Title:  Product Manager / Sr Product Manager Unified Storage - Flash



Requisition ID:  123836

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 Unified storage for block and file workloads 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.

This is an individual role 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 working on the fastest growing segment within NetApp’s portfolio!

The ideal candidate for this role has a background in building and scaling product(s), strong technical hardware and business acumen, and vision to deliver product(s) that transforms the industry and most importantly has a software and hardware background around SAN and NAS and storage technologies for on-premises. This role is focused all around capacity flash, which is an evolving market bridging the gap between spinning media and high performance flash media. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Influence pricing and cross functional requirements (sales, channels, services and marketing) to bring offer(s) to market for on-premises and cloud deployments covering CAPEX and OPEX and consumption-based pricing and As-a-Service offerings
•    Manage pricing and work with supply chain and procurement and vendor partners to improve margins and/or reduce costs
•    Gather, validate, and evaluate product/market requirements through market and customer research, competitive and product research involving customer visits, advisory councils, industry events, analyst relationships, etc
•    Provide insights to the business through analytics and market research in collaboration with Product and Technical Marketing and the Procurement teams
•    Coordinate with engineering and the field to facilitate BETA testing activities with end users/testers
•    Translate system functionality into business relevant language
•    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
•    Execute product vision, direction, and business plans, including product plans/roadmaps, product evolution and product lifecycle process


•    10+ years in product management. 
•    Experience in hardware product management
•    Experience in server, networking and storage technology related experience for data centers, on-premises and understanding of storage technologies such as FCP, iSCSI, NVMe, SMB, NFSv3/NFSv4, S3, SATA, SAS, RAID and erasure coding topology
•    Knowledge with backup and disaster recovery architectures for SAN and NAS environments
•    Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary
•    Work on the technical issues reported by customers on the new/deployed product
•    Strong analytical and logical skills
•    Ability to build and/or use tools for BOM, Sizing, Pricing, etc purposes
•    Problem-solving and organizational skills
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
•    Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally. 
•    Experience working with teams across geographies and business units.
•    Excellent listening, oral, and written communication/presentation skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions.
•    BA/BS required, in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred

Preferred requirements:
•    Experience with Tableau, SalesForce
•    Experience in JIRA
•    Hands on experience on provisioning of storage devices for out of box experience
•    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
•    MBA
Travel requirements:
15% to 25% of travel will be required 


Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience. 10+ years in product management. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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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. 


USA Residents Only: 


The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations,  is $219,900  – 230,000. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education,  skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

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