Principal Product Manager, Network Management

US-TX-Austin
Job ID
2017-10211
# Positions
1
Category
Product
Business Group
SolarWinds

Overview

The Principal Product Manager is responsible for injecting extensive domain experience as well as customer and market knowledge in to the product development process. You will define and execute on a product roadmap and work with product marketing on GTM activities.

 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record understanding dynamic markets, making plans that generate results, and working with the leadership team to align execution to market opportunity. SolarWinds emphasizes strong growth and profitability; therefore, the ideal candidate must be proficient in making trade off decisions that maximize growth and return on investment. This leadership position requires a blend of technical and marketing knowledge, business acumen, and people skills. 

Responsibilities

As the PM, it's up to you to define a successful business strategy and product roadmap, then to work with Engineering and others to execute on that strategy. You are also responsible for evangelizing your products, defining roadmaps, creating epics, and user stories, and working with the Product Owner on ensuring those stories are succesfully delivered. In addition, you will be responsible for various GTM activities including, delivering webinars, conducting analyst briefings, and sales enablement.

 

BUSINESS MODEL

Unique business model and well defined processes have proven to be tremendously successful resulting in continued hyper-growth for the company. It is critical to understand how SolarWinds goes to market and our sales model to create a business plan that will be successful. This is why this role is challenging. If you try to work how you have in previous companies, you will not be successful.

 

RESOURCES

You will be working with a tightly coupled cross-functional team of highly talented and experienced professionals. There is a high focus on execution and organization, but we don't let formal process get in the way of opportunity or experimentation.

 

MINIMAL TRAVEL

SolarWinds has too many customers to visit each one. To reach our end users we rely on a combination of phone interviews, web meetings, surveys, and community interactions at industry events.

 

PRODUCT ASSIGNMENTS

Rapid organic and inorganic growth means you are never bored or "stuck" with the same product or technology forever. There are always new and interesting problems to solve and new products to build or companies to buy. You will be responsible for defining the right product mix to best capture market opportunity and demand.      

Qualifications

  • Product Management experience in network management or adjacent industry
  • Strong understanding of networking technology and our customers, people who are responsible for managing and monitoring network infrastructure
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to interact with customers, partners, and press/analysts with accuracy and professionalism
  • Ability to think and execute at both strategic and operational levels
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and self-discipline to work effectively in a high-paced environment   

Preferences:

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • MBA
  • Direct, hands-on experience managing and monitoring production networks

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