Sr Director of Product Management

| Greater Denver Area

About Us

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premise environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.

Job Summary:

 

The Senior Director of Product Management for Cloud Infrastructure is responsible for the NetApp Cloud Infrastructure product portfolio, strategy planning and execution through the end-to-end lifecycle of the business. Critical to the success of this role will be experience defining, ramping and managing cloud and private cloud solutions.  Success factors include gathering and prioritizing requirements for the product, defining the vision for the product and collaborating with other leaders from the engineering, marketing, sales and operations departments in order to ensure that the financial and consumer satisfaction goals are met.

 

The expectation of this role is to take on a business owner’s mindset and collaborate across all business functions to drive the business goals and identify and work any gaps or issues.  In addition to this, the Director of Product Management also ensures that that the company’s overall strategy and goals are supported by those of the product, and that the product goals and strategy do not deviate from that of the business.

 

Essential Functions:

The activities you will be responsible for are critical to the organization’s future, having wide implications and multiple outcomes, including:

  • Supervisory Role: First and foremost, the position is a position of leadership, and in this capacity the Senior Director of Product Management oversees and is answerable to the Vice President of Products and stakeholders for all activities of the product management department. The individual oversees and ensures that the functions of the Product Managers are efficiently and effectively executed, including hiring and retaining talent.
  • Collaboration: The role of Sr Director of Product Management is a cross-functional leader and influencer and is expected to work across all functional teams including sales to drive the success and goals of the business. This role will engage directly with engineering and engineering leadership to translate customer and market requirements into a successful agile product development plan.  This includes partnering with engineering development to plan, evaluate and drive trade-offs to optimize solution offerings.
  • Partner Relations: The Director of Product Management has to identify and manage eco-system partnerships, make decisions on integration and go-to-market opportunities with these partners.  A Sr. Director of Product Management is also responsible for engaging extensively with partners, analysts and customers in order to gain firsthand insight on customer needs and market feedback.
  • Product Requirements and Roadmap: The Product Managers are tasked with the analysis of information and formulations of product strategy, goals, end-to-end customer experience and product solutions. The Sr Director will lead a team of product managers and technical marketing engineers responsible for several products and solutions addressing the hybrid multi-cloud market.
  • Vision Creation: As the leader of the product department, it is the Sr Director’s responsibility to build and cultivate in the department’s members the product vision and business case, as well as compile the product planning material necessary for driving product initiatives further with clarity and consensus.
  • Product/Market Strategy: The Sr Director of Product Management will work closely with the marketing department to develop marketing, lead generation and sales strategies. The Sr Director also partners with the sales department to build on product unit sales implementation as well as support strategies.
  • Research and Analysis: The Sr Director of Product Management is also tasked with conducting relevant product research, establishing competitive intelligence and various market analyses. This includes evaluating market opportunities, product segmentation strategies and clear go to market goals and messaging.
  • Product Evangelism:  The Sr Director is tasked with representing the business and promoting the product by advocating for its value and benefits at executive briefings, marketing events, online consumer platforms, social media and any number of promotion opportunities.

 

Requirements and Experience:

 

  • 15-20 yrs product management experience including cloud software, infrastructure solutions and private/hybrid multi cloud solutions.  Experience and understanding of virtualization, containers/container ecosystem and development practices is a requirement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kubernetes, Azure/AWS/Google Cloud offerings is highly desired
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Technology we use

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Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.

An Insider's view of NetApp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is one of excitement. On one hand, there is always work to be done and a new project or product to be working on which helps keep the office thriving. On the other hand, we have a lot of fun! Whether it is over a surprise mini golf course in the office for April Fool’s Day, or a happy hour in the breakroom. We work hard & play hard.

Kayte

Workplace Resources Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've always been a fan of walking around and socializing. I've worked with many of the people here at previous companies, so knowing so many people makes it easy to grab a lunch, find out what other teams are up to. We also put on a hackathon and encourage working with people from other groups. I talk to everyone!

Dave

Senior Performance Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

NetApp is very proactive in providing the opportunity to investigate, apply for & interview for, other openings within the company. Furthermore, the opportunity to work on various technologies comes often enough I feel like my skills are always up to date with current technology trends.

Kenton

Tech Lead – Solutions Quality Interoperability Testing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Def hackathons! Lot of good initiatives have come out of these. We are also starting a couple of initiatives. One is centered around connecting our engineers with our customers so that they can help bring the perspective as we are solving complex problems. We are also looking at connecting passion to the opportunity.

Tina

Sr. Engineering Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to focus on leading by objectives. Then give them freedom to do the work as they see fit. If I can respond to a request for advice, I’m there. If I can make a suggestion for a problem they surface, I’m glad to do that, but how they do their job rests with them.

Kevin

Engineering Manager

What are NetApp Perks + Benefits

NetApp Benefits Overview

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
Life Insurance
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
Pet Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
Wellness Programs
Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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