Product Management Leader, Core

Shape the end-to-end product strategy of Redpanda’s core streaming data platform

We are building Redpanda, a real-time streaming engine for modern applications. Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, and by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. We go beyond the Kafka protocol into the future of streaming, with inline WASM transforms and geo-replicated hierarchical storage. Think of it as a data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe. We are on a mission to enable every developer to supercharge their real time applications.

We are looking for an experienced product management leader to own the strategy for our core Redpanda streaming data platform. Reporting to the VP of Product, you will drive Redpanda core features (including streaming, data transforms, and shadow indexing), the APIs/CLIs which developers use to integrate streaming data within their applications, along with uptaking those capabilities into our Cloud SaaS deployment models.

This is an opportunity to work closely with executive leadership at a fast-growing, well-funded startup, with the ability to do both hands-on work and building a PM team. This role requires deep comfort with enterprise infrastructure technology, experience with B2B product management, working closely with customers, and collaborating cross-functionally across technical and non-technical teams.

You Will

  • Drive the end-to-end Redpanda core streaming data platform at both strategic and tactical levels, from a developer’s initial experience on the desktop to running streaming apps in production

  • Meet with customers, analyze the competitive landscape, and identify market opportunities to shape our company’s product strategy

  • Define requirements for new features, prioritize them for the product roadmap, and communicate them internally and externally

  • Collaborate with technical teams (including Engineering and Design) to ensure we ship the right features at the right time

  • Collaborate with go-to-market teams (including Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success) to help define messaging, collateral, and pricing

  • Recruit and manage a team of world-class product managers to keep pace with product needs and business growth

You’ll be part of a diverse team with members in both US (New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Denver) and international locations, including Colombia, the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, and growing!

You Have

  • 6+ years of experience in product management for enterprise infrastructure software (expertise in streaming, storage, or data infrastructure is a plus)

  • A laser-sharp focus on and deep empathy for developers, devops, and IT practitioners

  • Experience working cross-functionally with technical and non-technical teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to to concisely explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences (and vice-versa)

  • Comfortable working with a fast-moving 100% distributed engineering team, collaborating on GitHub and Slack

  • A BS in a technical field or relevant experience working closely with highly technical infrastructure products

Kindly highlight if applicable to you

  • Experience with complex infrastructure products, especially streaming, storage, data engineering, and/or distributed systems

  • Experience with commercial open-source and/or freemium developer/devops products

  • Have managed and mentored a team of product managers in the past