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Our Company

Smarter Grid Solutions is a pioneering software technology company working at the intersection of clean energy, advanced digital technology, and power systems.  We are a team of electrical engineers, software developers, and analytics & consulting experts working on the transformation of tomorrow’s electric grid – to become cleaner, more efficient, and more sustainable.

We spearheaded the introduction of Active Network Management in the UK, and we are now a world-leading provider of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Management Systems (DERMS) software to electrical utilities across the UK, Europe and North America.  We have a customer base that includes major utilities, and we manage a portfolio of over 400 megawatts of renewable generation - from wind turbines and solar systems to battery energy storage and electric vehicles.

We are looking for a diligent and detail-oriented Product Owner to help in our mission to transform today’s energy systems!

 

The role

As Product Owner (PO) of a newly forming platform modernisation team, you will play an instrumental role in SGS’s overall product strategy. In addition to the traditional responsibilities of a PO supporting an agile software team, you will be tasked with developing pragmatic strategies to modernize elements of our award-winning DERMS platform to address next generation needs for application functionality, scaling, security, and resiliency.

 

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, helpful, diligent, and is excited to work in a role that combines high-level strategy with lower-level technical details.  You will effectively prioritise the work of a full software development team and are capable of contextualizing platform initiatives through both a business and technical lens. You will have a strong customer service ethos, a great work ethic, and be professional, organised, effective and efficient in the way that you work. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with audiences that possess diverse backgrounds.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and use a wide range of product management experience in an exciting organisation, which operates in the UK (Glasgow) and in the US.   You will be part of an exciting, friendly, clever and highly committed team building and delivering critically needed decarbonisation technology. 

 

Key responsibilities

  • Traditional Product Ownership responsibilities for a newly forming platform modernisation team, including maintaining and prioritising a product backlog
  • Owning and updating a 12-month tactical roadmap that breaks down ambitious platform modernisation initiatives into manageable chunks that provide incremental and prioritized value to the product and our customers
  • Providing input into long-term strategic roadmaps for multiple product verticals
  • Championing best practices for modern product-led technology development as well as the development of pragmatic stand-walk-run productization strategies

 

You will be involved in, but not limited to, the following

  • Active participation in the Product Board, a team consisting of multiple executives and senior members of the Product Management team who are responsible for articulating SGS’ overall product strategy
  • Working closely with internal software teams to ensure that underlying technology development supports these broader product strategy goals
  • Supporting external bids and engaging with customers

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Strong academic track record in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or similar
  • Over 5 years of experience as a Product Owner working on complex software
  • Diverse experiences successfully shepherding major architectural initiatives from start to finish
  • Experience developing both modern web-based applications as well as traditional desktop software systems

 

While the development of DERMS software is necessarily a multi-disciplinary effort, the focus of this role is on software platform initiatives. You will be complemented by a team with strong competencies in the power systems and energy industry.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, dependent upon experience
  • 33 days annual holiday
  • 5% matched Employer pension scheme
  • Up to 5% Gainshare bonus per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Life Cover (3x)
  • Cyclescheme
  • Modern, city centre office and hybrid/flexible working

 

In return, you’ll be joining a highly engaged and passionate team that rewards commitment and achievement!

Given the current working environment due to COVID-19, the postholder is expected to initially start work remotely.  In time, the normal place of work will be in our Glasgow office, based in the Opima Building on Robertson Street (approx. 5 mins walk from Glasgow Central station) and there may be the opportunity for longer term hybrid working.

 

Interviews will take place remotely and are likely to be held early February 2022.

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 21st January, 2022.

 

 If you’re interested in applying for this position or have any questions about the role or life at Smarter Grid Solutions we’d love to hear from you!  Please email a CV/resume (or your questions) to recruitment@smartergridsolutions.com.  We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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