Hiring Camera Calculator Product Manager

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 12, 2017

We are working on making the Camera Calculator even better and hoping you can help us find the right person to join our team.

IPVM is hiring a Product Manager for its industry-leading Camera Calculator. This is a new role and a great opportunity to help drive design software already used for 200,000+ cameras, with exciting new features planned for 2018.

Work From Anywhere

You can be based anywhere in the world for this position. This is a full time, employee position.

Work Responsibilities

The role will be a mixture of customer-facing and internal planning. On the customer side, you will help teach, explain and demonstrate how the Calculator works and can be best used. On the internal side, you will interface with our technical and development teams to help determine and prioritize new features for the calculator.

Key Requirement - Designing Video Surveillance Systems

Key Requirement: You must have 5+ years of hands-on experience designing video surveillance systems, dealing with the various technical, logistical and environmental issues that impact security camera performance. This is imperative because this individual has to have the authenticity and direct experience to make the right decisions on expanding the product and to communicate with our customers using the product.

Secondary Requirements - Communication or Software Development

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You must either demonstrate an ability to communicate well (in writing and speech) OR have working experience in software development. We do not expect candidates to have both so one of the two is fine as long as the person is willing to improve in the other area. While this is neither a marketing nor programming role, the person will need to communicate both with customers and with developers, so such skills are important.

Compensation

IPVM offers compensation competitive with manufacturer engineering positions, including 20% retirement benefits, full health care, 3 weeks of paid vacation in addition to the ability to work from one’s preferred location(s).

We think this is a great opportunity especially for a talented integrator that wants to make a name for themselves and challenge themselves in a highly visible position for the IPVM Camera calculator software.

How To Apply

Email us at jobs@ipvm.com or submit an application on our LinkedIn job post.

Applications are due December 29th. Initial interviews will be held the first week of January, with a final decision by January 23rd.

Questions?

Feel free to ask any questions about the calculator or the job in the comments below.

Comments (7)

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Heart set on an integrator? I would think many of the end users on IPVM (myself included) have years of experience designing systems and also have the customer point of view experience that an integrator might lack. Having the design experience, the experience working with numerous integrators around the world and having that client side perspective seems like it would be very beneficial for a position such as this.

Even though posting this as undisclosed...... I am totally asking for a friend, I swear boss.

Heart set on an integrator?

No, as long as you have a variety of design experience (indoor layouts, outdoor layouts, use of multi-imagers, etc.), plus the other related skills to be successful in the job you are welcome to apply.

Applications will be kept confidential.

As an OG IPVM member who has fond memories of the original camera calculator (anyone could use it easily and see it's value), I hope that whomever gets the new job has the ability to explain it's use - in it's current form - to both experts and the novice and/or neophyte.

In it's original form, it was very easy to just pick up and use - even without any real training. As the tool has become more powerful and adaptive, there is a natural drop off to it's original intuitiveness.

Compared to other option on the market, this is a very powerful tool.... I just hope the new guy/girl has the ability to help make it as easy to use as the original camera calculator was.

Good feedback. It won't every be as easy to use as it originally was. This is the 2014 version with just one camera, no google, no models, no projects, etc.

Part of the goal to having a dedicated manager is to help find ways to make the software easier to use and also to help teach people how to use it.

We certainly plan on adding more features, so it will get both more complex and more powerful. At the same time, we want to make sure people are getting the most out of it, so a dedicated manager would be quite helpful to that end.

I'm curious if you are thinking of ways to monetize the camera calculator?

Since you are hiring a person dedicated to just the camera calculator, I'm wondering if you see future revenue streams tied to the new position (and tool).

I'm not trying to pry into the IPVM business plan, I'm just wondering if this is just IPVM beefing up it's individual components or if you see the camera calculator itself as a potential profit center?

The Calculator has been a phenomenon on its own. Lots of people use it, lots of people sign up specifically to use it. Since we sell everything as one 'bundle', I can't tell exactly the breakdown but it's clearly very popular.

Generally, I see a strong calculator being an important element of growing membership and keeping members satisfied. Moreover, it helps balance us so IPVM is not as dependent on reporting.

I am not particularly worried about money in any one area, I am more concerned about usage and satisfaction (which if that occurs, I have confidence will take care of money). Also, because we do well overall financially, we can invest in the Calculator.

The Calculator, even with only intermittent public interaction (but constant development) has done very well. Because of that, I am confident that combining our ongoing development with a dedicated calculator manager will make it even more useful to industry people.

HEADLINE: IPVM CAMERA CALCULATOR PRODUCT MANAGER OUT!

Join us as we delve into glassdoor reviews, speculate about what this signals for the future of the company and pose questions about the camera calculator market overall. Are integrators returning to pen and paper calculations? Is Hikvision to blame?

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