Product Operations Manager at Equilibrium Energy

SF Bay Area or Remote

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About our Company

Equilibrium Energy is a well-funded, Series A clean energy startup backed by some of the most prominent institutional investors in climate. We are building a digital native power company operating at the intersection of grid variability, market volatility, economic optimization, commercial structuring, and risk management, across the end-to-end power value chain. Our mission is to accelerate our collective path to climate, energy, and societal equilibriums. Our goal is to become one of the next-generation, digital-native, end-to-end global clean power companies that reshapes the energy industry.

New colleagues will share our vision that a next-generation energy company must be built from the ground up on deep industry expertise combined with an unwavering commitment to modern digital approaches. We design our commercial strategies, operational approaches, and product suites so as to best leverage data-driven insights, automated workflows, ML-infused pipelines, and fully automated decision engines. These capabilities are enabled by our progressively modern software stack and engineering best practices, which in turn provide the scalable platform we need to put a serious dent in carbon emissions. We’re looking for collaborative, talented, passionate and resourceful folks to join our team and help us lay the foundation for our important mission and ambitious plan.

About the Job

At Equilibrium, we are building a company where collaborative and cross-functional innovation across deeply integrated and cohesive product and engineering teams drives superior product vision, design and execution. We are looking for a Product Operations Manager who shares our vision that an energy company can be built from the ground up leveraging deep domain expertise alongside a commitment to data, ML, AI, and the automated workflows to autonomously act upon data-driven insights. This product leader will devise, improve, and execute on our product operations activities while helping to innovate capabilities that underpin the company’s future successes. 

At Equilibrium, Product Operations includes all the design, execution, and support required to ensure our products perform at a high standard. In the near-term, you will work cross-functionally with business operators, engineers, and the broader product organization to execute our deeply-technical product operations processes to support our first company revenues and subsequent venture financing. In the medium-term, you will hone your expert mastery of the product operations processes to help us scale our product reach from 1 to N. Lastly, you will sharpen your communication proficiency to effectively convey and codify robust standards that ensure consistency at scale.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and support our product operations efforts 
    • Lead design and continuous improvement of our Product Operations processes, including:
      • Defining our product’s key performance indicators and designing performance assessment infrastructure, while monitoring and course-correcting product performance.
      • Streamlining and improving the quality of the product development process with a focus on improving sustainable operational performance in production 
    • Work directly with the product management and engineering teams to design new capabilities, processes, and features to ensure operational success
    • Work closely with product managers to help coordinate strategic alignment across our capabilities and product suites
  • Contribute to product strategy of  Equilibrium’s product suites
    • Identify data and collateral required for constructing coherent and data-driven decisions to inform  product strategy
    • Nurture relationships with key stakeholders and seek their input into product strategy
    • Build and maintain knowledge bases, disseminate insights, and serve as a domain-expert to promote product strategies
    • Identify growth opportunities into additional capabilities, use cases, markets, and geographies
  • Lead product analysis to improve capabilities and support growth
    • Compile stakeholder feedback and clearly document analytical approaches
    • Work with product management colleagues to systematize product analyses and adding new analytical templates to our product development and operations playbook 
    • Continuously improve and extend our product analysis capabilities
    • Compile datasets that allow us to create realistic product prototypes
  • Oversee operational delivery of product features
    • Collect data and collateral directly useable to inform product delivery efforts
    • Define and oversee deployment of systems that track our product’s operational performance, including support for potential compliance activities within regulated environments
    • Continuously improve product delivery lead-times by emphasizing product operational readiness
  • Serve as a collaborative team member within the product organization, helping to fulfill our company mission and ambition
    • Embody the company’s and product organization’s principles via your day-to-day contributions 
    • Contribute to improving the product organization’s value contribution, productivity, process improvement, and culture

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a technical or business discipline with a heavy focus on analytics (i.e., Engineering, Economics, Statistics) or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong competency in  an analytical / data toolkit (i.e., Advanced Excel, SQL, Tableau, etc.)
  • A strong desire to learn about the energy industry
  • A commitment to traversing a steep technical learning curve, mastering a complex product operations ecosystem, and studying a sophisticated technology landscape
  • A passion for contributing to our company’s clean energy mission and people-first principles 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in software product operations, top tier management consulting, or business operations role
  • 2-5 years of experience in the energy industry, energy trading experience a strong plus
  • Software and/or data science experience a strong plus
  • Experience working with a broad range of data analysis tools (i.e., Excel, SQL, R, Tableau, Plotly/Dash, etc.)

Not sure this is the right role for you?

We are a high growth company with accelerating hiring needs so there’s a great chance we’ll be able to create a custom role for you, now or in the future. All roles, titles and compensation packages are tailored to the applicant, so apply anyways and tell us in your cover letter about your dream role. 

What we offer

Equilibrium is composed of deeply knowledgeable industry experts across all our functions, with decades of experience in energy-specific commercial structuring, power systems engineering, machine learning, computational research, operations research, distributed and compute-intensive infrastructure, and modern software & ML engineering. Our experience in the space means we’ve previously built versions of nearly every technical component of our platform. We are now designing them better, and combining them in a holistic and novel way, to achieve global scale and climate impact. We pride ourselves on our deeply empathetic & collaborative culture, honest and direct but respectful communication, and our balanced, flexible, and remote-first work environment. 

Employee benefits include: 

  • Competitive base salary and a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and 401k package
  • Opportunity to own a significant piece of the company via a meaningful equity grant
  • Unlimited vacation and flexible work schedule
  • Ability to work remotely from anywhere in the United States & Europe, or join one of our regional hubs in Boston, SF Bay Area, or London
  • Accelerated professional growth and development opportunities through direct collaboration and mentorship from leading industry expert colleagues across energy and tech

Equilibrium Energy is a diverse and inclusive, equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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