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Senior Product Manager - SaaS Applications

Full-timeSenior Product Manager$132,000-$184,000*
Chennai, India
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Are you ready to power the World's connections?

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Kong is looking for an experienced and self-motivated technical product manager to join our growing global team and be responsible for helping to build our world-class SaaS platform, Konnect. The Konnect team is focused on helping customers easily operate API gateways and service meshes with a cohesive full lifecycle API management experience spanning developers, architects, and operators.

We are looking for a person who can both define vision and drive execution of a software product that is by developers and for developers. Reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management, Ross Kukulinski, you will play a pivotal role defining compelling and differentiated capabilities, communicating roadmap to internal and external stakeholders, and collaborating with marketing and sales to bring Konnect to market. This team offers a fast-paced environment where you will have the opportunity to build new businesses from the ground up while developing skills in cutting-edge technologies.

Why should you want to work at Kong?  
Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
APIs are driving innovation across every industry!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Thought Leadership
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture
Dedicated Employee Experience team, strong core values (see below), and a “people first” attitude.
Culture video from our 2020 Company Kickoff
Building Great Products
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway!
Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Driving the overall Developer Portal and Service Hub roadmap, including defining the priorities and tracking the success of the features.
  • Establish product requirements based on an intimate knowledge of the specific target customers and product ecosystem.
  • Work in a cross-functional and collaborative role spanning multiple teams including product, design, data & product analysts, engineering, and professional services.
  • Collaborating with other product owners, design, and engineering to bring your ideas to market through rapid iteration through SaaS principles.
  • Be a technical, strong and eloquent product advocate for our full-lifecycle API management platform with regular presentations and talks.

What You'll Bring

  • 3+ years of software product management experience, preferably in SaaS enterprise products.
  • A quantitative product management mindset and ability to use data to inform product decisions.
  • Experience working with API products and developers as a primary product audience.
  • Understanding of how B2B go-to-market motions work (ideally experience helping manage products that have both SaaS and on-premise offerings).
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal.
  • Flexibility to a changing set of opportunities and fluency in a fast-paced environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

What is a Konger?  (see our company values below…)
We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.

We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.

We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.

We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.

Kong Core Values: 

Be Inclusive.  We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.

Be Authentic.  We are genuine, principled and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.

Be Relentlessly Resourceful.  We work with purpose, obsession and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things build muscle.

Be Customer Obsessed.  We care. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything you do. We are all empowered to make an impact.

Be Curious.  We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.

Be an Owner.  We are drivers not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Senior Product Manager - SaaS Applications position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $132,000-$184,000*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Kong
Kong is the cloud connectivity company for API & Microservice management. Our platform unifies API gateway, Ingress, and Service Mesh in one developer solution.
Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Services
251-1K employees

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