Sr. Product Manager, Government Services

United States - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Job Description Summary:Ensures achievement of strategic revenue objectives for Rackspace's cutting edge, industry leading, compliance-focused government cloud products. Researches market trends and needs. Articulates results in the form of product requirements.  Plays a proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace. Develops content for marketing collateral and sales training to ensure successful product launches.  Involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with development teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement. Defines, refines and supports FedRAMP compliance and cloud product offerings based on DevSecOps principles and hyper-scale cloud technologies in support of government customers and partners. Serves as a voice of the customer, and assists in prioritizing, defining and shaping how each requirement is deployed and maintained.     Job Description:
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Advanced knowledge of the following domains: IT industry, government and product. Advanced understanding of business as it relates to the cloud industry. Advanced knowledge of product development life cycle with relevant experience in 1 or more phases. Knowledge of Information Assurance (IA) principles and tenets (confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation, etc.). Knowledge of cloud architecture concepts including distributed system methodology, topology, and components. Knowledge of network communication protocols, directory services, and security architecture. Knowledge of system administration concepts for Unix/Linux and/or Windows operating systems. Knowledge of security policies, standards and practices, such as FIPS, FISMA, FedRAMP and NIST SP 800-53. Familiarity with IT Risk Management and Compliance automation software such as Telos Xacta. Ability to work independently on tasks and take ownership of projects.
JOB COMPLEXITY: Strategic- medium level contributor to overall strategy. Tactical- medium contribution (if PA available). Manages the success of assigned products and develops requirements for future product releases. Creates Product Line Strategies. Develops business cases for new offerings. Researches and creates product requirements docs. Facilitates build vs. buy analysis. Works with Product Marketing Manager regarding company wide communications. Researches competitors’ products, assesses competitive advantages and determines what product features and functionality will be built. May be asked to mentor or coach other PM’s. Provides consultation with leadership and peer groups regarding long and short range features and capabilities. Ensures major product architectural designs are maintainable, flexible and cost-effective solutions. Decisions impact the achievement of customer, operational, program or service objectives. Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Supports business partners where necessary in dealing with current and prospective clients.
SUPERVISION: Little instruction on daily work, general instruction on new assignments.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, plus 5-8 years related experience (technology and/or product management). BS in Technology or Business preferred. MBA preferred. Public Cloud, Security+, Network+, CISSP, CCSP certifications preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION: Must be able to pass a Public Trust background check at hire. Must be a U.S. Citizen. May require further DOD security clearance..  
About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.  Position is available for remote work in the following states unless otherwise specified. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Job perks/benefits: Flex hours
Job region(s): North America
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