Sr. Manager / Director of product marketing-Big Data Startup!
MapR Technologies, Inc. - San Jose, CA

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Senior Manger/Director of Product Marketing

MapR Technologies seeks a savvy technologist to drive a wide range of marketing initiatives as part of the product marketing team at MapR. The MapR Senior Product Marketing Manager reports to the VP of Product Marketing and is responsible for outbound activities that target CIOs, enterprise architects, developers, and business analysts who leverage big data. The role requires a passionate interest in exploring modern technologies – both competitive and complementary to MapR, and at both the business and technical levels. This position adds to a technically-oriented product marketing team responsible for messaging, positioning, sales enablement, and key marketing initiatives to deliver continued success at MapR.

Detailed Responsibilities

Drive strategic marketing plans that showcase the business value and technological advantages of MapR to customers needing to solve big data challenges

Develop compelling messaging, collateral, presentations, and sales tools for an enterprise-focused sales organization and customer

Build competitive analysis tools to define MapR positioning in the Hadoop and NoSQL industries

Communicate clearly to business and technical audiences on how the innovations in the MapR Distribution for Hadoop deliver customer success

Collaborate with the Sr. Solution Marketing Manager on developing business use cases across industry verticals based on customer success and ROI.

Develop strong relationships with cross-functional teams including product management, engineering, and sales, as well as with customers and other external individuals who feed the MapR and Hadoop community

Some travel required (up to 20%)

Skills and Background

5+ years of product marketing experience with a background in software development, technical presales, or application development experience; Enterprise software experience preferred

Experience with Hadoop and Hadoop-related technologies, including NoSQL; deep SQL/RDBMS, data warehouse, or analytics experience highly desirable

Experience with sales enablement best practices around competitive battle cards, sales plays, customer-facing PowerPoint decks, sales training presentations, etc.

Experience collaborating with virtual cross-functional teams

Strong and friendly communication skills, both written and verbal

Social media know-how with an active social profile

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and communicate with all levels of the organization

Proven ability to multi-task, work under tight deadlines and get the most from limited resources

BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or field/work experience relevant for this position; graduate degree is a strong plus