Director, Product Management - Helix Virtualization Platform

Product Management United States


Position at Wind River

Director, Product Management - Helix Virtualization Platform

Location: US, Remote      
US Citizen 
Security Clearance Requirements  



Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability.  Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy.

The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions — such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers — and in recent 5G milestones — including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and in building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone.      

The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership, and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software-defined world.     



This is an exciting, high-impact role for a Product Management Leader with a passion for mission-critical software who wants to effect change worldwide.     


As a member of the Intelligent Edge Product Management team, you will be the single-threaded leader for the Helix Virtualization Platform portfolio which is part of the larger Wind River Software Platform. As a coach/player, you will lead a team of product managers, aggregating input from external customers, sales, market research, fellow product managers, partners, etc., to execute against the broad product strategy and drive product truth.     

You will own the roadmap and its rationalization, understand the competitive landscape, and deliver against industry-specific needs (automotive, defense, industrial, etc.) to ensure revenue growth.     

You will work in close partnership with experienced Product Management, Engineering, and Sales teams.



You are a senior level Product Management Leader with experience with operating systems or similarly complex platforms, middleware, and associated tools and technologies.

Qualifications & Experience     

  • 8+ years of increased external Product Management experience with commercial software products, preferably operating systems.
  • Effective Product Management skills including trend analysis, roadmap creation, prioritization and backlog, customer requirements gathering, market sizing (TAM/SAM/SOM), etc.
  • Recent software Product Management experience in one of the following market verticals is mandatory: aerospace and defense, automotive, or industrial/medical.
  • Ability to articulate current virtualization macro trends.
  • Experience with Hypervisor Type 1 technology and Virtualization
  • Demonstrated leadership of senior Product Managers.
  • Demonstrated application of business rationalization against a technical product.
  • Demonstrated experience writing requirements for engineering.
  • Ability to attract, hire, coach, and retain talent.
  • Strong analytical abilities, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration mindset.
  • Solid technical understanding of embedded hypervisors.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field, MBA a plus. Bachelor’s degree with suitable experience.
  • Must have US Citizenship.
  • While this role is external, minimal travel is required (5%)


  • Flexible home office! We offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule or 100% remote*
  • Named Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row.
  • Wind River’s commitment to DEIB
  • 100% Employee covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance*
  • Flexible Time Off policy** + 12 observed Holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Carrot: Access fertility and family-forming education, and pregnancy support.
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind


The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $165,900 - $224,000 plus bonus for Colorado, New York, and New Jersey residents; and, $175,400 - $236,720 plus bonus for California (SF Bay Area) and Washington (Greater Seattle) residents. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities of the applicant, and equity with other team members. Employees in this role are also eligible for the following benefits in accordance with the terms of the Company's plans: health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, flex time off, eligibility to enroll in 401k, 12 paid holidays. 

Security Clearance Requirements      
Successful candidates must engage in a security clearance process in regards to their citizenship in order to perform fundamental job duties, as per applicable law. In particular, candidates with certain citizenship may not be able to perform such fundamental job duties. Currently, this includes citizens of the following countries: Belarus; Burma; China; Cuba; Iran; North Korea; Syria; Venezuela; Afghanistan; Cambodia; Central African Republic; Cyprus; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Haiti; Iraq; Lebanon; Libya; Russia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Zimbabwe. The security clearance process may take a significant amount of time to complete, and any offer of employment will be contingent on the candidate's legal ability to perform the fundamental job duties. Wind River is committed to meeting its obligations to candidates under applicable human rights law and privacy law in this regard.      
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. At Wind River, we strictly adhere to all applicable data privacy laws. Please review Wind River's Applicant Privacy Notice, which can be found here.






Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.