Senior Product Manager, Kubernetes

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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about creating products that millions of developers will love.

We are looking for a passionate, results oriented, and motivated self-starter to lead product within our Kubernetes product team. Looking for someone with cloud computing domain knowledge, especially with hands-on experience launching and supporting large/distributed cloud compute products and services. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Product, this Senior Product Manager will build products and features to drive DigitalOcean’s Kubernetes Service and Container Registry. 

You will get to work with a team of high-energy and dedicated product managers, designers, and engineers to impact the lives of developers by simplifying innovation for them. This role is a great opportunity for experienced Product Managers with expertise in IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS who want to have a real impact, both within the company and in the developer community at large, and launch products that are used and loved by thousands of developers worldwide.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Develop the product strategy and vision and translate it into creative, high quality, simple features. 
  • Define performance criteria across the suite of products and features.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements and create user stories.
  • Develop business cases and model unit economics for new products and features.
  • Act as Product Owner in the development process, creating epics and user stories, and prioritizing and grooming the product backlog.
  • Drive a high-performance culture within your team that iterates frequently and learns continuously without sacrificing product quality.
  • Enable the sales team with product training and collateral.
  • Create and drive a community engagement plan.
What We’ll Expect From You:
  • Ability to collaborate and lead a matrixed cross-functional Product Development team
  • Hands-on, proven experience and domain knowledge in the cloud computing space, preferably building and delivering Kubernetes products & services.
  • Ability to analyze data and articulate user hypotheses in terms of objective measures, and project KPI impact of new features
  • An understanding of the challenges that developers face when selecting an infrastructure platform, and a vision for how great products can help
  • Technical knowledge to collaborate with engineering teams on a highly technical product and advocate for a customer base made up of professional developers
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to drive productive meetings, create effective and useful product documents
  • Hands-on working knowledge of technologies such as Kubernetes, Containers, and distributed systems are a plus
  • MBA a plus
Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

DO is very big about letting employees work how they work best. This allows for working from home when needed, being able to move and work remotely, and not having strict working hours for all employees, as long as you get your work done.

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What does your typical day look like?

The highlights of my days at DO really stem from the fact that we're working on incredibly dynamic problems. There's never a dull moment in the office. We're constantly innovating, constantly finding new ways to be inspired and to solve really challenging problems at a global scale.

Tyler

Senior Director, Security Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

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Janine

Business Development Manager

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

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CEO

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees. Nobody gets sick on our watch
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Gym Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our Boston office is pet friendly!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
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