Director, Hardware Product Management

Austin / Texas / Atlanta / Las Vegas / Dallas / Houston / San Francisco Bay Area / San Antonio / Phoenix
Product Development – Product Development /
Full Time /
Remote
About Ampd Energy

At Ampd Energy, we believe in making a zero-emission future for many industries a reality. Founded in 2014, Ampd Energy develops robust, versatile, advanced, compact, and connected battery energy storage systems (BESS) to replace the dirty, noisy, and hazardous diesel generators that power job sites in industries such as construction, civil works, mining, events, film, and utilities.

Ampd Energy is a mission and values-driven company with a diverse, high-performing global team supported by visionary customers who all want to make a difference. We are poised for significant expansion and seek dynamic, passionate team members to help propel our growth. 

We are trailblazers in making the construction industry emission-free. Our dynamic product management team leads the charge, navigating the roadmap and execution of Ampd Energy’s cutting-edge technology. We've developed the Ampd Enertainer, an advanced, compact and connected battery energy storage system (BESS) to replace the dirty, noisy and hazardous diesel generators that power the world's construction. We are on the lookout for individuals who embody an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, and enthusiasm, thriving in an environment of continual learning and evolution.

We are seeking a product leader to steer Ampd Energy’s hardware product vision, focusing on hardware solutions encompassing batteries, power electronics, edge controllers, and edge-to-cloud capabilities. This critical role involves spearheading the development and commercialization of hardware solutions and services, establishing OEM partnerships, and ensuring compliance with market operating requirements. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, customers, and industry partners to drive innovation and deliver market-leading energy storage solutions.

Responsibilities 

Deep Technical Expertise:
- Possess a strong engineering and technical background and understanding of the hardware aspects of battery energy storage systems (BESS) including batteries, power electronics and electrical subsystems, energy management systems, and associated controls.
- Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in energy storage and utilization, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the technical landscape.

Hardware Product Vision:
- Drive the strategic whole-product vision for hardware product development, aligning with Ampd Energy’s overarching goals.

Roadmap Development:
- Develop and maintain comprehensive multi-horizon roadmaps and product requirements documents (PRDs) for hardware platforms, including battery energy storage systems (BESS), edge controllers, and edge-to-cloud capabilities, tailored to diverse markets and use cases.
- Maintain strategic Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) that extend Ampd Energy’s competitive advantage and address marketplace trajectories.

Partnerships and Relationships:
- Foster OEM partnerships and strategic relationships, especially with upstream vendors of key battery energy storage system (BESS) components and subsystems. 

Project Management and Leadership:
- Demonstrate a proven track record in Agile Product Management, showcasing experience in implementing Agile methodologies for effective and dynamic product development.
- Drive iterative and flexible approaches in hardware product development, leveraging proven principles to adapt to changing requirements and market dynamics.

Compliance Assurance:
- Ensure energy storage systems, edge controllers, and edge-to-cloud components, comply with interconnection and market operating requirements.

Collaboration with Engineering and Data Science:
- Collaborate with engineering and data science teams to enhance storage and control hardware capabilities, fostering innovation.
- Having both breadth and depth in understanding of electrical engineering principles will be key for this.

Commercial Product Management Expansion:
- Expand commercial product management responsibilities by actively collaborating with product marketing and sales teams.
- Work closely with product marketing to align product features and benefits with market needs and customer expectations.
- Collaborate with the sales team to develop effective sales strategies, providing product expertise and supporting customer engagements.

Representation:
- Represent Ampd Energy’s offerings in customer settings, trade venues, and industry forums, showcasing thought leadership.

Required Experience
- 10+ years in product management, OEM partnerships, and product commercialization of battery energy storage systems (BESS), power controls and associated Edge hardware components.
- Expertise in strategic guidance, objective analysis, planning, budgeting, and development in emerging energy storage technology.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture Ampd Energy sales, marketing, distribution and skunkworks partnerships, and partnerships with vendors of key battery energy storage system (BESS) components and subsystems.
- Deep knowledge of power sector trends and applications for battery energy storage system (BESS), and control hardware.
- Knowledge spanning engineering, vendors of key battery energy storage system (BESS) components and subsystems, partner networks, sales, customer operations, finance, and marketing.
- Strong interpersonal skills with multi-functional team alignment capabilities.

Preferred Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Master’s degree or PhD.
- International product management experience.
- Proven experience in Agile Product Management with 5+ years of successful implementation in hardware product development; you understand how to marry the interplay of Agile and Waterfall project management.

Ampd Energy offers comprehensive benefits, professional development opportunities, and a multi-cultural, collaborative, and diverse environment.

All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

Ampd Energy is an equal-opportunity employer. All candidates will be assessed on merit without regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, marital status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.