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Principal Product Manager, Core Database



Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

At Yugabyte, we are on a mission to become the default transactional database for the cloud. We are well underway on this journey with YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance, distributed SQL database that runs on any cloud and enables developers to get instantly productive using well-known APIs. We are looking for talented and driven people to join us on our ambitious mission and help us build a lasting and impactful company.

We announced a $188M Series C round at a $1.3B valuation in October 2021, however we very much believe we are still in the early stages of our company’s journey. The transactional database market is estimated to grow from $40B in 2021 to $64B by 2025. Given our database is cloud-native by design, has on-demand horizontal scalability, and allows for geographical distribution of data using built-in replication, we are extremely well-positioned to address the market need for geo-distributed, high-scale, high-performance wordloads.

Join the Revolution in Distributed SQL Technology at Yugabyte

Modern applications need a cloud-native database that eliminates tradeoffs and silos. Yugabyte DB is the 100% open source, secure, resilient, scalable, and fully PostgreSQL compatible solution! The world's leading enterprises are making the switch from legacy RDBMSs like Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2 to YugabyteDB for their mission-critical applications.

In this role, you'll have the unique opportunity to work alongside Yugabyte's co-founders, who are pioneers in distributed data systems, helping Facebook scale to billions of users by designing and building breakthrough technologies like Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra. This isn't just our history; it's the foundation upon which we're building the future…with your help.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Strategic Roadmap Development: Craft a product roadmap that transcends user needs and market trends, focusing on delivering game-changing value for customers.
  • Developer-Centric Innovation: Collaborate closely with engineering to build features that not only solve complex problems but also delight developers, fostering innovation and ease of use.
  • User Research and Requirements Gathering: Conduct in-depth user and market research, translating these insights into actionable product requirements for the engineering team.
  • Stakeholder Management: Continuously prioritize and refine the product roadmap based on feedback from customers, developers, and other stakeholders.
  • Documentation and Communication: Contribute to product documentation, providing detailed explanations behind feature decisions and their real-world applications.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Keep sales, marketing, and support teams updated on feature releases and gather their feedback to refine future development.
  • Content Creation: Develop compelling sales and marketing materials that effectively communicate the product's unique features and benefits.

Required Experience

  • Industry Experience: Minimum of 3 years in data infrastructure or related Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products; background in AWS or Google Cloud is preferred.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong understanding of SQL databases, particularly PostgreSQL, and familiarity with ORM frameworks, migration tools, and related technologies.
  • Developer Focus: Proven experience in building or managing products that have a strong developer focus and create significant customer value.
  • Research Skills: Demonstrated ability in conducting user and market research.
  • Stakeholder Management: Proven capability to align multiple stakeholders towards a common objective.
  • Technical Acumen: Solid understanding of infrastructure principles.
  • Open Source Experience: Previous experience in managing open-source products is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Educational Requirements: A BS/BA degree is required.

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