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Phocos is poised for rapid growth this year and we are excited to continue building our team of passionate professionals! As a global company with four subsidiaries, Phocos has multiple employment opportunities at each of our locations around the world open at any one time. Our business is growing so fast that not all positions and job descriptions we plan to fill this year may be listed here. If you have ever thought about joining Phocos, we encourage you to reach out to us regardless of whether you see the perfect position listed or not.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter via email along with a current resume to hr@phocos.com with a subject title that includes your full name, country, and your desired position. Tell us about your experience and how you can contribute to our ongoing success. We look forward to hearing from you. There has never been a better time to join our team!

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Director of Engineering Tucson, AZ USA

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid power supplies. With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production network in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos supplies high-quality solutions that help to bring reliable light and electricity With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable electricity, we have work to do, and we want you to…

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid power supplies. With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production network in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos supplies high-quality solutions that help to bring reliable light and electricity With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable electricity, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us supply solutions that help to reduce that number substantially. 

Phocos is currently seeking a Director of Engineering

Requirements:

Expert level Technical/Design Experience in Switch Mode Power Supplies with experience managing small teams:

  • Ideal Design Experience – 10-15 years
  • Minimum Education Level
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a major university.
  • Resume Keywords
    • AC-DC conversion
    • DC-AC conversion
    • DC-DC conversion
    • Flyback converter
    • SEPIC
    • Buck, Boost, Buck/Boost
    • Half-Bridge
    • Full-Bridge
    • Current Mode Control
    • Voltage Mode Control
    • Thermal management
    • Magnetics (including transformers, inductors etc.)
    • EMI Filtering/Compliance experience (LISN)
  • Nice to haves:
    • Previous publications involving Switch Mode Power Supplies…referencing topics relevant to the above.
    • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Serial Communication experience including RS485 MODBUS, CANbus.
    • IoT Experience including Ethernet, WiFi, Zigbee, LoRA WAN

Experienced Engineering Manager with Electrical Engineering Background, exposure to power conversion/energy storage systems

  • Ideal Experience – 5-10 years
  • Minimum Education Level
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering from a major university.
  • Resume Keywords
    • Project Management
      • Agile
      • Lean
      • Scrum
      • Waterfall
      • Kanban
    • Professional Development
    • SOPs
    • Recruiting/Hiring
    • Goal setting (e.g. KPIs, OKRs, etc.)
    • Problem solving
    • Conflict management
    • Safety Standards including exposure to UL1741 SA, CA Rule 21, Sunspec, Rapid Shutdown
    • Design Review Leadership
    • Process Management
    • Jira, Confluence, Slack, Trello, MS Project, OpenProject
    • Risk Management
    • Energy Storage (BMS, cell balancing, lithium, LFP, LiFePO4, NMC, Lead Acid)
  • Nice to haves:
    • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management or MBA.
    • Certificates in Engineering Management
    • Experience with growing start-ups, scaling etc.
Management – General Manager – Phocos India Puducherry, India

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid power supplies. With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production network in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos supplies high-quality solutions that help to bring reliable light and electricity With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable electricity, we have work to do, and we want you…

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid power supplies. With the one of the widest global sales, engineering and production network in the Solar PV Industry, Phocos supplies high-quality solutions that help to bring reliable light and electricity With over 1 billion people in the world living without access to reliable electricity, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us supply solutions that help to reduce that number substantially. 

 Phocos is currently seeking a General Manager – Phocos India to support our global operations. 

The General Manager of Phocos India is an integral part of the Phocos global manufacturing and supply chain management team, leading a team of 20 staff based in Pondicherry. They will be responsible for all managerial aspects of our India-based subsidiary including: Operations Management, supply chain management, outsourced manufacturing, procurement, planning and logistics, and regional sales management. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Establishes & executes a 3 year Strategic growth plan for India. 
  • Supervises Production, Procurement, Planning and Logistics functions including the functional managers and employees. 
  • Develops department budgets and goals guided by site objectives and corporate policy. 
  • Builds cross-functional relationships where persuasive skills, negotiation skills, and considerable tact are required to gain support. 
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with key customers, suppliers, etc., who have a significant impact on the success of the organization. 
  • Maintains responsibility for management of materials available to support build plans throughout the product life cycle. 
  • Provides leadership in designing the supplier materials supply chain to provide optimum flexibility with minimum investment. 
  • Leads efforts to reduce material cost and assess/respond to supply risks. 
  • Manages the development of delivery requirements, material plans and short-range capacity plans to meet production schedules and inventory objectives. 
  • Responsible for customer interface from SCM including relationship management and as focal point for all SCM related issues. 
  • Works to ensure Phocos is compliant with customs and regulatory laws. 
  • Negotiates with carriers to support domestic and international air, rail and ocean transport ensuring favorable rates and cycle times for Phocos. 
  • Directly manages a team of 10 to 20 employees including employee training, performance, measurement, development, motivation and recognition.
  • Establishes department goals/ measurements and manages resources to achieve these goals. 

