Product Manager, Cloud API

Mountain View, California

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At Confluent, we’re creating a category that transforms how every company manages and streams data. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s Confluent in action—giving our customers instant access to massive amounts of real-time data, enabling them to thrive in an ever-changing digital world. As one of the fastest-growing enterprise companies in history, and with Fortune 100 customers across major industries, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. We also have experience on our side. Our leaders have taken companies of our size to major success before and include some of the original creators of Apache Kafka®.
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 unlimited potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks with the backing and support of our #OneTeam culture. Be part of inclusive initiatives like Employee Resource Groups and development programs, and take advantage of benefits that support our diverse global teams. Grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.
As a Product Manager at Confluent, you’ll contribute to the mission of building the world’s best event streaming platform. They will be passionate about working with internal customers and external cloud vendors for our large-scale infrastructure deployments to streamline spend and drive meaningful impact to our bottom line. In this role, the PM will work with a dedicated cost engineering team and prioritize the roadmap to drive operational efficiencies across the three clouds with a razor focus on margin improvement to help build a highly efficient cloud business. They will serve as the liaison between engineering, finance, bizdev and data science to drive cross-functional initiatives to track, streamline and optimize spend to improve margins. They will also work closely with BD to inform and support cloud provider negotiations with product growth and spend forecasts.

What you’ll do:

  • Define the overall vision for the user experience of our APIs
  • Work with engineers to deliver high quality experiences to users of our APIs
  • Work with engineers to create design standards and frameworks to allow all of Confluent’s product teams to effectively deliver quality APIs
  • Track and measure success for Confluent’s APIs
  • Tell the story of how success of your product initiatives drive Confluent’s overall success
  • Seek out adjacent products to integrate with our APIs that can unlock greater user happiness 
  • Build relationships with partner companies to jointly drive awareness and consumption of our products via our APIs
  • Curate market input so that the product and engineering organization can easily understand the most important APIs to deliver
  • Curate product and engineering output so that the market and our customer-facing teams can understand the overall state of Confluent APIs

What we’re looking for:

  • An ability to balance the long-term strategic view with astute, tactical action to drive continuous progress
  • A creative problem solver adept at navigating through ambiguity and making data-driven decisions.
  • Empathetic and driven to deliver heightened customer and user experiences.
  • An energetic collaborator who can work with a wide variety of teammates to deliver results across our entire product portfolio
  • Strong product analytics skills and data-oriented thinking. Bonus: Familiarity with Google Analytics, Segment, Amplitude, and BigQuery.
  • Full comfort in deeply technical areas, such as API standards, cloud networking, and DevOps tooling. Bonus: the ability to build your own demo applications to show of the capabilities of our APIs
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.
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Job tags: Analytics Engineering User experience
Job region(s): North America
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