Product Manager (m/f/x)

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Product Manager (m/f/x)

Job description

Location: Austria, Germany, Switzerland - preferred: Vienna, Dornbirn, Berlin, rest of Europe also possible (remote)

Position: Fulltime employment

ABOUT CRATE.IO are the developers of CrateDB, a global multi-model database, that enables companies to access data insights at scale. The flexible, distributed database solution combines the performance of NoSQL with the power and simplicity of standard SQL. Optimized for large data volumes with high compute and data versatility requirements, CrateDB runs in the cloud, on the edge and on-premise. 

We are a VC and corporate funded global technology company, recognized as cutting edge by both Forbes and Gartner. We are gearing up for hyper-growth, with offices in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to help us to further develop and shape our open-source database CrateDB.

In this role you will drive the value and viability of our core database and its ecosystem, including drivers and third-party integrations as well as our DBaaS offering.

Your position involves working alongside a team of highly motivated Product Managers to build an amazing experience for our developer community, and working more broadly with marketing, customer & partner success, support, and other stakeholders.

As part of the Product Management at Crate you will constantly have an eye on our competition, investigate our ecosystem to figure out where we want to go next, evaluate analyst reports and collect insights from customers, users and our developer community. You will establish strong connections and trust and use this feedback to contribute to our strategy and product roadmap.

You thrive when working on a product for a technical audience, working with engineers to determine the most important problems and find innovative solutions to those problems. You believe in the open-source movement and the power of the crowd and have a passion for tech culture.



  • Develop a deep understanding of our customers and their problems as well as the competitive landscape and market trends.
  • Be the outbound eyes and ears for the Product Management.
  • Dive into our open-source community and listen to our customers, their needs and pain points.
  • Create insights that enable us to rationalize and prioritize product requests against company and product objectives.
  • Become the authority on our competitive landscape and current market trends.
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers to shape and evolve the product strategy and roadmap
  • Perform product discovery, gather, and document requirements and feedback from customers, community users, and internal stakeholders, and help find innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Measure adoption of the product, collect customer feedback regularly, and adjust plans as needed. Use data for decision making.
  • Be a strong voice in and for your team, communicating feature releases and managing expectations with stakeholders inside and outside the company.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, and Customer Engineering teams to successfully launch new products and features.


  • 3+ years of proven track record in product management
  • It doesn’t hurt if you have some tech experience on complex technical products/platforms - if not we assume you are a fast learner
  • Knowledge of modern distributed systems and the data infrastructure ecosystem
  • Comfortable with engaging and working in open-source with developer communities
  • Ability to work closely with engineers inside and outside (partners, customers) of the company as we are building a technical product for a technical audience, but also understanding of customer and business needs
  • Outgoing but also a good listener
  • Intellectually curious and naturally collaborative with plenty of grit
  • You combine a proactive and hands-on mindset with analytical thinking and strategic decision taking


  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours
  • A variety of perks (e.g., financial allowances for public transportation, fitness, and education)
  • Participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan
  • The opportunity to become part of one of the most exciting startups in the IT scene (Winner of the 2021  IoT Evolution: Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award) 

At, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it and support it. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.