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies: 

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of global supply chain management, distribution methods, and global transportation services and inventory management. 
  • Ability to understand the complete supply chain and resolve issues in any area. 
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of the workings of a manufacturing environment, materials and processes. 
  • Strong knowledge in all areas of import / export, regulatory and logistics management. 
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem resolution skills. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers. 
  • Able to work effectively cross- functionally and with other sites to achieve objectives. 
  • Good understanding of IT concepts and integrated business applications. 
  • Able to resolve complex issues & problems internally and externally. 
  • Significant skills required in multi-tasking and time management. 
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of employees. 
  • Occasional overnight travel is required up to 30%. 

Required Experience: 

  • 5+ years of work experience in a Senior Management capacity preferably in the Renewable Energy Industry ( Solar) 
  • Previous experience managing multiple departments in Supply Chain. 
  • Previous experience working in an electronics manufacturing environment. 
  • Previous experience with India-based manufacturing 
  • Previous experience working for a USA or Europe based company with office in India. 
  • Fluent in English 

Education: 

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Materials Management, Engineering or related field.
  • Masters degree in related discipline preferred.
Applications Engineer I Tucson, AZ USA

Phocos, is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join…

Phocos, is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us provide world-class solutions to meet the world’s growing power demands while contributing to a decarbonized planet. 

Phocos is currently seeking an Applications Engineer I to support our global Sales, Support and R&D Teams. 

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Applications Engineer I is an integral part of the Technical Support team. They are responsible for fielding and resolving technical support inquiries, warranty claims as well as providing internal/external technical training on best practices for proper deployment and utilization of Phocos products. In addition, the Applications Engineer I works in tandem with Sales Managers and key clients to clearly define technical requirements for key accounts and projects, prepares and maintains external and internal specifications documents and works with R&D and production staff to ensure supplied solutions result in 100% customer satisfaction. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Fields, documents and resolves all customer technical and system design questions for the Americas region. 
  • Supports the Americas sales staff with system design and product selection questions related to functionality and capability of products 
  • Represents Phocos at industry association meetings, trade shows, and conferences. 
  • Delivers internal and external product technical training seminars. 
  • Writes, reviews and executes tests plans and documents results in formal reporting. 
  • Collaborates with Sales staff to define product requirements for key clients. 
  • Prepares Market Requirements Documents (MRD) for new product solutions to capture customer requirements for Product Management and R&D. 
  • Works with R&D engineers to write Product Requirement Documents (PRD) for new product solutions based on an approved MRD 
  • Coordinates and assists R&D Engineers in Germany, the US to ensure prompt, accurate product development and delivery. 
  • Coordinates with Phocos manufacturing facilities and sub-contractors to ensure reliable, efficient production of products. 
  • Supports the R&D team with preparation of 3D CAD drawings and assembly drawings as part of the R&D process. 
  • Learns and stays current on all applicable standards related to the use of the company’s products including, but not limited to: National Electric Code (NEC), UL1741, ANSI 12.12.01, SAE J1455/SAEJ400, and IEC 62109. 
  • Learns and understands best practices for off-grid PV system installation and completes NABCEP PV Technical Sales certification 
  • Ensures current and future products comply with any and all applicable standards for target applications. 

