Senior Product Manager

Mainspring Energy

Menlo Park, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 3601 Haven Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

About Mainspring Energy

Driven by its mission to bring affordable, reliable, and clean power to the world, Mainspring has developed an advanced linear generator technology that unlocks the full potential of distributed generation.

Job Description

Driven by our vision of the affordable, reliable, net-zero carbon grid of the future, Mainspring has developed a new category of power generation — the linear generator — that delivers onsite, fuel-flexible power to help accelerate the transition to the future grid. 
The unique combination of attributes offered by Mainspring’s linear generator enables applications on both the customer and utility sides of the meter for the $750B global electricity equipment market. Mainspring began pilot customer installations in 2020 and plans its full commercial launch in 2021 with Fortune 100 customers and partnerships with top-tier utilities.
We are looking to build relationships with people who share our values:
  • Pragmatic Optimism.  Building a new category of world-class power generation requires the optimism of ambition and creativity, balanced with practicality to solve problems efficiently.  The challenges that arise are opportunities for growth.  
  • Excellence without Ego.  We bring expertise and commitment to creating the best customer experience, from sales to deployment and service, just as we apply deep technical rigor to building and delivering world-class products.  We strive for excellence and behave as leaders with the humility to acknowledge our challenges, both collectively and as individual contributors.
  • Proactive Collaboration.  The integration and cross-disciplinary nature of Mainspring’s business requires intentionally seeking out others who bring different skills, perspectives, and priorities.  Our culture of inclusion and respect extends beyond our team to interactions with our partners and customers.
Mainspring is based in Menlo Park and is backed by top-tier venture and strategic investors such as Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, American Electric Power, and Centrica Innovations.  More information can be found at  
At Mainspring, Product Managers sit at the intersection of engineering, sales, marketing, installation, and maintenance to ensure that all of these elements come together to deliver successful products that maximize value for both customers and Mainspring.  Our ideal Senior Product Manager has high horsepower with a technical background and strong communication skills. They enjoy and excel at engaging with customers, engineers, and consultants to fully identify customer needs and to translate them into technical specifications for Mainspring’s teams.  
Specific responsibilities for this role:
  • Own all aspects of the product management process from opportunity identification through full product release
  • Identify, define, and quantify market opportunities and requirements by performing market research, customer interviews, economic analysis, and competitor benchmarking
  • Develop product requirement documentation and collaborate with engineering teams to make trade-offs between customer needs, technical capabilities, performance and cost; and create quantitative analysis tools to enable clear visibility into these trade-offs
  • Collaborate with internal Mainspring teams across sales, marketing, installation, and maintenance to develop product documentation and marketing materials
  • Represent Mainspring for sales support and at industry and customer events
  • Multiple successful releases of non-consumer hardware products (energy generation or large capital equipment is a plus)
  • Bachelor of Science or higher in engineering or related technical field
  • Experience working with engineering, sales, and installation teams
  • Strong communication skills and an outgoing personality 
  • Excellent analytical reasoning and organization skills with ability to function well in a fast-paced startup environment

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