Title:  Principal Product Manager- Networking


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Requisition ID:  105161

About NetApp

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Job Summary

NetApp is looking for a Product Manager to join the product management team, who has successfully managed networking products in larger enterprise companies. He/she has a track record of working in highly effective product management teams and working collaboratively with global R&D. 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management, he/she will work closely with the company Product leadership teams, Sales, TME, Procurement, Marketing and Support teams to execute a compelling product strategy.

The ideal candidate for this role has a background in building and scaling products, strong technical hardware and business acumen, and vision to deliver products that transforms the industry. Most importantly, you a software and hardware background around networking and storage technologies for on-premises and in the cloud.

Job Requirements

  • Define technical requirements for current and next generation networking hardware to ensure products are designed to meet market demand when launched
  • Determine supported configuration requirements, bill of materials (BOMs) and pricing for all networking products
  • Provide technical training and collateral in collaboration with Technical Marketing Engineering (TME) including presentations and/or Technical FAQs for hardware
  • Engage customers and partners including periodic / quarterly meetings, presenting EBCs, and presenting more details networking hardware roadmap
  • Collaborate with R&D to translate market requirements into innovative new technology and with support to deliver solutions that have fast time-to-value and accelerate time-to-revenue
  • Influence cross functional engagements that help deliver elegant solutions to complex situations which increase the customer’s success story
  • Execute product vision, direction, and business plans, including product plans/roadmaps, product evolution and product lifecycle process
  • Translate system functionality into business relevant language
  • Provide insights to the business through analytics and market research in collaboration with Product and Technical Marketing and the Procurement teams
  • Work on the technical issues reported by customers on the new/deployed product
  • Work with internal team on issue reproduction, fixing and closing the issue
  • Inspirational leader; can motivate, inspire, and motivate teams around a product vision.
  • Strong analytical and logical skills
  • Ability to build and/or use tools for BOM, Sizing, Pricing, etc purposes


  • BA/BS required, in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred
  • 10+ years in product management.
  • Experience in hardware product management
  • Experience in server and networking technology related experience for data centers, on-premises and for cloud specifically understanding the layer 2 and layer 3 networking protocols (including – spanning tree, LACP, MLAG, VLAN, VRRP, TCP/IP, and BGPDeep) understanding of storage protocols such as FCP, iSCSI, NVMe, NVMeOF and experience with storage area network design
  • Strong knowledge with computer architectures
  • P&L management experience
  • Hands on experience on provisioning of networking devices – switches and routers is required
  • Deep knowledge around CPUs, GPUs and DPUs and PCIe, NVMe and SSDs
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve ambiguous problems with extreme attention to detail
  • Contract negotiation experience especially around reseller and OEM contract negotiations
  • Proficient in MS Office

Travel requirements:

15% to 25% of travel will be required

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.


Colorado Residents Only: If the Company determines this role will be performed in Colorado, the starting salary for this position is  (.9 compa*). This role could be eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), Company bonus, Employee stock purchase plan, and restricted stocks (RSU’s) *. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors such as location, qualifications, certifications, relevant work experience and other factors, consistent with applicable law.

In accordance with NetApp’s Policy, all U.S. employees of NetApp must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work at a Company location or remotely. If there is a reason preventing you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, you must request and be approved for one of the legally acceptable exemptions and reasonable accommodation must be established.  

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