Technical Product Manager / AI Optimization Applications

Stem brings and optimizes energy consumption to business through its distributed storage technology.

Technical Product Manager / Athena Optimization Applications - PD 104 23 B
Reports to: Sr Director of Value Optimization
(Location: Remote, US or Canada)

About Stem
Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, workstyles and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old-school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

What we are looking for:
The Technical Product Manager will be part of Stem’s product team, and will own and extend optimization driven services and applications at Stem. They will work with cross functional stakeholders and SMEs to ensure Stem continues to deliver industry-leading optimization capabilities in behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter energy storage operations and simulations. This individual will report to the Sr Director of Value Optimization and work closely with the Head of Machine Learning and Simulations, Head of Optimization and Controls, and cross-functional team members to define the roadmap and execute on the delivery of optimization capabilities of the Athena platform. They also will be responsible for information dissemination within Stem, and stakeholder management around optimization services.

- Collaborate with stakeholders to act as primary contributor to the product roadmap for product and feature delivery related to Athena optimization and simulation offerings.
- Own and prioritize technical product backlog in development of Stem’s optimization and simulation offerings, supporting products that meet and exceed customer requirements and respond to energy transition needs.
- Assess and address technical risks and delivery risks to ensure timely delivery of products and features.
- Participate in agile processes and ceremonies within the team, and follow high standards for automation, quality and transparency/observability.
- Collaborate with the engineering team in the high level design of data pipelines, optimization algorithms, and software systems.
- Identify and understand stakeholder needs, market requirements, and revenue program requirements and translate them into specific and clearly documented functional requirements for the engineering team.
- Understand, research, and follow technical trends in the energy industry.
- Conduct competitive market assessments and capability assessment regularly.
- Provide internal and customer training on how to use the different optimization products at Stem.
- Answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities.
- Serve as a subject matter expert to the data science and software community within Stem on optimization.
- Analyze key performance indicators, report on these indicators at a regular cadence to the Sr Director of Value Optimization.
- Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.
- Facilitate the creation and maintenance of product documentation.
- Foster a strong technical culture characterized by high-quality implementations, effective organizational communication, decisiveness and speed, constructive conflict resolution, and a can-do mentality.
- Establish effective and collaborative cross-functional working relationships with peers, developers, and operations teams.

Required Experience:
- 5+ years experience in delivering industry-leading software and data science products.
- Electric power industry domain experience with demonstrated understanding of renewable energy, power systems, wholesale power markets, retail tariff structures, and Smart Grid technologies.
- Expert knowledge of energy system operational optimization.
- Prior work with cross-functional product development teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance, and operations. Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.
- Experience working in an Agile engineering organization.

Desired Technical Experience:
- Application areas: Wholesale market participation and energy asset portfolio optimization, preferably using battery and solar PV systems, and energy asset portfolio optimization behind-the-meter subject to retail tariff and aggregation level operational constraints.
- Understand and model value streams, incentives and constraints applicable to front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter battery storage systems operating at commercial and industrial scale sites, utility scale power plants, micro-grids, EV charging stations, etc.
- Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and microservices architecture
- Familiarity with linear and mixed integer linear programming techniques
- Familiarity with optimization solvers and libraries like Gurobi, CPLEX, cvxpy, pyomo etc.
- Experience with cloud technologies– AWS preferred
- Experience with BI and visualization tools such as Tableau, Jupyter
- Power user of JIRA, Confluence
- Experience with algorithm ops: Validation, simulation and deployment pipeline, feature engineering, A/B testing

General Qualifications:
- Extraordinary communication skills, and able to present on complex technical topics to non-technical audiences.
- Experience in high-quality companies known for excellence in engineering is highly desirable.
- Intellectually curious: You’re interested in understanding and experimenting with new cutting-edge technologies. You want to dive deep into technical matters and can hold your own in discussions with engineers.
- Decisiveness: You gather the data and make informed, critical decisions quickly.
- Experience in full life cycle agile engineering practices ranging from concept, design, development, and QA to continuous release and maintenance.
- An entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to operate successfully in a high-growth company environment.
- A positive, energetic, can-do attitude: You’re driven to succeed, achievement-oriented, and self-motivated with high integrity, principles, and ethics.

- Masters degree in Engineering, Sciences
- 5 years of experience as a technical contributor and/or product manager working on energy systems optimization.

Job Location: Remote US or Canada

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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