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Product Manager

Company: Forward Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. Forward's advanced software delivers a "digital twin" of the network, enabling network operators to verify intent, predict network behavior, avoid outages, and simplify network management. Our platform can be implemented on premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid environments. Results? More reliable networks, reduced outages, and reduced business risk.Forward Networks is currently seeking a Product Manager to drive a significant part of the product lifecycle for our software. This position will be an individual contributor and report to the Sr. Director of Product Management.

Over the past few years, Forward Networks has received tremendous industry recognition, including "Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking" by Gartner, "Product of the Year" by Cloud Computing, "Enterprise Cloud Computing Software of the Year," and has been named to Fortune's 2022 "Best Workplaces in the Bay Area" list.
The company was founded by four Stanford PhD graduates who saw a massive opportunity to improve network operations. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Threshold Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.


  • Contribute to the definition of the software strategy, roadmap and positioning for the Forward platform
  • Drive software lifecycle including market research, competitive analysis, product requirements definition, and customer adoption
  • Work with the engineering team to implement feature prioritization, determine release schedule, and ensure product releases implemented as per the specifications and on time
  • Work closely with stakeholders from sales and marketing to deliver an enterprise-class product
  • Work closely with sales and customer success teams to drive adoption


    • Three (3) or more years of product management experience in the networking domain
    • Good understanding of networking technologies (cloud or security experience a plus)
    • Intellectually rigorous and creative problem-solving ability
    • Great written and verbal communications skills (industry presentations and/or presentations to senior executives)
    • Ability to communicate vision effectively with the team, partners and customers
    • Strongly self-motivated and able of adapting to a fast pace and demanding environments
    • Computer Science, EE, or similar engineering degree
    • Knowledge of the agile development software process and intimacy with tools like Jira are a plus
    • Startup experience is highly desirable

Keywords: Forward Networks, Santa Clara , Product Manager, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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