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Head of Product, Database DevOps



Software Engineering, Product
Remote · United States
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023
Harness is a high-growth company that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, Software Engineering Insights and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.
We are embarking on a journey to revolutionize database management and deployment processes. We're seeking a Head of Product with deep expertise in CI/CD methodologies and a proven track record in database versioning tools. This leader will spearhead the integration of database changes into a CI/CD pipeline, ensuring seamless, automated, and version-controlled database migrations. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technical acumen, strategic vision, and the ability to drive cross-functional collaboration, ensuring database operations are consistent, efficient, and aligned with rapid release cycles.
  • Product Strategy and Vision:
    • Build on the Company’s vision of leveraging CI/CD and Database DevOps to create an integrated offering.
    • Align the product roadmap with the organization's business goals and technology initiatives.
    • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in database management and DevOps.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Build and lead a high-performing team of Database DevOps professionals.
    • Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to team members.
    • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture.
  • Product Development:
    • Drive the development and maintenance of Database DevOps tools and solutions.
    • Collaborate with engineering and development teams to ensure the successful delivery of features and enhancements.
    • Manage product development, release cycles, and quality assurance processes.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including database administrators, software engineers, and operations teams.
    • Collaborate with business leaders, customers, and other stakeholders to gather requirements and feedback.
  • Performance and Scalability:
    • Ensure the performance, scalability, and reliability of Database DevOps solutions.
    • Optimize and automate database provisioning, configuration, and monitoring processes.
  • Security and Compliance:
    • Maintain a strong focus on database security, compliance, and data privacy.
    • Implement and enforce best practices for data protection and access control.
  • Budget and Resource Management:
    • Develop and manage the product's budget, ensuring efficient resource allocation.
    • Monitor costs and seek cost-saving opportunities.
  • Product Marketing:
    • Collaborate with marketing teams to create and execute go-to-market strategies.
    • Assist in product positioning, marketing materials, and customer education.
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting:
    • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure product success.
    • Provide regular reporting to executive leadership on the product's performance and milestones.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in database management, DevOps practices, and dev-ops technologies, including supporting multiple OSS technologies including but not limited to Flyway, DBDeploy, Gitea, and Liquibase.
  • Proven leadership experience in a similar role, managing product development teams.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of database systems, cloud services, and automation tools.
  • Familiarity with compliance standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and security best practices.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools

What you will have at Harness

    • Competitive compensation
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team-building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Recharge & Reset Program
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Commuter benefits
Pay transparency
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