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Principal Product Manager

Volterra

Volterra

Product
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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 Manager, AI/ML

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 everyone can thrive.

It’s no secret that AI is everywhere – as a top priority from the boardroom down in enterprises to the most promising methods for delivering scientific breakthroughs to the most compelling new consumer experiences. At F5, we uniquely combine advantages in applying market leading security products and capabilities to insertion points within multi-cloud and hybrid network and data paths. F5 is developing solutions to address the growing needs and challenges being faced by enterprises deploying AI-powered applications and services. This is a fast-paced, high-visibility, high-stakes product leadership role for the right individual seeking a career defining opportunity to take these solutions to market and establish F5 as a leader in the rapidly growing AI market.

Position Summary

We're looking for a Product Manager with deep AI experience who has a proven track record of owning and being the face of product offerings from business case to product requirements definition to launch, including proven product-market fit with well-defined and tracked metrics that correlate to a deep understanding of what success looks like for the overall business.

This position will

  • Lead the creation of new product offerings that provide clear and compelling value to Enterprises deploying and operating AI applications.
  • Be primarily focused on understanding customers’ requirements via leading customer meetings and attending industry events, and continuously testing vision and value to establish, test, and adjust for continuous and compelling product market fit.
  • Be the face of the new product offerings at customer, community, and industry events as a presenter and speaker able to evangelize vision and value.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the market landscape from start-ups to large incumbents.
  • Influence cross-functional teams across all parts of F5 to deliver the best outcomes for F5 and its customers.
  • Define and articulate problem statements tied to market opportunities to inform product requirements and priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with Engineering and Architecture counterparts to deliver product offerings and roadmaps with velocity.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing and other functional teams to drive GTM activities including strategy, content creation, sales enablement, customer outreach, and continuously measuring against KPIs for success.
  • Engage with customers to drive adoption of cloud-based, SaaS offerings and bring actionable insights to the business.
  • Establish clear and measurable metrics and KPIs for transparent tracking of what success means now and into the future.
  • Be accountable for the success of product offerings and their capabilities with visibility for business reviews.

Personal attributes

  • Customer obsessed.
  • A love for presenting and articulating a compelling vision.
  • Endlessly inquisitive towards the root problem that needs to be solved.
  • Can-do attitude with passion to make customers, team members, and colleagues successful.
  • Thrives on purpose and holds a deep desire to own a mission - an owner.
  • Natural inclinations to tackle challenges head on and make a positive impact.
  • Bias towards data driven decision making that incorporates analytical rigor and creative thinking.
  • Leads by example.
  • Leads with honesty, empathy, and transparency.
  • Does not settle for the status quo; constantly looking to raise the bar and set new standards.

Desirable skills, experience and qualifications

  • Demonstrated success bringing a new product to market from inception to quantifiable success.
  • Deep understanding of Enterprise requirements for deploying and operating AI, ML, and/or NLP applications.
  • Demonstrated success in defining, deploying, and realizing (or on the path towards it) product-market fit for an AI, ML, and/or NLP product offering focused on infrastructure software or network capabilities.
  • Deep knowledge of the AI landscape, specifically for infrastructure software and network capabilities, including the emerging use of LLMs.
  • Demonstrated success in defining and deploying SaaS applications to quantifiable success.
  • Experience working with industry analysts, establishing and nurturing relationships.
  • Effective stakeholder management with a talent for leading with influence, and a preference for achieving consensus in decision making.
  • Ability to straddle across strategy, technical depth, and execution in product delivery.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of modern application architectures, web applications and APIs.
  • Proven track record as a Product Manager with a deep understanding of the discipline of product management and a track record of demonstrating and leading excellence and acting as a true partner to Engineering in the rituals of developing products.
  • Understanding of application security needs and technologies: WAF, WAAP, authN/Z solutions.
  • Minimum 8-years of experience in product management with prior people management experience
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering. A graduate degree in science, engineering or business is a plus or equivalent qualifications/experience.

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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: $178,021.00 - $267,031.00

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 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.