Red Hat Principal Product Manager - Technical in Westford, Massachusetts

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

Help us define the Linux kernel technology strategy. The Red Hat Product Management team is looking for a Principal Product Manager to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will work closely with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Storage, and Red Hat Virtualization Product Management teams, engineering, and ecosystem partners to formulate a solid kernel roadmap for Red Hat. You'll participate in the overall product and go to market strategies while getting input from customers, analysts, the open source community, and internal stakeholders to promote the delivery of innovative solutions to market. You will also define personas, use cases, and market-based requirement product solutions for enterprise-level offerings.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with Product Managers to determine market requirements for a successful product, including conducting competitive analysis, interviewing customers, ecosystem partners and documenting use cases

  • Work with Product Engineering to develop and user stories from those requirements and upstream project activity as part of the product specification process

  • Develop a kernel technology roadmap, including scaling, performance tuning, debugging, memory management and updating technologies

  • Work closely with upstream communities and the Product Engineering team to determine product priorities, plan product releases, and maintain product roadmaps

  • Work closely with the Product Marketing team to develop positioning and marketing strategy; act as an evangelist to inform and educate the product's user community

  • Maintain solid relationships and stay in regular communication with the Sales, Professional Services, Quality Engineering, and Customer Support teams

Required skills

  • 10-15 years of experience with enterprise technologies like operating systems, virtualization, and containers

  • Working knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or other open source distributions

  • Thorough understanding of upstream dynamics in the Linux kernel project

  • Experience working with startups and fast-paced innovators

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including blogging and use of social media

  • Willingness to travel up to 15%

  • Prior experience with the Agile development process is preferred

  • Experience working in an open source company is a plus

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Job ID 64519

Category Product Management