Product Manager, Digital Innovation Lab

Remote (U.S.)
1 day ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Job Description:

Does launching technology products that solve real problems give you a profound sense of satisfaction? Are you looking to apply that energy to the climate and energy transition, perhaps the most important challenge of our time? If yes, then join our growing team! 


RMI is seeking an experienced and versatile Product Manager to help translate our deep experience in all aspects of climate and energy into data-backed products to guide policy and decision makers. This is an early team hire and a multifaceted role that requires strong organizational and communication skills, a demonstrated product sensibility, and experience working as a project or product manager, with a track record of delivering technology products. 


To be successful in this role, you will need to have the product-oriented virtues of empathy and user-centricity, and the humility to learn from those who will be using, and impacted by, your work. You need to be able to approach problems iteratively and learn as you go. You will also need to be able to identify the essential elements of a product and ruthlessly prioritize them, combined with the soft skills to lead by influence across multi-functional teams. 


The product process at RMI includes obtaining the grants that make our work possible, so assisting our development team in grant writing will be an aspect of your work, as will working with our trusted partners and contractors during implementation. 


We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply!  


Your Impact 

You’ll be part of the Digital Innovation Lab, or DLab, an initiative within RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program, and will report to the program's director. 

DLab collaborates with RMI programs in carbon-free electricity, transportation, and buildings, industrial decarbonization, and urban transformation, and you will work with top experts in these fields. DLab’s partner programs use their domain knowledge to identify needed interventions, while DLab applies a user-centric product lens to turn these concepts into tools people can use. DLab also initiates and carries out its own work evaluating and utilizing frontier technologies in a climate and energy context. 


Major Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with programs across RMI to create products based on their expertise. 

  • Manage timelines and deliverables across multiple partners and stakeholders. 

  • Manage relationships with external partners and contractors.  

  • Work with RMI’s development team to seek funding for DLab-led technology products, and carry those out. 

  • Evangelize and inculcate product thinking across RMI. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five or more years experience in project or product management related to software and technology products. 

  • Familiarity with customer development, product specification, design, implementation, and delivery, and expertise in at least one of those. 

  • Strong and demonstrable written communication skills, including experience writing such documents as grants, project specifications, and related documents. 


Preferred Skills and Experiences 

  • Experience with customer metrics and acquisition.  

  • Experience with project management tools like Monday, Asana, Jira, or equivalent to manage projects and sprints. 

  • Previous experience as a software developer, product designer, or other product-adjacent software role. 


We encourage anyone who is interested in this role to apply, regardless of whether you feel you meet 100% of the qualifications. The top candidates will bring their own unique perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds from a variety of industries along with many but not necessarily all the skills listed above. We offer professional learning and training opportunities to help you develop the skills you may not have had the opportunity to cultivate yet.  


We are a remote-ready organization with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado; and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States.   

We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies.   

We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process



RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary range for this position is $107,000 to $131,000.  You would also have an additional 10% bonus target!   


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:      

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance     

  • 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately)     

  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability     

  • Professional and personal development  

  • Generous paid time off and sick leave 

  • Parental leave     

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Commuter and work from home stipends 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion       

Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.      


We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we:      

  • Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.      

  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued.      

  • Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities.      

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

RMI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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