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Head of Product Management (m/f/d)

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We are the original creators of Apache Flink, the open-source unified batch/stream processing system that powers applications for all types of companies, from tech giants (Alibaba, Amazon, Netflix, etc) to more traditional enterprises like banks and telecommunications companies. We contribute heavily to Apache Flink while building enterprise-grade products on top of Flink.

Come join our highly talented team at Ververica and work with friendly colleagues on problems and products that change how companies implement data processing, analytics, and applications. Become part of one of the biggest and most active open-source communities, connect with users around the world, and do work that has a visible impact. You will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge technology or be an advocate for new approaches to long-standing problems.

Innovation thrives when diverse points of view come together. Thus, we strive for an equal and inclusive work environment and welcome diverse life experiences and diverse work/educational backgrounds. We’d love to hear how you bring something unique and valuable to our teams.

Time Zone to work in: EMEA (UTC to UTC+2) or Americas (UTC-4 to UTC-8)

 

The opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Head of Product Management to join our technical product management team at Ververica. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with Development and Growth teams and report to the CEO. You will be defining the strategy for our products and solutions and be accountable for your offerings. You will also engage with our clients defining the “what’s next”, optimizing our current product portfolio, and introducing new innovations.

We are a highly motivated software company originally from Berlin, Germany now operating globally. We love open source but understand commercial needs as well. We are following an open-core business model looking for talents to help us achieve our goals and that of our parent company. We are not a start-up anymore, your employment is backed by one of the largest tech companies. 

At Ververica we embrace diversity and diversity embraces us. If you feel you can add to it, please apply! And if not, still apply – we love diverse skills just as much.



The work

As Head of Product Management, you like working with external clients, the open-source community, and internal colleagues alike. You will be the definitive go-to person for any product-related topic, from technical to business topics.

Our products are both traditional software and as-a-service offerings, often at the core of a client’s data environment but sometimes also up in the Cloud (or even foggy). We are also looking around us to augment our stack of offerings and welcome new ideas. 

You are an expert in building and designing solutions using distributed data processing systems, know-how customers use them, and make decisions on what we will develop next. You create, define, and communicate your product’s strategy, introduce innovations, and manage the product lifecycle end-to-end. 

And when you are not working with our products, there are plenty of opportunities at Ververica to learn more about Flink, contribute to the products and open-source projects, and help evangelize to users around the world.

 

What you will do all day is …

… to use your experience to manage strategy, design, and delivery for your products,

… ensuring your products align with sales and markets as well profit and loss targets,

… to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders, understand their requirements, and help translate that into your product strategy and vision for a strong unique selling proposition, 

… manage a team of highly skilled technical product managers,

… to create a strong foundation for Ververica’s competitive advantage,

… to become an Apache Flink and stream processing expert.



You will love this job if you …

... already have some years of experience in a similar position in the software and/or Cloud industry,

… like to lead and manage people, stakeholder expectations, and timelines as much as products,

… have proven experience in technological matters and business alike,

… think Data Lakes are not just rebranded FTP or S3, 

… are experienced or interested in designing and building solutions using distributed data processing systems on large scale production environments (e.g. Hadoop, Kafka, Flink, Spark),

… love to spend the whole day talking about Big Data technologies and business,

… are curious to learn and apply new things,

… are open-minded and pragmatic,

… have great English skills and like talking to customers.



What we offer are … 

… very competitive compensation (salary, stocks, bonus) and benefits,

… flexible working arrangements (in European or American time zones),

… offices in many locations to come and meet colleagues – but also work if you like!

 

If this is the next step in your career, please apply! We are looking forward to getting to know you personally.

 

Please be informed that by applying for the job offer you hereby agree that Ververica would use your personal data in the recruitment process. The legal basis for processing your application data is Article 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your rights in respect of data protection can be found in Chapter 3 of GDPR, and you have the right to contact a supervisory authority. Further, you may contact our data protection officer via dataprotection@ververica.com.

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