Kohler Co. Senior Product Manager Hardware in Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Product Manager Hardware
Work Mode: Remote
The Senior Product Manager Hardware is responsible for managing the development process of Heila’s hardware, embedded firmware, and integrated hardware solutions throughout Heila’s device ecosystem. In this role, you will engage with external stakeholders and Heila’s business and engineering teams to plan, design, and launch new hardware products. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative environment.
Be the Product point person for the Hardware Engineering team, using high-level perspective to define goals and create a vision for hardware and firmware development projects.
Take ownership and lead the product development process of all Heila devices and integrated system implementations.
Develop and document requirements for key initiatives, epics, and user stories while tracking product lifecycle.
Take ownership and accountability for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date Hardware Product Roadmap.
Create and maintain backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives, while mapping out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.
Participate in daily standups, as well as planning, review and retrospective meetings while tracking progress through meetings and results.
Works closely with other stakeholders (Heila’s Product, Algorithms, Project Teams, as well as other business units within Kohler) to identify and organize the steps required for the next product iteration.
Represent the Product team and take a leadership role in defining and reviewing product testing, compliance, and certification processes in conjunction with compliance team, hardware engineering, and other internal stakeholders.
Accountable for each stage of the product development process and the final product, taking the primary role in inspecting and evaluating product progress through each iteration.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar course of study. MBA or Master’s degree preferred.
10+ years of product management experience with a focus on electronic, programmable logic controller, and/or edge computing products including both hardware and firmware components.
Technical experience in the field of electrical power distribution systems.
Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs, and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners.
Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully releasing products and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver products and projects on tight deadlines, coordinating product development cycles and software development schedules.
Experience in product management with advanced and/or emerging technologies.
Experience using rapid prototyping and other creative mechanisms to gather direct feedback early in the product development process.
Strong strategic aptitude. Proven ability to define a winning business strategy and product roadmap and gain buy-in from stakeholders at all levels.
Interest in learning about microgrid equipment and applications – including solar arrays, batteries, generators, fuel cells, among others.
Interest in learning about resilience and economic use cases in DER projects.
We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.
Why Work at Kohler Co.?
Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.
In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!
Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com .
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