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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Sr. Product Manager

Department: Product Management
Location: San Mateo, CA

From critical, life-saving drug discovery research to archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage), our customers entrust us with over an exabyte of data, documents, photos, music and videos.

We are looking for a Sr. Product Manager who has strong domain knowledge in the public cloud storage and data protection space to drive the B2 Cloud Storage rocket ship (pun intended!). This person will product manage our highest growing product and must have The-Little-Engine-that-Could attitude of going up against the behemoths in the domain.

Are you great at teasing out customer pains, translating that feedback into requirements developers understand and assessing whether we’ll grow our business from it? Do you like working with a bunch of committed, likable people? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, apply you must!

This position will be work-from-home until June 2021 and then based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California.

What you’ll do:

  • Talk to customers and understand their needs and pains and record that gold
  • Know the public cloud and data protection landscape and see how the market is transforming
  • Prioritize features based on business goals, customer needs, and resource capacity
  • Develop and maintain a near- and long-term strategy for the product line
  • Use the B2 Cloud Storage product with our integration partner’s products
  • Create, manage and evangelize product roadmaps to cross-departmental key stakeholders
  • Write clear and concise requirements and user stories and ensure that the development teams are fed with high priority work
  • Participate in go-to-market plans, working and guiding product marketing, sales engineering and sales on technical solution and approaches
  • Tell us why the next thing you’re going to work on is the most important thing for the company to do
  • Define, live and breathe product KPIs
  • You'll motivate the team - celebrate wins and pick ‘em up when there’s a setback
  • Know how to get *stuff* done without anyone telling you what the *stuff* is or how
  • Lastly, make your manager look like a genius for hiring you

Who you are:

  • People like you as a person and would trust you to watch their dogs or kids
  • 3-5 years of experience in public cloud storage, cloud data management, or data protection companies
  • Familiar with features and API protocols used by public cloud providers
  • Performs at the strategic and operational (execution) level and have launched multiple products
  • Strong analytical ability, and experience in making decisions based on data
  • So charismatic that cross-functional teams love working with you, strong enough that they’ll follow you anywhere
  • Such a great listener that customers spill their guts to you
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence - effectively communicates with engineers, designers, our customers (B2C and B2B)
  • Well versed in Agile/Scrum - such a meticulous story writer that QA teams love you
  • Bias for action, doesn't wait for direction
  • Strategic, creative and innovative
  • Bachelor's degree required

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee
  • Catered breakfast and lunches twice a week
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance
  • We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule.

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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