Director of Product Management, Big Data (Kafka)
Posted on: January 12, 2022
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Job Category Products and Technology Job Details Are you a
strategic product management leader who thrives in a fast-paced
collaborative environment and loves working with the best
technology teams in the world? Do you bring highly customer-focused
innovative solutions to complex problems? Are you interested in
owning and driving a key part of our very large and complex big
data platform product portfolio that forms the backbone to the
Salesforce platforms, systems, and applications serving data and
insights in production and that require to operate at highest
possible Trust (Availability, Security, and Performance at Scale)?
If so this product management leadership role is for you.
As the product owner for a Big Data Platform service (Kafka) at
massive scale for all Salesforce, your relentless focus will be to
drive customer adoption, satisfaction, and growth. You will engage
Salesforce-wide business and technology leaders and their extended
developer teams to understand their needs, GTM strategy, and jobs
to be done, and you will define the vision and roadmap for the
service. You will closely work with product managers, software
engineers, data and service owners, Security, and several other
cross-functional global teams to define, build and execute on key
platform service platform capabilities that enable developers to
create large-scale big data solutions including data ingestion,
stream processing and analytics. You will build meaningful
relationships with teams and management in many Salesforce business
units to drive implementation, execution, metrics, and
sustainability of program objectives that allow operations to
continuously improve our ability to protect and respond to
incidents and events across our world-wide footprint.
- Develop vision and roadmap, and execute with coherent strategy,
including design, user requirements, market assessments, scalable
delivery plan, and marketing strategy for Kafka at Salesforce.
- Engage customers, partners and internal stakeholders to
determine business requirements, technical considerations and
- Manage product backlog and sprint priority including creating
user stories, defining project exit criteria
- Collaborate with PM, engineering and operations peers to
deliver strategic and tactical plans and objectives.
- Strive to continuously improve current service visibility,
incident response and insights, quality and capabilities through
new services or processes.
- Serve as a product owner on the multiple scrum teams and work
with engineers to deliver a quality product on time.
- Engage with our partner and customer communities to drive
customer enthusiasm and product adoption. Working closely with key
customers to envision, plan, and execute along with assigned
architecture and consulting resources. Experience/Skills Required:
- 5+ years of solid product management experience with a proven
track record of building awesome platform services and/or
enterprise products from concept to delivery
- Demonstrated customer engagement and constant presence with
experience in formulating vision and execution plans with an
actionable product roadmap
- Top notch written and oral communication skills, including
experience presenting to executive leadership, and evangelizing
- Strong collaboration, influence, and negotiation skills to
align the organization around prioritization and delivery of
- Exceptional time management skills to effectively juggle
multiple demanding priorities
- Strong platform user experience / design sense
- Well-developed leadership, management, and strategic-thinking
skills, with the ability to excite and lead others.
- Background in big data open source technologies such as Apache
Kafka, HBase, Apache Spark, or Presto/Trino. Desired Skills:
- Proven platform product management experience in the B2B
- Expertise in at least some of the areas including big data open
source technologies, Analytics & ML/AI at Petabyte scale, public
cloud services, and cloud native architectures
- Expertise in building a cloud service from scratch and scaling
it handle petabytes of data with thousands of users
- Thorough understanding of infrastructure lifecycle; ability to
adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment using
agile or similar methodologies
- Understanding of secure software development lifecycle from
coding to deployment
- Masters Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or
equivalent. MBA preferred.
Location: Bellevue (Seattle) or San Francisco or other major US
locations; there are opportunities for travel for training and
mentoring, but this position requires no formal travel.
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