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Senior Product Manager, Cloud Networking


Denver, Colorado

Job ID: R00775

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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.  


About the Role:  

Confluent Cloud delivers a complete end-to-end streaming experience via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. To deliver a simple, understandable, and scalable product experience requires abstracting the complex interactions of underlying cloud infrastructure, networking, storage, and compute powering a stateful distributed system.   
As a Senior Product Manager on the Cloud Networking Product team, you’ll contribute to the mission of making connectivity to and from Confluent Cloud reliable, scalable, secure, cost efficient and simple to use so that users can focus on building streaming applications instead of managing infrastructure. Cloud networking is a strategic investment area for Confluent with the potential to impact the company’s top and bottom line.   
You’ll be responsible for the success of a major product initiative, from initial conception to execution and launch. You’ll become the trusted resource for your product, making sure that the engineering, design, sales, and marketing have what they need to make the right tradeoffs, build the right product, and grow it successfully in the market.  


What You Will Do:  

  • Understand our users: Conduct interviews and analyze data to define personas, user journeys, and key jobs to be done.  
  • Drive Confluent Cloud Network Roadmap supporting Confluent Cloud services like Kafka, Flink, Connectors, Data Governance, etc with focus on user experience and cost efficiency.  
  • Define flexible interfaces, data models, and processes and launch a variety of new network options and rapidly iterate on existing ones  
  • Be responsible for the whole lifecycle: Drive multi-team, 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 product.  
  • Manage complexity: Deliver value while handling the surprises and challenges of a quickly evolving product, ambitious partnership targets, and a rapidly growing organization.  


What You Will Bring:  

  • 4+ years of experience as a Product Manager and 6+ years total in Networking with focus on cloud technologies.  
  • Experience building and supporting enterprise-grade products as a product manager, engineer or solutions architect.  
  • Experience building, writing, maintaining and defending a clear product roadmap and backlog backed by user stories and customer research.  
  • Excellent analytical, communication & collaboration skills.  
  • Ability to build relationships with co-workers and customers located around the world.  
  • Demonstrated ability to drive business outcomes through product changes.  


What Gives You an Edge:  

  • Experience with AWS/Azure/GCP and multi-cloud networking for a SaaS product.  
  • Experience with Envoy, Service Mesh, DNS and Kubernetes Networking.  
  • Experience with network traffic metering and billing.  
  • Domain expertise in networking technologies combined with Product Management experience. An MBA degree is a plus.  



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.  



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.  This position has an annual estimated salary of $153,200 - $180,000 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.  


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