Sr. Product Manager, Query Languages

Product

Timescale🐯 is looking for a senior-level Technical Product Manager to help us make time-series analysis radically easier, as part of our category-defining relational database for time-series data.

Excited by functional programming languages? Efficient algorithmic functions for data approximation and sketching? Making a better developer experience through programming ergonomics? And combining that with SQL? (Gasp! 😱)

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a new product initiative at a fast-scaling company, where you can have significant impact to shape the product. The mission of our new database toolkit is to ease all things analytics when using TimescaleDB (and SQL for time-series data), with a particular focus on developer ergonomics and performance. You will work closely with our engineering teams to help define the database product, and should bring experience in the full product lifecycle from discovery to delivery. You should be able to closely understand our user’s needs, from the highly technical (the design of SQL and API interfaces, query performance and optimizations, etc.) to strong customer empathy for the new user experience and developer productivity.  This initiative, like many other things at Timescale, takes an open, community-first ethos, so you should be comfortable designing and working in the open with our broader developer community and building adoption around the technologies.

We need you to help us think tactically and move strategically so we can meet our ambitious goals and build the next great product for developers. If you have experience in product management and want a role where you can have a direct and immediate impact on a fast-growing startup serving developers worldwide, then this is the role for you.

For more background, read more about TimescaleDB’s new function pipelines and hyperfunctions.

For the right candidate, staff product manager levels and responsibilities for this role are a possibility.

Timescale is a fully-remote company with team members around the world, and English language fluency is a requirement. To better coordinate with their teams, the preferred candidate for this role will have working hours in the North/South American time zones.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our product/engineering team to craft product strategy, define product roadmap, prioritize bugs, and ship new and enhanced capabilities for our database 
  • Own delivery of new product features end-to-end, including for both community downloads and our fully managed cloud platform
  • Define new product ideas and product improvements based on first principles, user feedback and interviews, and other stakeholder input
  • Work with the marketing team for messaging, positioning, and launch activities, and serve to help engage the developer community in feedback and adoption
  • Serve as the connective tissue between engineering, design, marketing, customer care, and other stakeholders, proactively communicating product questions and decisions

Requirements

  • 3+ years of proven track record in technical product management, ideally working on developer-centric products
  • Strong understanding of SQL, APIs, and databases
  • Technical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Superlative spoken and written communication skills
  • Can focus on output, own responsibilities, and get things done
  • Comfortable engaging and working in the open with developer communities
  • Experience exerting influence without direct authority
  • Passionate about making developers successful, empathy for users and customers
  • Computer Science or technical degree much preferred, or prior experience as a developer

About Timescale🐯
Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB, the industry-leading relational database for time-series. Tens of thousands of organizations trust TimescaleDB today with their mission-critical time-series applications. The company is dedicated to serving software developers and businesses worldwide, enabling them to build exceptional data-driven products that measure everything that matters: software applications, industrial equipment, financial markets, blockchain activity, consumer behavior, machine learning models, climate change, and more. Analyzing data across the time dimension (“time-series data”) enables developers to understand what is happening right now, how that is changing, and why that is changing. Timescale is a fully remote company with a global workforce 🌎 and is backed by Tiger Global, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Icon Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and other leading investors. For more information, visit www.timescale.com or follow @TimescaleDB.

Working at Timescale🐯
Timescale is breaking boundaries and setting new standards in the innovating and rapidly growing time-series data industry. Built on the foundation of people-focused values and principles, Timescale makes sure integrity, mutual respect, and compassion is at the heart of everything we do. Empowered by our Co-Founders, Ajay Kulkarni (CEO) and Mike Freedman (CTO), we are challenging the norm by working with people who continuously inspire and teach us 🤝. 

Enjoy debating the crunch-factor of different chicken nuggets 🍗, sweating it out during lunch 💦, talking about your kids, whether they be actual children 👶🏽, potted plants 🌱, or four-legged creatures 🐾? You’ll fit right in at Timescale!

What we’re offering
Benefits may differ from country to country.

  • Flexible PTO and family leave
  • Fridays off in August 😎
  • Full remote work from almost anywhere
  • Stock options
  • Monthly WiFi stipend
  • Professional development and educational benefits 📚
  • Premium insurance options for you and your family (US employees)
  • FSA/Dependent FSA plans (US employees)
  • 401(k) retirement plan (US employees)