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Director, Product Management

Aurora Solar

Aurora Solar

Posted on Friday, May 24, 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 BuiltIn.com 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 Team

You will lead a team that powers the platform underpinning all of Aurora’s software products, including leads, proposals, designs, and plan sets. The highly collaborative and deeply technical team partners closely with other product teams to build the foundation on which the transition to solar energy is taking place. On any given day the team will be gathering input and vision from the CEO, presenting proposed solutions to customers, or collaborating with other product teams to build elegant solutions that span the entire product suite.

About the Role

This role is highly collaborative and cross-functional, and the ideal leader speaks with ease to customers, engineering partners, executives, designers, researchers, subject matter experts, and other product managers. You will identify and build key components of our software platform, making them available to internal and external teams through shared workflows, integration frameworks, and API interfaces. Your focus on unlocking future opportunities will expand Aurora’s product suite to power the entire solar ecosystem and lead the transition to renewable energy.

Your Impact

  • Build and develop a successful team of Product Managers that develops a culture of innovation, collaboration, and respect

  • Craft a strategic vision that evangelizes Aurora's long-term mission, taking into account rapid, repeatable, and sustained growth. Own a product roadmap that moves the company toward your vision and revisit priorities as market conditions change

  • Define metrics and KPIs with tracking mechanisms that measure product success connected to near and long-term goals

  • With cross-functional partners, define and manage capacity ensuring efficient allocation of resources, optimizing for planned and unplanned product initiatives

  • Develop new opportunities. With your finger on the pulse of the market and your viewpoint informed by customers, you are uniquely positioned to discover and develop new opportunities

What You Bring

  • Minimum of 3 years experience building and managing teams of Product Managers bringing technical SaaS products to market. You should be passionate about developing the next generation of product leaders, showing them what great execution looks like, and mentoring them through solving increasingly complex problems

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to convey and bring clarity to complex topics to cross-functional stakeholders

  • Proven track record of analyzing and interpreting complex data models and relationships, leading to the successful development and launch of new products targeting diverse personas and markets

  • Demonstrated history of shipping products quickly and iteratively in a startup environment

Nice to Haves

  • Technical degree, e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, etc.

  • 1+ years of equivalent background knowledge or experience working in the solar industry

  • A successful candidate does not necessarily need to be a domain expert, though that is a plus - we strive to hire someone who has at least 3 years of proven experience demonstrating curiosity, logic, and creativity among challenges, as well as leadership and influence across a variety of technical/non-technical functions

What We Offer

  • 🏖️Flexible PTO - Take the time when you need it

  • 🍼Parental Leave - 16 weeks with 100% base salary + gradual return to work

  • 💰WFH Stipend - An initial $675 CAD(Non-engineers) or $1000 CAD (Engineering roles)

  • 🏢 Coworking Stipend - $400 CAD/month if you prefer to be at a coworking facility near you

  • ☀️Energize Fridays - Company-wide days to log off and recharge

  • 📶Connectivity Stipend - Up to $100 CAD/month towards internet or phone

  • 🩺Medical, Dental, and Vision - Aurora will cover 100% of premiums for employee-only and dependent coverage of our supplemental medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Please take a look at our 2024 Canadian Benefits Booklet for a deeper dive into our offerings

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.