Santa Clara, California


Sentient Energy (, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), has established itself as an electric utility industry leader with its uniquely capable “Grid Analytics System”, consisting of several intelligent sensor product lines and software packages, that expand the visibility into critical operating conditions on the electric power grid. Global utilities already spend billions annually on distribution automation products, with strong growth expected over the next 5 years as the industry prepares for a rapid increase in electric vehicles and renewables penetration. Sentient Energy is positioned to capitalize on this trend and be a leader in the most rapidly growing sector of the Smart Grid, while making the delivery of power more reliable, safer, lower cost, and much “greener”.

Sentient Energy is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our team! As a member of the Sentient Energy product team, you will be the owner of our next-generation advanced analytic applications. You will work with major utilities to solve real-world problems like vegetation incursion into power lines, aging equipment, and much more!

In this role, you will be the owner of several customer partnerships while interfacing with our engineering and sales teams and managing commercialization of analytics solution simultaneously. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for solving customer problems alongside the engineers. This candidate will lead strong teams to ambitious goals, can prioritize and quantify the value of different features, have a self-motivated attitude to get things accomplished, and will be skilled in translating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Own the creation, delivery, and success of the company’s grid analytics solutions
  • Work closely with customers and sales to understand needs and preferences; with engineering to define and deliver products & solutions to end-users; with top management to determine product and solution strategy to meet and exceed the company’s strategic objectives
  • Develop and maintain competitive benchmarking & strategy
  • Evaluate third-party companies and solutions and drive build/buy/partner decisions
  • Create strategic product roadmaps and work with cross-functional teams (ex: Hardware, Firmware, Software)
  • Develop product & solution marketing material, brochures, launches, presentations, whitepapers, webinars
  • Help leading utilities serve communities better, cheaper, and safer by saving power, cost, and resources

The Experience You Will Bring

  • 4+ years of experience as a Product Manager in the energy or utility industry
  • Experience with project management, product positioning, managing full product lifecycles, pricing, and creating business plans
  • Indirect or direct exposure with utility and/or electric operations systems: including electric power systems, distribution automation, and/or distributed control systems and communications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Degree in EE; Master’s degree or MBA
  • Experience working in electric utilities

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
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Santa Clara, California

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