Senior Product Manager:
Platform Team (Oslo)

At Otovo, we want clean and local energy in every home. As one of Europe's fastest growing greentech start-ups, we're determined to make that dream a reality.

We provide homeowners with solar panels on their roof, using software and technology to make solar energy easy, cheap, and available everywhere.

  • We make solar easy by providing tailored offers by visiting our website and entering their address. No need for home visits.

  • We make solar cheap by providing a platform where installers compete on price and quality to get assignments.

  • We make solar available everywhere by quickly expanding our platform to new markets all over the world.

We have come a long way since launching in 2016—you can find us in Norway, Sweden, France, Spain and Brazil and we won't stop expanding.

We need your help

Now we need you, an awesome Product Manager who is passionate about building products that users love. You will work with the business side, developers and product teams to design, build and roll out the products that make it all possible.

Our product ambition and positions

Otovo is setting out to be the number one solar energy company in Europe. We’re building a platform on which hundreds of renewable energy installers input their products, prices and coverage and where we use that information to provide Otovo-branded standout services to people who want a solar energy system in their home. Customers get the best prices from local, high-quality installers who all adhere to the Otovo product standards and create the Otovo experience.

Otovo's platform product

Otovo Installer, pricing, project algorithm, processes. On the back end of the product we maintain a large network of solar energy installers. They input their price factors from which they automatically compete for the jobs that become available every time a consumer checks her home. This installer platform is our secret sauce and unique advantage: Because of the competition on the platform we can provide great coverage, low prices and near unlimited capacity.

Responsibilities

As Product manager you will be in a high-responsibility job where, while reporting to the CPO, you will be set up with autonomous mandates to drive major improvements in customer experience, product communication, product marketing and design, setting the product agenda for key products.

  • Develop and create buy-in for the product vision internally, working closely with sales, marketing and operations.

  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth.

  • Develop product pricing and positioning strategies.

  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.

  • Work together with your team to make reality out of plans and prototypes.

  • Establish and follow up on key product metrics, testing and experimentation in the product development process from idea to release.

  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact.

  • Contribute to product marketing and promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed. Work closely with our Chief Marketing Officer to inform, improve and impact our marketing.

  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding externally.

We want you to be a product maker. Our product agenda will typically include initiatives such as creating a new and improved experiences for our installers, setting up the logistics flow for news hardware products or handling new installation requirements in exotic countries.

Requirements

You are a candidate with strong personal drive, who likes to impact users through awesome products. You have experience in battling through the problems that come from building something new. As a great communicator you are eager to listen and understand as well as making sure you are understood and clear. You have an eye for design and you have user empathy. You care about building stuff, not politics and not positions.

  • You have experience in product management, preferably in a strong product-driven culture.

  • You have a track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle, including working actively with product metrics.

  • You are a good communicator who connects with people and understand them. You are able to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to the board, executive management and the broader organization.

  • You have a solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.

  • You’re a problem solver skills willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.

  • You like working with cross-functional teams and different types of people.

We are a high-opportunity employer for candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Organization

You will be reporting to CPO Simen Jørgensen. Simen is an engineer from NTNU - the Norwegian University of Technology. He started out as a Java software developer. After trying to improve the way we make software at previous employers, he co-founded Iterate, and was the CEO through the startup period. After a period as a consultant, doing development and project management, he was again chosen to be the CEO of Iterate. This time leading the company through the difficult transition from new company to established player in the industry, with close to 50 consultants. He is part of the founding team at Otovo and has led the product and development area as CPO from the start.

Otovo is organized in two functions; Sales and Operations. The platform facing product manager work closely with Operations. You will be cooperating with the engineering manager and the functional leader as well as with Otovo group management.

What's in it for you?

You get to be part of the journey. As a company, we have so much left to learn and figure out. Otovo is a puzzle to figure out of, a riddle to solve. If you like that, you'll like it here.

The product team sits in the main office in Torggata, right in the middle of Oslo. Lunch? Not a problem! Help yourself to free lunch in the kitchen or head out into Oslo's main food street.

We're open to working from home, but also like the opportunity to be together in the office during the week.

Here's some more of what we offer:

  • More solar panels = less global warming. You have a chance to make a meaningful contribution.

  • You'll work with colleagues that are enthusiastic, passionate, and eager to learn.

  • All of the boring stuff in order with great pension and insurance coverage.

  • We take care of your internet and phone bills - no more slow access at home.

  • Hardware budget where you're free to pick your own gear.

  • You will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to working hours.

  • If you have to relocate to Norway, we'll help you out.

So much good stuff! What's not to like?

Hiring process

Update your CV and submit your application to us here. If we think you could be a good fit, we will start an interview process that looks like this:

  • First interview - informal first meeting with potential future colleagues.

  • Case interview - working on one or two realistic problems together.

  • Third interview - meeting up with colleagues outside of the product function.

If all of the above checks out nicely, we'll call a reference that you provide before we send you an offer. The whole process should take between 2 and 3 weeks.

Why wait? Apply now!