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VP / Sr Director Product Management - Early Stage Big Data Start Up

at Concurrent Inc. in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 21, 2014   |  
Concurrent is one of the hottest early stage Enterprise Big Data startups. Concurrent simplifies Big Data application development, deployment and management on Apache Hadoop. We are the company behind Cascading, the most widely used and deployed technology for building Big Data applications with more than 75,000 user downloads a month. Enterprises including Twitter, eBay, The Climate Corp and Etsy all rely on Concurrent’s technology to drive their Big Data deployments.
Concurrent is funded by Rembrandt Venture Partners and True Ventures and is headquartered in San Francisco.
The product leader is responsible for leading product management for all of Concurrent’s products. This role will define and drive product requirements, prioritization and execution. The successful candidate will work closely with customers, engineering and other cross-functional team members to define and prioritize market-driven features, functionality and enhancements. He/she will evaluate industry trends and competitive offerings, drive product planning, development, documentation, customer beta testing and launch activities. He/she will act as the product champion and user advocate throughout the product life cycle.
Minimum 5-10 years of experience in progressive engineering and product management roles at management level
Experience leading a Product Management team / department in Enterprise Software
Experience with open source technologies and or freemium product offerings is a big plus
Experience with defining and delivering a new product to market
Passion for new technologies, analyzing competition, customers and markets
Experience with building developer, database, NoSQL, or application management or monitoring products
Must possess key competencies including strategic vision and analytical skills enhanced by intuitive customer and user insights
Must have entrepreneurial and innovative DNA, willing to consider the outrageous and respect the pragmatic
Must have deep understanding of agile development, the product management and product manufacturing process
Must be a team player and believe in the value of inclusion and collaboration
Must be comfortable with the high growth/small company dynamic of rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever it takes to get the job done given the constraints of time, budget and human resources
Strong leadership and motivational skills, responsive and flexible
Ability to think strategically one minute and execute tactical details the next
Focused on flawless execution
Extremely resourceful, highly creative and high energy, able to brainstorm and implement new ideas
Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities
Ability to persuade and positively influence at all levels of the organization
Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Our ideal candidate would have all of the above; however, if you feel that your combination of skills, education, and experience positions you as a good fit, we'd love to hear from you.
Highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and thorough
Develop concise accurate requirements / functional specifications and user stories
Work independently as well as in a team environment, and able to manage and lead across cross-functional teams
Work with core technologies like: Enterprise Java, JDBC / SQL, Hadoop, and or Management and Monitoring products
Research, analyze, and manage product requirements and roadmap for Concurrent’s product offerings
Proactively identify, prioritize and drive current and future product offerings, features and capabilities that will result in adoption and revenue
Produce in-depth market assessment, competitive information and customer retention data to define gaps in product strategy and develop recommendations for action based on sound analysis
Convert technical ideas and research into actionable product features, capabilities and ultimately releases with an emphasis on revenue and adoption
Work in close conjunction with the key company stakeholders and drive product vision, capabilities, features and value proposition
Work closely with Product Development and Marketing to assist in prioritizing strategic direction
Speak externally to analysts, customers and trade journalists to drive market awareness
Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; ensure that staff morale is positive to meet the sales organization's commitments
Strong technical background, with BS in Computer Science or a related technical subject required
Competitive, Stock Options
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