Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Nokia Deepfield is the leading provider of real-time, purpose-built, big data analytics for network performance management and security, supporting service providers and large enterprises. Deepfield’s Cloud Intelligence application is about understanding the performance of any content for network performance monitoring, and CDN traffic and peering traffic analysis. Cloud Intelligence visualizes a network’s key performance metrics to fully manage end-to-end connectivity with both content and Internet providers in order to provide the visibility necessary to optimize today’s networks. Deepfield’s Defender application is the fastest, most flexible, and accurate DDoS solution in the market. Defender automatically combines many sources of real-time streaming datasets from your network to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks in seconds.
What We Do
The Product Manager will be part of the team responsible for the full product lifecycle management of Deepfield’s product line.
The Product Manager will drive product requirements for the core platform and applications. They will directly manage the product releases and feature prioritization as well as helping to define the product growth strategies including looking at addressing tangential markets. The successful candidate will have a strong background in service provider security and/or routing infrastructure, managed security services, or network engineering and will have experience with software product management and product lifecycle management.
Deepfield is looking for a Product Manager to help prioritize, plan and drive the execution of its core platform and applications analytics and security vision and strategy targeting Service Providers, MSSPs, Mobile Network Operators and large enterprise network operators.
You will help inspire and collaborate with highly capable teams in product management, product marketing, architecture and development to drive Deepfield’s solution to market, including maintaining the current generation Deepfield platform while scoping out the next generation of network security and analytics platforms and technologies.
The successful candidate will serve in a technical product expert role requiring a strong background in networking, ISP infrastructure and security as well as experience working with engineering teams, translating market needs into product requirements, thriving in an AGILE development environment and interfacing with customers, channel partners, technology partners, Nokia account teams (account managers & sales engineers) and industry analysts.
Strategy and Business Case Development
• Under direction of the Head of Products, they will develop the business case and strategy for growth for the product including market assessment, competitive analysis, and funding requirements. Assess the critical success factors and the go-to-market plan.
• Assess technology trends, customers and market needs to help craft a growth strategy for the platform incorporating competitive analysis, solution composition, pricing and funding requirements
• Identify unmet demands and customer pain points that Nokia can profitably address
• Prioritize product requirements in concert with the strategy
• Interface with the engineering team to develop effective requirements and use cases
• Work with engineering and QA to drive functional use cases
• Manage detailed requirements through agile development and QA process to ensure that they will meet customer expectations
• Provide product and roadmap presentations to customers
• Develop and deliver training to the sales force and channels
• Support sales in responding to RFPs & RFQs
• Develop and implement the product structure and pricing strategy for each product in conjunction with the Deepfield product management team
• Work closely with the technical operations group on the feature and bug triage process
• Ensure success in product reviews, analyst updates and press announcements or engagements
• Provide technical support for trade shows, industry events and product announcements, including at speaking engagements and industry evangelism events
• Develop raw content for marketing collateral including technical white papers, application briefs, and other deliverables
• Partner integration & demonstration
• Install, configure document partner products/technologies
• Formulate integration plan for partner products/technologies
• Frequently monitor/compare competitive products and services on the market
• Recommend requirements based on competitive intelligence
• Develop and maintain competitive intelligence database
• Analyze markets to identify market trends and customer needs
Skill set requirements
• Degree in engineering or computer science
• 7 years of experience with telecom products. Must have minimum 5 years of product management experience, or previous experience in strategy development, business development, partnership development, and/or solutions marketing.
• 10 years of increasing responsibility for positioning and delivering networking solutions including optical, Ethernet and IP networking offering
• Product management / business acumen – understand Go To Market requirements for networking solutions
• Must be comfortable working collaboratively across many groups within the organization including sales, business development, product management, marketing, services & support, manufacturing/operations, program management, legal, and finance
• High energy and ability to influence/lead others; willingness to work in a fast-paced environment
• Great project-management skills
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Excellent technical skills, with solid technical and operational understanding of telco, cable and data center solutions
• Excellent understanding of the industry landscape (competitors and partners)
• Ability to shift from high-level thinking to realistic and pragmatic execution is essential
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills: ability to communicate technology strategy and architecture approach to engineers, executives, and customers; proficiency in conflict management, negotiation, and presentation/demonstration
• Willingness and ability to work with teams, ability to build relationships using an open and respectful communication and collaboration style
• Demonstrable experience in identifying changing business models, and ability to associate these to changing solution/product and architecture requirements
• Strong internal consulting skills to work with external and internal customers in driving their architecture needs and will routinely deliver presentations to stakeholders
• Thriving in a fast-paced, quickly evolving, tech start-up environment
• Contributing to a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse team
• Network routing (BGP, IGP, IP/MPLS) or network security (DDOS) background at service providers is preferred.
• Experience in an agile development environment is preferred.
• MBA or advanced degree
• The excitement of having immediate impact across a global customer base and some of the most important internet companies
• A group of people that actually enjoys hanging out together! We have frequent company events such as demos, tech talks, outings… oh, and did we mention food?
• The opportunity to apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve interesting and challenging problems
• Innovative teammates with diverse interests and hobbies
• A relaxed, flexible, and fun environment located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor stocked with plenty of snacks and sunlight