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Our Mission

 

Powin Energy is committed to attracting and retaining talent that will support our vision and complement our strengths. At Powin Energy, employees across the world are united as a team and together are successfully building our competence as a company and professionals. It does not matter where you start your career at Powin Energy, there is always a path upwards.

If you are interested in a career opportunity with Powin Energy, please send your resume to HR@powin.com.

Available Positions

  • Account Executive

    Portland, OR

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  • Account Executive

    Portland, OR

    Scope of Position:

     

    The Powin Energy Account Executive (AE) is a quota-carrying, direct sales role that is assigned a portfolio of customers for whom they must manage all current and future opportunities. Powin’s success will be determined by repeat sales, and the AE has the critical role of nurturing these relationships to produce dramatic growth of the company’s backlog. The sale of Powin products and services is a long-term sale, therefore the AE must be an exemplary relationship manager, always being mindful of the goals and aspirations of the customer.

    The AE has a diverse skill set that elegantly balances sales hunger with market insight, technical knowledge, and elite deal-making skills. Customers rely on the AE to be savvy across all topics in the stationary storage space, so, though there is significant technical sales support at Powin, the AE must remain on top of myriad different applications of stationary storage technologies in general, and Powin products, specifically. That knowledge must include basic understanding of power electronics, electrical site design, and a directional sense of cost impactors for each.

    The stationary storage market is young and evolving quickly, so the AE is frequently forward-selling products and applications that may have never been applied before in a commercial setting. Though Powin’s baseline products are tried and true technologies, most projects that the Powin products will be deployed in have significant customization for a given site and customer. The AE must be an effective contributor to the customer’s project team in the pre-contract phase, and remain in frequent, constructive contact with her/his point of contact throughout the project to ensure that the customer experience is best in class.

    The AE underpins all of the preceding expertise by being highly organized with a strong baseline understanding of project finance and a deep quant comfort in finance modeling, contributing to the customer’s goal of achieving a highly profitable project. Though supported by a back office team that provides procurement, contract and technical support, the AE quarterbacks the sale and has robust leadership and internal team-building skills. The AE has a deep interest in energy market trends, energy storage and grid services economics, and startup cultures, which fuels him/her to secure successful bid responses and sales. Lastly, the AE has an extremely high standard for work product and the customer experience overall; she/he has zero tolerance for less than top quality work reaching her/his customer.

    Responsibilities:

    A summary of the core functions of this role is:

    • value advantages of different products and system design approaches
    • serve as primary relationship manager for a large portfolio of Powin’s blue-chip customers;
    • relentlessly drive direct sales within portfolio, while always ensuring that the long-term customer relationship is solid to support repeat sales;
    • quarterback formal responses to utility, C&I and institutional RFOs;
    • lead formal responses to RFPs issued by third party In Front of the Meter (IFM), Behind the Meter (BTM), solar plus storage and microgrid developers;
    • conduct direct sales and PR calls with charisma, competency and passion;
    • manage teams in creating proforma modeling of individual projects and business opportunities;
    • serve as renewables, distributed resources, energy markets and energy storage industry expert;
    • enthusiastically provide voice of customer feedback to the product management team; and
    • track changes in the energy storage policy landscape and contribute that knowledge to overall business development strategy.

    Skills and Experience

    The ideal candidate (Candidate) has over three (3) years demonstrated experience meeting and exceeding a sales quota or business development expectation in the distributed energy or power electronics space. Demonstrated success forward-selling products and software applications that have not been completed is highly preferred. The Candidate has a strong business and deal-making acumen underpinned by strong communication skills, emotional IQ and passion for startups and the energy industry. The Candidate has strong academic credentials from a reputable undergraduate institution. The Candidate is exceptionally detail oriented, organized and has command of modern communication modes.

    Education and Experience

    • >3 Years post graduate sales quota or business development experience in energy or power electronics required
    • Business, engineering or comparable undergraduate degree with strong academic credentials
    • Understanding of development, construction and project finance preferred

    Job Location

    Portland Metro Area, Oregon, United States

    Travel: 50-75% within North America

    Position Type

    Full-Time/Regular

  • Software Manager

    China

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  • Software Manager

    China

    Department: R&D Engineering Department

    Reports to: R&D Manager

    We are a multinational company headquartered in the USA and a key innovator in the field of battery energy storage systems and battery management systems. We are looking for a Software Team Manager to lead a team of R&D software engineers and programmers in our China R&D Engineering Department. This position includes both management and hands on development.

