(Sr.) Product Manager, Database

Product

Timescale🐯 is looking for an experienced Technical Product Manager to help us build our category-defining relational database for time-series data, and make time-series data radically easier to store and analyze.

As a Product Manager for our core database, you will be responsible for creating a highly performant and specialized experience for querying time series data. You will lead a critical area of TimescaleDB, our open-source database, excelling at time series and large scale and built on the favorite database for developers: PostgreSQL. This role involves working alongside engineering to build an amazing experience for our developer community, and working more broadly with marketing, customer care and support, and other stakeholders. You will establish trust and connection and use this feedback to create a product roadmap and strategy for your area.  

You are passionate about building the technology foundations that help developers and innovators successfully start and then scale with great data-driven applications. You thrive when working on a product for a technical audience, working with engineers to determine the most important problems and find innovative and unexpected solutions to those problems. You have a passion for nerd culture and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to do the heavy lifting that’s required for working in the startup environment.

Come help build the modern Postgres for time-series, analytics, IoT, web3, observability, eventing, and more!

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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of our customers and their problems, the competitive landscape, and market trends.  
  • Craft a quarterly and annual product strategy and roadmap in concert with other product managers, customers, engineering, design, and go-to-market teams. Create differentiation for TimescaleDB.
  • Perform product discovery, gather and document requirements and feedback from customers, community users, and internal stakeholders, and find innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Own execution and delivery of new product features end-to-end, but also balance against incremental improvements, bugs, and other backlog prioritization.
  • Measure adoption of the product, collect customer feedback regularly, and adjust plans as needed. Use data to support your decisions.
  • Work with go-to-market teams on messaging, positioning, and launch activities.
  • Help support customer engagements and take part in sales enablement activities within the company.
  • 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 product management, with at least 2+ years of experience on complex technical products/platforms.
  • Experience with databases or other technical products with high scale, high performance needs. Deep knowledge of modern distributed systems and the data infrastructure ecosystem.
  • Comfortable engaging and working in the open with developer communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to explain complex technical design in 20 seconds or 20 minutes, depending on the audience and goals.
  • Ability to combine data-driven approaches with strong user empathy to figure out what/when/why to ship - we’re building a platform for millions of users and there’s lots to do! 
  • Excited by ambiguous and vague problem definitions and ability to refine them to an actionable plan.
  • Strong sense of ownership and problem-solving skills - Timescale is moving fast and so should you. Trying things, making mistakes, and quickly improving is in our DNA.
  • Computer Science or technical degree much preferred, or prior technical development experience.

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 anywhere
  • Stock options
  • Monthly WiFi stipend
  • Professional development and educational benefits 📚