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Verse Inc.

Verse Inc.

Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Job Description

Product Manager (Location: San Francisco, in-person 4 days/week)

What is Verse?

Climate change, policy pressures, and energy market volatility are driving companies across all industries to announce emissions reduction commitments. Despite these commitments, direct renewable energy purchases are currently only accessible to a small handful of the world’s largest companies. Verse was created to solve this problem.

Verse’s mission is to unlock the benefits of clean power for organizations everywhere. Our software platform, Aria, is the first to leverage AI to empower companies to understand, plan, and manage clean power. By enabling customers to save money and reduce their scope 2 emissions at the same time, Verse helps scale and accelerate corporate decarbonization.


The Role

The Product Manager will drive the product evolution of Verse’s Aria software platform. Product development is an extremely collaborative effort between engineering, design, and customer-facing teams. You’ll be joining a small team of experts who have helped build and implement successful software products and clean energy programs at companies such as Stripe, Google, Fluence, SolarCity, and Tesla.

This role will work in an agile environment and focus on defining product requirements, ensuring quick iterations, testing, development of software solutions, and effective maintenance of and updates to software solutions that meet strategic objectives. The Product Manager will ensure that Aria is user-friendly and aligns with customer needs, facilitating seamless data integration and robust decision support capabilities.


Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute product strategies and roadmaps, ensuring alignment with the company's vision and business goals.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, design, marketing, sales, and customer success teams to deliver product enhancements and new features on time.
  • Gather and analyze feedback from Internal teams and other stakeholders to inform product decisions and prioritize features.
  • Own the pipeline of requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • Define clear SaaS product metrics and goals, and report on performance and insights to the leadership team.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure successful product launches and continuous improvement post-launch.
  • Clearly specify and document product requirements, including user stories and acceptance criteria, to be implemented by engineering teams.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.
  • 3-5 years in software product development within a startup/growth environment, with at least two years of experience specifically in product management.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to pivot quickly based on new information.
  • The ability to parse complex data to ask engineers the right questions and make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working effectively with diverse teams.
  • You’re familiar with agile development methodologies and experience guiding software projects from conception to completion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You put the user first and are eager to build beautiful products that our customers will love
  • You do whatever it takes to make your product and team successful, whether that means writing a QA plan or tracking down the root cause of a user’s frustration.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to execute with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are passionate about continuous product improvement.
  • You have a strong understanding of customer success metrics in SaaS products.
  • You think strategically but deliver on the details.
  • Experience with clean energy technologies or procurement a plus.



Benefits

What makes Verse a great place to work?

  • We lead with empathy. Empathy for our teammates and our customers is central to who we are. We lift each other up and strive to embody humility, selflessness, and kindness. We promote an emotionally aware attitude and culture by putting our colleagues and customers first. We respect the prior art and acknowledge those who have come before us. We never assume we know everything: every person has something to teach us.
  • We are open, honest, and transparent. Organizational and institutional trust is essential to tackling the world’s most challenging problems. That trust is built on effective communication with our team, our customers, and other stakeholders. We are always receptive to feedback on how we could do better, and we strive to provide constructive recommendations that help others excel.
  • We move with balance and precision. Life is a delicate balance between the forces of creation, maintenance, and destruction. We understand that each of these forces must be applied with diligence: When we act, we act carefully and responsibly. Speed, hard work, and perseverance must be accompanied by thoughtfulness and reflection.
  • We are pursuing a labor of love. We are passionate about renewable energy technology, and we like to dream big. We are disrupting the largest and most expensive machine humanity has ever built – the electricity system. We believe the greatest impact we can have on the climate crisis is through building elegant solutions and exceptional products that delight our customers.


Employee Perks

  • Competitive compensation and equity grant at a high-growth start up
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k
  • Flexible hours and unlimited PTO
  • Diverse and inclusive working environment

Verse is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and compensation without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.