Product Manager – Virtualization & Safety Critical Platforms

Product Management United States


Position at Wind River


 Product Manager- Virtualization and Safety Critical Platforms



Wind River’s impact spans critical infrastructure domains such astelecommunications, including5G;industrial(automation, sustainable energy, robotics, mining), connectedhealthcare and medicaldevices,automotive(connected and self-driving vehicles), andaerospace & defense.We were recognized by VDC Research as#1 in Edge Compute OS Platforms, overtaking Microsoft as the overall commercial leader. Wind River regularlywins industry recognitionsfor excellence in IoT security, cloud and edge computing, as well as 8 consecutive years as a “TopWork Place”. If you’re passionate about amplifying your impact on the world, in acaring, respectful culture with a growth mindset, comejoin us and help lead the way into the future of the intelligent edge! 

At Wind River, we offer more than just a job. We provide competitive compensation and benefits. But we also have meaningful personal and professional growth opportunities derived from our fervent belief in cultivating a growth mindset. 

 Our VxWorks RTOS, Linux and Helix Virtualization Platform power 2 billion plus devices worldwide. Wind River Studio is enabling our customers across industries to build intelligent systems using cloud native development tools and processes to transform and optimize their device life cycle across Development, Deployment, Operations and Servicing. In the Automotive industry, Wind River Studio is enabling our partners and customers to drive the transformation towards software defined vehicles by enabling them to build cloud native DevSecOps, Digital Twins, Simulation, Digital Feedback Loop, OTA, Security and Safety capabilities across in-vehicle Edge and Cloud based systems and workflows.

 About the Opportunity 

As a member of Product Management team, you will own the Safety Certified Platforms portfolio. You will manage the portfolio so as to grow the business defining requirements to address the needs of customers, partners, and government agencies; and lead Wind River’s mission in providing the most advanced safety critical software platforms on the market. You will work in close partnership with an experienced Engineering team and our Certification Office.

This is a B2B Product Management role.

Interface & Collaboration

Report directly to the Product Management Lead for the Intelligent Edge. You will be an integral part of the Product Management team. You will collaborate with Sales, Customers, Partners, Engineering, Industry Groups, Finance, Marketing.


  • Own the roadmap and backlog.
  • Write requirements (the WHAT, WHY, and for WHOM).
  • Do market research and look at the competition as necessary.
  • Engage with key stakeholders.
  • Engage with various trade organizations (OpenGroup, ARINC committee).
  • Train Sales when new releases become available.
  • Represent Wind River in front of customers.
  • Participate in public event (following health and safety guideline).
  • Building out a net new product offerings including business model and pricing.
  • Drive positive ROI on investments and profitability of product line.
  • Develop great product documentation to enables sales, professional services, customer success to drive adoption by customers.
  • Drive adoption of new offering from early adopters to broad market adoption through a phased approach.

 About You 

  • You are passionate about software in general and have an affinity for Operating Systems and associated tools. You understand the constraints that Functional Safety imposes on development and are eager to look for ways to improve internal and customers’ outcomes.
  • You have experience incubating innovation, building MVP and V1 products and iteratively maturing them towards broad market adoption.
  • Functional Safety is not something you need to google and have heard of DO-178C, IEC61508 or ISO26262.
  • You have a good understanding of the various types of operating systems, from cars to planes to robots to industrial controllers to personal computers.
  • You have been a Product Manager for 3+ years managing complex software.
    Ideally, you worked with or on safety certified software, preferably in the Aerospace and Defense market, but Automotive and Industrial are great too.
  • An Agile work environment is your expectation, and you are comfortable with using either Linux or Windows.
  • While a businessperson, you are happy to roll your sleeves and work with engineering on technical nuances.
  • You are driven and self-motivated.
  • You are familiar with programming languages such as C/C++, Rust, Python, Node.js.
  • You have knowledge/understanding of the embedded software and hardware markets.




  • A BA/BS (computer science, engineering, marketing or equivalent).
  • You have worked at least 5+ years on software in the Automotive, Industrial, or Aerospace and Defense markets.
  • Strong analytical abilities, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You must be a US citizen on US soil to work with defense contractors.


  •  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)
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind

 *varies by region and country 

** varies by region and country 


The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $140,700-$189,980 plus bonus for Colorado residents, $140,700-$189,980 plus bonus for New York and New Jersey residents, and $160,400-$216,540 plus bonus for California and Washington residents. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of 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. 




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.