• Product Manager - Networking

    Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
    Req #
    39237
    Category
    Product Managment
  • About Rackspace

    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!

     

    More on Rackspace

     

    Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Overview & Responsibilities

    COMPANY OVERVIEW: Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the challenge and expense of managing complex IT infrastructure and application platforms on their own. Headquartered in San Antonio, the company serves customers in 120 countries and has more than 300,000 customers worldwide, including two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide. Rackspace has also been honored as one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in six of the last eight years, Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Parents and among the country’s best tech workplaces for 2017.

     

    THE POSITION: 

    • Ensures achievement of strategic revenue objectives for the Networking product line including firewall, load balancer, routing, switching, and connectivity.
    • Researches market trends and needs related to Networking for Hosting, Colocation, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud
    • Articulates results in the form of product requirements, leveraging a data-driven decision and prioritization process
    • Plays proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace.
    • Engages with Support, Service Delivery, and Sales teams to gather, analyze, and take appropriate actions based on voice of customer, market fit, and Operations feedbacks.
    • Develops content for marketing collateral and sales training to ensure successful product launches.
    • Works collaboratively across all product teams to establish an integrated roadmap and an enhanced multi-cloud customer lifecycle experience.
    • Involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with development teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement.

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY:

     

    • Requires General knowledge of two of the following domains: IT industry, networking technologies (including firewall, load balancing, routing, switching, connectivity), and product management area and business operations.
    • Requires knowledge of how to leverage networking technologies and products (including Cisco, Juniper, PAN, and Fortinet) to deliver values to Colocation, Hosting, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud customers.
    • Executes defined projects as per product strategy.
    • Experienced in participating in projects to induce change.
    • Proven problem solving capabilities.
    • Aware of principles of strategy.
    • Exercises independent judgement.
    • Ability to communicate technical info and ideas so others will understand. Ability to successfully work and promote inclusiveness in small groups. Ability to provide FANATICAL support.

     

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • +3 years of experience in hosting/cloud/IT Product Management
    • Functional knowledge of the competitive landscape and products for cloud/hosting Networking.