Sr. Product Manager, Solutions

Lightbits’ mission is to lead the cloud-native data center transformation by delivering scalable and efficient software defined storage that is easy to consume. Founded in 2016, Lightbits brings the agility of hyperscale storage to private clouds and edge clouds. We are backed by strategic investors including Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, and Micron, as well as top investors and VCs. We are looking for an experienced, bold and hands-on Sr. Product Manager who would like to join our product team. The position is based in Israel. The world is going “cloud native” and the demands of different application environments on storage to accomplish this transformation vary with the environment chosen. Whether this environment is VMware, VMware Tanzu, basic Kubernetes, OpenShift or Openstack, they all place unique demands on storage, especially in the areas of provisioning and integration. In this role, the product manager will focus on building next-generation solutions for private cloud application environments through analysis and understanding of targeted markets, market trends, new technology, customer business issues and the competitive environment. Initially, the focus will be on VMware and Kubernetes. The product manager works closely with product development and the core product manager to define and create ecosystem plugins, drivers, products/integrations (such as vCenter plugins, CSI drivers) and validates early product definitions with customers. This role will involve analyzing the current solution/integration portfolio to identify gaps and develop a roadmap to bridge the same. This entails a firm understanding of the business case (current and potential revenue) and the necessary competitive positioning to allow solutions marketing team to execute the go-to-market initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop deep understanding of the LightOS core product and capabilities. Develop deep understanding of target application environments (starting with VMware and Kubernetes) and their interface/integration demands on storage and associated customer requirements
  • Drive functional requirements and improvements to drivers, plugins and potentially the core product to support identified application environments
  • Develop customer value messaging for differentiated features
  • Work with internal teams (the core Product Manager and Engineering) and industry partners to develop and deliver workload based solutions
  • Be an evangelist for Lightbits, LightOS and the selected application environments
  • Aid in developing collateral around LightOS and application environment solutions

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of enterprise IT experience, including management of VMware
  • 3+ years of product management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, or a Technical/ Computer related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse team based environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience managing storage products, especially those that integrate with VMware
  • Technical proficiency in storage or data center technology
  • Strong business skills
  • Customer facing experience

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