• Product Manager III - Storage and Backup

    Location(s) US-TX-Austin
    Req #
    Product Managment
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:  Ensures achievement of strategic revenue objectives for  the Manged Hosting Storage and Backup product families.  Partners with Managed Hosting Markieting to understand market trends and needs.  Plays a proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace.  Collaborates to develop content for marketing collateral and sales training to ensure successful product launches.  Involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with Solution Architect, Product Engineers, Product Operations, Vendors and other Rackspace teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement.


    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Advanced knowledge of the following domains:  

    • IT industry and product domain. 
    • Advanced understanding of business as it relates to the hosting industry. 
    • Advanced knowledge of product development life cycle with relevant experience in 1 or more phases.
    • Strong knowledge SAN, NAS, DAS


    JOB COMPLEXITY: Strategic - medium level contributor to overall strategy.  Tactical - medium contribution (if PA available).  Manages the success of assigned products and develops requirements for future product releases.  Creates Product Line Strategies.  Develops business cases for new offerings.  Researches and creates product requirements docs.  Facilitates build vs. buy analysis.  Works with Product Marketing Manager regarding company wide communications.  Researches competitors’ products, assesses competitive advantages and determines what product features and functionality will be built.  May be asked to mentor or coach other PM’s.


    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree required, plus five (5) years related experience (technology and/or product management).  BS in Technology or Business preferred.  MBA preferred.