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Senior Product Management Role - Agnostiq

Who Is Agnostiq & How Are They Changing the World?

 

Agnostiq is on a mission to democratize access to the world’s most advanced computing resources. Founded in 2018 by Oktay Goktas and Elliot MacGowan and backed by a team of physicists, software engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, they work at the intersection of High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud Computing and Quantum Computing.

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Their open source platform, Covalentis a multi-cloud, distributed computing framework designed to simplify access to advanced computing resources such as GPUs, ASICs, and quantum computers, to power the next generation of machine learning and quantum computing applications. The cloud-hosted, commercial version of Covalent, provides on-demand access to CPUs, GPUs and other cloud-based HPC resources. Covalent is used by leading teams at major universities, national labs, and Fortune 500 companies across North America and Europe.

Covalent is industry and vertical-agnostic, from bio & life sciences (see how Covalent streamlines biotech workflows here, & LLM workflows here), to chemistry, quantum computing, machine learning and more. 

In April 2023 Agnostiq closed a $9.1M USD seed extension funding round led by Differential Ventures. Additional investors include Scout Ventures, Tensility Venture Partners, Green Egg Ventures, and Rob Granieri, principal at Jane Street Capital. This follows their $2M USD seed round in 2021 and a ~$1M pre-seed round in 2018.

 

Hardware and cloud providers are investing heavily in HPC systems to power the next generation of AI applications. Agnostiq, with both a commercial offering (Covalent Cloud) and open-source offering, is well-positioned to capture this emerging market!

How Will I Make An Impact?

As a Product Manager at Agnostiq your focus will be on refining and steering the technical direction of Covalent. Covalent is a tool built to remove the operational complexity arising from the interaction of different technologies such as multi-cloud, classical HPC and quantum computing. 


Reporting to the VP Product and interfacing directly with stakeholders and cross-functional teams, you will refine features and ensure they transition smoothly from idea to implementation. With a deep understanding of both product and technical intricacies, you will be a crucial link between product visionaries and our technical team. You will be part of a team that spans a wide spectrum of backgrounds from quantum physics to software engineering in order to solve some of the most important software challenges of the next decade.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with executive stakeholders to build the strategic vision for the product and grooming it into concrete, actionable features and tasks ready for technical implementation.

  • Acting as the Product Lead - managing the other Product Manager on the Agnostiq team.

  • Serving as the main point of contact, interfacing with teams such as backend, design, front-end developers, and others to coordinate and drive features from refinement to deployment.

  • Translating product requirements into technical specifications and vice-versa, ensuring clear communication and understanding across teams.

  • Regularly presenting product and technical updates to the cross-functional team to foster feedback and continuous improvement.

  • Working closely with the Technical Lead to identify and prioritize tech debts, ensuring they are addressed strategically without compromising product delivery.

  • Actively representing and championing Covalent across various platforms through product demonstrations, discussions, and written content, showcasing its capabilities and benefits.

  • Engaging with the user community to determine opportunities for feature enhancements and refinements.

 

You’ll be joining Agnostiq at an exciting inflection point in its growth. This is a high-impact role with a ton of room for ownership!

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

  • You have a passion for deep technology and are technical enough to speak/understand the language in the world of AI/advanced computing

  • You want to dive into the forefront of technology, navigating the intricate realms of AI/ML and quantum computing.

  • You want to play a pivotal role in shaping a nascent yet rapidly evolving tech domain.

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment - collaborate with a unique blend of talent, ranging from software engineers to groundbreaking scientists, enriching your professional journey.

  • You’re humble; like the rest of Agnostiq’s executive team, you approach your role with a “no job too small” attitude. You understand their stage of growth and the need for every individual to be all hands on deck

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

  • 2-3 years of proven experience in a technical product management role, preferably in a startup and/or product-driven SaaS environment.

  • Experience in a software development or technical product role, interfacing with Python (preferably in a cloud-based environment as well). Proficiency in Python is a must-have.

  • Ability to understand and articulate technical challenges and solutions.

  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into understandable terms for various stakeholders and vice versa.

  • Nice-to-have: 

    • Technical expertise in machine learning, cloud infrastructure, or quantum computing.

    • A passion for contributing to or maintaining open-source projects.

The Process:

While the process may evolve, the general steps look like:

Step 1: Meeting with the CEO/Co-Founder and COO/Co-Founder 

Step 2: Interview with the CEO/Co-Founder and Head of Product & Engineering

Step 3: Meet the team 

Step 4: References and Offer!

As your Artemis Canada Recruitment Consultant, I’ll work closely with you through every step of the process.

 

We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

I’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements. Send me a note at Carly@artemiscanada.com if you or someone you know is interested!

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