Principal Product Manager

Carbonite   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Online Advertising & Marketing Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 371 days ago

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities:

First three months

  • Rapidly gain an understanding of the Carbonite products focusing on Virtualization offerings, their economics, the technology behind them, and lead design & discovery processes to shape the product roadmap
  • Learn Carbonite’s process for user research, product development, and optimization
  • Develop working relationships with each stakeholder to communicate product direction as well as manage requests for new functionality
  • Demonstrate solid management and mentorship skills
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the development team through day-to-day interactions over the course of several sprint development cycles
  • Learn the wider backup market, competition, and industry trends

Three to six months and beyond

  • Drive the long term product direction as the person with the best overall picture of the opportunities and priorities in front of you and the team
  • Define and launch new virtualization product offerings to market
  • Proactively identify and drive to completion product initiatives that will have a measurable impact on company financial results
  • Act as the internal advocate and leader for the cloud backup application within the company

Key Challenges to Overcome:

  • Manage several stakeholders across the entire organization and come up with a prioritized work plan for your development team that optimizes overall value to the business
  • Find the appropriate balance between new features, experience improvements, support issues and architectural work necessary to keep the application successful
  • Understand how the application fits into the long-term company vision and use all of your knowledge about the the competitive landscape to propose a compelling and ultimately successful vision for our cloud backup offering




What will make you successful at Carbonite:

  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility
  • Highly autonomous and able to independently identify high value projects and drive them completion
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments
  • High degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Having and being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics

Skills & Experience:

  • 7+ years relevant work experience, prior product management experience
  • Launched a major new product to market as product owner
  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Computer Science, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Significant hands on experience with VMware, Hyper-V, and Windows Server OS in real-world deployments preferred
  • Demonstrated prior success with defining a new product or features, testing & rapid iteration, and driving positive results for the business
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.