Product Manager

We are looking for a Product Manager who will be focused on taking GridOS, our innovative and award-winning flagship product, and making it even more robust, scalable, and ready for deployments across North America.

Toronto, Ontario

Opus One Solutions

Opus One is a software engineering company that brings real-time energy management to the smart grid. Through its leading edge offering GridOS™, Opus One delivers a new level of visibility and control to electricity distribution through sophisticated engineering analytics designed to solve and optimize complex power flows. Seamlessly integrating with utility data systems, GridOS™ provides powerful grid management capabilities and unlocks greater potential for distributed energy resources including renewable generation, energy storage and responsive demand. GridOS™ further facilitates the implementation and management of microgrids from homes to communities for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p>Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn&rsquo;t what keeps us up at night; it&rsquo;s what gets us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy.</p> <p>At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and that will make a difference, in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world to a better place.</p> <p>Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it&rsquo;s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it&rsquo;s an engineering feat worth contributing to.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Opus One Solutions is looking for a Product Owner who will be focused on taking GridOS, our innovative and award-winning flagship product, and making it even more robust, scalable, and ready for deployments across North America.</p> <p><strong>Who are you?</strong></p> <p>You are a product manager or owner and you enjoy working collaboratively to define and frame complex problems. You have been involved in product management for a complex software product and are looking for the next challenge. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to think creatively and be innovative. Someone ready to step out of their comfort zone. Someone eager to build a robust, resilient and high-availability product. This is a chance to be on the forefront of new technology.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?</strong></p> <p>Challenges. The electrical power grid is a lifeline to millions of people. Quite literally, this is a system that cannot go down when it comes to hospitals, traffic controls and more. Your challenge is to build a product that reaches that level of quality and reliability.</p> <p>Personal and professional satisfaction. You want to do meaningful work. You don&rsquo;t just want to build and analyze things. You want to directly contribute to technology solutions that matter.</p> <p>Knowledge. This is a great team, passionate about technology. You will have an opportunity to work with both software and energy experts to define and drive leading edge technology to decarbonise our electric grids. You will work with the most modern tech-stacks and the most innovative products in cleantech.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What will our new Product Manager work on? You will:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Gather feedback from subject matter experts and members of the product team to define a high-level prioritized roadmap for the GridOS Platform team.</li> <li>Continuously refine and define processes to ensure that this roadmap is a realistic one.</li> <li>Collaborate with members of R&amp;D to create clear and well articulated epics that focus on systemically building product capabilities and progressively working towards long-term goals.</li> <li>Collaborate with UX and UI designers to break down these prioritized epics into user journeys that provide the design team with the input they need to create wireframes and hi-fi mockups.</li> <li>Participate in agile ceremonies like feature grooming, sprint planning, demos, and retrospectives.</li> <li>Use all of the above to act as the key point of contact for a cross-functional R&amp;D scrum team to give them what they need to develop and deliver world class software</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. You have a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent.</li> <li>The experience. You have 5+ years working in a technical role in software, and 2+ years working in product management.</li> <li>The technical background. You&rsquo;ve held deeply technical roles and have the scars to prove it.</li> <li>The passion. You are passionate about the idea of building a product that matters and embracing the complexities of modernizing today&rsquo;s electrical grid.</li> <li>The vision. You can focus on the big picture and the details. The forest and the trees.</li> <li>The communication. You have exceptional written and oral communication skills. You are a strong presenter and are able to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.</li> <li>The energy. You thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment.</li> <li>The innovation. You have the ability to anticipate problems and provide creative, quick - and reliable - solutions.</li> <li>The domain. Your understanding of the energy sector would be an asset, though not strictly &nbsp;necessary for this software-focused product role.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why join Opus One Solutions?</strong></p> <p>Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we&rsquo;re ready to shine as one of Canada&rsquo;s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions.</p> <p>Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.</p> <p>As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There&rsquo;s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all &ndash; it&rsquo;s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.</p> <p>At Opus One Solutions we understand that not everyone develops their talent and hones their skills in a traditional way. Different paths and experiences are part of the diversity we know we need to succeed. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.</p> <p>Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.</p>