Senior Product Manager, Kafka


California, US / Santa Clara, CA, US / Illinois, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 04/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 395 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94304

About Cloudera

Cloudera, advancing digital transformation with an enterprise data cloud from the Edge to AI.

Job Description

Cloudera is looking for a senior product manager for the Data-In-Motion product line for the Cloudera DataFlow (CDF) product suite focusing on Cloudera Stream Processing and Analytics powered by open source technologies such as Apache Kafka and Apache Flink. This is a highly visible role that will have a lasting impact on the strategic direction of the company and customer success.

As product manager you will be responsible for all product lifecycle activities from vision to implementation, including customer development, product strategy and roadmap, coordination with engineering, marketing, business development, and substantial pre- and post-sales field engagement. You will serve as an internal and external expert on on stream processing/analytics, and work directly with customers and field teams to grow the business.

You are empathetic, data-driven, and relentlessly focused on making your users more productive. Your experience with data collection, data movement  and analytics on data in flight enables you to set a compelling vision for your product and ensure its success in the market. 

At Cloudera you will work everyday with world-class customers, partners, technical field experts, and software engineers to define and advocate for the future of data collection and movement. We value thoughtfulness, a love of learning new things, creativity, diverse perspectives, and a sense of humor.


  • Product design - Functional analysis that identifies the best options for compelling, easy to use software.

  • Engineering engagement - Close partnership with engineering to understand technical trade-offs and architecture in order to successfully influence product design.

  • Focus - Constant prioritization across several competing objectives for optimal use of time and resources.

  • Customer development - In-person and virtual interviews to understand users, priorities and design considerations.

  • Product and market strategy - Researching market segments, assessing competitive differentiation, creating decision frameworks, formulating hypotheses and advocating direction.

  • Launch and evangelism - Communicate product vision to press, analysts, and the wider big data ecosystem to create a strong tailwind for Sales; work with product marketing to create product demos and other technical sales tools; develop conference presentations and other collateral to highlight capabilities.

  • Sales support - Enable our field and partners, and directly support key opportunities.

  • Organizational leadership - Work with customers, support, and engineering teams to handle and resolve any critical customer issues that arise with our product.

  • Whatever else is needed to help sell Cloudera products, delight our customers, support our field teams, and help the company grow.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • You should be quite familiar with leading practices in data collection, data movement and stream processing and analytics on data inflight.  

  • Experience building enterprise data collection and streaming applications using technologies such as Kafka, Flink, and Spark Streaming is a strong plus.

  • You have been a product manager, or another business oriented / customer facing technical role where you have delivered innovative products and nurtured their continued success.

  • You understand what makes great enterprise platform software.

  • You possess superlative written, verbal, and visual communication skills

  • The position can be remote. 

  • Ability to travel as required.

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