Product Owner

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Welcome to the future of energy

We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two.

Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work.

Kraken Siphon is a core technology that allows Octopus Energy to interact with other utilities.

We are looking for a Product Owner for Kraken Siphon that will help run through critical certification processes, own a technical team, and interact with other global technology teams across the organization and major customers.What you'll do Define, communicate, and update the product roadmap, all managed around specific certification cycles and timelines with electric utilities around the world.Work with the team leads and stakeholders to convert goals into 2-week sprint delivery plans.Scope out product proposals to ensure we’re building the best product, at the ideal level of detail. Work closely with designers to ensure designs align to product spec. Collaborate with developers to ensure project specs are clearly defined, and technical considerations effectively shape product decisions. Review customer feedback and customer analytics to conduct experiments and make effective decisions.Evangelize the product across the business and convert inbound business requests into production-ready functionality.Establish and iterate international ways of working & prioritization with stakeholders across multiple markets, providing a structured framework for success. Guide markets and teams on consistent ways of working so that the approach to product is both highly effective and efficient.Analyze and report on product health, ensuring that risks are identified early, and issues are resolved quickly. What you'll need Experience managing & delivering complex digital products, preferably high-reliability systems.Experience working with teams across multiple regions and time zones.Experience engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders.A start up / entrepreneurial mind-set being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business. Excellent communicator both verbal and written.Super organized with an eagle eye for detail.Be comfortable with working across multiple tasks & managing competing priorities.A deep interest in sustainability, green energy and achieving net zero.Helpful, but not required, to have functional business German language skills and an interest in traveling to the various utilities we work with.This position is open to candidates across the US. For those local to Houston, we have a modern office in downtown. Why else you'll love it hereGreat medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs.Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need.401(k) plan with employer match.Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits.Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location.Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When on a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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