    Major Job Functions:

    1. Software design working with real time embedded systems.
    2. Software team management, which includes:
      1. Implementing a formal software development process (Agile and Waterfall).
      2. Own software architecture and provide technical direction to software team.
      3. Facilitate creation of design documentation and track implementation.
      4. Delegate programming responsibilities to other software team members as appropriate and supervise software team members’ work.
    3. Inform senior management on a regular basis of the status of assigned projects and activities.
    4. Follow company’s standards and policies.
    5. Additional duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience:

    1. Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
    2. Minimum 6 years embedded firmware and software engineering, design and development experience.
    3. Hands on experience with ARM or similar processors and low-level hardware control.
    4. Excellent Knowledge of C, C++
    5. Knowledge of embedded Linux, device drivers, and communication protocols.
    6. Experience with version control tools, defect tracking, and software development lifecycles.
    7. Excellent technical documentation skills.
    8. Excellent communication skills including communicating in English with Engineers in the USA.
    9. Excellent organizational skills with a keen focus on detail.

    Preferred Skills & Experience:

    1. Good understanding of electronic theory.
    2. Ability to evaluate and make tradeoffs between hardware and firmware.
    3. Experience with power and energy monitoring and measurement systems.
    4. Experience with battery management systems.
  • Project Superintendent

    Portland, OR

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  • Project Superintendent

    Portland, OR

    Responsibilities

    • Provide onsite leadership for Powin Energy projects, including all safety programs, contractor management, construction scope invoice approval, emergency response, quality control, onsite meeting leadership, delivery logistics and customer management
    • Act as principal Safety professional and owner of any Powin Energy site
    • Manage contractors onsite for quality electrical, civil, mechanical and metering/communications scope execution
    • Administer Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Utility inspections
    • Commission the Powin Energy systems
    • Develop a roadmap for future growth of Powin field personnel, present a plan to executive management and lead significant portions of the hiring process to build the team
    • Contribute to the product development process relaying the constructability attributes of products and making recommendations for improvements
    • Contribute to installation manuals for Powin products

    Qualifications

    • Sterling safety record both as a site manager and an individual contributor
      • Licensed electrician or equivalent knowledge set
      • >10 years experience executing on electrical scope of work in low and medium voltage environment
    • Command of IEEE, NEC and IBC required
    • Understanding of NFPA standards and protocols highly preferred
    • Experience commissioning electronics, metering or power generation equipment required
    • Exemplary record of onsite conflict resolution
    • >4 years experience as customer onsite point of contact for at least one major discipline

    Desirable Skills & Experience

    • Extensive power electronics experience highly preferred
    • Power generation and substation experience preferred
    • Demonstrated experience building a team of electricians and technician highly preferred
    • Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Extensive experience (>10 years) of managing the construction of utility scale and distributed energy projects preferred.
    • Demonstrated track record of conflict resolution in highly customer-visible onsite environments

    Travel

    ~75% in Year 1

    ~50% after Year 1

  • Applications Engineer/Project Manager

    Portland, OR

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  • Applications Engineer/Project Manager

    Portland, OR
  • Business Development Associate

    Portland, OR

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  • Business Development Associate

    Portland, OR

    Job Description

    The Powin Energy Business Development Associate (The Associate) is an integral team member assessing new market opportunities and quarterbacking key business development projects and initiatives. The Associate is an accountable individual contributor, but is also a key, customer-facing representative of Powin Energy and its innovative technologies. It is common for The Associate to represent Powin in customer and stakeholder meetings and major conferences and trade shows. The Associate combines excellent communication skills and emotional IQ with high level business quant skills to optimize deals for Powin’s blue chip set of customers.

     

    The Associate leads Powin’s formal responses to product and project solicitations from utilities, IPPs and commercial and industrial customers for battery storage products, projects and services. The Associate establishes and maintains market assessments. He/She develops strategies and tactics for when, and to what extent, Powin will enter a new market and works with the product management team to determine which products will be featured. The Associate then proposes those strategies and tactics to the Executive Team for approval to execute on them.

     

    The Associate has a deep interest in energy markets and levelized cost of storage and grid services and startup cultures, which fuels she/him to secure successful bid responses and sales.

