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Founding Product Manager

Conduit Tech

Conduit Tech

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Founding Product Manager - Conduit Tech


New York City


Full time




  • Founding PM Tiers$135K - $175K (Seniority Dependent) f $135K – $175K • Offers Equity

Company Description

At Conduit Tech, we’re focused on the 10% of all energy use that derives from residential HVAC use. We build tools that enable the clean energy workforce to be more productive and effective - starting with software tools for HVAC pros. By supporting HVAC Pros in designing, selling, and installing high-efficiency HVAC systems, Conduit helps mitigate grid strain, reduce home energy use and enhance occupant comfort. We’re working with over 300 HVAC companies across 35+ US states, generating direct product feedback and revenue.

Role Description

As Conduit’s Founding Product Manager, you will play a critical role in a quickly growing early stage climate startup with a highly impactful, cutting edge product. You will be a driving force behind our journey to redefine the future of Residential HVAC. In this pivotal role, you won't just be a member of the team; you'll be a core architect of our product strategy and vision, working hand in hand with our co-founders. You will be responsible for delivering on Conduit’s full product through processes structured and managed by you.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate closely with Conduit’s co-founders on product strategy and vision

  • Own the creation and implementation of processes across the team for product roadmapping and development

  • Manage the delivery of products that require collaboration and input across the entire Conduit team - from customer success to design to engineering

  • Carry out customer research to promote the voice of the customer in product requirement discovery and feature development

  • Carry out market research to estimate opportunities and impacts of potential product expansions

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • A founder mindset: You have the mindset that your work and choices have a large impact on this company, and you are excited to produce excellent work to further Conduit’s mission and grow your equity value.

  • Customer obsession: You love learning about and from Conduit’s HVAC contractor customers and you care deeply about solving the real problems faced by our customers.

  • Aptitude for learning quickly: You are willing to dive deeply into the technical domain of Residential and Light Commercial HVAC system design and sales to learn about the work, in-field demands, and pain points.

  • Excellent communication skills: You are adept at structuring written and verbal communication. You care about clarity of thought and team alignment.

  • A bias towards action: You are comfortable moving quickly and iterating quickly as we learn.

  • A growth mindset: You are always looking to learn more and learn faster. You love receiving feedback - and sharing it with your team transparently.

  • Ability to hone processes: You know that great outcomes stem from great processes. You pay attention to executing on those processes with excellence.

  • Empathy: You take care in your communication and behavior to contribute to a culture of compassion, low ego, and humility, even during hectic times.

  • Early-stage experience: You have an understanding of the nature of the work at an early-stage start-up. The ups and downs of finding product-market fit do not phase you.

Other Details:

  • Starting at $135K-$175K salary range depending on seniority

  • Full time

  • NYC-based (WFH but with frequent in-person meetings)

  • Up to 5 travel days per month (customer visits, team offsites, conferences)

  • 3+ years delivering product impact, including early-stage start-up experience

Compensation Range: $135K - $175K

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