Product Manager - Smart Home Platform

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Department: Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

ABOUT INSPIRE

Inspire makes it simple for everyone to have a smart home. The company’s groundbreaking subscription is the first to seamlessly combine smart home control and clean energy for home. Powered by a proprietary analytics engine, the Inspire Smart Home app allows members to create and control a completely personal home experience. Inspire empowers people to live more purposefully and sustainably everyday, moving us all towards a brighter energy future.

Launched in January 2014, Inspire homes have used the clean power production equivalent of 121 wind turbines since inception. Driven by a team of mission-driven Avengers in sunny Santa Monica, Inspire prides itself on a culture of ownership, teamwork and stalwart obsession with “crushing it!”

ABOUT YOU

  • Does working for a purpose driven company inspire you?
  • Do you care about the environment and/or the clean energy sector?
  • Do you like to dig into the data and actually speak to end users of the software you’ll be contributing to so that you truly understand the problems and pain points you’re working to solve?
  • Have you worked in product or closely with product teams and do you work well in a cross functional capacity?
  • Would your friends and colleagues describe you as being incredibly smart, motivated and a strong communicator?
  • Do you have an engineering mindset, and have to know how everything in your home really works?
  • Do you own smart home devices or are you keenly interested in IoT?

If all of this sounds like you… read on.

THE POSITION

Our next Product Manager will manage and work closely with the technology, sales and marketing groups to develop, scope, spec, build, and go-live with Smart Home software and hardware products that drive deep consumer adoption.  We’re looking for someone who is capable of delivering world-class products and user experiences to our Smart Home customers; an ever-expanding and broad user base. You’ll be a key contributor within the product organization who helps drive the roadmap, goals and objectives to achieve aggressive growth goals by solving real problems at scale.

Some of the highlights of the position are:

  • Smart Home Platform. Help build our suite of APIs and backend to support the control of a wide variety of smart home technology products.
  • Mobile App & Website. Help deliver an industry leading user experience on the Inspire app and website that encourages daily usage of our smart home capabilities.
  • Hardware & API Integration. Continuous integration of an ever expanding category of Smart Home IoT products like Nest, Ring, etc. Support and sometimes facilitate forming relationships with potential device partners.
  • Data Insights. Leverage consumer data we generate through surfacing intelligent insights that drive consumer adoption and engagement.

Some more specific responsibilities…

  • Oversee the product strategy and execution for our Smart Home Technology category and roadmap.
  • Encourage a fast-paced approach within a cross functional team / culture to create, prototype, test and release the product.
  • Continuously expand our platform by integrating and expanding our support for an ever expanding category of Smart Home devices
  • Oversee the design and usability of your product category. Impact the UX of the product development by influencing wireframes, taxonomy, and flows.
  • Work with an agile mentality in collaboration with engineering, design/UX, Product Marketing, Finance and other teams in the defining a path forward for the successful execution of applications and products.
  • Develop a real time feedback loop to monitor the Inspire product category (features, design, usability). Ultimately leverage this feedback and integrate into a continuously improving experience.
  • Champion product initiatives and business cases to the executive management team for prioritization and development.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have product build experience in the Smart Home space and devices related to it
  • Strong technology background with experience integrating third party product APIs and working closely with consumer hardware.
  • Understand how to build a mission driven product thus translating brand promises into user experience.
  • You have built product: creative, UI/UX design, product specs (including functional /technology specs, market requirement docs), production pipelines, and content management workflows.
  • Exposure to developing tools / features to increase or add customer usage / retention.
  • Firm grasp on the interconnected relationship between product and engineering teams with strong thoughts on how best to manage projects / teams effectively and experience with building consumer technology products.
  • Personality profile to fit into a high-growth, entrepreneurial culture that requires teamwork and significant interaction with employees at all levels.
  • Past experiences we can review where / when you focused on driving results by: anticipating and projecting outcomes, expediting decisions that consider alternative solutions, and optimizing results.
  • Experience developing dashboards and key metrics to track performance and inform strategy.
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