Kentik - Network Flow Analytics

VP, Product Management

Location: San Francisco, CA

Are you an experienced product leader with a deep interest in accelerating growth for a market-leading enterprise SaaS company? Do you dream about building a platform that brings data-driven network operations to everyone?  San Francisco-based network observability and management company Kentik is seeking a high-energy, dynamic VP of Product Management to complement our team. We’re looking for a leader drive keeping Kentik the leader in network observability and analytics. You are both an extraordinary manager and hands-on product person who will help us deliver the product strategy and implementation that continues Kentik’s growth and drives us into new markets.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for and management of the Product Management team
  • Define and maintain the overall product strategy and roadmap
  • Deliver products and services that delight customers, in alignment with Kentik’s vision and goals, expand current markets, and open new ones
  • Partner with the CEO and CTO to evolve the long term product vision
  • Build, articulate, and own Kentik’s road map
  • Lead competitive analysis, market research, and new market and product identification
  • Enable the Sales and CS teams with training and time in field learning with customers
  • Work closely with Engineering to plan and build the Kentik platforms and products
  • Partner with BD and Channel to enable Kentik’s products to integrate with leading ecosystems and products, and be sold by a range of channel partners

About You

  • You are an enthusiastic, clear communicator
  • You’re fully engaged, with a bias toward action
  • You love working with customers to listen, learn, and teach
  • You have a preference for seeking and solving the hardest, most meaningful problems
  • You’re consistently creative
  • You have strong curiosity across marketing, sales, technology, and other disciplines
  • You believe technical and security operations will become closer in a cloud-native world
  • You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo or executive leadership when needed
  • You persistently advocate for opinions and beliefs but are not abrasive
  • You have a real passion for mentorship and team development

Requirements

  • Proven track record in technical product development and management
  • Experience leading business growth through cross-company product efforts
  • Hands-on experience enabling and coordinating with revenue and marketing functions
  • Experience with B2B enterprise SaaS
  • Have a strong foundation in networking, system, and distributed systems technologies
  • Strongly preferred: Product experience in networking, security, monitoring, and/or analytics, particularly around cloud infrastructure and cloud-native network stacks and approaches (policy, automation)

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