Director, Cloud Product Management Silver Peak Systems
Position Description: Director, Cloud Product Management
The Director of Cloud Product Management is a high-impact position for Silver Peak. The Director is responsible for driving the strategic direction of Silver Peak?s Cloud product offerings and partnerships.
The successful candidate will define and drive Silver Peak?s Cloud product roadmap. The Director will own Silver Peak?s Cloud offerings including product solutions for IAAS (e.g. AWS, Rackspace, Savvis), SAAS (e.g. Office 365, Salesforce), and MSPs. The Director will work closely with Business Development and key technical partners to explore, define, and refine Silver Peak?s position in the Cloud ecosystem.
? Lead and communicate Silver Peak?s Cloud roadmap. This includes but is not limited to delivery of Product/Feature Requirements Document(s), PowerPoint content, and detailed requirements analysis.
? Drive the Cloud roadmap through execution and implementation by working hand-in-hand with the development engineering team, maintaining full ownership of Cloud products and features.
? Produce content for User Documentation, Marketing collateral, and TOI (Transfer of Information) to Systems Engineering and Technical Support.
? Own and maintain the primary technical interface to relevant technology partners like VMware and Microsoft.
? Represent Silver Peak at key customer events including high level meetings, seminars, trade shows, etc.
? Collaborate on competitive marketing analysis to identify and analyze competitive threats (companies, technologies) in the Cloud space and develop appropriate recommendations and strategies to counter, including attack/defend collateral, talking points, pricing or commercial strategies and product/feature/technology recommendations.
? Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or Business; advanced degree a plus.
? Experience in Product Line Management, Marketing, Technical Marketing, Sales, or Engineering.
? In-depth experience with existing virtual networking product offerings including expertise in one or more hypervisors.
? Product Management experience and extensive knowledge of Enterprise customer requirements for mission critical data center solutions.
? Executive level communication and negotiation skills. Excellent customer relations and technical leadership skills are a must.
? Ability to orchestrate multiple virtual resources to manage project deliverables, coordinate cross-functional projects, and to work in a multi-task environment across organizational boundaries, and drive resolution on daily product/project issues.
? Availability for occasional domestic and international travel, up to 25% of time.
? Ability to competently interact with customers at a number of organizational levels and to evangelize products and architecture.
? Ability to develop and articulate business rational in support of product and/or partnership initiatives.
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