Sr Data Product Manager

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11 Nov 2021

Our Enterprise Data & Analytics (EDA) product management team is seeking a Sr Product Manager to own multiple core data platforms, while scaling high impact capabilities and best practices across the enterprise. You’ll be working with people and organizations across all of Zendesk, in a globally distributed environment, serving as the face of EDA and deepening partnerships and assuring our commitments are being met.

What you’ll be doing

  • Translate data and business requirements into a successful backlog with a multi-quarter to multi-year strategy. This will include creating, managing, and communicating a coordinated roadmap aligned to Zendesk’s technical and business objectives.
  • Act as an effective liaison between engineering and internal business partners. You are skilled at enabling a balance of “today,” “next,” and “transformation” as part of our feature delivery: You know the right balance between solving problems and jumping over them, and how adoption and business impact occurs in both cases.
  • Partner with engineering teams through the development and delivery of your product(s), being accountable for driving transparency, trust, and success. Build deep partnerships with our sister platform/ foundation team to know when we should leverage their services, build our own, or partner together.
  • Act as a thought leader within the company and enable the activation of data being treated as an asset. Through your work on the team, you’ll both influence and drive EDA and Zendesk’s overall priorities, and assure that we continue to focus on the most important work that improves the lives of our partners and customers.
  • Solicit and capture data platforms and product ideas from both inside and outside of the company. You will understand where Zendesk is at on a Data Maturity Index and will elevate our capabilities to continue leading as the Champion of Customer Experience.

What you bring to the role

  • 7+ years of experience working in technology companies/organizations with growing levels of responsibility enabling digital and data transformations.
  • 3+ years of recent experience being a product manager over teams driving transformation of data pipelines, data warehouse, data analytics, data science, machine learning, AI and related disciplines at scale with focus on business outcomes. Has built epics and managed priorities for these engineering teams and knows the lifecycle of how data, analytics, and data models are prioritized, developed, served, managed, matured, and transitioned.
  • Outstanding business acumen with an understanding of business drivers and of how to drive value to end customers. Will have experience working with business executives driving enterprise strategies and how technology enables them.
  • 2+ years of experience working with Global Teams and possessing a deep understanding of the leadership and emotional intelligence needed to support teams in multiple countries and cultures.
  • You are what we at Zendesk call “Humblident,” combining a strong sense of confidence with humility.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of data movement, enrichment, and serving capabilities. You likely were a data engineer, architect, or a product manager/owner for a data streaming platform or data curation team before.
  • Expert at influencing executives and corporate strategy involving data.
  • Experience with data integration patterns at enterprise scale and how change control happens.
  • Strong knowledge of data contracts. Bonus points if you come with templates you have trained others to use before!
  • Strong experience working with GCP and/or AWS. Bonus points for being able to talk about data platforms and strategies across GCP, AWS, and Open Source technologies.

About Zendesk – Champions of Customer Service

Zendesk started the customer experience revolution in 2007 by enabling any business around the world to take their customer service online. Today, Zendesk is the champion of great service everywhere for everyone, and powers billions of conversations, connecting more than 100,000 logos with hundreds of millions of customers over telephony, chat, email, messaging, social channels, communities, review sites and help centers. Zendesk products are built with love to be loved. The company was conceived in Copenhagen, Denmark, built and grown in California, taken public in New York City, and today employs more than 4,000 people across the world. Learn more at

Zendesk is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster global diversity, equity, & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment and employees at Zendesk are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer. If you are based in the United States and would like more information about your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

Zendesk endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans pursuant to applicable federal and state law. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to submit this application, complete any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participate in the employee selection process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with your specific accommodation request.

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