People Matter

Principal Product Manager

Volterra

Volterra

Product
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

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.

Principal, Product Management

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.

Position Summary

The mission of Technology Services is to deliver enterprise grade services and exceptional solutions, across an incredibly diverse technology ecosystem. Our philosophy is centered on embracing a mindset of inclusion, innovation and diversity, to inspire excellence and encourage every individual to bring their best each day.

The Strategy and Product Management team is accountable for leading the strategy and roadmaps for mission critical services at F5. We partner with all businesses across the company to drive innovation and continuous improvement to various platforms and solutions, across all the enterprise functions – such as sales, marketing, finance, legal and HR.

As a Principal Product Manager, you will be part of a foundational transformation to enable the future of F5. You will bring your curiosity and tenacity to relentlessly solve the problems that are most impactful to the company success. You will partner with businesses and engineering teams to deliver solutions that matter. You will wake up everyday thinking about your customers and how you can make them wildly successful.

As a cross functional leader, you will be responsible for enabling a healthy team culture and leveraging our BeF5 and LeadF5 company values. You will champion good product practices, provide decision support and air cover for your v-team as needed, mentor others to help them grow their careers and provide effective performance management.

As a key member of the Strategy and Product Management team, you will bring both excellent thought leadership for your area and strong stakeholder management skills.

You will work collaboratively, driving strategic alignment across the organization, and have the ability to communicate effectively to both internal and external audiences. You will work with others to develop roadmaps and requirements using a balance of future vision, near-term opportunities, user experience, and business insights.

Our team is dynamic, and the landscape changes fast. You must be comfortable with ambiguity, fast-pace and frequent context switching.

What You’ll Do

  • Create clarity by concisely framing customer problems and needs, customer impact, solution description & feature requirements, dependencies.
  • Manage cross functional v-teams to deliver a differentiated platform with well-defined Objectives & Key Results.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize insights from platform telemetry and customer feedback to drive decisions and identify new opportunities for impact.
  • Drive collaboration with internal and external partners, and across geographies.
  • Effectively influence business and technical decision makers using effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evangelize and gain alignment on your vision and road map with senior stakeholders across the company - up to and including the C-Suite – and manage their expectations with clear, consistent communication
  • Responsible for upholding F5’s Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.

What You’ll Bring

  • Extensive experience as a product leader
  • Proven ability to oversee a coherent product strategy for a complex or highly technical functional area
  • Track record of driving product results, ideally for products with high visibility and/or significant financial impact
  • Strong customer orientation with the ability to listen, prioritize and champion key initiatives and projects
  • Strong data orientation with proven track record of digging deep into data and using it to drive decisions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to articulate complex technology and business opportunities clearly
  • Executive-level relationship management skills, with the proven ability to construct professional and productive relationships, even when there’s a need to deliver tough messages
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation & persuasion skills
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up like environment
  • Ability to learn our products quickly

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in product management
  • Well-developed leadership, management, and strategic-thinking skills, with the ability to excite and lead others.
  • Proven experience in identifying customer’s business and strategic needs, concerns, and desires to drive value-adding product capabilities.
  • Real world experience with investment decisions to balance customer needs, existing product requirements and long term enterprise differentiation
  • Experience leading and/or managing efforts in a distributed systems environment
  • 8+ years of experience working with a diverse set of partners such as sales, engineering, legal, customer success, data science, marketing etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field, MBA a plus

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.

The annual U.S. base pay range for this position is: $170,192.00 - $255,288.00

F5 maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, geographic locations, and market conditions, as well as to reflect F5’s differing products, industries, and lines of business. The pay range referenced is as of the time of the job posting and is subject to change.

You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about F5’s benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.f5.com/company/careers/benefits. F5 reserves the right to change or terminate any benefit plan without notice.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com).

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 accommodations@f5.com.