Product Manager

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Utility Data Made Easy UtilityAPI is a utility data service for the new energy economy. Hundreds of energy vendors use us every ...

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Job Description

About Us 

UtilityAPI increases data access across energy partnerships for the clean energy transition, which requires highly complex integrations between software platforms and infrastructural hardware that span beyond a century in technological design. 

We value the insights that a diverse team can bring. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented and underestimated in tech, including people with disabilities, non-traditional education backgrounds, and intersectional identities. 

We encourage applications from any interested candidate, even if you do not meet all the listed requirements. UtilityAPI is committed to an inclusive workplace that values non-traditional work histories. 


About the Role 

You will be UtilityAPI’s first Product Manager, which means your perspective will be crucial in the product team’s formation. Your voice will have a lasting impact on UtilityAPI’s products, processes, and team culture. 

If this excites you, read on! 


You will: 

  • lead the iterative development of projects and new features.
    • and take on project management in a hybrid product-project management role
  • work closely with the Director of Product, Product Designer, Technical Project Manager, and engineering team to scope, develop, and launch products. 
  • collaborate with our CTO and VP of Engineering, Customer Success, Sales, Business Development, and Policy teams to:
    • help manage and prioritize our backlog
    • help guide our go-to-market strategy
    • incorporate customer feedback into our development lifecycles
    • push product release information across cross-functional teams 
  • work with customers to define requirements, prioritize the backlog, and set the scope.
  • drive discussions and clearly communicate expectations to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • understand the market, competition, customers, and user needs.
  • articulate our value proposition for technical and non-technical audiences



  • Salary $85-125k, depending on experience and location 
  • Stock options
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance 
  • 401k + matching 


About You 

You are someone who:

  • has 2+ years product management experience (as a product owner or product manager), in an Agile environment, from architecture through release, maintenance, and support 
  • is eager to learn in all capacities 
  • is a self-starter, proactive problem solver and experimenter 
  • has high levels of organization 
  • is an attentive listener 
  • has adaptive communication skills, including the ability to translate information across diverse stakeholders including sales, business development, marketing, policy, engineering, technical and non-technical customers, etc. 
  • enhances connectivity across a diverse and distributed team 


Our Culture 

Our culture is communicative, collaborative, and helpful. We value our employees as human beings first and foremost. We work normal hours (US time zone of your choice) and take plenty of time off. You are welcome to work remotely anywhere in the United States. 

This is not the best position for someone who needs to make big changes their first week or likes to "move fast and break things". We're building infrastructure, not apps, so we value humility and curiosity, and building for reliability and resilience. 



Thank you for taking the time to consider UtilityAPI for your next job opportunity. We appreciate the energy you’ve already invested in getting to know us. 

This job posting will be open for a minimum of 3 weeks starting on May 5, 2023. We will review applications and interview on a rolling basis, but we will not fill the position before the 3 week window has closed. Please balance time sensitivity with a thoughtful submission. 


To Apply 

Please send the following as 1 or 2 attachments to

  • a resume
  • the following writing assignment 

Any file format is acceptable with a preference for PDF. 

Writing Assignment 

Clear and effective communication is a critical skill for this role! 

Instead of a cover letter, pick 3 of the following questions, and answer them with no more than 1 paragraph each (600 words total for the full submission). Provide real-life examples from your own experience. We will evaluate your submission on the clarity and concision of your writing, as well as on the alignment between answers and experience, and UtilityAPI’s needs and values. 

  1. Which of your skills/characteristics have made you successful in the product management role? 
  2. How do you approach prioritization and time management? 
  3. Do you have experience developing products in regulated markets? If yes, describe how regulation influences product management decisions. 
  4. Describe how you learn. 
  5. How do you know when you don’t know something? 
  6. Describe your approach to asking questions. 
  7. Describe a time in which you received challenging feedback. 
  8. Describe a time in which you had to provide challenging feedback. 
  9. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UtilityAPI. Our product team aims to trailblaze processes, collaboration, and teamwork to stay open to new ideas and to attract and retain members with diverse backgrounds. What suggestions would you offer to our team?

Utility Data Made Easy UtilityAPI is a utility data service for the new energy economy. Hundreds of energy vendors use us every ...

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