Product Manager – VPP

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This is a San Francisco based position that is currently remote and will have a hybrid schedule once we return to office. We are open to candidates willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area. ABOUT GELI Geli (Growing Energy Labs, Inc.) provides software and business solutions to design, connect, and operate energy storage systems ranging in size from residential to utility-scale, as well as grid-tied, microgrid, and off-grid systems. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy projects using a seamless hardware-agnostic software platform. Geli is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers most recognized for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. OUR VISION Geli is committed to helping make the planet a cleaner, better place to live, both with our software products and through our everyday actions. Imagine a world where there is less reliance on non-renewable power, where you source your electricity from your neighbors rather than from power stations hundreds of miles away and software makes the best possible use of the solar, wind, and battery storage available. This is our vision. We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues that are not only fluent in technology, but also share our vision of a world running on 100% renewable energy. ABOUT THE JOB The Product Manager- VPP is responsible for definition of GELI’s VPP (Virtual Power Plant) platform for Residential& commercial applications. This position supports the development of a scalable, hardware agnostic software platform that accelerates grid integration of DER resources. The platform further enables DER fleets to participate in utility programs via demand response programs and other grid service programs. This position will work closely with GELI’s software engineering & project management team. This is a high-visibility, high-impact position in a fast-growing team with an opportunity to contribute to overall business strategy and product vision. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with demonstrated success in a consulting/advisory role for cross-functional teams. RESPONSIBILITIES Write detailed product requirements for VPP platform and work closely with optimization, forecasting, cloud & control SW teams. Own customer journey and workflows and support creation of monitoring UI, fleet aggregation & fleet management UI Lead the integration efforts with various SW partners via API, cloud or driver integration and DER integration via Open ADR, IEEE 2030.5 or other protocols. Define test criteria and use case for new product verification and follow through with M&V of released SW products. Serve as a subject matter expert on VPP programs, Demand response programs, Load control programs & fleet aggregation concepts. Lead product lifecycle from inception-to-launch and manage subsequent market delivery. This position has primary focus in US markets but also support AU, EU and Japan markets. All other duties as assigned by Senior Management REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s Degree or higher in Power System, Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering 5 years product management experience working with EMS providers, VPP platform providers, utility company or electricity retailers. Strong understanding of tariff structure, demand response programs, power market operations Experience working with internal & external stakeholders and setting expectations. Understanding of mathematical optimization & forecasting techniques preferred Strong analytical capability and financial acumen Able to convert complex technical requirements into an actionable plan. Ability to handle multiple tasks in pressure situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills REQUIRED COMPETENCIES Demonstrated experience bringing successful products to the market in Solar, Wind and/or Energy Storage Passionate about solving customers’ problems and focused on product value to the customer Focused on the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of the products and be comfortable letting the Engineering team figure out how to deliver features Self-starter and self-motivated leader working with a cross-functional team Ideally have read: Understands the value of hypotheses, experimentation, and learning. Leadership by example Strong work & teamwork ethic Excellent written and verbal communication skills BENEFITS OF WORKING AT GELI Competitive salary commensurate with experience Competitive benefits offerings Conveniently accessible location in downtown San Francisco Flexible work-from-home-office opportunities, as determined by the position and job duties Cigna and Kaiser options – available by region Cigna Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Cigna medical plan Company-paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance Voluntary benefits include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance 401(k) with a 4% employer match 3 weeks of paid Parental Leave Sick time- 72 hours frontloaded per calendar year Vacation time (Flex time), and 13 Paid Holidays Health Advocate wellness and concierge services Wellness programs with our benefits providers Commuter benefits EAP Bereavement leave- 5 paid days WORK ENVIRONMENT Make a difference: join a group of people who are passionate about renewable energy Have an impact: the company is still small enough that everyone’s contribution has a significant impact on the success of the company Many opportunities to lead teams, and projects, and contribute to development Casual professional working environment: there’s no need to dress up, just present your best self Work collaboratively in a diverse environment- we commit to reaching better decisions by respecting opinions and working through disagreements DIVERSITY We value the insights that a diverse team can bring. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in tech. Growing Energy Labs, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

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