Director of Product Management - Remote

Round Rock, Texas /
Product – Product /
Full-Time
Our Vision is to be the Most Trusted, Flexible and Easy to Use Hybrid Cloud Data Platform.  Actian is transforming industries by empowering companies to accelerate application modernization and simplify the Cloud journey.  Our customers use the Actian Data Platform to unify their siloed data, explore and securely exchange data to run a variety of analytic workloads that provide real time business insights at a fraction of the cost.  We have 24 of the Fortune 100 companies using Actian technology in some of the most mission critical applications that impact your daily life.
 
We’re looking for a Director of Product Management to join the Products organization.  This is a unique opportunity to join a growing product management team to drive the next generation of Actian’s hybrid data management products via the Avalanche platform.  Actian Avalanche is a managed hybrid cloud data management platform designed from the ground up to deliver high performance and scale across all types of data projects – data engineering, data analytics, database applications, data science and more - at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.  The right candidate will have a “CEO of the product” mindset, directing and overseeing all aspects of the product lifecycle to meet market and customer needs, and working closely with all functions to ensure successful delivery of innovative and differentiated products and solutions that delight customers and grow Actian’s business.

Specifically, this role is responsible for the database and application development family of products (Ingres, Actian X, OpenROAD), including driving their next generation on the Avalanche platform.  This is a unique opportunity to drive the digital transformation of thousands of existing customers worldwide while also expanding Actian’s addressable market with differentiated hybrid cloud data management offerings.

Responsibilities:

    • Define the roadmap and direct and oversee all aspects of the product lifecycle for Ingres, Actian X, OpenROAD and related products and solutions
    • Act as “Voice of the Customer” and drive the personas, use cases and customer journeys for these products, including both new customers and existing customers embarking on digital transformations via Avalanche
    • Own understanding market trends, including buyer behaviors, competitive and technology trends for these products
    • Identify, prioritize and pursue the highest impact opportunities for revenue growth and customer success, balancing short and long term, using data to back up your decisions
    • Collaborate across all functions, including Sales and Marketing to roll out and best position and package products in alignment with overall go-to-market strategy, Services and Support to ensure customer success, Engineering to ensure successful delivery of compelling high-quality releases, the rest of the Product org to ensure alignment with overall product and platform strategy, and C-level to ensure the right alignment and priorities across the organization

Skills and Requirements:

    • Minimum 10+ years of experience in a product leadership role, responsible for products in enterprise data management, data analytics or a related domain.  Experience with both legacy / on-premises and cloud / hybrid products is a plus
    • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent presentation skills
    • Confident, high energy, self-motivated and a true team player
    • Experience working with senior and executive level customer contacts
    • Demonstrated ability and desire to work and excel in fast-paced data-driven environment
    • Excellent multitasking and project management skills, including working in distributed teams across time zones
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational experience in information technology, data management, or a related field
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.