Product Manager

Business Development & Product · Lagos, Nigeria
Department Business Development & Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About SHYFT Power Solutions

At SHYFT Power Solutions, we're on a mission to ensure that clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions can scale and sustainably meet demand. We build IoT and integrated software solutions to optimize energy asset performance (that's solar, battery, grid, and/or generator systems) and help our customers, renewable energy companies, facility managers and real estate developers improve operational efficiency while at it. Today, nearly every major bank in Nigeria has a branch using SHYFT technology to ensure reliable and affordable power. With over 3,000kW of energy assets being managed by SHYFT technology in emerging markets like Nigeria, we're a catalyst for the energy transition.


As a venture-backed company, SHYFT’s culture encompasses limited hierarchy, creativity, and initiative all while delivering the benefits of a larger group (i.e. prominent customers and resourceful advisors & investors). We’re a team that thrives in the midst of challenges and finds fulfillment in building exceptional products that solve real problems. 

 

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley and around the world including Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Softbank, and Powerhouse Ventures among many more. The leadership and advisors bring together Stanford engineers, ex-Tesla executives, and experienced Nigerian operations professionals. 



The Role

SHYFT Power Solutions is seeking a highly empathetic and collaborative Product Manager who is passionate about building products that enable positive outcomes for our customers. At SHYFT, you’ll be a touchpoint across our entire product ecosystem - working on new features, the technology that enables their functionality, user experience design, how we monetize this functionality, how we acquire and retain users and customers, and the offline experiences that are essential to delivering the product’s value.

The ideal SHYFT product manager embodies several traits; the technology sophistication, business savvy, credibility with key stakeholders, deep customer knowledge, passion for the product, and the respect of the team. You need to be a detailed thinker with extreme attention-to-detail, a strong presenter, a great problem-solver, and a hard worker. You will work closely with leadership and other members of the team to help shape the future of our business. This role reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. 


 

What you’ll do

  • You’ll collaborate with multiple teams - operations, engineering, legal, and customer support, to name a few -  in order to define, manage and execute our product roadmap
  • You’ll build cross-functional consensus on product strategy, design, and technical decisions
  • You’ll work with the management team to understand SHYFT’s vision and use that to drive our product strategy
  • You’ll help us increase our velocity by unblocking product processes and ensuring excellent communication within both product <-> engineering and the company as a whole
  • You’ll interface with sales teams, technical specialists, external partners and customers to understand all stakeholder needs and develop new product ideas that will move the needle for our customers
  • You’ll develop familiarity with and intuition about our landscape, from competitors to new technologies which may be of use in the pursuit of our mission
  • You’ll frequently interact with and deeply understand our customers - their pain points, needs & requests - and determine what’s most valuable for them and for us.
  • You’ll enhance our existing solutions by using data to track, improve performance and drive adoption


Who are you?

  • You have a BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • You have prior product management experience building a consumer-facing tech product
  • You can think big while still appreciating the impact of small decisions. At SHYFT, you’ll often switch from deeply detailed technical conversations on the minutiae of a product decision to high-level discussions with customers and business partners about our solutions
  • You’re highly analytical, a great listener, empathetic, and have great verbal and written communication skills.
  • You’re a natural at breaking down complex systems and skilled at communicating same in a simplified manner to a wide audience of stakeholders
  • You’re results-oriented. You can cut to the core of a problem, identify what needs to be done and when, and work with the teams to get solutions shipped.
  • You thrive in ambiguity and can extract valuable insights even with imperfect information
  • Experience with our technical stack is plus (Node.js, NestJS, Ruby on Rails, Python, RabbitMQ, Redis, SQL, InfluxDB, Node-RED, Typescript, Javascript, React, React Native, Angular (2+))


Benefits

SHYFT Power Solutions offers competitive benefits including health insurance and a generous vacation policy. We value our teammates and prioritize incentivizing them accordingly. 


If you’re excited about our company and environmental mission, and this looks like a fit, you should apply!


We are an equal opportunity employer and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

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  • Location
    Lagos, Nigeria
  • Department
    Business Development & Product
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced