SVP of Commercial Product Management

Job ID: 4564


IgniteTech is hiring a leader for its Commercial Product Management team. Reporting to the CEO, this role will drive our strategic product vision and roadmap and help to convince our 500+ enterprise software customers about the benefits of moving to the public cloud.

IgniteTech continues to expand its wide portfolio of software solutions through acquisitions, with a vision to drive innovation and redevelop these solutions as Cloud Native fully leveraging new AWS technologies and services wherever possible.

These Cloud Native solutions will provide benefits to our customers such as lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) increased business agility and operational resilience and security.

The ideal candidate is a Cloud expert with a minimum of 5 years of enterprise software domain expertise coupled with at least 5 years of Cloud software development or migration experience, mostly on AWS. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will include building and communicating a killer 5 year Cloud Vision (both internally and externally), developing clear product roadmaps for each solution, and working with Engineering and Operations within the team to ensure on-time product development.

What you will be doing

  • Convince customers that radical product change is coming and it is going to be great for them
  • Create product visions that excite customers
  • Understand that quarterly releases of minor features is not an acceptable roadmap
  • Understand that legacy customer commitments must be changed and broken
  • Replace broken commitments with a killer 5-year vision, so customers believe the changes are hugely positive.
  • Be able to revitalize on-prem point products into cloud-native - and convince installed base (CIOs) that cloud future is what they need.
  • Be able to create an integrated vision for all products, but only - once point products are great. And understand why the sequence is important.
  • Understand that there is 1 version of the product, not lots of versions with lots of customizations.
  • Understand that because we buy companies that have bad product management, they will have to drive a customer base of an existing product with multiple versions and lots of customizations to 1 version.

What you will NOT be doing

  • Talk to customers and get their wishlist, then forward it to engineering with the word "ASAP"
  • Talk to customers and get commitments that prior owners made, then forward it to engineering with the words "These are overdue. When will they be done?"
  • Talk to prospects and get their requirements for the deal, then forward it to engineering with the word ASAP and HUGE REVENUE AT STAKE"
  • Project plans and feature/bug commitment tracking
  • Make technical decisions

Candidate Requirements

  • 5+ years experience migrating software solutions to AWS Public Cloud – prior implementations and a deep understanding of public Cloud
  • At least five years working in the enterprise software industry in senior products and technology roles
  • Experience in creating Product Vision and Roadmaps and executing on required software developments
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