Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.
The Sunrun Software Product Management team plays a critical role in our company’s success by collectively owning and evolving our industry leading software products, including our e-commerce platform, point of sale platform, and customer-facing app. These products are powered by domain-level innovations across the customer experience - from solar energy system design and payments, to communications and our data platform, and everything in between.
Sunrun is transitioning from GCP to AWS, and in doing so completely revamping our data platform to meet the evolving needs of our customers and our business. We are seeking a Staff Technical Product Manager (Staff TPM) of Data Platform to drive the vision, definition and delivery of our next gen AWS data platform, and own the data platform technical domain on an ongoing basis. This role will report directly to a Director of Technical Product Management.
This individual contributor role is well suited for high performing, self-directed technical product managers. If you are looking to apply your AWS data platform experience to address climate change and help drive the decarbonization of millions of homes, this is the right role for you.
As the Staff TPM of Data Platform, you will have the opportunity to drive the definition and delivery of a best-in-class AWS data platform. You will be charged with formulating, owning and executing on the roadmap for data platform, which requires you to possess excellent technical chops and business judgment. You will also execute cross-functional projects and ensure that the Data Platform’s domain’s roadmap is continuously in-sync with the needs of our business and experience layer products (e.g.: our e-commerce platform, customer-app, etc.), which requires strong leadership, teamwork and process-orientation.
You will leverage consumer insights, market needs, and an understanding of our cross-channel go-to-market and product set (including solar, storage and grid services, and underlying software stack) to define and evaluate new products, features and experiences, spearhead cross-functional launches, define & drive success metrics, and improve new offerings over time.
As the Staff TPM of Data Platform, you will work closely with other TPMs and senior stakeholders across the business, incl. Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Care. Due to the highly interdisciplinary nature of this role, and the cross-functional impact of the changes you will drive, you will need to be a respected leader who can effectively communicate, collaborate and coalition-build. The Staff TPM of Data Platform role is among the most challenging and rewarding at Sunrun, especially given our ambitions for our next gen AWS data platform. We are looking for a highly talented and driven individual who is excited to take on this challenge.
Owns the vision, productization and results delivery for Sunrun’s data platform, including our next gen platform and day-to-day enhancements. Has a mission to redefine what it means to have the best data platform in the industry, improving value for Sunrun, our customers and our partners.
Formulates new, innovative ideas to enhance our data platform and end-to-end experience. Builds buy-in from stakeholders and leaders, and aligns cross-functional teams, around a domain-level roadmap that ladders up to our company roadmap. Ensures that our company and their team executes against their domain-level roadmap with excellence.
Runs high performing, collaborative cross-functional teams. Creates a winning, results oriented, human-centered culture. Drives their teams and peers to execute with excellence, continuously grow their skills, act like the CEOs and stewards of their products, and treat each other with respect and compassion.
Possesses enough commercial and technical depth, particularly within the data platform domain, to effectively guide effort vs. impact tradeoffs in collaboration with engineers, engineering managers, peer TPMs and product leadership.
Serves as a champion of Sunrun’s customers. Pushes boundaries to unearth customer needs and deliver value based on novel understanding and insight.
Evangelizes domain vision, strategy and roadmap with various functional groups across Sunrun and drives excitement across the organization
REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER SKILLS)
Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). Computer science degree strongly preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 6-8+ years of work experience and 5+ years of Technical Product Management experience within AWS. No solar experience needed.
Leadership: Inspires trust and confidence with our cross-functional peers, our team and their leadership. Highly effective team leader who drives process hygiene and project execution. Contributes to a winning culture and leads by example.
Ownership and Accountability: Takes full accountability for and drives results for their domain and projects. Works with leadership and cross-functional stakeholders to get projects prioritized and efforts mobilized to ensure the necessary outcomes. Has a mindset of accountability and ownership and sets the right standard within their team, incl. establishing and holding stakeholders to an operating cadence.
Technical Judgment: Technical leader and expert who can effectively drive the right effort vs. impact tradeoff decisions. Can complete the first 30% of technical scoping (enough to inform t-shirt size execution options) for their projects.
Innovative Mindset: Challenges the status quo by innovating and designing new solutions, methods and products to remain competitive and lead the industry. Has an open mind and encourages their teams and peers to freely share and build on each other’s new ideas, products and solutions.
High Standards: Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best
Strategic Executor: Sees and evangelizes the big picture, but is disciplined in rationalizing our ambitious goals with realities of prioritization and day-to-day execution. Drives alignment with peers and key stakeholders on project priorities (when needed). Spearheads resolution of escalated blockers for the team.
Customer Obsession: Has high degree of customer empathy and drive to understand customers; uses insight to guide product priorities and solution definition. Understands and executes with a design-led process and mentality.
Product and business judgment: Contextualizes business decisions across company, industry and all stakeholders. Holds a balanced perspective with an appreciation for risks, rewards and execution.
Problem Solving: Effectively synthesizes and solves complex problems, and understands the end-to-end business implications of decisions. Leverages insight to drive clarity with their teams and brings others along in the process. Can articulate decisions, highlight risks and operate with a balanced view of decisions.
Communication and listening: Compelling storyteller. Succinctly and effectively delivers the point, with the right tone and content for the audience and the moment. Attentive listener who seeks to understand others and actively seeks to incorporate new information.
Adaptability: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions; anticipates and copes effectively with the complexity of change
Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed below. Similar positions located outside of these locations will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.
The starting salary for this opportunity ranges from $172,645.00 - $207,152.00. Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards. Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
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Sunrun exists to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy while building a sustainable future. Putting solar panels on rooftops and batteries in garages is what we do on a daily basis, but that's not all. We engage in partnerships that help create distributed energy communities, outline plans to bring connected energy networks to life, and author concept papers to share our vision with the world.