VP – Product Engineering
Posted on 1/26/2023
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • Identify, define, understand, and execute on new product opportunities and build a cohesive long-term product roadmap based on customer and strategic partner inputs
  • Understand product platform profit centers and successfully translate them into the appropriate tradeoffs in product design (performance, cost, etc.)
  • Lead and support product engineering across the full lifecycle, including handoff to Operations and Sales
  • Drives and encourages team behaviors in which innovation is focused on solving the right problems to deliver successful business outcomes
  • Minimum 15 years-experience building and leading Product and Engineering organizations of 25-50+ headcount for a power electronics hardware/full stack platform
  • Minimum 15 year-experience in batteries, energy storage, or related technologies with technical proficiency in engineering disciplines such as mechanical, thermal, electrical, and systems engineering
  • Experience in total lifecycle product ownership for 48V and/or 480-1000V power electronics products: initial design/prototyping, NPI to manufacturing partners, and ongoing DFM in collaboration with CMs/operations groups
  • Strong understanding of the underlying design concepts for battery systems or analogous electronic hardware/software systems, with an ability to make design tradeoffs between functionality, features, cost, scalability, and time-to-market
  • Experience building and leading engineering teams for full-stack platforms that include integrated hardware and software components, as well as significant technical experience in batteries, energy storage, or related devices
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, capable of publicly representing the company to customers and manufacturing partners
  • Bachelors, Masters, and/or PhD in a relevant engineering field: mechanical, thermal, electrical, etc
  • Disclaimer: The actual salary of a successful applicant may vary from posted ranges based on the candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, internal equity and alignment with market data, and other legitimate business reasons, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable immigration law prevailing wages
  • In addition, Natron Energy has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan, Life Insurance, and Flexible Time Off and Personal Time Off for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees respectively
  • The salary range for this position is a minimum of $227,500 and a maximum of $300,000
  • Exact title will be determined based on experience and skill
Desired Qualifications
  • Leadership in a high growth/start-up environment
  • Experience developing a product roadmap and launching hardware products that are manufactured at global scale: 10,000 - 1,000,000+ units
  • Industry experience in power electronics systems and energy storage
Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Developer and supplier of Prussian Blue Sodium Ion battery solutions
Company Overview
Natron is transforming industrial power. The company is building sustainable, sodium-ion batteries.