Oracle Product Mgmt/Strategy Director-ProdDev in Redwood City, California
Product Mgmt/Strategy Director-ProdDev
If you love enterprise technology, if you get fascinated by how quickly technology and the enterprise market landscape change, and you want to be a part of this process, contribute, and make an impact - read on.
The Oracle Exadata / Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) / Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) team is looking for a top class Product Management Director / Senior Director, to be a member of, and lead, the core team behind the fastest growing product and PaaS Services in Oracle’s history. In this role, you will be working with an elite group of software developers and product managers to lead current initiatives around developing and marketing some of Oracle Database’s core capabilities and cloud services, such as Exadata, ZDLRA and MAA, and other exciting products and cloud services in the future, such as Autonomous Databases. You will be expected to take complete product management ownership on selected areas as well as products and services to be released in the future. If you can deliver and lead on a regular cadence and add value to the team, this could be the opportunity that propels your career.
Specific duties of this position include the following:
Drive the development and launch of generations of Oracle Exadata/ZDLRA/MAA and Autonomous Database Cloud Services that integrate high performance software in an optimized hardware configuration, in a cloud consumption model, to solve challenging problems related to performance, scalability, availability and data protection
Gather inputs from customers, validate and prioritize development plan, and write necessary documents to guide development
Work closely with Development and Documentation teams during the development process, ensure that the product and cloud services functionality being built is consistent with customer expectations and that it also helps establish significant market leadership for Oracle compared to competing products
Maintain deep relationships with key customers – as the Development advocate/sponsor for these customers, ensure their continued success with Oracle’s products and cloud services, and in turn cultivate the relationships to develop highly effective marketing references
Work with customers directly, as well as Oracle Customer Support, Sales and Sales Consulting teams to understand customer usage patterns, help deployment of Oracle’s innovative technologies and cloud services by working with customers’ architecture teams, and improve the adoption of best practices around Exadata, Oracle Database and additional products and cloud services in the future
Work with Corporate and Field Marketing to evangelize Exadata/ZDLRA/MAA and Autonomous Databases, and help establish these brands within the customer base
Plan and execute product announcements, and help coordinate beta testing
Provide hands-on training for Customer Support and Technical Sales personnel, as well as for select customers
Develop collateral such as technical and business white papers, success stories, data sheets, brochures, best practices and product presentations
Maintain internal and external web sites on related technologies
Present at Oracle user group meetings, trade shows, customer sites, industry conferences, industry analyst meetings and at the Oracle Customer Visit Center
Track the PaaS / Converged Infrastructure market landscape, as well as competitive products and features
Specific Job Background
12 or more years of engineering / product management / technical sales experience, preferably in enterprise computing, with strong familiarity around computer networks, cloud technologies, virtualization, data center infrastructure; familiarity with Oracle databases as a DBA is a strong plus
Excellent written and communication / presentation skills – writing samples will be required
BS / MS in Computer Science or related technical degree, MBA highly desirable
Balanced mix of leadership and technical skills, along with relevant hardware and database software experiences
Experience dealing with a broad spectrum of IT audience – ranging from CTO/CIO to database/systems/network/storage administrators
Awareness of trends and opportunities in cloud computing and potential influence on Oracle’s business
Analytical skills, with a passion to solve complex technology and business problems, and an aptitude to learn new things
Meticulous, structured and detail-oriented, while also having the ability to see the big-picture
Strong inter-personal skills – ability to effectively deal with various internal groups as well as external customers in high intensity situations
A can-do attitude, with a focus on deliverables and deadlines
Superb time management skills, especially in the context of multiple commitments
Excellent teamwork, leadership and people management skills
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
Manage a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.
As a Director in the product development division, you will lead a team that defines product specifications and or strategy. Gather and analyze information to define product specifications and review design specifications. Envision and communicate product strategy and functionality. Initiate and foster relationships with other groups. Review product documentation and collateral. Ensure successful product releases based on corporate priorities.
Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. The ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development and product management. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 of software engineering or related experience preferred.
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job: Product Development
Location: US-CA,California-Redwood City
Job Type: Regular Employee Hire