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Principal Product Manager- Remote/Virtual Position - USA

Req id:  6582

Virtual, US



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 


The Cloud Services Product Management team is responsible for leading the development and implementation of OpenText’s Cloud Services offerings across its complete lifecycle, owning the roadmap of the same for the Cloud Service Delivery (CSD) organization. This role reporting into the Director of Cloud Services Product Management, requires the successful candidate to work cross-functionally across CSD and the various Product organizations to define and deliver valuable, secure, scalable and available solutions and managed services as Cloud offerings.


You are technically-savvy. goal-driven and passionate about application and service delivery while enthusiastic about the benefits of business transformation with Cloud. You always operate with the right customer-context and with a stakeholder-informed point of view, often taking initiative with an owner’s mindset.



This is a virtual, work-from-home position for residents of Canada or the USA


As an ideal candidate, you are very experienced as a product manager with a strong track record of leading products, as demonstrated by your products’ adoption and success in the market. You have a product pedigree and service background, a head for business, and a pragmatic, data-driven, and often strategic approach to problem-solving. You are non-political, with the ability to influence others across different business and functional teams and you have demonstrated leadership by defining and rolling out successful releases, initiatives, and processes. 


The leader in this role will work with not only the Director of Cloud Services Product Management but various product leaders, to prioritize and implement the shared vision of the organization, being responsible for the planning and timely delivery of outcome-driven projects while performing appropriate scope management. This position requires strong attention to detail, excellent communication, and “hands-on” product and program management skills. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver on requirements and the roadmap for key Cloud Service Delivery initiatives for OpenText Cloud.
  • Partner with CloudOps, Product Engineering, Product Management, Sales, and Marketing teams to help deliver a progressively scalable and valuable Cloud platform of services.
  • Partner with Sales to assess new opportunities and to articulate clear and confident messaging in response to prospect and customer inquiries related to Cloud Service offerings.
  • Develop a strong understanding of Open Text Cloud platform and services to support internal customers, external customers and government agencies.
  • Partner with CloudOps, Product Engineering, Product Management to identify the necessary investments and tradeoffs that come with delivering what matters to the customer and OpenText’s Cloud business.



Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent practical experience; MBA and/or software development experience a plus.


Experience Required    

  • 10+ years of industry experience, preferably in Cloud and for a global, high-tech environment, especially holding a technical/product management role.


Required Knowledge   

  • What it takes to define, build, and ship successful, Cloud products and services at scale.


Skills and Abilities      

  • Passionate about winning in the Cloud business / industry.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills; solid business acumen; strong ability to influence as skills are crucial.
  • In-depth knowledge of application development models inherent to enterprise software, platforms, and services.
  • Prior experience in Cloud-based infrastructure software, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
  • Strong understanding of Cloud IaaS platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Knowledge and experience driving requirements and coordinating activities for application development and delivery.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of building strong relationships and establishing credibility with internals collaborators and stakeholders, and the management team are a must.
  • Proven organizational skills; ability to multi-task and work on several products and initiatives concurrently required.
  • Ability to prioritize complex and often competing deliverables and develop creative strategies to maintain progress toward business objectives despite various roadblocks.
  • Effective facilitation skills for participatory decision making.
  • Both team-oriented and self-motivated.



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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