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies 

  • Strong customer service, presentation and relationship management skills 
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing multiple concurrent projects via effective time- and project-management techniques. 
  • Thorough record-keeping and documentation skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge of basic electrical theory. 
  • Demonstrated experience using digital multimeters, DC power-supplies, oscilloscopes, and similar testing equipment. 
  • Previous experience with THT/SMT soldering a plus. 
  • Previous experience with 3D CAD modeling a plus. 
  • Previous experience with power electronics and/or solar applications a plus. 
  • Refined problem-solving skills. 
  • Self-motivated, team player. 
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally and with other global offices to achieve objectives. 
  • Occasional overnight travel is required up to 20%
    COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: As of the posting date of this position, all company-related travel is postponed until further notice from Phocos management to protect the safety of all Phocos employees and combat the spread of COVID-19. 

Required Experience: 

  • Entry Level 
  • Fluent in English (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or German a plus) 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. 
Inside Sales/Operations Support Ulm, Germany

Phocos AG is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid energy storage. With over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering high quality power conversion and energy storage solutions, Phocos enables reliable energy access anywhere in the world, anytime, on any grid (Any-GridTM). There are over three billion people around the world who do not have access to reliable electricity….

Phocos AG is a global manufacturer of solar components and solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid energy storage. With over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering high quality power conversion and energy storage solutions, Phocos enables reliable energy access anywhere in the world, anytime, on any grid (Any-GridTM). There are over three billion people around the world who do not have access to reliable electricity. Therefore, we have A LOT to do. 

That's why we need you on our team. Help us create best-in-class solutions to meet the world's growing energy needs while contributing to low-carbon footprint.

If you can identify with our mission statement, we look forward to hearing from you! We are looking for a person to join our team as soon as possible, in the capacity of Internal Sales (m/f/d)

Inside Sales/Operations Support (m/w/d) 

 Your Tasks

  • You will work in internal sales and support our customers with order-processing. You will create offers, orders, invoices and delivery notes
  • You will support our customers throughout the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) in cooperation with the responsible account managers
  • You will place orders for goods at manufacturing sites in China, India and future sites
  • You will support our Logistics Manager in managing incoming and outgoing shipments in our external warehouse in Bubesheim, 30 min outside of Ulm, Germany
  • You will also help with evaluations and reports as well as with general administrative tasks

 Job Requirements

  • You have successfully completed commercial training, ideally with a focus on foreign trade
  • You have 2-4 years of experience in an international environment, both with customers and with colleagues
  • You have solid knowledge of using programs from the MS Office package and you are proficient in ERP and CRM systems
  • You like wearing many hats. You are communicative and an open, action-oriented personality who thinks outside the box and gets involved when and where it is necessary
  • Your written and spoken German and English skills are impeccable; Knowledge of other foreign languages ​​is an advantage.
  • You have the ability to lift at least 30 kg.
  • Your aspiration is to work independently, accurately and reliably

What We Offer

  • A motivated and open-minded team that is at your side with support, advice and action
  • A constructive, fair and collegial working atmosphere in an exciting international environment
  • A full-time employment contract initially limited to two years with very good chances of being taken on in a permanent employment contract

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your e-mail application with cover letter, CV and certificates. Please also let us know your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations. Your contact person is Heike Toegel (heike.toegel@phocos.com).

Embedded Software Engineer – USA Tucson, AZ USA

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join…

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us provide world-class solutions to meet the world’s growing power demands while contributing to a decarbonized planet. 

Phocos is currently seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to support our product R&D team. 

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Embedded Software Engineer is an integral part of the product development team. They are responsible for development and implementation of embedded software for Phocos power conversion, energy storage and networking accessories. The Embedded Software Engineer collaborates with hardware engineers, mechanical engineers and product managers to develop new products according to market requirements as well as continually improves and advances the functionality of the existing product portfolio through innovative techniques. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Development and implementation of embedded software for switch mode power supplies such as solar charge controllers (PWM / MPPT) in embedded C. 
  • Project support from the first idea to serial production and operation. 
  • Further development and maintenance of existing software. 
  • Collaborates with technicians and Applications Engineers for verification and validation of product functionality and reliability according to technical specifications. 
  • Stays current with latest embedded C programming architecture and trends to continually keep Phocos products on the cutting edge. 

