Job Listings : Senior Associate Product Manager (New Grad/New to Career - 2018 start)

Company : Equinix
Post Date : 02/12/2018
Type : Full Time

Senior Associate Product Manager (New Grad/New to Career - 2018 start)

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Senior Associate Product Manager (New Grad/New to Career - 2018 start)
Enterprises globally are entering the interconnected era, where machines and companies aren't only transacting and collaborating, they're also participating in shared value creation. As businesses become increasingly interdependent and cloud-enabled, they need reliable, secure and instantaneous connectivity to compete. They need access to many clouds and real-time data across geographies. They need interconnection. Equinix is the home of the Cloud with over 1,000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged with the global Equinix platform.

The Equinix Cloud Exchange Product Management team is looking for an experienced Product Manager with a track record of growing and continually improving customer centric software-defined network interconnection products and services. This is an opportunity to help advance how enterprises around the world will architect and deploy next generation cloud infrastructure. You will enable the interconnected enterprise to adopt and leverage private connections to the public cloud.

The role requires someone who can enable global direct and indirect sales and support channels seize market opportunities, validate and capture customer demand and efficiently deliver successful products and services. A strong understanding of product marketing network service offerings, relationship management skills, and experience growing data networking products in a high-technology, dynamic environment is crucial to your success.

The Product Management team works closely with our Sales and Marketing teams to guide products from concept to market adoption and rapid growth. As part of the Product Management team, you will bridge the technical and business worlds as you deliver services that our customers love. You'll collaborate closely with customers and partners, marketing, engineering, solution architects, and operations counterparts to deliver and improve innovative network interconnection features. You have a bias toward hands-on action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive product delivery.

Major Responsibilities

*Document, support and improve the customer experience and incorporating the voice of the customer improvements into the product roadmap
*Identify competitive and alternative offerings in the market. Assess their strengths and weaknesses. Develop a strategy for winning against the competition
*Be a lead participant in UAT and critical leader of release pre- and post-launch activities, including product guidance, documentation and support
*Serve as the subject matter expert and evangelist for the cloud exchange product. Support internal groups and drive improvement projects to improve efficiency and customer experience
*Create and collaborate on operational and financial business reports, conduct compelling business reviews with the executive leadership team
*Maintain management dashboard views of key performance indicators status and actions
*Collaborate closely with technology teams to provide clear direction on Agile product backlog, epic and user story requirements, and feature delivery


*A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related technical field (or equivalent)
*5+ years of prior experience as a Product Manager, Product Marketing or a Technical Marketing Engineer in networking or related field
*A first-hand working knowledge of current data networking products and technologies, including Ethernet networking, SDN, NFV, IP/BGP routing, peering, firewalls, NAT, etc.
*Familiar with Agile development methodology and the product owner/backlog owner role
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills; presentation, customer service, business, and negotiation skills.
*Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities and an extreme attention to detail and ability to self-audit work
*The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated proactive contributor and subject matter expert on team projects. Familiarity with business issues, or the ability to quickly learn
*Ability to deliver high quality results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

*MBA or equivalent experience desired
*Experience with developing network automation systems in an enterprise environment
*Networking and Cloud computing certifications