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Director, Product Management

ZEDEDA

ZEDEDA

Product
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024
ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open, and intrinsically secure - extending the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications, while increasing visibility, security and control. ZEDEDA delivers a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution, simplifying the security and remote management of edge infrastructure and applications at scale.
ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by utilizing an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and leveraging an open architecture built on EVE-OS, from the Linux Foundation. ZEDEDA delivers instant time to value, has thousands of nodes under management and is backed by world-class investors with teams in the US, Germany and India. For more information, visit www.zededa.com
About the Position: Director, Product Management (San Jose, CA)
Responsibilities:
As the Director of Product Management at ZEDEDA, you will lead a team dedicated to revolutionizing computing by extending the cloud to the distributed edge. This pivotal role demands seasoned expertise in product management with a focus on internet products and technologies. You will be instrumental in driving the product development lifecycle, from envisioning product vision to executing go-to-market strategies and overseeing product launches. Your leadership will facilitate seamless collaboration across cross-functional teams, including Engineering, UX/UI, Program Management, and beyond.
Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced and strategic Director of Product Management to lead our product management team. The Director of Product Management will be responsible for defining and executing the product strategy, driving product innovation, and ensuring the successful delivery of our edge computing solutions. This role requires a strong leader who can collaborate effectively across cross-functional teams, drive product vision, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Product Strategy and Vision: Develop and communicate a compelling product strategy and vision that aligns with market trends, customer needs, and company goals.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of product managers, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities to foster a high-performing and collaborative team culture.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct comprehensive market analysis and research to identify emerging trends, customer requirements, and competitive landscape in the edge computing market.
  • Product Roadmap: Define and prioritize the product roadmap in collaboration with cross-functional teams, balancing short-term deliverables with long-term strategic objectives.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with engineering, design, marketing, sales, and other stakeholders to drive product development initiatives from concept to launch.
  • Product Development: Work closely with engineering teams to translate product requirements into technical specifications, ensuring alignment with architectural principles and business objectives.
  • Go-to-Market Strategy: Partner with marketing and sales teams to develop and execute go-to-market strategies, including product positioning, messaging, pricing, and sales enablement activities.
  • Customer Engagement: Engage with customers, partners, and key stakeholders to gather feedback, validate product concepts, and ensure alignment with customer needs and expectations.
  • Partnerships: Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with technology vendors, service providers, and ecosystem partners to enhance our product offerings and expand market reach.
  • Performance Monitoring: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure product success, monitor market trends, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of product management experience in enterprise software, cloud computing, or related technology domains.
  • 4+ years team management experience preferred
  • Proven track record of leading and developing high-performing product management teams, preferably in the edge computing or IoT space.
  • Deep understanding of software development methodologies, cloud architectures, and networking technologies.
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical skills, and business acumen with the ability to translate market insights into actionable product strategies.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across diverse teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
Pay & Benefits
Zededa’s main compensation philosophy is to provide you with the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop with the company. The base pay range, dependent on your skills, qualifications, experience and location for this role is between $225,000 and $250,000, and will also include bonus, equity and benefits components to round out your total compensation.