
  • Educate and support all areas of the organization including Sales, Support, and Services - integrate these teams to effectively design assets, and efficiently iteratively improve them.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

The successful candidate will have:


  • Demonstrated experience shipping successful hardware products.
  • Superior communication skills both written and verbal and intuition for communication strategy. Ability to present to leadership and external audiences.
  • Experience using and integrating collaboration tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Asana, etc.).
  • Passion for AMP Robotics and what we are trying to achieve in waste recycling.
  • Ability to engage with engineering technically, beyond just product and user experience needs; you can help design scalable and extensible solutions and create detailed product specs, and you will need to work closely with engineering to ensure plans are feasible.
  • Comfort with technical writing, in support of proposals, grants, and good documentation.
  • Comfort with spreadsheet modeling.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit thriving in a fast-growing startup environment; you live to get things done!


  • Experience and exposure to hardware and software product management.
  • Experience and comfort with fast-moving development cycles and requirements.
  • Experience with Federal CRADAs or awards (e.g. DOE grants)
  • Experience with Pro Formas, techno-economic assessments, lifecycle assessments, or mass flow (graph) modeling.
  • Track-record of working effectively across different departments to bring products from idea to installation. Success across either the product lifecycle or the asset development lifecycle.

AMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Applicants who identify with a historically underrepresented group are encouraged to apply. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Travel Requirements: This person can expect an average of ~30% annual travel.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary & Compensation Information: $120,000 - $160,000 per year. This position is commission bonus eligible.

Equity Grant: The candidate selected for this role will be recommended for a stock option grant commensurate with the position and the candidate’s qualifications.

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna medical healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents.
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance: The company covers the cost of Basic Life / AD&D 1 x Salary, option to purchase additional through New York Life
  • Benefits start the day you start
  • HSA Eligible Health Plans, Employer Monthly Contributions on Dependent and Individual Plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching)
  • FTO - Flexible Time Off
  • 6 Accrued Sick Days
  • Eight (8) paid holidays

We'll consider applications on an ongoing basis.