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Solarwinds Inc. VP, Product Management, NetMan in Austin, Texas

Overview

The Vice President of Product Management will drive growth and product portfolio leadership for the industry’s leader in Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics.

This person will be responsible for developing the global network monitoring product vision and strategy, working in concert with global engineering teams, sales, and marketing to successfully achieve growth objectives.

The successful candidate is a thought leader in the network management and IT Operations space and has a proven track record of fast-paced execution. This individual will lead of team of product management to identify compelling market opportunities and solve customer problems in new and innovative ways to create differentiation in the marketplace. Understanding market dynamics, making the right product investment trade-offs that generate high growth and profitability.

Responsibilities

The Vice President Product Management will be responsible for the Network Monitoring portfolio product strategy, roadmap, and growth objectives. He/She will:

  • Build a world-class product management team to drive product strategy, planning, and execution for the network monitoring market. Recruit, retain, and develop exceptional product talent. Leverage your product management and leadership skills to develop a strong product management function and support a culture of mentorship and collaboration.

  • Manage a large portfolio of products that includes the industry’s best network monitoring platform (Orion). Drive the evolution of the portfolio through organic and inorganic strategies to capture new growth opportunities in hybrid cloud.

  • Collaborate across all company-wide functions to drive growth and profitability for SolarWind’s largest revenue generating business. Use your expertise in monetizing technology innovation to collaborate with product marketing, corporate marketing, demand generation to build and execute business plans for maximum revenue growth.

Qualifications

SolarWinds is a fast-paced, dynamic environment that appeals to a leader with strong execution skills and a passion for building products that Make IT Work for the IT professional. A successful candidate, will have the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or business. MBA preferred.

  • 10+ years of senior product management experience with recent experience in a leadership position for a portfolio of significant size ($100M+ in annual revenue).

  • Demonstrated successful experience managing a diverse portfolio with both profit and growth agendas. Experience is driving portfolios to deliver high NPS scores and delight the customer.

  • An established collaborative leadership style coming from years of experience leading large distributed organizations.

  • Proven track record of leading business strategies for IT Operations Management (infrastructure, application & service management) product portfolios with in-depth knowledge of leading-edge market product trends, customer requirements, and competitive dynamics. Understanding of both the on-premise and cloud markets.

  • Track record balancing the conceptualization of strategic initiatives with tactical execution.

  • Ability to lead, mentor, and inspire product management professionals to succeed and innovate in a fast changing, highly competitive market, keeping the team focused on breakthrough strategies and tactics to best leverage the resources of a growing company.

  • Strong track record of delivering highly competitive (disruptive) products while meeting or exceeding revenue, margin and delivery commitments.

  • Experience working in complex environments where the need to scale has been important.

  • An innate understanding of technology and how to use it to provide competitive advantage that translates into building outstanding products.

Personal Characteristics:

SolarWinds is a highly collaborative company and the ideal candidate will be a team builder, team player, and leader. They will have the personal drive, passion and enthusiasm to successfully navigate a fast-growing company and help it scale to the next level of growth. Specifically:

  • Executive presence to work across executive peer group and build strong relationships both inside and outside the company.

  • Excited about being a player/coach, leveraging strong analytical capabilities to drive the execution of a strategy, getting tactical with a team as needed, leading by example.

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and humility to roll up sleeves and work hard alongside the team to get the job done.

  • Thrives in a highly dynamic environment, has a strong sense of urgency around the business, customers, and team.

  • Compelling leadership style that includes exceptional people management skills, deep business acumen. A High EQ that allows you to build loyalty and trust in a truly collaborative environment across multiple functions and businesses.

  • Demonstrated people leadership with a passion to grow and develop a team.

  • Embraces the values of SolarWinds: integrity, collaboration, passion for success, humility, and caring for our employees, partners, and customers.

Location US-TX-Austin

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13686

# Positions 1

Category Product

Position Type Regular

Business Group Application Management

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