Product Manager

at 
Antora Energy
Posted on 
22 Nov
JOB CATEGORY
Remote

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable energy for industrial processes.

Antora Energy's thermal energy storage soaks up excess solar and wind electricity and uses it to heat blocks of carbon so they glow like inside a toaster (but very bright!). This thermal energy is then delivered to customers as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C, on demand. In short, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels.

Our future hinges on heavy industry. Antora Energy’s technology eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels for industrial heat and power, the biggest source of greenhouse gasses on earth.
We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are a high-growth start-up backed by industry-leading investors in our category. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change.

Position Summary

This is a critical role within the commercialization team to accelerate the productization of our thermal energy storage technology. Work as the bridge between business and engineering by owning key internal communications around market and product requirements. Help define go-to-market strategies by developing product roadmaps that will unlock new business opportunities. (This position is in the Bay Area but could support a hybrid remove/in-person configuration).

Roles & Responsibilities
- Gather and prioritize a set of product and customer requirements for current and future products / product applications
- Create processes for generating and maintaining a set of product documentation (e.g., MRDs, PRDs, product datasheets, etc.)
- Be the internal voice of the customer to guide engineering decisions
- Develop tools that can be used by engineering teams to explore design tradeoffs and sensitivities
- Own the development of a product roadmap and product release schedule, setting the vision for future products and applications. 
- Organize and lead quarterly product goal setting meetings and product quality reviews. 
- Participate in sprint planning meetings and standups as needed. 
- Explore new markets and opportunities to find creative solutions for emerging problems (e.g., how can our core technology be used to decarbonize cement?)
- Test products’ effectiveness and collect user feedback.

Key Qualifications
- 3+ years of experience in a product manager role working on bringing new industrial hardware products to market
- Familiarity with new energy technology
- Familiarity with energy economics
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organization skills
- Customer focused mindset
- Self-starter and highly motivated individual

Benefits
- A competitive salary
- Stock options
- A premium benefits package, including:
- 100% employer premium coverage for Anthem PPO Gold health plan
- Option for Anthem PPO Platinum health plan, with employer premium coverage up to Gold level
- Vision and dental coverage
- Life insurance
- 50% health insurance premium coverage for dependents
- Flexible spending account for health care and dependent care
- 401(K) plan
- Industry-leading paid time off policy, including flexible and inclusive holiday observance
- Additional volunteer time off
- Dedicated benefits manager to help employees navigate insurance and our broader benefits
- A flexible schedule and a work culture that is supportive of the differing constraints we all have on our time 
- A team of kind, energetic, and passionate people that values and supports people from all different backgrounds
- Company-supported career development opportunities
- The opportunity to be a leader in a rapidly-growing organization
- A supportive, respectful, and creative environment
- The opportunity to work in an environment in which your everyday actions have the potential for enormous impact in clean energy and climate

About Antora Energy

Antora Energy is a rapidly-growing startup on a mission to decarbonize our energy system by commercializing a new class of ultra-low-cost energy storage. Antora's modular thermal battery technology is charged by electricity, and can discharge both electricity and process heat up to 1500°C. With costs 20x lower than existing storage products, Antora's thermal battery solution reduces customer energy costs while increasing resiliency and slashing total heat and electricity emissions. This breakthrough solution is uniquely positioned to provide zero-carbon heat and electricity at prices below fossil fuels, and ultimately enable deep decarbonization across both the industrial sector and the electric power sector.

Our team consists of leading technology experts and entrepreneurs with deep experience building and scaling new technologies for decarbonization. We are backed by the world’s leading venture capital firms, as well as the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and California Energy Commission. Antora Energy was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth.

Job Description

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable energy for industrial processes.

Antora Energy's thermal energy storage soaks up excess solar and wind electricity and uses it to heat blocks of carbon so they glow like inside a toaster (but very bright!). This thermal energy is then delivered to customers as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C, on demand. In short, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels.

Our future hinges on heavy industry. Antora Energy’s technology eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels for industrial heat and power, the biggest source of greenhouse gasses on earth.
We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are a high-growth start-up backed by industry-leading investors in our category. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change.

Position Summary

This is a critical role within the commercialization team to accelerate the productization of our thermal energy storage technology. Work as the bridge between business and engineering by owning key internal communications around market and product requirements. Help define go-to-market strategies by developing product roadmaps that will unlock new business opportunities. (This position is in the Bay Area but could support a hybrid remove/in-person configuration).

Roles & Responsibilities
- Gather and prioritize a set of product and customer requirements for current and future products / product applications
- Create processes for generating and maintaining a set of product documentation (e.g., MRDs, PRDs, product datasheets, etc.)
- Be the internal voice of the customer to guide engineering decisions
- Develop tools that can be used by engineering teams to explore design tradeoffs and sensitivities
- Own the development of a product roadmap and product release schedule, setting the vision for future products and applications. 
- Organize and lead quarterly product goal setting meetings and product quality reviews. 
- Participate in sprint planning meetings and standups as needed. 
- Explore new markets and opportunities to find creative solutions for emerging problems (e.g., how can our core technology be used to decarbonize cement?)
- Test products’ effectiveness and collect user feedback.

Key Qualifications
- 3+ years of experience in a product manager role working on bringing new industrial hardware products to market
- Familiarity with new energy technology
- Familiarity with energy economics
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organization skills
- Customer focused mindset
- Self-starter and highly motivated individual

Benefits
- A competitive salary
- Stock options
- A premium benefits package, including:
- 100% employer premium coverage for Anthem PPO Gold health plan
- Option for Anthem PPO Platinum health plan, with employer premium coverage up to Gold level
- Vision and dental coverage
- Life insurance
- 50% health insurance premium coverage for dependents
- Flexible spending account for health care and dependent care
- 401(K) plan
- Industry-leading paid time off policy, including flexible and inclusive holiday observance
- Additional volunteer time off
- Dedicated benefits manager to help employees navigate insurance and our broader benefits
- A flexible schedule and a work culture that is supportive of the differing constraints we all have on our time 
- A team of kind, energetic, and passionate people that values and supports people from all different backgrounds
- Company-supported career development opportunities
- The opportunity to be a leader in a rapidly-growing organization
- A supportive, respectful, and creative environment
- The opportunity to work in an environment in which your everyday actions have the potential for enormous impact in clean energy and climate

About Antora Energy

Antora Energy is a rapidly-growing startup on a mission to decarbonize our energy system by commercializing a new class of ultra-low-cost energy storage. Antora's modular thermal battery technology is charged by electricity, and can discharge both electricity and process heat up to 1500°C. With costs 20x lower than existing storage products, Antora's thermal battery solution reduces customer energy costs while increasing resiliency and slashing total heat and electricity emissions. This breakthrough solution is uniquely positioned to provide zero-carbon heat and electricity at prices below fossil fuels, and ultimately enable deep decarbonization across both the industrial sector and the electric power sector.

Our team consists of leading technology experts and entrepreneurs with deep experience building and scaling new technologies for decarbonization. We are backed by the world’s leading venture capital firms, as well as the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and California Energy Commission. Antora Energy was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth.

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