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Product Manager- Systems and Hardware

Product Management

, United States

Hardware Product Manager

As a Senior Hardware Product Manager at Imperva, you will be responsible for driving hardware product initiatives from inception through launch and iterations. In this role you will collaborate closely with designers, engineers, analysts, and other cross-functional team members within the organization to ensure that our products amaze and delight our users.


  • Define and drive the hardware roadmap for Imperva’s Enterprise-class customer managed security solution offerings.
  • Lead definition and prioritization of Imperva’s products and full range of underlying technologies.  Ensure we have the right pre and post-processing accessories available to deliver an ideal customer experience with Imperva’s Products
  • Lead and partner with development, marketing, operations, sales, customer care to help define our hardware product strategy and roadmap.
  • Work closely with marketing and customer service to deeply understand, analyze and synthesize user needs into product priorities, roadmap plans and detailed hardware specifications
  • Lead processes to ensure consistent customer feedback drives our decisions, product strategy and roadmap by working collaboratively with customers, sales, marketing and segment PMs. 
  • Continuously refine product plans based on learnings from development progress and our target customers.  Ensure visibility of updated product plans as these refinements occur.
  • Ensure PRDs are up to date, understood by key stakeholders, and designed to capture the full product scope
  • Maintain an understanding of our products' technical and operational aspects in order to optimize decisions across product dimensions
  • Enable efficient product development and production by managing manufacturing and strategic hardware partnerships
  • Ensure product quality is effectively user tested and validated by conducting and running Alpha and Beta programs
  • Proactively communicate product capabilities and limitations to customers, marketing, support, and other stakeholders
  • Triage field issues, prioritize and provide context for technical teams to maximize resources
  • Demand forecasting and inventory management 


  • 5-8 yrs+ track record of demonstrated success as a hardware product manager bringing systems to market on time (work on complex systems a plus)
  • Proven ability to justify and make challenging business/product tradeoffs and difficult prioritization
  • Confident leader with the ability to voice opinions constructively
  • Excellent cross-functional leadership skills; must be able to listen and partner across organizations, driving to alignment and coalition on the product roadmap
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to motivate a team towards a shared vision.
  • BS/BA degree in relevant field; engineering background and/or MBA preferred.
  • Previous startup or entrepreneurial experience preferred. 

Functional Competencies

  • Experience with server architectures and components used in high end Enterprise class appliances or chassis
  • Experience working with component vendors including CPUs, memories (SSD and DDR RAM), networking chips or offload card, cryptographic hardware, power supplies, etc. 
  • Experience with ODMs and Contract manufacturers and methods 
  • Strong data analysis skills and the ability to identify where data exists in order to inform decisions
  • Lead issue investigation and failure analysis
  • Ability to lead manufacturing and new product introduction (NPI)

Our Company:

Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader—championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside. Once deployed, our solutions proactively identify, evaluate, and eliminate current and emerging threats, so you never have to choose between innovating for your customers and protecting what matters most. Imperva—Protect the pulse of your business. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.



Imperva offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, medical, flexible time off and more. It’s an exciting time to work in the security space. Check out our products and services at www.imperva.com and career opportunities at www.imperva.com/careers


Legal Notice:

Imperva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.