Announcing the Nexar Associate Product Manager (APM) and Associate Product Designer (APD) Programs

Eran Shir
3 min readNov 13, 2018


We’re very excited to launch a new program to train the next generation of world class Product Managers and Product Designers in Israel. As an APM or APD at Nexar you’ll be put through a rigorous rotational training program intended to teach strategy, empathy, data analysis and execution all while having tremendous impact and ownership over Nexar’s core products.

This is a 12 month program with 4 month rotations across the Growth, Driver Experience and Data teams. The program will include lectures from industry leaders, very hands on training from leaders within the company and a world trip to key Nexar markets across the globe in order to truly understand our customers. Over time you will be granted more and more responsibility to develop initiatives, drive implementation and own outcomes critical to making the roads safer.

Nexar’s Office

About Nexar

Nexar is building the equivalent of air traffic control for the age of autonomous transport: the system that allows massive numbers of vehicles to operate safely in close proximity. We use AI, machine vision, sensor fusion, real-time networking and quite a bunch of other clever technologies to create a new, delightful, and really safe, driving experience, powered by your smartphone, with the potential of saving the 1,300,000 people who die on the road every year.

On the way, we capture and understand driving the world’s roads probably better than anyone else, with drivers from dozens of countries using Nexar for their commute or as part of their job.

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What is the structure of the program and how long is it?

The program is a 12 month rotation working across various product teams at Nexar. At the end of the program based on your skills, interests and company needs you will be placed in a full time product management or product design position.

When are applications due and when does the program begin?

We are accepting applicants until Nov 30th and will begin in early Jan 2019.

How many people are you hiring?

Our first class will have up to 3 APMs and up to 3 APDs.

Who should apply for the program?

For the APM program we’re welcoming people from all backgrounds including:

  • Entrepreneurs who want to get experience scaling companies
  • Experienced Engineers who are looking to transition into product
  • New PMs with one or two years of experience
  • Designers, Growth Hackers, MBAs and others with deep empathy, passionate about product and data analysis, humility, and a growth mindset

For the APD program we’re looking for designers who are excited about:

  • Working with world class technologists on cutting edge life saving solutions
  • Making AI and deep learning human-friendly and useful for everyone
  • Working on multidisciplinary teams, leading on real user research in an agile environment

What if I don’t live in Israel?

Nexar is a global company with offices in SF, NY, Tel Aviv and Bangalore. Currently the programs are only available in our Tel Aviv office, but if you are interested in moving here we offer a relocation package. Check out our BETA program.

What is the interview process?

You will meet with key members of product, marketing, design, engineering and executive teams over multiple rounds of interviews. Additionally a take home assignment to demonstrate your product thinking will be given.

What do PMs at Nexar do?

Check out a day in the life of a PM at Nexar

What sort of training will I receive?

We will be conducting a rigorous training program covering (in part):

  • Customer Development & User research
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • UX for IoT
  • Product Prioritization
  • Managing Execution for High Velocity
  • The Product / Engineering partnership
  • Product Marketing & GTM

What if I’m a more seasoned PM or Designer?

Check out our careers page to see if there are more senior positions available.

How do I apply?

Job Descriptions and applications can be found here for:

Applications are due by Nov 30th 2018.



Eran Shir

Founder of Nexar - Making Driving Sane