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge in embedded software development with C/C++ 
  • Basic knowledge in version management with Git and experience with software engineering tools 
  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented application development using Java or C# 
  • Experience with networked devices including various communication protocols and technologies (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G, 5G, etc.) is a plus 
  • Fluency in English (German proficiency a plus) 
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial attitude. 
  • Well-structured, solution-oriented approach to solving problems. 
  • Creative thinker who enjoys collaborating with of a growing team, company. 
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally and with other global offices to achieve objectives. 

Required Experience: 

  • 0-5 Years professional experience in Embedded C programming 
  • Fluency in English (German proficiency a plus) 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your application, including cover letter, CV, references, and salary expectations by email to hr@phocos.com. 

Embedded Software Engineer (m/w/d) Ulm, Germany

Phocos AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar charge controllers and inverters for off-grid power supply. We develop, produce and sell our products on a global level and maximize the reliability of photovoltaic island systems with the highest quality standards. With millions of products in use worldwide, since our founding in 2000, we have spanned a global distribution network to bring light and…

Phocos AG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of solar charge controllers and inverters for off-grid power supply. We develop, produce and sell our products on a global level and maximize the reliability of photovoltaic island systems with the highest quality standards. With millions of products in use worldwide, since our founding in 2000, we have spanned a global distribution network to bring light and electricity to the most remote places on earth. This improves living conditions in many places and with every item we sell, we actively contribute to combating climate change and preserving the earth for future generations. If you would like to be part of our vision, then we would like to hear from YOU!

We are looking for an Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/d) at our headquarters in Ulm to start as soon as possible:

Embedded Software Engineer (m/w/d) 

Your Tasks

  • Development and implementation of embedded software in the field of solar charge controllers (PWM / MPPT)
  • Project support from the first idea to series production and operation
  • Further development and maintenance of existing software

 Job Requirements

  • Completed technical studies (e.g. electronic engineering, computer science, technical computer science) or comparable qualification
  • Knowledge of embedded software development with C/C++
  • Basic knowledge of version management with Git and experience with software engineering tools
  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented application development with Java or C#
  • Experience with connected devices including different communication protocols and technologies (Bluetooth, Wifi, 4G, 5G etc.) is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Practical disposition and initiative paired with a thorough and structured way of working
  • Reliability, pronounced sense of responsibility, acting independently as well as high flexibility, creativity, social skills and the ability to work in a team

 What We Offer

  • Flat hierarchies, open communication and short decision-making processes
  • An interesting, varied work environment
  • The opportunity to work and design independently
  • training opportunities
  • A young, international and highly motivated team
  • Interesting and responsible work in an internationally successful company
  • Performance-related remuneration in a permanent employment relationship
  • Employer-funded pension

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your application, including cover letter, CV, certificates and salary expectations in English or German by email to hr@phocos.com.

Engineering – Lab Technician Ulm, Germany

Die Phocos AG gehört zu den weltweit führenden Herstellern von Solarladereglern und Wechselrichtern zur netzunabhängigen Stromversorgung. Wir entwickeln, produzieren und vertreiben unsere Produkte auf globaler Ebene und maximieren mit höchstem Qualitätsanspruch die Zuverlässigkeit von Photovoltaikinselsystemen. Mit Millionen von Produkten weltweit im Einsatz haben wir seit unserer Gründung im Jahr 2000 ein weltweites Vertriebsnetz gespannt, um Licht und Elektrizität zu den abgelegensten Orten der Welt zu bringen….

Die Phocos AG gehört zu den weltweit führenden Herstellern von Solarladereglern und Wechselrichtern zur netzunabhängigen Stromversorgung. Wir entwickeln, produzieren und vertreiben unsere Produkte auf globaler Ebene und maximieren mit höchstem Qualitätsanspruch die Zuverlässigkeit von Photovoltaikinselsystemen. Mit Millionen von Produkten weltweit im Einsatz haben wir seit unserer Gründung im Jahr 2000 ein weltweites Vertriebsnetz gespannt, um Licht und Elektrizität zu den abgelegensten Orten der Welt zu bringen. Damit verbessern sich vielerorts die Lebensbedingungen und wir tragen mit jedem verkauften Artikel aktiv dazu bei, den Klimawandel zu bekämpfen und die Erde für nachfolgende Generationen zu erhalten. Wenn auch du Teil unserer Vision sein möchtest dann bewirb dich bei uns. 

