VP of Product Management
US Remote /
Replicated is looking for a VP of Product Management to hire and manage a team of product managers. You will report to the Chief Product Officer and be responsible for helping to define and execute on the product vision. You will raise the bar, and continuously improve not only the product, but the organization itself. We are looking for someone that is proven strong in four key competencies: Team Development, Product Vision, Execution, and Product Culture.
The single most important responsibility of any product leader is to develop a strong team of product managers. This means making recruiting, training, and ongoing coaching the top priority.
Product vision refers to defining and driving the product strategy. The vision is what drives and inspires the company, and sustains the company through the ups and downs. This may sound straightforward but it gets tricky. We have strong founders that have been doing this for a while. And we have a strong CPO who you’ll report to. And you’ll need to empower your team of product managers to be leaders in their respective areas. You’ll need to synthesize all of this into a coherent and inspiring vision.
No matter where the vision comes from, all the great vision in the world doesn’t mean much if you can’t get the product from idea to production. You must know how to get things done and have proven your ability to do so.
There are many aspects that contribute to a team’s ability to execute consistently, rapidly, and effectively. You certainly should be expert on modern forms of product planning, customer discovery, product discovery, and product development process, but execution also means that you know how to work effectively as part of our size organization. You must be able to inspire and motivate the company and get everyone moving in the same direction.
Good product organizations have a strong team, a solid vision, and can consistently execute. A great product organization adds the dimension of a strong product culture.
A strong product culture means that the team understands the importance of continuous and rapid testing and learning. They understand that they need to make mistakes in order to learn, but they need to make them quickly and mitigate the risks. They understand the need for continuous innovation. They know that great products are the result of true collaboration. They respect and value their designers and engineers. They understand the power of a motivated product team.
A strong VP will understand the importance of a strong product culture, and will be able to give real examples of her own experiences with product culture and have concrete plans for instilling this culture in our company.
- Track record of identifying and recruiting potential talent, and then working actively and continuously with those people to address their weaknesses and exploit their strengths.
- Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery, especially iteration and validation, and coaching product managers on these techniques.
- Experience and passion for serving developers and operations (or DevOps).
- Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative.
- Proven ability to engage with engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship.
Replicated provides the tools for software companies to operationalize and scale the delivery of their Kubernetes-based applications to enterprise customers using a “modern on-prem” methodology. We're working to improve the overall state of Enterprise Software by making it simpler for innovative teams to sell to large Enterprise customers without shifting focus away from their core products.
We are a Series-B stage startup with great customers, including HashiCorp, Gradle, Snyk, Sysdig, CircleCI, Wickr and many others. We're a small but growing team led by two insightful and dedicated founders, who were early to recognize that container orchestration could become an essential tool for businesses of all sizes. Almost half of the Fortune 100 companies already manage applications using Replicated, and customer satisfaction and retention is very high.
Replicated is committed to cultivating an efficient, respectful workplace. We know that innovation thrives on teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible. As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences.
We offer strong benefits to help you stay healthy and productive:
Partner perk programs
Generous time off
Laptop+accessories you need to get set up
Generous home office set up allowance or co-working space allowance
Replicated is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and we work to make sure that all team members have an equal opportunity to succeed.
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