Director Product Management - Platform

Confluent, Palo Alto, CA OR San Francisco, CA

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

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 Platform Product Manager at Confluent, you’ll guide the development and user experience for cross-cutting initiatives in Confluent Platform, our industry leading self-managed platform built around Apache Kafka. The platform team focuses on areas that make the platform easier to scale and secure including core security, deployment (Kubernetes, Ansible, etc.), control plane development, multi-tenancy and API development.
As a Director of Product at Confluent, you'll also 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.
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 IaaS/SaaS and self-managed software
  • Love of statistics, analytics and data-driven decision making
  • Excellence in enterprise user-experience (API, CLI, GUI)
  • Empathy for our enterprise customers, and a passion for solving their problems with software
  • Deep passion for customer-facing product management and strong presentation skills
  • 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.

About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background 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.

Want to learn more about Confluent? Visit Confluent's website.