Sr. Product Manager, Powerwall

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Palo Alto, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Ref
63581
Sector
Engineering
Category
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role

The role is part of the Product Management & Application Engineering team for Energy Products at Tesla. This person will be responsible for defining new product features (hardware & software) and offerings for the Powerwall product ecosystem. The goal is to define and help drive newer offerings that expand the scope of the product into newer applications such as off-grid and other non-standard applications. In addition, this role will help conceptualize and drive development of innovative solutions that help drive down total installation costs.

This role requires a strong technical foundation and grasp of the residential solar and storage ecosystem. This person should have a customer focused mindset and work cross functionally with various teams, from deployment to engineering. They must thoroughly understand the needs of the market to help develop offerings & solutions that scale. Members of our team display a rock-solid work ethic, team-oriented personality, original thinking, and a desire to lead the adoption of renewable energy storage at scale.

Responsibilities
  • Identify areas of new applications in key markets and make business cases to support their development. Expectation is that the business cases would be developed on the basis of solid scoping of technical requirements and deep analysis.
  • Establish goals of the new offering programs and work with engineering teams to define core specifications and use cases.
  • Drive pilot launch of new offerings by building cross functional partnerships across the organization.
  • Establish a software and hardware roadmap that support the launch of new applications.
  • Drive development of technical product content around new offerings and applications.
  • Lead decision around implementation of these applications as it relates to ease of installations, and help develop pricing and kitting of balance of systems components
  • Represent the voice of the customer across the organization

Requirements
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in an engineering discipline (preferably EE, ME)
  • Minimum 5 years' work experience, with some in the renewable energy space
  • Must have evidence of hands on product development experience in previous roles
  • Experience in product development for connected devices (software & firmware) is a plus
  • Prior experience in making business cases for technical products & offerings
  • Some business experience interfacing with customer/sales facing teams
  • Solid written & verbal communication skills and experience driving cross functional teams
  • MBA preferred but not required

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