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Technology Commercialization Lead Hardware/Software

Corporate, 828 Fort Street Mall Suite 600, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America ● Oceanit-Houston, 8402 Scranton St., Houston, Texas, United States of America Req #5
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Oceanit is seeking a Technology Commercialization Leader for a small team within Oceanit that is tasked with identifying promising technologies developed at Oceanit, and moving them from the lab to market. These include products and services that serve a wide range of industries, including the US Government. This position will focus on the intersection of technologies that involve software (computer vision, AI, data compression, etc) and hardware devices.


  • Partner with the Director of Technology Commercialization and key Oceanit leaders to drive key technology commercialization priorities at Oceanit.
  • Build prototypes (both physical and digital) to prospective customers to generate excitement and get user feedback.
  • Work with the Director of Technology Commercialization in identifying and evaluating promising technologies being developed at Oceanit.
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers at Oceanit to understand the new technology being developed, the potential commercial opportunities, and encourage technical progress towards relevant opportunities.
  • Develop new business plans, marketing collateral, and go-to-market strategies for identified technologies.
  • Develop physical and digital prototypes to be tested with customers.
  • Identify and source customers to test technology with.
  • User test with customers and communicate feedback to the technical team.
  • Identify and source new commercial co-development partners who might be interested in licensing specific Oceanit technologies.


  • Ability to work in a fast paced “startup environment” with limited resources.
  • Self-starter and ability to work with little guidance. Each project is like doing a mini startup so the candidate needs to be able to take an idea and run with it.
  • Technical background or experience and skills to be able to actively collaborate with scientists and enigneers to build prototypes and improve the technology.
  • Entrepreneur who has started a company, raised money and/or gotten customers to buy
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to a wide range of audiences (users, customers, business leaders, government, etc.).
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, able to take initiative when path is not clear and work on multiple workstreams simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities, bringing rigor to problem solving.
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a positive and team-oriented way whether as a project lead or as a contributor.


  • 2-5 years of work experience
  • Startup, consulting, and/or strategy/business development experience
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in engineering, science or equivalent technical field
  • Experience with shepherding consumer products from concept to launch / commercialization
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time (domestically and internationally)

Other details

  • Job Family 2 - Professional - Other
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Corporate, 828 Fort Street Mall Suite 600, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
  • Oceanit-Houston, 8402 Scranton St., Houston, Texas, United States of America