Equinix

Founded: 1998
Employees: 5001-10000
Internet

Principal Product Manager, Colocation

Principal Product Manager, Colocation

Defines, develops and manages the lifecycle of a product from concept to launch to end of life.

Responsibilities

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Defines, develops and manages the lifecycle of a product from concept to launch to end of life

Product Strategy, Vision and Roadmap

  • Gathers, documents, designs and tests the best possible customer experience and incorporates the voice of the customer into the product roadmap
  • Involves engineers, designers and others to create a shared vision and clear goals for the product, including a well-defined product roadmap
  • Integrates insights from usability studies and other research to improve user experience and refine the product roadmap

Market, Competitive and Customer Analysis

  • Identifies competitive and alternative offerings in the market and assesses their strengths and weaknesses to develop a strategy for winning against the competition
  • Conducts market demand analysis to help guide strategic direction related to new exchange providers, new data center locations and new capabilities

Business Case Development

  • Creates and collaborates on the financial business models, conducts compelling business opportunity reviews with the executive leadership team

Product Performance

  • Uses tools and data analytics products to draw insights from usage and inform product improvements

Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Effectively maintains and utilizes relationships with key stakeholders throughout the company
  • Ensures alignment in cross-functional priorities New Partner Identification and Engagement
  • Identifies, vets and recommends partners to enhance the product

Backlog Prioritization

  • Creates and prioritizes backlogs, working regularly with the team to refine and add detail where needed
  • Collaborates closely with technology teams to provide clear direction on Agile product backlog, epic and user story requirements, and feature delivery

Test Case Definition and UAT Coordination

  • Participates in UAT post enablement team testing Stakeholder Management
  • Manages stakeholder expectations within and/or across functions
  • Identifies and proactively includes correct stakeholders and communications effectively
  • Understands stakeholder needs and builds effective relationships
  • Utilizes effective methods of communication with stakeholders, varying approach accordingly

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in computer science, engineering, business, or related technical field preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in IT, network, Internet,  Cloud, software infrastructure and/or services industries preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in hosting, data center, and/or colocation Product Management
  • Expert level knowledge on related data center infrastructure, technologies, and capabilities, as well as, industry practices, policies, and trends
  • Expert level knowledge in colocation products and services spanning retail through wholesale offerings
  • The ideal candidate must have a solid background in data center and colocation with knowledge of adjacent solution areas such as public/private/hybrid Cloud, IaaS, SaaS, interconnection, networking, and data management
  • Experience in launching new products and services
  • Ability to execute over the entire product life cycle 

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