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Principal Product Manager, Automotive Voice

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.


SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

The Principal Product Manager, Automotive Voice will develop voice strategy which advantages SXM on OEM platforms. They will work with partners to develop executable “Next Gen” voice UX and feature roadmap and also Manage the tactical and strategic aspects of the working relationships with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Cerence. The Principal Product Manager, will collaborate closely with the SiriusXM User Experience Design team, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Programming, Customer Care, OEM Accounts, IT, Legal, and other corporate stakeholders to clearly communicate and document the features, requirements, and product status for assigned OEM in-vehicle audio applications.

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute original thought towards a strategic vision for voice UX; follow through with process and tactics for developing, communicating, and implementing vision
  • Responsible for the prioritization and maintenance of the voice product roadmap
  • Author the product requirements for the vehicle experience
  • A conceptual understanding of ASR, TTS, NLU, Voice UI, and Multimodal UI.
  • Support engineering discussions around the architecture for how NLP/ASR can best serve the customer experience.
  • Provide design solutions at both strategic and detailed levels on mission-critical user experience
  • Provide critical feedback for Voice designs across the organization.
  • Present and defend long-term design vision as well as short-term design solutions to leadership
  • Work with internal SiriusXM teams and OEM partners to define and document new methods of interacting with products via voice
  • Make real-time decisions for assigned programs as the subject matter expert for product features and functionality
  • Create user stories, acceptance criteria and develop a prioritized backlog
  • Collaborate with product teams to define forward-looking features.
  • Work closely with other product managers to provide a consistent experience across all of SiriusXM's products
  • Performs other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • 15 years experience in auto infotainment systems
  • Voice development, validation and launch experience (minimum one launch cycle, prefer more)
  • 10+ years in Product Management of consumer digital / software products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Human Computer Interaction, Engineering, Cognitive Science, or a related field.
  • Understanding of speech and language technologies (speech recognition, NLU).
  • Experience in leading end-to-end VUI development process
  • Multimodal Voice Interface experience
  • Experience presenting to and influencing senior management.
  • Experience in Product Management and/or development of complex serving systems for web and/or mobile applications
  • Knowledge of Jira and Agile/Scrum software development methodologies
  • Agile training and experience preferred
  • Streaming media experience a big plus

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $136,000 to $207,550 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.