07 July 2010

Everyone and Their Mother

This is hardly a scientifically proven or statistically backed statement, but for the past couple of months, I've noticed in the Bay Area high tech job market that:

Everyone and their mother wants a product manager!

To make my point, check these out. These are all live job links, as of this blog entry posting, in no particular order:

eBay. Group Product Manager. San Jose.

Tyco Electronics. Associate Product Manager. Menlo Park.

Redback Networks. 4 product manager positions in San Jose.

Jobvite. Senior Product Manager. Burlingame.

ShoreTel. Product Manager - Enterprise Market. Sunnyvale.

Zynga. 4 product manager positions in San Francisco.

GoGrid. Senior Technical Product Manager. San Francisco.

ModCloth.  Product Manager. San Francisco.

DemandTec. Director, Product Management. San Mateo.

Dealix (Cobalt). Product Manager. Redwood City.

Guidewire Software. 3 senior product manager positions in San Mateo.

Model N. Senior Product Manager - Analytics. Redwood Shores.

When I used to work for Advent Software, an enterprise software company serving the financial investment management industry, I learned how critical of a role product managers are to high tech development companies, especially those making software. It's no surprise, as the high tech market leads the U.S. economy out of the recession, that product manager positions begin opening up in great multitude. Beyond my list above, a simple search on Twitter will give you a flood of nationwide and international job posting links.

By the way, since I now work for Model N, feel free to contact me directly if you're interested in that role.  Of course, this blog post, and all of my other blog posts, represent my individual opinion only and do not represent the opinions of my employer, its ownership or its management.