Senior Product Manager - Service Mesh/NGINX(virtual remote home office)

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Job Description

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation. Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive. Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world! NGINX Service Mesh NGINX Inc., now part of F5, is the company behind the popular opensource project. NGINX is the world's most popular web server, powering over 400M websites worldwide. NGINX Plus is the all-in-one load balancer, API gateway, content cache, and web server, which extends the opensource core with additional capabilities. Role Summary This role is responsible for drive the strategy and requirements for NGINX Service Mesh, a product that helps NGINX customers manage traffic from the edge throughout their Kubernetes clusters. Bringing the power of NGINX as a Layer 4 and 7 reverse proxy and an API Gateway to Kubernetes through the Kubernetes API. You will be a market guide, listening to customer and prospect needs, analyzing market and vendor dynamics, and setting product direction. Your deep understanding of NGINX Plus and Open Source along with your understanding of NGINX and Kubernetes customers will be critical to the success of NGINX Service Mesh. This is a key role within the NGINX product group and expected to be a significant growth area for the business over the next few years. Primary Responsibilities Work collaboratively, driving strategic alignment across the organization, you will lead the NGINX Service Mesh product lifecycle from definition and introduction to versions' end-of-life. Define product enhancements using a balance of future vision, near term opportunities, customer requirements, business insight, and management of day-to-day product issues. Engage directly with customers to understand their business objections, operational constraints, and specific needs / pain points. Be able to place yourself in the shoes of the customer. Develop and deliver compelling product positioning with clear competitive differentiation and return on investment to all audiences include executives, customers, partners and analysts. Perform proactive market analyses, using inputs such as: customer calls/visits, partner feedback, analyst research, industry trends, field feedback, services, win/loss analysis, competitive analysis. Identify challenges that developers and operations teams face as their applications and services scale. Build dashboards and metrics to monitor the performance of product / solution, based on pipeline, bookings, customers, etc. Work with Product Development to build a detailed product delivery roadmap and support the development process by providing the voice of the customer. Partner with marketing, services, and sales to deliver product releases to market. Engaging with executives, business partners, product development, channel, and end-users. Guide outreach and training for internal and external partners, acting as a key evangelist for your strategies. The position is dynamic, and the role requires frequent multi-tasking among technical, business, strategic, marketing and planning activities. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities A deep sense of ownership and responsibility about everything that you work on. You are equally comfortable testing pre-release software and collaborating with product development. Proven knowledge and understanding of how organizations build and operate modern applications, including knowledge of DevOps, Kubernetes, CI/CD, application servers/runtimes, and/or Cloud tools/ecosystems. A technical understanding of modern web standards, protocols and how their use derives value for customers. Significant experience collaborating with distributed software development teams, and a variety of software development lifecycle processes. Strong customer orientation with the ability to listen, organize and champion key initiatives and projects for product development. Flexible, self-motivated, a standout teammate, and able to work independently and lead others on projects. Excellent leadership, negotiation, communication, and persuasion skills with an ability to articulate complex technology and business benefits clearly. Valuable knowledge and experience - Understanding of modern application development, especially microservices, APIs and single page apps. - An affinity for open source software and their communities. - Deep understanding of web and Internet technologies, from DNS to HTTP and TLS. - Enterprise application delivery environments and web acceleration technologies such as load balancing, proxying, caching, and compression. - Application security needs and technologies. - Knowledge of Linux (packaging, systemd, selinux a plus), containers, and automation. Qualifications BA/BS degree in relevant field required, MBA a plus 3+ years of experience in product management or related area 3+ years related industry experience (enterprise networking, security, cloud services/products, IT operations 2+ years in a role that interacts with customers Locations - Seattle - San Franscisco - Remote The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change. Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. F5 offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for candidates. Requesting an accommodation is completely voluntary. F5 will assess the need for accommodations in the application process separately from those that may be needed to perform the job. Request by contacting .