     

    Responsibilities

    A summary of the core functions of this role is:

    • lead formal responses to utility, C&I and institutional RFOs;
    • lead formal responses to RFPs issued by third party In Front of the Meter (IFM), Behind the Meter (BTM), solar plus storage and microgrid developers;
    • conduct direct sales and PR calls with charisma, competency and passion;
    • create Excel proforma modeling of individual projects and business opportunities;
    • model a wide variety of products and services for businesses ranging from small businesses to large real estate owners, utilities and retail energy providers;
    • work with customers and utilities to secure customer billing information;
    • serve as an internal renewable energy, distributed resources, energy markets and energy storage industry expert;
    • assess new market entry opportunities and work with the product management team to recommend product types;
    • maintain a knowledge base for markets Powin Energy has already opened; and
    • track changes in the energy storage policy landscape and contribute that knowledge to overall business development strategy.

     

    Skills and Experience

    The ideal candidate (Candidate) has a strong business and quant acumen underpinned by strong communication skills, emotional IQ and passion for startups and the energy industry. The Candidate has strong academic credentials from a reputable undergraduate institution; an MBA is preferred. The Candidate is exceptionally detail oriented and organized.

     

    The Candidate has greater than three year’s professional experience demonstrating wins with initiatives that she/he personally led. A customer facing track record in a professional business development environment is highly preferred.

     

    The Candidate seeks growth opportunity and innovation at the front edge of energy technology. The candidate has demonstrated experience providing leadership and top-tier work product in a start-up environment where it is rare to have all of the tools you need and creative solutions win.

     

    Education and Experience

    • Top tier Excel skills preferably built in finance or statistics-heavy roles
    • >3 Years post graduate work experience
    • Business or comparable undergraduate degree with strong academic credentials; MBA preferred
    • Work on an origination team in the energy space preferred
    • Understanding of development, construction and project finance preferred
    • Energy industry experience and a deep passion for sustainable, clean energy resources preferred

     

    Job Location

    Portland Metro Area, Oregon, United States

     

    Position Type

    Full-Time/Regular

     

  • Director of Software

    Tualatin, OR

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  • Director of Software

    Tualatin, OR
  • Software Engineer

    Tualatin, OR

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  • Software Engineer

    Tualatin, OR

    Responsibilities:

    • Drive innovative designs of electronics and electrical systems in compliance with appropriate regulations, perform fault analysis and field service duties, and provide leadership in various areas, including mentoring young engineers.
    • Analyze system architecture & control requirements.
    • Design, develop, implement, and test major software engineering applications utilizing various software tools.
    • Integrate and test control software with electrical systems and subsystems.
    • Support product certification (CE, UL, TUV, FCC) by assisting in the development of supporting documentation and following certification agency guidelines to ensure proper conformance to the recognized national and international standards.
    • Plan and work with the team through well thought-out, logical test regimes to validate designs.
    • Perform complex troubleshooting, specialized tests, and inspections on electrical systems with common diagnostic tools.
    • Interface with cross-functional departments: marketing, logistics, senior management and external customers.
    • Participate in field service activities and inspect completed installations to ensure conformance to design and system specifications.

    Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering; and
    • Knowledge in artificial intelligence, operating systems, algorithms, data mining, distributed systems, network security, and automata as demonstrated by coursework or certificates.

    Qualified applicants please send resume & cover letter to HR@powin.com.

  • Software Developer

    Tualatin, OR

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  • Software Developer

    Tualatin, OR

    Responsibilities:

    • Analyze system architecture and control requirements.
    • Specify, design, implement and test automated system.
    • Integrate, control and test with electrical systems and devices.
    • Translate existing manual system into automated system.
    • Analyze existing system and optimizing control logic to improve system efficiency.
    • Plan and work with the team through well thought-out, logical test regimes to validate designs.
    • Conduct diagnostic analysis and troubleshooting to resolve complex software issues.
    • Interface with cross-functional and cross-country departments: marketing, logistics, senior management and external customers.
    • Participate in field service activities and inspect completed installations to ensure conformance to design and system specifications.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering; and
    • 2 years of experience with C# coding, communication protocols (TCP/IP, RS232/485), automated systems, and optimizing control logic. All experience may be gained concurrently.

    Qualified applicants please send resume & cover letter to HR@powin.com.