Director of Product Management, Developer

Product Management

Remote, AMER

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

Confluent runs and supports many of the largest Kafka deployments in the world on behalf of our customers. Our success as a product and as a company relies heavily on developers loving what we do. Our documentation must be superb and integrated with our products and richer content wherever possible. Internal and customer-facing API’s have to be enterprise-grade and easy to use and we need an API first approach to everything we build on our data plane and our control plane. We need a unified CLI experience that meets developers where they are. Finally, we have to win the hearts of developers through great evangelism and go-to-market strategies that reduce friction at every customer touchpoint.


  • Set the strategy: Align developer investments with Confluent’s long-term vision to put an event streaming platform at the center of every organization.
  • Set the goals: This product area has elements of the customer-facing product and internal platform building and we always need to be clear about what we’re trying to archive.
  • Be a fantastic team builder: Manage a team of product managers and intelligently grow the team as we scale.
  • Define the roadmap: Plot a course with your engineering counterparts that will realize the strategy.
  • Understand our users: Conduct interviews and analyze usage data to define personas, user journeys, and key jobs to be done.
  • Work across teams: Create shared understanding and direction across engineering, product, business development, support, sales, and marketing teams within Confluent and externally with our partners.
  • Be responsible for the whole lifecycle: Drive multi-company, cross-functional initiatives from conception through initial delivery, and ongoing iteration after launch.
  • Close the loop: Define quantitative and qualitative targets, measure performance against them, share results with stakeholders, and incorporate those learnings into the next development cycle.
  • Manage complexity: Deliver value while handling the surprises and challenges of a quickly evolving product, ambitious partnership targets, and a rapidly growing organization.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 10+ years of software product management experience
  • Extreme passion for software developers and understanding of how they work with infrastructure and data
  • Demonstrated fluency with cloud computing
  • GTM experience including pricing and packaging of enterprise products
  • SaaS Experience
  • Ability to build great enterprise experiences across API’s, CLI’s and GUI’s.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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