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt in unserem Stammhaus in Ulm eine(n): 

Elektro- Techniker (m/w/d)

 Deine Aufgaben 

  • Versuchs- und Prototypenaufbauten, technische Berechnungen, Interpretation der Ergebnisse 
  • Aufbau und Durchführung von elektrischen und thermischen Tests inklusive Auswertung und Begleitung von EMV-Tests 
  • Wartung und Instandhaltung von Laborequipment (elektrische Sicherheitsprüfungen, Kalibrierungen, 

Effizienz, etc.) 

  • Bearbeitung von technischer Dokumentation 
  • Allgemein unterstützende Tätigkeiten für die Elektronikentwicklung 

Dein Profil 

  • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung zum Techniker (m/w/d) oder vergleichbare Ausbildung im Bereich Elektronik/Mechatronik 
  • 3 Jahre + Berufserfahrung auf ähnlichem technischen Gebiet 
  • Idealerweise bereits Erfahrung mit Solarladereglern und Wechselrichtern für Netzunabhängige Photovoltaik 
  • Gute Kenntnisse / Erfahrung in elektrotechnischen Aufbauten, Tests, Messungen, Löten 
  • Erfahrungen im Bereich der Zertifizierung von E-Produkten (z.B. CE) sind von Vorteil 
  • Teamfähigkeit und Kreativität 
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift, weitere Fremdsprachen von Vorteil 
  • Praktische Veranlagung und Eigeninitiative gepaart mit gründlicher und strukturierter Arbeitsweise 
  • Zuverlässigkeit, ausgeprägtes Verantwortungsbewusstsein, eigenverantwortliches Handeln sowie hohe Flexibilität und Kreativität 
  • Hohe Loyalität, Sozialkompetenz und Teamfähigkeit 
  • Offenheit für gelegentliche mehrtätige, internationale Dienstreisen 

 Wir bieten 

  • flache Hierarchien, offene Kommunikation und kurze Entscheidungswege 
  • ein interessantes, abwechslungsreiches Arbeitsumfeld 
  • die Möglichkeit eigenverantwortlich zu arbeiten und zu gestalten 
  • Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten 
  • ein junges, internationales und hochmotiviertes Team 
  • interessante und verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeiten in einem international erfolgreichen Unternehmen 
  • leistungsgerechte Entlohnung in einem unbefristeten Arbeitsverhältnis 
  • Betriebliche Altersvorsorge 
  • Kaffee- /Wasser- /Milch-Flatrate 

Bei Interesse freuen wir uns auf deine Bewerbung, inklusive Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnissen und Verdienstvorstellungen in Englisch oder Deutsch per Email an hr@phocos.com. 

Manager- Technical Support Tucson, AZ USA

Phocos, is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join…

Phocos, is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us provide world-class solutions to meet the world’s growing power demands while contributing to a decarbonized planet.

Phocos is currently seeking a Manager- Technical Support to provide world class service to our clients before, during and after the purchasing process.

Reporting to the Applications Engineer, the Manager- Technical Support is an integral part of the technical team. They are responsible for customer technical support, technical sales support and warranty claim management including inspection, testing, repair and documentation of claim reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Fields customer technical support inquiries for the Americas region, troubleshoots problems and provides thorough and prompt communication to clients regarding the status and resolution of support tickets.
  • Tests prototype, trial production and mass production builds, evaluates and clearly documents test results and makes recommendations to R&D/Product Management.
  • Investigates, documents and resolves customer warranty claims in an expedient manner utilizing first-class customer service skills.
  • Thoroughly documents all customer technical support issues using company ticketing system and regularly updates ticket status throughout the support process.
  • Assists Sales teams with technical sales inquiries including product selection, system design review and providing detailed product training to key clients.
  • Provides assistance to Inside Sales/Logistics for QC, preparation of outbound shipments for dispatch on an as-needed basis.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required up to 10%.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:

  • Strong electronics background with previous experience with power electronics.
  • Demonstrated experience using digital multimeters, DC power-supplies, oscilloscopes, and similar testing equipment.
  • Solid experience with THT/SMT soldering.
  • Refined problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough record-keeping, documentation skills.
  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings and circuit schematics.
  • Experience with performing electrical safety procedures and identifying electrical hazards.
  • Self-motivated, team player.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally and with other global offices to achieve objectives.
  • Significant skills in multi-tasking and time management.
  • Ability to lift at objects weighing up to 40 lbs.

