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Sr. Product Manager, Monitoring Platform

Req ID:  90628

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SunPower is seeking a high-energy Software Product Manager for our next-generation monitoring platform. This role will be responsible for building upon SunPower’s monitoring software time-series platform. Core responsibilities include participation in the creation, validation, and ongoing refinement of the overall software strategy, and leading the development of the monitoring platform, both as part of SunPower’s comprehensive digital strategy. The ideal candidate will be strong technically, and comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders across our customers, partners, and internal organization. This person must have experience with time-series data, microservices architecture, and be capable of driving business-level decisions at all levels of the organization. 

The product manager must be comfortable working with users to identify pain points, designers to visualize new features, and engineers to transform stories into the software. Must be adept at writing user stories, executing with engineers, and managing an agile backlog. 

The position will touch all aspects of SunPower’s monitoring platform – from the IoT platform to B2B and B2C applications to Analytics, focusing primarily on processing and aggregation of time-series data ingested from millions of devices around the world. 


Essential Duties: 

  • Manage the development of the next generation of SunPower’s monitoring software, through which SunPower’s systems are monitored and managed 

  • Work with the design team to develop user personas based on qualitative and quantitative data, user interviews, and user workshops 

  • Work with SunPower dealers and homeowners to identify software pain points 

  • Generate product insights based on identified feature requests, pain points, and overall software strategy 

  • Clearly articulate product decisions to users, the product team, internal stakeholders, and engineers 

  • Manage project planning, sprint and release planning, demos, and other Scrum-related meetings 

  • Create, maintain, prioritize, and sequence the product backlog based on business value or ROI 

  • Conduct post-launch user feedback sessions to support continuous software improvement 

  • Provide ongoing tracking and analysis of key product competitors 

  • Collaborate with marketing, brand, customer experience, and other software stakeholders to create a uniform software experience across SunPower software systems 

  • Work alongside other product managers to deliver interdependent feature sets 



Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent experience 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • A minimum of eight years of relevant experience with time-series data processing and aggregation 

  • Experience with IoT products and services

  • Understanding of software architecture and experience with building API based products

  • Experience with building applications that leverage time-series data 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with, and coordinate, cross-functional teams 

  • A proven ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of clients and partners 


Preferred Requirements: 

  • A graduate degree (e.g. MBA) is a plus, but not required 

  • Experience working with Agile software development teams 

  • Understanding of energy data and the home energy ecosystem 

  • Experience in the solar industry 



  • Strong communications skills – both verbal and written 

  • Ability to author technical user stories for monitoring platform and microservices architecture 

  • Ability to absorb complex subjects and distill them into an easily digestible form for other team members 

  • Self-starter, able to thrive in a fast-paced and continually changing environment 

  • Leadership skills and strong analytical skills 


Other Pertinent Information:

  • The candidate must be legally entitled to work and reside in the United States 

  • Position can be located in San Jose CA, Richmond CA, Austin TX, or remote 


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