Rackspace Senior Product Manager in Austin, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
Remote consideration for this role is available based on level of experience.
Rackspace is a leading managed services provider for cloud and hosting solutions based on VMware technologies with more than a decade’s worth of VMware operational expertise gained from operating thousands of virtual machines and hypervisors on a global scale. This is one of the biggest market opportunities and a growing business for Rackspace. This division is also one of the largest businesses within Rackspace with aggressive goals to grow the business further.
As part of the product management team within the Rackspace VMware division, you will be empowered to take complete ownership of our hosting and cloud products powered by VMware technologies. You will have a great opportunity to grow your career working on some of the latest and greatest VMware technologies, including compute, storage and network virtualization, software-defined datacenter, cloud orchestration and automation, and more. Develop product strategies to help transform thousands of customers from their on-premise IT infrastructure into a hybrid cloud journey by working alongside Rackspace architects, engineers, support, marketing, sales as well as our VMware partners. You will be able to directly influence the customer growth and revenue and have a direct impact to the bottom line of this business.
Do you love technology? Do you love ownership of a product through its entire lifecycle including owning the strategy, roadmap, business case, execution, launch, go-to-market, sales and support enablement? Do you want to have an influence in the future of traditional IT customers to grow into the hybrid cloud world? Do you want to grow your career in one of the hottest areas of managed hosting and cloud solutions? Join us in the product management team of Rackspace VMware division in this journey.
What you'll do:
Ensure achievement of strategic revenue objectives for a specific product or product family. Researches market trends and needs.
Articulate results in the form of product requirements. Develops business cases and financial forecasts.
Play a proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace.
Develop content for marketing collateral and sales training to ensure successful product launches.
Be involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with development teams and support teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement.
Manage the success of assigned products and develops requirements for future product releases.
Create Product Line Strategies.
Develop pricing strategies and business cases for new offerings.
Research and creates product requirements docs.
Facilitate build vs. buy analysis.
Work with Product Marketing Manager to plan and execute go-to-market strategy.
Research competitors’ products, assesses competitive advantages and determines what product features and functionality will be built.
Provid guidance to sales teams in new customer acquisition deals.
Gather customer and sales feedback for continuous improvement of product.
Drive product evangelization among sales teams and customers.
Track and reports business and customer metrics for launched products.
Mentor or coach other Product Managers.
Advanced knowledge of the following domains: IT industry and product domain.
Advanced understanding of business as it relates to the hosting industry.
Advanced knowledge of product development life cycle with relevant experience in one or more phases.
Experience in VMware technologies preferred.
Experience in Agile product development preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required, and five (5) years related experience (technology and/or product management). BS in Technology or Business preferred. MBA preferred
Req # 34846
Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
Category Product Managment, VMWare