Required Experience: 

  • 5+ years of work technician experience within an electronics-related field  
    • Power electronics/solar/battery/refrigeration experience preferred.  
  • 5+ years of technical customer support experience in an electronics-related field.  
  • Previous experience in technical sales support.  
  • Previous experiencing writing and executing engineering test plans and preparing written test reports.  
  • Previous experience using CRM, ticketing software.  
  • Fluent in English (Spanish, Portuguese a plus)

Product Manager Tucson, AZ USA or Ulm, Germany

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and…

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM. With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us provide world-class solutions to meet the world’s growing power demands while contributing to a decarbonized planet.

Phocos is currently seeking a Product Manager to manage our advanced inverter vertical on a global basis. As the leader of the advanced inverter vertical, the Product Manager is the key interface between Sales, Marketing, Engineering, key clients and production to ensure Phocos inverters continuously meet the needs of the marketplace while maintaining world-class, Phocos quality and reliability at all times. 

Reporting to the CEO, the Product Manager is charged with setting and executing the product strategy for the advanced inverters vertical, developing and regularly updating a product roadmap for Executive Management. In addition, the Product Manager regularly interacts with customers, conducts market research, keeps current on market/technology trends and provides product strategy recommendations to Executive Management including well defined success metrics. 

 Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluates existing Phocos Inverter product portfolio position in the market relative to competition. 
  • Establishes regular communication with customers and sales to identify product requirements. 
  • Generates market analysis to define new business opportunities for Phocos. 
  • Produces data driven business cases as justification for new product development. 
  • Writes detailed Market Requirement Documents that drive new product development process. 
  • Maintains and distributes current product portfolio lists including finished goods and spare parts (where applicable). 
  • Oversees new product development, interfacing with Engineering and Manufacturing teams. 
  • Assists technical support and Applications Engineers with support inquiries and is final approver of warranty claims for advanced inverter products. 
  • Generates marketing collateral including product labels, datasheets, user manuals, quick start guides, how-to videos etc. in support of Marketing initiatives for the advanced inverter portfolio. 
  • Prepares timely and regular sales trainings, product status, firmware/feature updates to the global Phocos team. 
  • Provides accurate and timely progress reports and product development plans. 
  • Develops appropriate strategic and operational relationships at all levels, internal and external. 
  • Identifies and capitalizes on events and business initiatives such as conferences and industry events. 
  • Provides ongoing strategy recommendation to Executive team regarding product roadmap. 
  • Domestic and International Travel: up to 20%.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies: 

  • Entrepreneurial drive and motivation to identify new business opportunities in key target markets.
  • Previous experience in AC-DC, DC-AC, DC-DC power conversion, solar power, energy storage or other related technical field. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail. 
  • Skilled at translating highly technical information into clear, concise written documents for mass consumption. 
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and proposals.
  • Ability to influence internal and external decision makers at the highest level.
  • Self-motivated, team player, who is disciplined and able to remain corporately focused.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 

Required Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in an R&D and/or product management role in a related field OR 5+ years’ experience plus Master’s degree in a relevant Engineering or Business discipline. 
  • Previous experience working with suppliers and contract manufacturers based in Asia preferred. 
  • Experience working in multinational business environment preferred. 
  • Fluent in English (Mandarin and/or German a plus).
Sales Manager – Europe Ulm, Germany

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM.  With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join…

Phocos is a global manufacturer of solar components and Energy Storage solutions for off-grid and edge-of-grid power supplies. With over 20-years of experience, Phocos designs and supplies high-quality power conversion and energy storage solutions that provide reliable power Anywhere, Anytime, Any-GridTM.  With over 3 billion people in the world living without access to reliable power, we have work to do, and we want you to join our team to help us provide world-class solutions to meet the world’s growing power demands while contributing to a decarbonized planet.

