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Title:  Product Owner


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  35362


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.


By harnessing the power of hybrid cloud data services, customers gain the freedom of choice to securely manage and move data – anywhere, on any cloud. Only NetApp can help organizations deliver data-rich customer experiences when they rapidly test and deploy new applications that easily use data and services regardless of where they reside or in what form.

Job Summary

NetApp is looking for a talented Product Owner that thrives as part of a high-performance team tasked with finding creative solutions to the most profound data challenges customers face. Wielding cutting-edge technologies, you will help create new products and services that bring NetApp’s data fabric to every application, anywhere.


You are responsible for the development, delivery, and support of everything that we bring to market. No problem is too large or beneath you, and you are always willing to learn and take on new challenges.


We are developing innovative and unique solutions to assist our customers in solving the challenge of persistent storage consumption for container technology. We work closely with upstream communities to provide code and leadership in defining the persistent storage strategy in these areas.


Check out https://github.com/NetApp/Trident and https://netapp.io/persistent-storage-provisioner-for-kubernetes/ to find out about the innovative solutions of which you could be a part.




Job Requirements

Job Requirements;

Extensive understanding of Agile Software Development and best practices.

Be the bridge between Product Management and Product Development - translate business and customer requirements into technical requirements that can be provided to, and understood by, the development team.

Keep engineering team fed with high value work - generate, prioritize, and maintain backlog to meet business commitments and timelines, balancing roadmap items, upstream community needs, and internal engineering activities.

Have an open door policy to meet with sprint team members at any time to explain, refine, and discuss tasks, as well as be available for acceptance meetings.

Write/refine user stories with team, including defining the acceptance criteria, and working with team to size stories.

Ability to calculate, understand, and justify team’s metrics, velocity, and capacity plan.

Collaborate with Architects, other Product Owners, Product Managers, and Stakeholders to define and execute product vision, coordinate dependencies, and optimize program execution.


Preferred Qualifications & Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the open-source community
  • Experience working on Kubernetes-related project
  • Understanding of data storage and data management technologies
  • Understanding of cloud services, SaaS, or cloud native/container-based environments
  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and/or entrepreneurship
  • Experience with Jira would be a plus
  • Product Owner certification is a plus

B.Sc. degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience

PLEASE NOTE: We do both reference checks, and education verification before employment


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time 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 and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do.



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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