Director of Product, SQL Lakehouse



October 10, 2022

Job Description

In this product leadership role, you will be owning and driving the development of Ahana’s open SQL lakehouse products built on top of PrestoDB.  You will ensure proper alignment across all the product and development teams.  In addition, as team lead in a fast-growing startup, you are also a player-coach, where you will roll up your sleeves to support your PMs or needed product coverage.  As a manager, you help your team members grow and develop professionally.

As an organizational leader, you will manage internal executive stakeholders and external stakeholders, such as customer executives, market analysts, and commercial partners.  You will help define and align the product vision, strategy, and roadmap at the highest level.

  • Build and lead the SQL lakehouse product management team
  • Discovery product opportunities and generate key insights by engagement with customers, market resources, and data
  • Establish a shared vision across the organization
  • Define or guide product strategy, offerings, pricing, positioning, and roadmaps, serving as a key stakeholder for business and technology strategy.
  • Drive SQL lakehouse product development
  • Lead technology partnerships in the lakehouse ecosystem
  • Enable our go-to-market and support teams for product adoption and success
  • Evangelize product offerings with analysts, press, and community
  • Minimum of five years of product management experience, preferably one or more in the following areas: SaaS, B2B, analytics, databases
  • Minimum of four years of engineering experience in database internals
  • Familiarity with one or more emerging lakehouse technologies
  • Familiarity with SQL workloads (i.e. structured data) on traditional databases, data warehouses, and modern data lakes
  • Computer science or engineering degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellence written, verbal, and critical thinking skills to synthesize and communicate complex technical and business issues.  We want your point-of-view.
  • Experience working in the enterprise software industry
  • Experience with open source software community development
  • Familiarity with cloud computing and cloud-based products
  • Startup experience and mindset (highly preferred): can navigate ambiguity and messiness, can-do attitude, bias for action, sense of urgency, brings energy and clarity to engagements