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Senior Product Manager, Analytics and Ecosystem

Product | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

Your Opportunity

Big Data Analytics is the most significant opportunity in enterprise software and Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics for Hadoop. In this role you will be responsible for Platfora’s interface with the Hadoop ecosystem; the use of computing frameworks like Spark and MapReduce; our machine learning, graph processing, and statistical analytics offerings; and our own in-memory database technology.

As Senior PM you guide product development from inception through build and delivery, instilling your passion for the products.  A consummate diplomat and matrix manager, you will represent the Product Management team in cross functional settings (engineering, QA, marketing, operations and sales), negotiating with other senior leaders and representing the customer and market perspectives.

This role offers significant external interfaces and thought leadership opportunities as a domain and product expert.

You are...

  • A technical leader with a deep understanding of the changes driving the big data movement. You can hold your own working with the best engineers and data scientists and can articulate our position in external settings.

  • A passionate self-starter with a combination of business, product, and technical knowledge who has a proven ability to kick-start new projects and see them through to successful product adoption.

  • A detail oriented person. You sweat the details, knowing that it is the details that make a truly great product.

  • A strong leader who is results driven, detailed, follows through, and has an ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization, customers and partners. 

  • Always finding best practices, using internal and external resources, and being a living example of these for the rest of the company.


  • Use your Hadoop, database, analytics background to manage and set the vision for Platfora’s offerings in this area.

  • Identify, specify, and prioritize features and capabilities through direct input with customers and knowledge of the domain.

  • Lead the vision and roadmap for your area of the the Platfora platform, driving buy-in from key stakeholders.

  • Be the product champion externally, and passionate voice of the customer internally.

  • Program Management – juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, deliver results.

  • This is not a management position at this time


  • At least 5 years of product management experience in a technical enterprise software product.

  • Deep understanding of Hadoop, database, and analytics technologies. For example, but not limited to, Hadoop, Spark, R, machine learning, graph processing, and RDMBS systems.

  • Demonstrable experience bringing a successful enterprise software platform to market. Startup experience strongly desired.

  • Previous experience defining, driving and building a product from scratch.

  • Public speaking.

  • Demonstration of strong performance and growth in prior roles and academics.

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field.  MBA is a nice to have.

About Platfora

Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical across transaction, customer interaction and machine data. An interactive and visual full-stack platform delivered as subscription software in the cloud or on-premises, Platfora Big Data Analytics is creating data-driven competitive advantages in the areas of security, marketing, finance, operations and the Internet of Things. Leading organizations such as Citi, Comcast, DirecTV, Disney,, Opower, Riot Games, Vivint and The Washington Post use Platfora.

We are Big Data Analytics, and we are building an extraordinary team of data and scalable systems experts, sublime UX and visualization designers, and savvy field people to build big data analytics. Join us on the journey ahead!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Local Bay Area candidates only. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract with an OK to work on this role, prior to submitting resumes to Platfora.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract with an OK to work on this role, prior to submitting resumes to Platfora.  Thanks!

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