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Product Manager Operator Control - Marine Robotics

Do you believe that our oceans are vital to our future?

To meet an exciting and sustainable future, we are seeking a Product Manager to help create and deliver marine robotics solutions. With us you will take lead on the development of tech solutions for the marine environment.

You will be part of the Marine Robotics department, who create, design, and build autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous unmanned surface vessels (USVs) that can explore from the sea surface and down to 6000 meters below. Our vehicles can operate alone for days at a time, gathering information about the seafloor, the water, and objects in the water. We create and integrate advanced sensors for information gathering, maritime navigation, and communication. 


What you will be working on

We define Operator Control as the part of the system the operator gets to interact with. A lot of that is the software used to plan, control, monitor, and analyze the missions for AUVs and USVs. But our definition also includes the equipment and hardware, as well as their working environment.

You will work as a bridge between customers, sales, and engineering teams. You will support customers by analyzing their needs and issues and suggesting how our products can solve their problems optimally. You will manage and lead product and portfolio improvements and developments based on close cooperation with both customers and engineering teams.

You will be joining our product department which consists of a dedicated group of people responsible for the entire marine robotics portfolio at Kongsberg Maritime. You will occasionally join our field operators as well as our customers in the field to both learn as well as oversee and validate functions. To succeed in this role, we believe you need to be cooperative, responsible, and quality minded. You like to investigate and solve problems as part of a team and appreciate the importance of cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders.


Key responsibilities

  • Manage the full life cycle of our Operator Control product portfolio, including operator software, hardware components, and habitats, from development to end-of-life
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the products
  • Contribute to product strategy and set product roadmap
  • Oversee R&D activities from requirements to validation
  • Understand the market, the customers, and the competition
  • Translating business requirements to technical requirements


What more we can offer you

With us, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefit packages with good development opportunities in an international environment. We have flexible work hours and holiday arrangements in addition to a good pension and insurance scheme. We offer hybrid working arrangements and options to work remote. We offer an inspiring and safe work environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future.


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher within relevant technical field. Experience can compensate for a degree.
  • Previous experience within software engineering and management.
  • You might be working as a project manager, product advisor, or within R&D, and want to take the next step in your career.
  • You have excellent oral and written English skills.

This employment requires security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority. The successful candidate may start work with limited accesses whilst the clearance is being processed. For more information visit


Work location

Horten, other KM locations can be considered.


Points of contact

Sigurd Fjerdingen, Product Line Manager


Our Sensors and Robotics division develops and delivers world class connected sensors and smart robotics for Marine, Research and Naval applications. The division has the responsibility for KM's leading offering of Underwater Mapping systems, Underwater Positioning, Marine Robotics, Fishery and Naval Sensors, Precision Positioning and Sensing Solutions.

At Kongsberg, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions. We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers.

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology and dedication