Product Manager (Messaging)

About UbiquitiLink:

UbiquitiLink is a venture developing a satellite system to provide ubiquitous global connectivity directly to over 5.2 billion mobile phones. One of our first products under development is messaging to/from the phone. Founded by experienced commercial space entrepreneurs, the company is looking for an experienced product manager to manage its family of messaging products. 

Job Summary:

The Product Manager for Messaging manages our messaging group of products. In this role, the Messaging Product Manager acts as the general manager and a subject matter expert. The Product Manager leads all activities related to the lifecycle management and evolution of messaging products. 

Core Responsibilities:

As UbiquitiLink is an early-stage venture, the Product Manager for Messaging will be responsible for flexibly straddling and integrating work in the domains of sales and business development, engineering, and other products, to include: 

  • DefinDetermine market size and opportunities for growth for new messaging customers

  • Define, promote, and execute product strategy

  • Support market research, and develop world-class understanding of product positioning, pricing and leverage points for introducing a new category of messaging services to new customers

  • Define the product value proposition, and develop new business cases, for the company

  • Prepare joint sales plans with the sales force to support contracts with MNOs

  • Provide input into the marketing and sales to develop sales collateral and product documentation

  • Meet with MNO customers to share in-depth product knowledge and develop collaborative strategies

  • Meet with messaging partners to persuade them to adapt their products and services to serve our markets

  • Guide engineering development and promotional projects within product line

  • Identify potential ancillary services and feature functions for the product

  • Bottom line results expected – grow revenue and customer base


  • BS required (computer science desired) or equivalent work experience

  • 10+ years communications wireless industry experience, with 5+ years MNO experience

  • 5+ years of marketing and sales experience in messaging

  • 10+ years Product Management experience required

  • Product Management experience specifically for messaging: 3+ of A2P and 3+ years of P2P

  • Product life cycle management, particularly new messaging product launch

  • Experience working with major phone messaging app developers and communities

  • Knowledge and experience of messaging aggregation and hub players and channels, ideally globally

  • Experience of co-operative marketing and support with MNOs and other partners

  • Knowledge of messaging and comms protocols, platforms, and markets (including RCS, SMPP, SS7, SMS, MMS, cell broadcast, USSD, IP messaging, IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem, Termination Fees, A2P services)

  • Knowledge of mobile money technology and protocols desired

  • Knowledge and experience with MNO roaming agreements and contracts desired

  • Superior financial and analytical skills

  • In depth understanding of product and software development process

  • Effective public speaking skills

  • Strong negotiations skills

  • Effective problem solving and organizational skills

  • Desire to work in a demanding, high energy environment and comfort for ambiguity

  • International travel required (20-30% time)

  • International experience

Job Location: Washington, DC area

To apply, forward a cover letter and resume to stating the position of interest in subject line.