Senior Product Owner Sono Solar (m/f/d)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your Tasks

Engineers on the ViPV Team (Sono Solar) are at the leading edge of next-generation Vehicle Integrated solar products. As a Senior Product Owner Sono Solar, you will be responsible for ensuring a successful cooperation between the technical teams developing the product for the Sion: PV development, mechanical integration and electrical integration. The role requires technical know-how, communication skills and a passion for pushing our PV Technology. Does this sound like a challenge you feel suited to accept? Then please keep reading!Your tasks in detail:
  • You are working as a technical project manager facilitating collaboration and development steps between the different technical teams
  • You align our vision and mission with the founders and Sono Motors
  • You act as an interface between different teams of vehicle and PV development,  mechanical and electrical integration
  • In that matter, you are working very close together with the different sub-departments and taking care of strategic as well as operational tasks
  • You are responsible for defining, maintaining, prioritising and pushing the product backlog towards execution
  • You take care of removing roadblocks, identifying critical paths 
  • You take the responsibility for budget and timing of the whole project 
  • Doing that, you always keep in mind the sustainable and environmental friendly execution of the project

Our Requirements

  • You hold a degree (BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng) in a relevant engineering discipline e.g. automotive, electrical or mechanical engineering
  • You have very profound experience in a technical leader role within the automotive exterior and/or PV industry
  • You have profound technical knowledge and understanding of exterior Body Panels, ideally polymer body panels
  • You have experience in product development from research to mass production, ideally in automotive component
  • You have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills
  • You like to take over responsibility, working proactively and keeping the focus in turbulent times
  • You love to enter new areas and work yourself easily into new topics
  • You work in a structured and conscientious way, ideally you have experience with Scrum and Agile Project Management
  • You are fluent in English and German
  • You are enthusiastic about sustainability and passionate about the products we are developing

What to expect

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company
  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to create a future mobility provider
  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are welcomed, not feared
  • A culture of appreciation, in which we celebrate successes as well as mistakes
  • Flexible working hours
  • An open, modern office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead
  • Organic bread flatrate, free drinks, vegan catering service, etc.


For you to consider before applying our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.