Product Manager

Playa Vista, California | Permanent | Job ID #54626 |
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Onward Search is seeking a Product Manager to join the team of an energy tech start-up client. You will be reporting to the VP of Product and will be responsible for:

  • Owning the product lifecycle of new features and services from ideation through launch and iteration
  • Developing and managing consumer-facing features and product experiences for both mobile & web apps
  • Identifying backend and platform-level requirements for a B2C entity that interfaces with a wide range of public & private entities to deliver services to users
  • Ability to read and digest regulatory publications and translate them into product requirements for Engineering on both the front and backend
  • Generating air-tight product requirements and user stories, and communicating them clearly to the relevant teams
  • A/B testing implementation and data analysis at all stages of the consumer journey including marketing, conversion, retention, churn, and reactivation
  • Working with Engineering to foster an environment of quick-turnaround to ship
  • Problem-solving in real time with a lean team, facing challenges and circumstances with no industry precedent to follow


  • 4-10 years of product management or technology management roles on small or mid-size development teams
  • Must have B2C experience working on both web and mobile apps (iOS and Android) with robust shipping rates
  • Experience with web enrollment and mixed platforms
  • Ability to discover opportunities, develop execution strategies, and define & deliver products
  • Entrepreneurial mindset in terms of feature development, live-ops, problem solving, and cross-team initiatives
  • Must be data-oriented and have the ability to identify KPIs, analyze numbers, and make action-oriented decisions based on data
  • Previous experience using data to evaluate, iterate, and optimize a product before sending it out again
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate and evangelize technical initiatives, platform releases, and product trends in the mobile & web consumer space
  • Ability to learn about energy tech and financial instrument trends, their impacts on the product roadmap, and how they drive innovation
  • Poised demeanor, with the ability to keep calm under pressure and ensure decisions are made methodically, with a highest-impact-first approach

Bonus Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems or related
  • Experience managing products that use microservices architecture, AWS, Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Ability to use tools and technology to verify product behavior, troubleshoot technical issues and clearly articulate for Engineering to follow up
  • Experience with energy, green technologies, and/or smart-home


Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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