Product Manager

Forward Networks

Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 01/12/2021
  • Website: forwardnetworks.com
  • Company Address: 550 S California Ave STE 200, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

About Forward Networks

Forward Networks is bringing the best ideas in Computer Science to networking. Our mission is to dramatically improve networking for companies of all sizes.

Job Description

Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. Forward's advanced software delivers a "digital twin" of the network, enabling network operators to verify intent, predict network behavior, avoid outages, and simplify network management. Our platform can be implemented on premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments.
 
Results? More reliable networks, reduced outages, and reduced business risk.
 
Forward Networks is currently seeking a Product Manager to drive the full product lifecycle for our software. This position will be an individual contributor and report to the Sr. Director of Product Management.

Responsibilities:

        Define the software strategy, roadmap and positioning for the Forward platform
        Drive software lifecycle including market research, competitive analysis, product requirements definition, and customer adoption
        Work with the engineering team to implement feature prioritization, determine release schedule, and ensure product releases implemented as per the specifications and on time
        Work closely with stakeholders from sales and marketing to deliver an enterprise-class product
        Work closely with sales and customer success teams to drive adoption

Requirements:

        Three (3) or more years of product management experience in the networking domain
        Excellent understanding of networking technologies (cloud experience a plus)
        Intellectually rigorous and creative problem-solving ability
        Great written and verbal communications skills (industry presentations and/or presentations to senior executives)
        Ability to communicate vision effectively with the team, partners and customers
        Strongly self-motivated and able of adapting to a fast pace and demanding environments
        Computer Science, EE, or similar engineering degree
        Knowledge of the agile development software process and intimacy with tools like Jira are a plus
        Startup experience is highly desirable

This role is a regular, full-time opportunity with Forward Networks in Palo Alto, CA.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.