Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!
As a Director of Product at Confluent, you'll be responsible for team building, management and process enhancement. We're a hyper-growth company, so this means being hands-on recruiting other great product managers and spending time screening and interviewing candidates. We're constantly evolving the ways we work with customers and other internal departments and you'll be expected to help design the best practices and product systems required to help us scale quickly and effectively.
You’ll guide the development of new functionality in Confluent Cloud, the world’s most sophisticated managed Kafka offering. You will work with all major cloud providers to take advantage of features that will improve our product and help our customers. You will also guide prioritization of core infrastructure enhancements that balance customer needs and strategic investment.
Strong candidates should have experience with driving developer adoption of technical products and should be able to understand the concerns of infoSec and centralized Operations teams at the world’s largest enterprises.
Confluent has offices around the globe. Our headquarters is in Palo Alto, but we have offices in San Francisco and we’re moving to downtown Mountain View soon.
What We're Looking For:
Minimum 10 years experience as a software product manager for a SaaS product
Deep understanding of SaaS and IaaS (infra as a service)
Love of statistics, analytics and data-driven decision making
Understanding of how great SaaS products are built
Empathy for our enterprise customers, and a passion for solving their problems with software
Experience with freemium or low entry price offerings
Passion for external customer-facing product management
Ability to craft a product strategy and roadmap in concert with customers, engineering, design, and go-to-market teams
Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD in technical or quantitative fields.
Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform
that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams
Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially.
From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.