Product Manager

7700 S River Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85284
Engineering /
Full-time /
The Company:

Solestial, Inc. is the solar energy company for space.  Solestial’s core technology is a breakthrough ultra-thin silicon solar cell that can self-cure radiation damage at normal operating temperatures in space, packaged in a flexible, lightweight panel designed to achieve minimum degradation for up to 10 years in LEO.  Solestial panels can be mass-produced using automated machines resulting in costs 90% lower than incumbent technologies, with virtually unlimited manufacturing capacity.  From today’s satellite constellations and research projects to tomorrow’s utility-scale energy infrastructure and services in space, Solestial is powering the new space economy.

The Role:

As the Product Manager you will actively participate in cutting edge solar module design and work closely with the growing portfolio of Solestial customers. In addition, you will work closely with production, qualification, and business development to create product roadmaps, develop new panel features, and ensure timely delivery to customers, while meeting specified performance parameters.

This is an exciting position as part of a positive, supportive, and passionate team!  A competitive compensation package, including equity and full benefits (see below), will be offered.

Specific responsibilities to include:

    • Lead technical projects for product development required for specific missions.
    • Manage technical communications with customers as well as internal teams to flow down requirements.
    • Complete conceptual Solar Module Designs using CAD software to respond to RFI and RFPs.
    • Leads coordination of major technical reviews with customer and internal teams.
    • Assist Business Development in reviewing and providing technical content for SOWs, grants, and proposals.
    • Assist the product and program manager teams to define processes and documentation to improve program efficiency.
    • Leads technical projects for product development required for specific missions.

Your Background:

    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
    • 5+ years of industry experience with 2+ years of experience as Program Manager or Systems Engineer, preferably in the space industry
    • Ability to communicate technical material clearly and professionally
    • Ability to represent company professionally to external parties
    • Proficiency with planning and managing schedules
    • Experience with electrical systems or satellite electrical designs and solar arrays or photovoltaic technology
    • Familiarity with solar cell and panel stress testing procedures
    • Experience using AutoCAD or similar design software
    • Process-oriented, flexible with change, comfortable working in less-structured startup environment, offering recommendations for improvement.

Our Benefits:

    • Generous, high-quality medical, dental and vision coverage on day one of employment
    • A minimum of 20 days PTO and 10 paid holidays annually
    • 401K with employer match up to 4% of salary
    • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability and employer-sponsored life insurance
    • Please note: this is an onsite role at our Tempe, AZ office