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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, & thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to build an excellent developer experience for our cloud-native distributed SQL database. You will lead the Migrations engineering team & tackle the challenging customer problem of zero-downtime live migrations from legacy database vendors to CockroachDB. Migrating customers onto CockroachDB is a crucial first step in their experience; youll critically impact our revenue growth. Your experience with customer problems will influence the roadmap of the SQL, Cloud, & Data Platform product areas. You will define & execute against a product roadmap, including interfacing with product marketing for go-to-market activities. You will interface with developers daily & advocate on their behalf to help CockroachDB provide an excellent developer experience.

You Will

  • Lead the Migrations product development teams & interface closely with other database & cloud product managers. 
  • Work directly with customers to understand & address their primary pain points, diligently collect product requirements, & document customer needs.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Design, & Documentation to develop cloud-native solutions & iterate toward a delightful user experience.
  • Put yourself in our users shoes & acceptance test features before they go live, to prioritize & iterate on usability gaps.
  • Leverage our BI platform to understand product adoption & prioritize enhancements to improve our product.
  • Drive adoption of our solutions by working with marketing & other departments to highlight differentiated workflows for developers.

The Expectations

In the first 30 days, you will go through PM onboarding with your roachmate. You will shadow your area's Director of Product Management & understand the team culture & processes. You will spin up a CockroachDB cluster & test core features, getting a sense of the end-to-end experience for yourself. You will work with your Director & our customers to understand the significant user pain points for the area & get familiar with the specific developer & industry problems your team is solving. You'll review your backlog, get up to speed on in-flight features, & learn how to understand feature adoption using our analytics platform.

You'll also build relationships with the tech leads, other product managers, & members of the broader organization you'll be working with daily. You & the Data Interfaces Director will have the first of many long-term career planning conversations to understand your goals & how Cockroach Labs can best help you achieve them. 

In your first 60 days, you will work with your director to drive monthly product-market-fit meetings, which require you to summarize your team's progress toward our OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) & product-market fit. You will start to vet new feature requests & add them to the backlog.

After three months, you will lead your team to independently tackle the most challenging of problems. You'll identify, research, & test solutions to problems. You will analyze product data from alpha releases to determine where to focus our efforts to create the most impact. There are countless opportunities for us to invest in, & you will be responsible for prioritizing the ones that will exceed our customers' expectations while generating a competitive advantage over the long term. We want our users to have a phenomenal experience using CockroachDB, which requires excellent products built by you & your team.

You Have

  • 5 - 10+ years of work experience in product management, including technical expertise working with engineering and/or design teams.
  • Computer Science Degree and/or experience as a developer and/or building products for developers. 
  • Excellent writing skills; our strategic product meetings are based on docs rather than decks. 
  • Familiarity & comfort using SQL, including working with databases.
  • A collaborative nature & are an enthusiastic, amiable, & personable teammate, open to partnering with all other functions in the company.
  • The ability to communicate the unique value proposition of your product area to support the Marketing & Sales teams. You will periodically produce content to drive adoption & awareness of particular features. 

The Team

Reporting to Andy Woods, Data Interfaces Director of Product Management, Cockroach Labs

Andy is responsible for the overall roadmap for the Data Interfaces product area, which covers the primary developer interface for using CockroachDB, including SQL, Migrations, & SQL Observability. User journeys in this area include connecting to the database, schema design & migration, SQL coverage, data movement, query performance (including cost-based optimizer & execution engines), & query introspection (why is my query slow?). Andy joined Cockroach Labs in 2017 to help build our core database offering. Andy enjoys a good book, movies, Crossfit workouts, & playing with his Goldendoodle Morty, who keeps him on his toes when not at work.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

The annual anticipated base salary range for U.S. candidates for this role is USD $135,000 to $210,000, plus commission if a sales role. We set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, & geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location.  Actual salaries may vary & fall outside of this range depending on factors such as a candidates qualifications, geographic location, skills, experience, & competencies. In addition, we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, & recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. Salary is one component of the Cockroach Labs total rewards package, which includes stock options, health insurance, life & disability insurance, funds towards professional development resources, unlimited PTO, paid holidays, & parental leave, to name a few! Salaries for candidates outside the U.S. will vary based on local compensation structures.

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