Technical Product Manager (remote)

Saint Petersburg

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As the Technical Product Manager (TPM) for Percona Monitoring and Management’s (PMM) core monitoring functionality, you will be responsible for the inbound product management efforts involving our world-class monitoring suite as well as how it integrates with the Percona intelligence layer to ensure users are looking at accurate, relevant and actionable information. 
You understand Monitoring and Observability at a deep level, and you interact with the engineering team to lead the strategy for the product to drive further product adoption and growth. 
You will collaborate with customers, partners, other product managers and tech leads at Percona, translating the product vision into user stories and use-cases that engineering can feasibly implement. You will balance time and scope to ensure that we are delivering value to the user.

What You Will Do

  • Establish the product strategy as it complements corporate and product vision and translate into easy to consume roadmaps to bring a product to life
  • Identify product and market opportunities through customer, community, and stakeholder interactions, e.g., conducting surveys or contacting existing customers directly to understand exactly what they are looking for 
  • Collaborate with other Technical Product Managers to ensure alignment of our tactical plans with the strategic vision, providing complimentary product support in a timely manner
  • Own relationship with technology partners: work with development partners on feature requirements, drive ad-hoc features for specific customer cases and be responsible for product capabilities and functionality
  • Build and own relationship to Architecture and Engineering: Work with the development team(s) to come up with time estimates for work to be done, dependencies, and difficulty of work
  • Support the Engineering teams with creating schedules, associated planning documents, create/maintain epics/stories, and/or requirements documents
  • Own product release planning/delivery, plan and drive public beta test programs, monitor critical bugs. Coordinate product releases with global services, marketing, and sales
  • Research and identify technology trends in Monitoring/Observability and related technologies, study other competitor’s services and products
  • Explore new ways of improving our existing services and products
  • Provide product training and technical expertise 

Your Experience

  •  2+ years of experience with Monitoring/Observability and its related technologies
  • 4+ years of product management experience with enterprise IT software
  • Experience developing SaaS products
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of customers’ business challenges and needs
  • Team player - ability to work both within the product team and across other teams
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivated and self-managed, strong organizational skills & ability to meet deadlines
  • Language skills: English fluently, additional languages appreciated
  • Very good verbal, written, and presentation skills, including public speaking skills
  • Experience in working with inter-departmental stakeholders to successfully develop and deliver software products and solutions 
  • Ability to lead without requiring authority to be given first, breaking down barriers between product areas and functions

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • Attention to detail and the ability to think and convey product maturation over multiple time horizons
  • Experience working with Open Source Communities and various open-source projects
  • Having a track record of being an active member of the Monitoring/Observability community or other open-source database communities
  • Experience with open-source software development practices and databases
Percona is a respected thought leader in the open source community. We provide services and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MariaDB to open source users globally.
Percona is remote-first and globally dispersed; we have colleagues in more than 40 countries! We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard. The growth and development of our staff is a top priority; we provide funding for training, certifications, conferences and more.
Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, who also know how to have fun and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We offer flexible hours, the ability to work remotely and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.
Job region(s): Europe
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