Director of Product

Job Description

Percona is a leading provider of top-tier enterprise support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, PostgreSQL®, and other open-source databases, both on-premises and in the cloud. Our offerings support rapid growth and application development, enabling companies to create and deploy agile solutions and better meet customer demands.

Percona’s expertise in open-source databases helps businesses avoid downtime and outages, meet customer experience expectations, promote collaboration between operations and development, and manage enterprise risks through robust database architecture frameworks.

Join our team to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry and tackle challenging customer issues. We offer flexible hours, competitive salaries, remote work opportunities, and the rewarding experience of collaborating with a multinational team of experts.

Job Description

Are you an expert in product management with a passion for open source, customer-focused application design, growth strategies, and storytelling? Percona may have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are seeking a leader for our product management and product marketing teams. This individual will be crucial in market assessment, strategy development, and execution. With numerous ideas at our disposal, we need someone who can discern viable strategies, understand market viability, and identify market gaps and opportunities through internal collaboration and customer engagement. The ideal candidate will transform insights into a cohesive strategy and communicate an engaging narrative to both internal stakeholders and external users.

Responsibilities

  • Lead our product team, encompassing product management and product marketing.
  • Review our strategy, collect data, and ensure alignment with our goals.
  • Analyze feedback from customers, internal teams, and external vendors to recommend new product features and messaging.
  • Monitor market trends, assess threats and opportunities.
  • Develop compelling stories, messaging, and value propositions for our products, collaborating with internal teams to disseminate these narratives.
  • Drive adoption of our software and services.
  • Ensure engineering teams understand high-level strategy and customer requirements.
  • Work with Marketing Operations and Creative & Content teams to clearly articulate product value.
  • Oversee go-to-market and launch plans for our products.
  • Educate internal stakeholders on customer buying behaviors and problem-solving with our products.

Requirements

  • Proven success in a product leadership role, particularly in SaaS applications, database or infrastructure tools, open-source software, and/or cloud products.
  • Over 10 years of progressive product leadership experience.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team while also acting as a player-coach.
  • Track record of influencing and aligning with executive leadership.
  • Ability to quickly assess data, prioritize, and act on opportunities.
  • Excellent communication, storytelling, and presentation skills, capable of evangelizing and engaging others with your product vision.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive adoption and growth through product design.
  • Commitment to data-driven analysis and decision-making.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for lifelong learning.

Location

This is a remote, work-from-home position available worldwide. Reliable and strong internet access is required. Our headquarters is in Durham, NC, USA, and staff should be available for onsite training or events as needed.