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Senior Product Manager, Core Kafka

Mountain View, CA, USA | Confluent

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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As a Product Manager in the Core Kafka Group at Confluent, you’ll contribute to the mission of building the world’s best event streaming platform. You will help drive Confluent’s open-source contributions, as well as, Confluent’s Enterprise feature portfolio. You will also be responsible for making Kafka more cloud-native to ensure Confluent Cloud is the best managed streaming service on the market.


You’ll be responsible for the success of our product offerings, from initial conception and customer development of new products to growth strategy of existing products. 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 We're Looking For:


Minimum 3 years experience as a software product manager, ideally for a developer product

Empathy for our enterprise customers, and a passion for solving their problems with software

Deep understanding of running distributed systems in production and at scale

Ability to understand the needs of the developers using our products

Ability to craft a product strategy and roadmap in concert with customers, engineering, design, and go-to-market teams

Excellent communication skills, especially written skills, including the ability to distill technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Strong technical competency, especially with distributed data systems, public and private clouds, and stream processing

Entrepreneurial experience is a plus

Experience engaging with an open source community is a plus

Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field


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