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Product Manager 


Product Manager – Software and Autonomous

About Proterra

Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. Every day, Proterra works to meet those needs, with the world's best-performing zero-emission buses, chargers, batteries, and telematics software. Our revolutionary battery-electric buses help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce operating costs. Proterra has delivered more than 400 buses to transit agencies, airports, and universities in the United States and Canada. With support from investors such as Daimler, BMW iVentures, Kleiner Perkins, and GM Ventures, Proterra is well positioned to continue innovating in sustainable transportation.

Product Management Team

The Product Management team at Proterra is responsible for driving product strategy and execution, which entails understanding market requirements through competitive and market analysis, synthesizing those market needs into clear product requirements, working cross functionally to evaluate alternatives and make decisions, and developing the go to market plan. Proterra is in an exciting, high-growth stage, so you must be nimble, highly capable and comfortable operating with a high degree of autonomy to thrive in our fast-paced environment. As a member of our small team, you will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on our business. We value cultural fit and a team-oriented attitude. We are passionate about electrification of heavy-duty transportation and are committed to hiring and developing top talent who share our passion.

About the Role

Proterra is hiring a Product Manager based in Burlingame, CA. The focus of the role is to lead product strategy and execution for software (telematics) and autonomous products. This position will report to the Director of Product within the Sales organization.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the below. Responsibilities will evolve alongside the company’s needs and increase with strong performance.

  • Work with the sales and service teams, and well as directly with customers and through market research, to develop an understanding of customer and market needs
  • In collaboration with software development and engineering teams, translate market needs into product requirements
  • Develop overall product strategy and roadmap to inform prioritization of resources
  • Drive cross functional decision making for the product – trading off performance, cost, timing to maintain a compelling product
  • Create the go to market plans for each product, and support the product marketing team through product launch


  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university, with strong academic record – preference for a background in computer science
  • 2-4 years of software product management experience, ideally 1-2 years of software development
  • Background in connected devices and telematics, or autonomous technology development
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Passion for either sustainability or transportation, or ideally a passion for both
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and communication skills – relentless drive for clarity and fact-based decision making

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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