Director, Portfolio Strategy & Operations at Rubrik
Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Summary


Rubrik is one of the fastest growing companies in the Silicon Valley, revolutionizing data protection and management in the emerging multi-cloud world. We are the leader in cloud data management, delivering a single platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, enable automation at scale, and secure against cyberthreats. Rubrik has raised over $553 million in venture funding, most recently at a valuation of $3.3 billion. We’ve been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company two years in a row and as a LinkedIn Top 10 startup.

Rubrik delivers a single platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. Rubrik’s run-anywhere, scale-out architecture is built to empower IT departments today, and in the future, reducing total cost of ownership while enabling infrastructure flexibility for a multi-cloud world

Director, Portfolio Strategy & Operations


Rubrik is looking for a Director with strong technology, business strategy and operational acumen to lead Portfolio Strategy & Operations in the Product Management organization. This Director will work collaboratively with the leaders in PM, Engineering, Operations and GTM functions to ensure a coherent portfolio management process with clear cross-functional alignment. This is a highly visible and strategic role to help drive portfolio strategy and implementing key processes for successful market-making product releases in the next phase of Rubrik’s growth and scaling.

Where you can make an impact:

    Define, operationalize and own the Product-Engineering and Product-GTM interlock processes
        Work with PM leadership, Engineering and GTM leadership to define and optimize these processes
        Be the subject matter expert ensuring it is clear, documented, and well-communicated
        Collaborate with the PMs, Engineering leads to ensure products and releases are predictable, high-quality and launched successfully
        Ensure successful cross-functional coherence for a successful launch of Rubrik products and releases with Marketing, Sales and Channel teams, to deliver maximum customer adoption and business impact
        Be the ambassador and liaison for the PM organizations in all strategic planning and operational forums within Rubrik (QBRs, annual planning etc.)
    Drive the annual and 3-year product strategy formulation process by providing structured process as well as being a partner to the Product leaders/ Managers on key market analysis, competitive strategy and business planning
    Define and drive best practices/ programs within PM organization for key customer, support, and field engagement programs. Maintain and present dashboards of KPIs to stakeholders and executive staff on a regular basis
    Be the go-to business strategy partner for the Product Managers for ongoing business analysis and strategic decisions

Ideal background:

    You have at least 10-12 years of experience across technology product development, management consulting, or operational roles in high-growth organizations
    You have expertise working on Enterprise IT domains – data management, storage, security, networking, etc.
    Strong understanding of functions and engagement models across PM, Engineering and field teams within technology companies
    High EQ, cross-functional influencing skills, strong communication and presence to drive alignment with senior executives
    Bonus points if you have worked at a growth start-up in similar capacity defining processes and operationalizing them to success
    You have a Bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering
    MBA is highly preferred
    Must have business acumen and ability to build business cases, communicate effectively with professionally done presentations and write-ups, influence others, and measure. success
    Ability to work independently as well as lead others on projects
    Excellent leadership, negotiation & persuasion skills