Product Manager

Continuuity is looking for a Product Manager to help us define and create the next generation Big Data application platform. You will work with our customers and partners to drive requirements, collaborate with our management team to set strategy direction and partner with our Engineering team to define an innovative yet pragmatic roadmap. We are looking for a versatile athlete who can be both inward and outward facing, understand market dynamics and trends, so that we can deliver an industry defining platform.

Responsibilities

  • Create, curate, prioritize and provide vision for our product roadmap
  • Follow the Hadoop ecosystem (and open source community), the competition and the broader industry
  • Perform competitive analysis on the surrounding and adjacent landscape
  • Partner with Marketing to develop messaging
  • Be the customers’ advocate - understands their needs, pain points, opportunities and future
  • Meet customers, prospects, partners and industry analysts to serve as a domain and product expert
  • Work with the engineering team to understand effort, risk, dependencies and technical impact of product features

Requirements

  • Previous experience bringing successful enterprise products to market is critical
  • Experience with Hadoop, application middleware, noSQL, data management, distributed systems, or other distributed application domains is highly desired
  • Proven ability to understand complex business problems and then to apply strong analytical skill to create an effective strategy
  • Strong understanding of open source software and the OSS process
  • Ability to understand customer needs and pain points as well as the technology stack that we work on
  • Previous experience defining, driving and building new products
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience working with leadership teams a plus
  • 5+ years of product management experience in a technology product
  • BS/BA in CS or a related field
  • Startup experience is a plus, experience working on agile teams is important


Continuuity was founded with the single goal of providing simple access to complex technology. Big Data veterans from Facebook and Yahoo founded the company in late 2011. We’ve carefully hand picked every member of our team from a variety of top companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Oracle, IBM, and Intel. We work in a fast paced, dynamic environment that demands teamwork, drive and attention to details. Our products, Continuuity Reactor and Continuuity Loom enable a broad range of developers to build Big Data applications. Learn more about us at http://www.continuuity.com and also check out our open source contributions like Apache Twill and Continuuity Loom. We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and are backed by top-tier investors – Battery Ventures, Ignition Partners, and Andreessen Horowitz.

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