Senior Product Manager, Orchestration at Cockroach Labs

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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, and thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to own the orchestration story for CockroachDB. We currently support deploying CockroachDB on Kubernetes via Helm and a custom built, open source Operator. We manage CockroachDB clusters in CockroachCloud using our own Kubernetes Operator as well. You will set the strategy and define the roadmap for deploying CockroachDB on Kubernetes for both CockroachCloud and for our self-hosted customers to deliver a delightful experience for CockroachDB operators.

You Will

  • Develop and execute our product strategy for deploying CockroachDB using Kubernetes, prioritizing across internal use cases for our CockroachCloud offering and external use cases for customers self-hosting CockroachDB in partner environments such as GKE, Openshift, EKS, and AKS 
  • Work directly with customers to understand and address their pain points, collecting product requirements and documenting customer needs
  • Partner with Engineering, Design, Documentation and Revenue teams to delight operators deploying CockroachDB on Kubernetes
  • Become the expert in your product area’s functionality and user journeys to enable stakeholder teams’ and customers’ success
  • Put yourself in our users’ shoes by using our Kubernetes Operator the way our customers will to acceptance test features before they go live
  • Leverage our BI platform to understand product adoption and prioritize enhancements to improve our product

You Have

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience with technical products or serving developers as the primary customer
  • You have demonstrated expertise in Kubernetes and orchestrating infrastructure
  • An ability to grasp complex technical concepts and tie the impact of technical trade-offs to user experience trade-offs
  • Experience working with engineering to prototype and iterate on features to improve an end-to-end user journey or workflow in the context of a product strategy
  • Excellent writing skills; our strategic product meetings are based on docs rather than decks
  • A collaborative nature and an eagerness to partner with all other functions in the company such as Marketing, and Revenue
  • A computer science degree and/or first-hand experience working with production distributed systems

The Expectations

In the first 30 days, you will go through PM onboarding with your roachmate. You will shadow the PM lead for your area and understand the team culture and processes. You will spin up a CockroachDB cluster and test core features, getting a sense for the end to end experience for yourself. You will work with the PM lead as well as our customers to understand the major user pain points for the area and spend time getting familiar with the specific developer and industry problems your team is solving. You’ll review your backlog, get up to speed on in-flight features, and learn how to understand feature adoption.

After three months you will be fully integrated into the team. There are countless opportunities for us to invest in and you will be responsible for prioritizing the ones that will exceed our customer’s expectations and generate a competitive advantage for our business over the long term. 

The Team

Piyush Singh - Group Product Manager

Piyush loves getting into the mindset of customers and using our product just as they would. He joined Cockroach Labs in early 2018 because he wanted to explore the bleeding edge of what is possible in the database industry. His main focus at Cockroach Labs is making CockroachDB and CockroachCloud as simple to use for operators as possible. While he’s not at his desk, you will probably find Piyush in the kitchen trying out a new recipe or baking up a favorite dessert. 

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All: We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays: Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks): We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrer's charity of choice.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Cockroach Labs' CREWS are groups to foster inclusivity and connection, including [email protected], Women of CRL, Infinite Colors (for neurodivergent people), and Roacher Pride. New Roachers can start one, too!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've built a fairer hiring process including resume-blind, exercise-based interviews, implement rubrics across all of our hiring processes, and conduct regular unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Cockroach Labs partners with Spring Health to provide complementary therapy sessions to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide each Roacher with a $1,000 budget to improve their work-from-home setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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