Socket Mobile, Inc. - Newark, CA

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The Vice President of Technical Marketing is responsible for all developer outreach and messaging. This position will oversee the product definition and roadmap for Socket Mobile’s SDKs, applications and hardware.

Reporting to:

  • CTO


  • Required (up to 30%)

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

  • Passion for using, evangelizing and defining the next generation of Data Collection products. 
  • Ability to understand both the opportunities new technologies bring and longer-term customer requirements, blending them into a product roadmap that will enable the next generation of products. 
  • Ability to define and build a development community, where a software solution can be built that benefits from our next generation products.   
  • Ability to communicate to application providers, their developers and potential customers, explaining the benefits of our products and enabling them to incorporate them into their solutions. 
  • Ability to communicate and interact in highly technical software development environments and solicit feedback from this community, enabling the correct tool set to support this community. 
  • Ability to evangelize and motivate cross-functional teams during the development process to ensure that the work is completed, and the benefits can be realized. 
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical teams, so each group can understand the vision and associated benefits. 
  • Ability to present basic financial analysis with a cost benefit analyses over time. 
  • Ability to merge input from people of various technical levels into a plan that all can understand and support, while providing clear written communication that can be used as a roadmap. 

The successful candidate will have the following personal character skills: 

  • Dynamic and out-going entrepreneurial sprit 
  • Passion for a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment 
  • Passion for and inquisitive nature for new technology and their application 
  • Passion to get out and meet partners and customers 
  • Get-it-done attitude 
  • Ability to deal with set-backs associated with an ever-changing environment 
  • Ability to promote ideas regardless of source
  • Ability to enjoy the work 

Company Description

Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity in workforce mobilization. Socket Mobile’s revenue is primarily driven by the deployment of third-party barcode enabled mobile applications that integrate Socket Mobile’s cordless barcode scanners and contactless reader/writers. Mobile Applications servicing the specialty retailer, field service, transportation, and manufacturing markets are the primary revenue drivers. Socket Mobile has a network of thousands of developers who use its software developer tools to add sophisticated data capture to their mobile applications. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook, Twitter@socketmobile or subscribe to, the company’s official blog.