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Product Manager – Connected Products Software & Services

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Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
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JR-0000055629 Requisition #

Western Digital                                                                


The next big thing in data is you!



At Western Digital we’re developing the next-generation of smart storage products and services -- making all your digital stuff accessible, engaging and safe from anywhere and any device.  As a member of our talented team, you will define, develop and launch products that touch the lives of hundreds of millions of people. In our division of Western Digital, we hire the best, operate with the freedom and innovation of a start-up, and are backed by the resources, scale and market leadership of  a Fortune 500 company. 


We’re looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial consumer software Product Manager to help innovate and execute key product initiatives across the company.  You will influence the product vision and build-out completely new capabilities into our products. You’ll analyze data, understand user behavior, identify trends, craft product strategies, define products, lead cross-functional programs, measure results and drive product implementation and rollout.  This position is based in our Milpitas, CA office.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define short-to-medium term strategy for evolving our smart storage products and services based on customer personas and use-cases along with identifying new areas for growth
  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams to ship impactful features (e.g. cloud acceleration, advanced search, auto-content creation, aggregation and security), including preparing the necessary technical specs, coordinating development activity and tracking progress of in-process items
  • Work closely with marketing and customer service to deeply understand, analyze and synthesize user needs into product priorities, roadmap plans and detailed specifications
  • Process, review and interpret qualitative and quantitative data on competition, customers, usage / metrics to uncover new product insights and drive engagement
  • Build cross functional relationships and manage complex, cross-functional projects across multiple teams 


REQUIRED:

  • BS in computer science or an equivalent degree requiredMBA or equivalent degree is a plus but not mandatory
  • 3 - 5+ years’ experience as a software Product Manager
  • Experience launching software products with multiple releases
  • Consumer application (mobile, desktop and web) experience critical; photos/video applications are a plus
  • Deep understanding and empathy for users / user experience
  • Experience working on platform SDK and with 3rd party developers a plus
  • Ability to analyze and use data to inform decisions; strategic, product-minded thinker
  • Proven ability to lead teams and work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment; experience with Scrum and Agile development methods is important
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance; comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • A passion for building great end-user experiences that deliver value without complexity


ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL®


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.


We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, storage was the most important thing we could do for data. Now, we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.


The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and government organizations come to us for the technologies and solutions needed to bring meaning and value to their ever-increasing diversity of data.

 

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your unique skills. You can be the next big thing in data.

 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

   

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.


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