Product Owner - QML Suites

Research - Product · Boston, Massachusetts
Department Research - Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Zapata Computing 

Zapata computing is a software, services, and applications company making quantum computing possible for our Fortune 100 clients. We are pioneering commercial quantum algorithms, as well as the software platform and algorithms necessary to solve diverse enterprise-level problems such as complex global logistics optimization or groundbreaking chemical simulation and analysis. As a QML Suite Product Manager, you will drive the vision for the QML suites that maximizes the impact of Zapata’s research on delivering Quantum Advantage.  

About the Role 

As a QML Suites Product Owner, you will work with the VP of Product Management to drive the vision for the QML suites product that maximizes the impact of Zapata’s research on delivering quantum advantage. 

This role interacts strongly with the scientists here at Zapata. You will be required to understand at a high level what our research team has produced. You have the software expertise to know what needs to be done to package the code that the scientists design into reusable components within the QML suite. Both quantum and classical computing are areas in which Zapata invests heavily. QML is an area that we believe will have a short timeline towards practical quantum advantage.   

In conjunction with the VP of Product Management, you are the main driver of commercial success for Zapata’s classical and quantum ML capabilities. You will incorporate feedback from customers and users as well as strategic directions from leadership in order to drive successful product development.   

Key Responsibilities include

  • Oversee a cross-functional team dedicated to the QML suite  
  • Work with ML researchers, professional services team and engineering team to gather requirements and understand product features and limits
  • Maintain a product backlog and create reference documentation when necessary  
  • Maintain an Agile process throughout the product development lifecycle  
  • Manage and maintain the product roadmap for the QML suite product    
  • Execute on the strategy determined by the VP of Product Management and of our clients
  • Work with the cross functional team on QA, release dates, checkoff on releases and own launch plans 
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing on product features and collateral esp. tutorials and documentation such as FAQs, API documentation 

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Bachelor's in physics, computer science, math or related field  
  • Experience in product with AI/ML products 
  • 3+ Years of industry experience developing code packages 
  • 3 years of experience launching ML related products or technologies  
  • Foundational understanding building, training and deploying ML models using various packages 
  • The ability to turn research code into a product or package that can be used by others 
  • Familiarity with lean and agile approaches. Experience with Kanban and scrum   

Nice to Have 

  • Executive-level communication and presentation skills 
  • A proven record of successful delivery of complex products or services for enterprise-level customers 
  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong technical background in enterprise software products, including private cloud and customer-hosted solutions. 
  • Strong technical understanding of enterprise software development and deployment tools. 

Why Join Zapata 

We are growing! We are still in early stages but are experiencing rapid growth. We welcome individuals who want to be a part of evolving technology, with teams of researchers, developers and inquisitive individuals working together to advance technology. Even though Zapata is primarily remote we intentionally foster a supportive and fun community with company wide and team events. We care about our employees’ health and well-being and offer great holiday and time off benefits, including a “summer shutdown” and end of the year closure. 

Location: Option to be Remote or come into the Office. We have offices in Boston, MA, Nashville, TN or Toronto, ON, Canada  


Zapata is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Research - Product
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience