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Rackspace is seeking an experienced, Technical Product Manager to join the growing team in our Rackspace Cloud Builders division. The position reports to the Product team lead and will work closely with a project manager and several development teams to bring new capabilities to market. The position will be responsible for defining high level Requirements/Use Cases and working closely with the development organization to create detailed technical requirements/stories for new services and features to grow the Rackspace Cloud business. We are looking for someone who is passionate about technically defining and influencing the next-generation of cloud products.

As a Product Manager, you are expected to have in-depth experience launching products in the high tech industry. Product management experience highly desired. Product managers have overall ownership for multiple products in a Product Line. The Product Manager provides strategic and technical leadership on projects which involve large cross functional extended teams. Provides direction to the other functional teams, including those outside of the Product Line. Must be comfortable and experienced with influencing and negotiating for priorities with senior leadership as well as technical teams. Business Development and/or Strategic Alliance experience is highly valued as part of this effort as it may involve partnerships with third parties. Provides input to functional teams on resource negotiation, managing workload, and setting schedule. Expected to mentor and coach other team members. Understands and ensures goals are met within the group or department. Must be a solid leader, excellent communicator, and have a proven ability to lead effectively. Ability to understand and communicate highly technical requirements and project details, technology experience would greatly enhance this candidate’s effectiveness and desirability.

More about the Rackspace Cloud Builders: Do you want to be part of creating the next generation of computing? The Rackspace Cloud is a leading innovator in cloud computing and we are defined by Fanatical Support—not just for our clients, but also for our team. Rackers have the freedom to do great work and the challenge of using their skill and ambition to drive the future of Cloud Computing. You will be working alongside the team that develops, deploys and operates the technology behind the Rackspace Cloud, the world’s #2 public cloud, and NASA’s Nebula, the leading cloud within the US government.  We are currently driving OpenStack deployments for dozens of customers and need lots of talented help!

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • 5+ years experience developing or managing high-tech products; cloud computing, hosting, server virtualization technology or SaaS is a plus.
  • Background in Networking is highly desirable.
  • 2+ years of experience developing software using Scripting Languages. Experience with Ruby or Python is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Agile Methodologies like SCRUM product with relevant experience in all phases of a Product Life Cycle.
  • Experience with detailed product release planning and execution
  • Proven ability to communicate with customers and understand markets
  • Excellent understanding of business as it relates to the hosting and cloud computing industries