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Senior Product Manager - Converged Infrastructure - CI (remote)

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: 1020816HV
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management

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Meet The Team
In this role as a Senior Product Manager, Converged Infrastructure and Solutions you will define,create, and deliver orchestration and management solutions for converged infrastructure - integrated compute, storage, and networking - that address the challenges and inefficiencies of the traditional data center in enterprise accounts.

You will be responsible for leading, qualifying, and integrating the compute stack with Network and storage. You will also assist in creating solutions utilizing the IT Automation.

Collaborating with industry thought leaders and domain experts along with co-creating with innovative enterprise organizations, you will be the 'voice of the customer' and deliver on Hitachi's mission of pioneering next generation digital infrastructure solutions enabling a differentiating as-a-service customer experience for traditional and cloud-native applications.

What You Will Be Doing
• Research and lead compute product strategy, gather feature and functionality requirements from customers and sales teams and prioritize SRD
• Drive cross-functional Engineering team on development schedule, feature validation and interop with OS and management software. Your prior experience in Product Management roles will help Manage all Go-to-Market (GTM) activities and new products and collaborate with a cross-functional team toward successful product launch/update
• Manage entire lifecycle of the assigned product(s) and perform other duties as assigned
• Identify market opportunities, define infrastructure automation and management vision and strategy
• Profitably manage lifecycle of existing offerings, as well as successfully bring new orchestration solutions from conceptualization phase to the stage of critical adoption. Manage multiple products / solutions in parallel
• Develop ROI projections and analysis to determine the business value, define release goals and prioritize features
• Assist sales and system engineers in closing opportunities. Prior experience operating a large scale, highly available, and secure cloud solutions. Running and operating public cloud services like AWS, Azure, GCP is preferred.
• Provide leadership, technical expertise, and hands on expertise to help develop the team
• Partner with Engineering to develop and enhance solutions and launch them on a regular basis
• Engage with prospects and customers to discover underlying business drivers, identify challenges, devise solutions, and demonstrate capabilities
• Monitor relevant emerging industry trends and technologies

What You Bring To The Team (Qualifications)
• 10+ years of experience in Product Management. Additional experience in Engineering, Cloud Service Provider and Technology Strategy role is a plus
• 4+ years of Product Management experience with compute / server technology; experience with networking, storage, and other data infrastructure is a plus
• Proven experience accelerating revenue and profitably managing complete lifecycle of multiple products / solutions in parallel via direct and indirect routes to market; experience bringing new products/solutions to market from conceptualization to significant business growth
• Deep understanding of data center infrastructure convergence technologies such as converged / hyperconverged / composable disaggregated infrastructure; knowledge/experience with public cloud on-premises solutions is a plus
• Strong understanding of bare metal, virtualized (VMware/others), and containerized/Kubernetes environments; understanding of cloud native architecture and cloud native applications' infrastructure requirements is desired
• Strong understanding of infrastructure management and automation products and technologies.
Product management solution experience or an understanding of solutions utilizing SAP, Oracle, MSSQL, any ERP/CRM, in-memory databases, Analytics, or other business applications is desired.
• An entrepreneurial mindset with ability to work independently to deliver results
• Ability to quickly build credibility and trust with team members and key stakeholders
• High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills; experience using financial data, usage metrics, ROI, etc. to drive decision-making
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience engaging and influencing customers and cross functional teams
• Master's in Business preferred, Minimum Bachelor's degree in computer science or related
Ability to converse in Japanese is a plus
• 10% domestic and international travel may be required
• The preferred location for this role is Santa Clara but can be remote in any major city across the US

Our Company
Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage as we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed, and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.
Our Values
With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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