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Senior Director, Product Management

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Bangalore, India

Job ID: R15-2230

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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 favourite 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 organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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.

Kafka Connect is a tool for scalable and reliable streaming data between Apache Kafka and other data systems. Apache Kafka Connect is a common framework for Apache Kafka producers and consumers. Kafka Connect allows you to integrate Apache Kafka with other apps and data systems with no new code. Confluent takes it one step further by offering an extensive portfolio of pre-built Kafka connectors, enabling you to modernize your entire data architecture even faster with powerful integrations on any scale. Our connectors provide peace of mind with enterprise-grade security, reliability, compatibility, and support. Apache Kafka Connect offers an API, Runtime, and REST Service to enable developers to define connectors that move large data sets into and out of Apache Kafka in real time. It inherits vital concepts such as fault tolerance and elasticity, thanks to being an extension of Apache Kafka.

Kafka Connect can ingest entire databases, collect metrics, and gather logs from all your application servers into Apache Kafka topics, making the data available for stream processing with low latency. Kafka Connect standardized integration of other data systems with Apache Kafka, simplifying connector development, deployment, and management.


  • Lead the Connect team efforts
  • Manage a team of PMs working with multiple engineering teams
  • Understand what other Confluent product teams need, make high-leverage platform investments, and raise awareness and adoption of platform capabilities among Confluent teams
  • Determine areas of platform focus to inform roadmap and build vs buy decisions
  • Work with other internal teams to align on company strategy, and prioritize platform focus areas based on strategy and ROI. Align the platform area around the overall prioritization
  • Define, socialize, and improve internal measures of platform success
  • Collaborate with platform engineering partners to create a coherent strategy for the platform area which aligns with the overall company strategy
  • Build and improve common capabilities for provisioning, updates, scaling, managing capacity, observability, and troubleshooting for different products and services
  • Lead and grow the India PM teams.
  • Structure the organization to handle the next phase of Confluent’s growth
  • Partner and brainstorm with other PMs to create strategy documents, requirements documents, etc. with a clear focus on solving customer problems and measuring success
  • Encourage the team to uplevel their skills by attending courses, and conferences, or taking on assignments that stretch their capabilities

What We’re Looking For:

  • Overall 15+ years of experience of which 10+ years of product management experience, with 4+ years, managing a team of product managers
  • Deep understanding of and empathy for how developers build, operate, and consume SaaS products
  • Experience building and growing a team of PMs
  • Excellent communication skills - articulate the platform and cloud product vision and present to internal and external customers as needed (standard PM director stuff - communication, hiring, prioritization, complexity, etc)

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.Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.Click here to review our Candidate Privacy Notice, which describes how and when Confluent, Inc., and its group companies, collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of job applicants and prospective employees.

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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 job location or your immediate region.

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