Phocos is currently seeking a Sales Manager - Europe to rapidly develop and grow Phocos’ business throughout Europe, serving as the key interface between customers and internal stakeholders. This position requires both technical expertise as well as the ability to initiate and develop relationships with a wide array of clients and partners from various cultural backgrounds while positioning the Phocos brand for long term growth in the marketplace. The Sales Manager - Europe will work closely with clients, the Internal Sales team and the Technical Support team to ensure customer satisfaction and expand opportunities for future sales growth. He/she must be comfortable with frequent travel, public speaking and be able to present complex technical subjects in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
  
Reporting to the COO, the Sales Manager - Europe, keeps current on market/technology trends and provides product strategy recommendations to R&D, Product Management and Executive Management teams including well defined business cases based on real world market opportunities.

Your tasks

  • Generates new Phocos business and ensures growth of existing accounts
  • Assess potential application of Phocos products and offers solutions that meet customer needs
  • Assist clients in sizing and deployment of power system solutions featuring Phocos solutions
  • Develop appropriate strategic and operational relationships at all levels, internal and external
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasting, pipeline management and account growth plans
  • Meet and exceed targets by developing new business relationships with customers
  • Provide product training to clients and communicate internal feedback for product development
  • Identify and participate in strategic industry events such as conferences and trade shows 
  • Generates market analysis to define new business opportunities for Phocos
  • Produces data driven business cases as justification for new product development
  • Provides ongoing strategy recommendation internally regarding Phocos product roadmap
  • Domestic and International Travel: up to 50%

Your profile

  • Three years minimum sales, account management experience
  • Previous experience in the solar, energy storage or other renewable energy field
  • Fluency in both English and German – additional languages a plus
  • Entrepreneurial drive and motivation to identify potential customers in key target markets
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective sales presentations and proposals
  • Ability to understand a prospective client's corporate structure and identify key decision makers
  • Ability to influence internal and external decision makers at the highest level
  • Self-motivated, team player, who is disciplined and able to take high degree of initiative
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and close deals to ensure deliverables achieved 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or Related Field

We offer

  • A motivated and open team that is at your side with help and advice.
  • A constructive, fair and collegial working atmosphere in an exciting international environment.
  • A full-time employment relationship initially limited to two years, with a very good chance of being taken on in a permanent employment relationship.

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your email application, including cover letter, CV and certificates. Please also tell us your earliest possible starting date and your earnings expectations. Your contact person is Heike Toegel (heike.toegel@phocos.com).

Senior Embedded Software Engineer (m/w/d) Ulm, Germany

Location: Ulm, Germany

Phocos AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar charge controllers and inverters for off-grid power supply. We develop, produce and sell our products on a global level and maximize the reliability of photovoltaic island systems with the highest quality standards. With millions of products in use worldwide, since our founding in 2000, we have spanned a global distribution…

Location: Ulm, Germany

Phocos AG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of solar charge controllers and inverters for off-grid power supply. We develop, produce and sell our products on a global level and maximize the reliability of photovoltaic island systems with the highest quality standards. With millions of products in use worldwide, since our founding in 2000, we have spanned a global distribution network to bring light and electricity to the most remote places on earth. This improves living conditions in many places and with every item sold, we actively contribute to combating climate change and preserving the earth for future generations. If you also want to be part of our vision, then we want to hear from YOU!

We are looking for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer (m/f/d) at our headquarters in Ulm as soon as possible:

Senior Embedded Software Engineer (m/w/d)

Your Tasks

  • Development and implementation of embedded software in the field of solar charge controllers (PWM / MPPT)
  • Project support from the first idea to series production and operation
  • Further development and maintenance of existing software

Job Requirements

  • Completed technical studies (e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, technical computer science) or comparable qualification
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a similar technical field
  • Professional in embedded software development with C/C++
  • Basic knowledge of version management with Git and experience with software engineering tools
  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented application development with Java or C#
  • Experience with connected devices including different communication protocols and technologies (Bluetooth, Wifi, 4G, 5G etc.) is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Practical disposition and initiative paired with a thorough and structured way of working
  • Reliability, pronounced sense of responsibility, acting independently as well as high flexibility, creativity, social skills and the ability to work in a team

What We Offer

  • Flat organization, open communication and short decision-making paths
  • An interesting, varied work environment
  • The opportunity to work and design independently
  • Multiple training opportunities
  • A young, international and highly motivated team
  • Interesting and responsible work in an internationally successful company
  • Performance-related remuneration in a permanent employment relationship
  • Employer-funded pension

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your application, including cover letter, CV, certificates and salary expectations in English or German by email to hr@phocos.com.

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