Product Manager, Programs

The Product Manager (Programs) is responsible for delivering new products to our customers, on-time and on-budget, and managing the lifecycle of each product from concept to end-of-life. We have two distinct product manager roles in Nanometrics: a Senior Product Manager focused primarily on product roadmap and business case definition to determine the “what’ and “why” in order to provide the best value to our customers, and a Product Manager (Programs) who coordinates corporate-wide activities of all departments to realize the product vision. Both roles demand a passion for the product and in-depth understanding of the benefits each product offers users.

The Product Manager (Programs) is a collaborative role requiring a detailed knowledge of how all departments contribute to achieve a successful product offering, and the passion and drive to knit all these elements together to deliver superior products to market.

Working with the VP Products, Senior Product Manager, R&D, Operations, Marketing and Finance, the Product Manager (Programs) objective is to thoroughly understand the mandate of each product initiative, develop a plan, and drive it to completion. This includes establishing high-level project plans, managing a development gate process engaging all departments, hands-on experience with products through development and production, and ensuring each investment achieves its functional objectives and business mandate.

This role is first and foremost about realizing the potential of an imagined product. Although high-level project management is part of the job, this is not a project management role. It is a product management responsibility with the focus delivery and execution of a product vision.


  • Exceptional communication skills

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and networking skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Strong critical thinking abilities and multitasking skills, with the ability to make important decisions quickly and independently.


  • University degree in a related technical discipline

  • At least three years of relevant work experience related to program management

  • Experience specifically related to instrumentation would be an asset

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, communicate effectively succinctly, gain consensus and handle complex deliverables within and across organizations

  • Experience in handling multiple time-critical initiatives

  • Proven experience in financial, analytical and planning skills

Why work at Nanometrics?

Nanometrics is a world-class provider of precision instrumentation, network technology and software applications for the study and monitoring of regional, national and global seismicity, natural resource exploration, environmental data communications, and other scientific applications. For over 30 years our products have helped leading researchers and scientific organizations conduct earthquake research. We’re also a world leader in natural disaster warning systems, nuclear non-proliferation monitoring and induced seismic activity detection. Our systems are deployed on every continent and in some of the most remote and harsh environments on Earth, from deserts and mountains, to the Arctic and the bottom of the ocean.  

Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds

Work with a purpose: The opportunity to make a difference with work that has a global impact

Excellent benefits: RRSP matching, health/dental benefits and education assistance

Strong work/life balance: Located on the edge of the Greenbelt, close to biking paths and bus routes, and a short commute to many nearby residential areas

Nanometrics is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Nanometrics is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.