Director of Product Development - Realize Therapeutics

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Product · FULLTIME


About Realize Therapeutics

Realize Therapeutics, a cannabis technology device, data and analytics start-up at 1871, is creating and promoting an ecosystem of smart devices, consumable products and data analytics that enable patients to realize the therapeutic power of medical cannabis. Our products and technology link the medicine with the patient experience in a real-time feedback loop that will guide the consumer to optimal treatment over time.

Position Overview: Director of Product Development

We are currently seeking an accomplished and passionate product leader for the position of Director-Product Development.

In this role the candidate will lead smart product strategy, including IoT device development and production, mobile and desktop interfaces/applications, and back-end data analytics. The Director of Product Development serves a critical role as part of the management team, reporting to the CEO.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in the development of an IoT consumer smart device and knowledge of all aspects of hardware and software from design through manufacture. Experience with firmware, interface design, data capture and analytics is preferred. Requires an MVP mentality, quick to market, and ideally has resources for US rapid prototyping and supply chain management through production. An interest in cannabis on a personal and professional level is helpful.

Success will entail overseeing the entire product development process and making key decisions about hiring versus outsourcing, prioritization of features, and integrating feedback from beta tests and early adopters. Experience leading a high-functioning, agile development team is critical, as is experience with both software and hardware development.



Highly desired:

Bonus Points for experience in Machine learning / AI technology, as well as experience with data analytics .


Compensation & Benefits

During the current pre-funding stage, modest compensation will be provided, and will increase up to $100K + incentive upon funding

Additional Information about Cannabis and Realize Management

The legal cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in America, with projected revenues of $20 billion by 2020. As medical use expands (25 states + DC and counting) and recreational use (4 states, DC and several ballot measures in 2016) becomes more accepted, we are at a pivotal moment in the birth of a new industry. Be part of an emerging organization leading the way in proving the legitimate benefits to cannabis and improving the consumer experience. Founder Mark Nottoli is a Chicago-based serial entrepreneur and investor with experience in the regulated healthcare space across natural products, pharma, nutrition and medical devices from start-up to commercialization through divestiture: Mr. Nottoli is the co-founder and director of CanopyBoulder, the leading cannabis business accelerator based in Boulder, Colorado. The Realize management and advisory team include founders of leading firms in the cannabis industry with portfolio investments across a broad range of cannabis companies and start-ups.


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