Technical Product Manager W/M

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Update on 12/03/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the global specialist in laser beam shaping, particularly through a unique and patented technology (MPLC), originating from scientific laboratories. The company designs, manufactures, and develops innovative photonic solutions for the aerospace, industrial (laser machining), telecommunications, and defense sectors.
Since 2020, Cailabs has experienced accelerated growth in the field of optical ground stations, enabling communication between satellites and Earth using lasers, and has now a central position in this market. Currently, one major area of activity for Cailabs is its optical ground stations TILBA-OGS, which incorporate Cailabs' technological core (MPLC) to facilitate ultra-high-speed communications despite atmospheric conditions.
Cailabs currently has over 90 employees, including 25 PhD holders. With 26 families of filed patents, the company is recognized as one of the most innovative SMEs in France.

Job description

As a Technical Product Manager, you play a central role in implementing the development strategy for Cailabs' Space Optical Communication Products and expanding its presence in the market.  

Are you passionate about innovation and the space industry? Do you want to join a dedicated team in a growing business environment? Do you aspire to contribute to revolutionizing the world of space communication ?  

Join Cailabs! 


Directly reporting to the Director of Products and Partnerships, your responsibilities include: 

  • Implementing the technical product roadmap 
  • Translating the roadmap into specific requirements and ensuring its monitoring (objectives, means, schedule, results) to meet strategic goals 
  • Maintaining continuous technical awareness of technological advancements and intellectual property issues in the space communication sector 
  • Representing Cailabs as technical “ambassador” at conferences, networks, and working groups actively attended by Cailabs 
  • Providing technical support and in-depth expertise to the sales teams during pre-sales phases to meet the specific needs of key clients 
  • Participating in standardization committees such as CCSDS and SDA 
  • Conducting technical product demonstrations and contributing to establishing and strengthening partnerships 

Essential skills

  • An engineering degree in optics/photonics with a solid expertise in the field, preferably acquired in the industry and in international environments 
  • Skills in innovation management or project management interfacing with external partners or clients are a significant asset 
  • Strong oral communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively on technical subjects to diverse audiences  
  • Fluency in English is essential for this position. Frequent international travel is to be expected. 


Are your also recognised for your :  

  • Technical leadership 
  • Curiosity and a taste for innovation 
  • Adaptability in a rapidly growing environment 
  • Team spirit 
  • Interpersonal qualities 

Required languages

  • English English - Level Bilingual

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Technical Product Manager W/M

Permanent contract
Full time

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