Principal Product Manager - RHEL and SAP

Location US-MA-Westford
Posting date 1 month ago(2/14/2018 2:43 AM)
Job ID
Product Management

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

Use your experience to oversee all aspects of the solution life cycle from introduction to solution’s retirement. The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Principal Product Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for SAP and SAP HANA releases to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will promote the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases by working with our platform strategy group in addition to the SAP partner team, to assess market and customer requirements. You'll then translate and prioritize these into product requirements, and collaborate with the Engineering team to refine and guide them. An ability to work well with every organization within Red Hat will be essential, as the success of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases will depend on this. You'll also need to acknowledge that the best results come from persuasion and collaboration with a multiple local and geographically distributed teams, and align your work with this method.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Manage individual releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for SAP and SAP HANA and prioritize their product feature requests
  • Define and write release-specific product requirement documents
  • Help define and manage the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for SAP and SAP HANA product road maps
  • Work with cross-functional teams to bring solutions to market
  • Establish and document processes to capture best practices
  • Manage all elements of the product release process, including full product readiness
  • Present product positioning and roadmap to end customers and channel partners

Required skills

  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • Direct experience working with the SAP product team
  • Prior experience with Linux or UNIX operating systems
  • Experience with the open source development model
  • Demonstrated history of managing complex projects
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and the ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Motivated, passionate, and able to take initiative
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area (e.g. computer science or electrical engineering); MBA is a plus
  • Working experience with relational databases
  • Experience and exposure to SAP HANA
  • Demonstrated leadership experience working with and managing cross-functional teams
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and rapidly changing environment
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

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