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Staff Product Manager

Aurora Solar

Aurora Solar

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Aurora Solar

Aurora is on a mission to create a future of solar for all. Our award-winning software puts the power of data and technology into the hands of every solar professional to make solar adoption simple and predictable. Our software has designed millions of solar projects so far, empowering solar companies to sell, design, and install residential and commercial solar arrays accurately, seamlessly, and at scale.

We are a remote-first collaborative team of sustainable energy enthusiasts who love what we do. We’ve been named one of "The Best Mid-Sized Remote Companies To Work for in 2024" by and have been recognized for the second time as a Certified Green Business (CGB) with the city of San Francisco. We’re in this together to support the world’s transition to solar.

About the Role

Aurora Solar seeks mindful and strategic product managers passionate about delivering simple, useful, and unique solutions to intricate challenges. Our product managers embody a customer-centric approach, dedicated to integrating the voice of our customers into every aspect of our work and empowering our organization to overcome the most significant obstacles our customers face.

This role will focus on the EU market to ensure product alignment and adaptability to meet market-specific cultural and language requirements. Additionally, the role requires close attention to political and economic influences within the solar industry, analyzing their potential impact on the product, and making appropriate adjustments.

The responsibilities include synthesizing various information from the region, such as data, user research, customer interactions, and internal stakeholder perspectives. The information will be used to identify and prioritize regional problem areas, ensuring a targeted approach to addressing challenges and driving product innovation.

Your Impact

  • Set a compelling long-term vision to drive growth through EU expansion

  • Set a strategy to achieve that vision that is coherent with the company mission, the larger product and business strategy, the competitive landscape, and market trends

  • Understand the culture and local market to influence the product strategy

  • Meet regularly with our executive-level team members across departments to align a strategy, priorities, and execution plan

  • Work closely with peers in Product Management, Product Design, Engineering, and GTM to align on strategy, resources, priorities, and roadmaps

  • Work collaboratively with all our product development teams to plan and execute a roadmap that drives growth in international markets

  • Build a deep understanding of our entire suite of products, how we serve customer needs today, and what ways we can extend our products to fit new market needs

  • Meet with customers, partners, vendors, and industry leaders to build an understanding of product opportunities in new markets

  • Conduct hands-on research with customers to identify user needs and test solutions

  • Perform industry & competitive landscape research to define the strategic context for expansion into international markets

  • Define the top product priorities for driving international growth, set clear & measurable goals, and track progress toward objectives & key results

  • Accelerate our international growth by supporting product development teams and removing obstacles

What You Bring

  • Leadership: able to set the direction, inspire the team, and make key decisions to drive the company forward

  • Experience: 7+ years of product management experience with a track record of achieving results through Product Management leadership at the company level, especially with relevant experience driving product expansion into new markets

  • Big Thinking: to define, align, and evangelize a product vision and strategy

  • Collaboration: a reliable and valued member of the team to encourage and enable others to succeed

  • Emotional intelligence: listens, appreciates, and promotes team members’ perspectives, goals, and opportunities

  • User focus: passionate about creating the best product solutions for your users

  • Systems thinking: able to dissect complex systems, workflows, and multiple user personas to create the best solutions within the surrounding context

  • Software development expertise: able to identify and act on opportunities to improve agile software development teams

  • Rigor: asks hard questions, validates their assumptions, and guides the way to achieving goals

  • Outcome-orientation: focuses on business results, not output

  • Data-driven: able to evaluate data from multiple sources across the organization, and use data to inform key decisions. Surfaces and evangelizes progress toward key metrics

  • Communication: able to clearly articulate ideas, concerns, and opportunities

  • As needed, up to 15-20% of international travel (Central Europe)

Nice to Haves

  • Technical degree or background

  • MBA or relevant business-wide experience

  • Proficient or fluent in German and other European languages

Where Aurorans are: Aurora currently has teams within the US, Canada, Mexico, and Germany with additional locations on the horizon. We’re united in our work to support the world’s transition to solar!

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

Aurora is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible experience for all candidates. If you require a reasonable accommodation that would better enable your success during the application or interview process, please complete this form.

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.