Staff Product Manager, Streaming & Migrations - New York, NY

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB. Our mission is to be the trusted global database to run mission-critical applications for the world's most important businesses. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database.

About the Role

CockroachDB handles the most critical data for the most demanding and advanced customers worldwide. But how do customers migrate from legacy databases to take advantage of CockroachDB's differentiators? Enter the migrations product area.

You will lead the migrations product area to tackle the challenging customer problem of zero-downtime live migrations from legacy database vendors to CockroachDB. Migrating customers onto CockroachDB is a crucial first step in their experience; you'll have a critical impact on our customer journey and dramatic revenue growth. Your experience with customer problems will influence the roadmap of the Database Platform and Cloud product areas.

Once the data enters CockroachDB, it must be streamed throughout a customer's application ecosystem. How do we get the data out of CockroachDB? Enter change data capture (CDC), CockroachDB's native streaming solution.

We seek an experienced Product Manager to own the overall streaming and migrations strategy, lead the roadmap, and drive consumption across our DBaaS and self-hosted offerings. You will partner closely with the Migrations and CDC Engineering teams to execute your strategy. You will act as a "general manager" of streaming and migration products, including leading the pricing, packaging, and product-line segmentation. Your work will make developers and operators at the world's largest enterprises feel confident in moving to CockroachDB and putting it front and center for customer applications while driving revenue to Cockroach Labs.

You Will

  • Ensure that our customers can flexibly move data into and out of CockroachDB by leading the Streaming and Migrations product development teams and interfacing closely with other database and cloud product managers.
  • Devise the appropriate pricing, packaging, and product segmentation for streaming and migration products, collaborating with product marketing, finance, and revenue.
  • Collaborate with our migration and CDC engineering teams to build and deliver tooling required to support our overall roadmap that aligns with our ideal customer profile.
  • Make Streaming and Migrations a differentiator for CockroachDB using market positioning, reference architectures, and thought leadership to enhance our ability to become the leading partner of choice for mission-critical data.

The Expectations

In the first 30-60 days, you will go through PM onboarding with your onboarding mentor (Roachmate). You will familiarize yourself with the current state of our migration and streaming capabilities and how they address customers journey and process. You will create Cloud clusters, and try out the core features, to get a sense of the end-to-end experience for yourself. You’ll review our current backlog, get up to speed on in-flight features, and understand today's most pressing customer problems.

After 90 days, you will be fully integrated into the team. You will conduct customer calls and work with our internal account teams to understand core customer problems. There are countless opportunities for us to invest in. You will prioritize the ones that exceed our customers’ expectations and allow them to seamlessly integrate CockroachDB into their application ecosystem. As the owner of an integral part of our customer and product growth, you will be an important advisor to senior members of our team as we determine how streaming and migrations can support and accelerate our growth. You will also be expected to partner with our Sales team and meet with our most important customers and their operating teams.

You Have

  • A computer science degree and/or first-hand experience building products focused on streaming, migrations, infrastructure, databases, or products with high data criticality
  • Minimum 8 years of total work experience with enterprise or SaaS products
  • Delivered successful customer-facing products or features by partnering with senior Engineering teams
  • Background working directly with medium-sized to large enterprises to understand and address problems, set proper timelines and expectations around feature delivery to internal stakeholders and external teams
  • Experience driving business results through influential communication and cross-functional stakeholder management
  • A collaborative approach and an eagerness to partner with other product teams and all other functions in the company, such as Legal, Finance, Marketing, and Sales

Nice to Have

  • An MBA and/or experience working with business stakeholders (e.g., Finance, Revenue)

The Team

Reporting to Andy Woods - Director of PM, Application and Database Ecosystems

Our Benefits

  • Competitive Health Insurance Coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Learning & Development Budget
  • Relocation Support (as applicable)

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

The annual anticipated base salary range for U.S. candidates for this role is USD $165,000 to $225,000, plus commission if a sales role. We set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Actual salaries may vary and fall outside of this range depending on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, geographic location, skills, experience, and competencies. In addition, we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. Salary is one component of the Cockroach Labs’ total rewards package, which includes stock options, health insurance, life and disability insurance, funds towards professional development resources, flexible PTO, paid holidays, and parental leave, to name a few! Salaries for candidates outside the U.S. will vary based on local compensation structures.