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Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Senior Product Manager

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Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, and digital transformation. Nearly 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation. For more information, visit https://www.alation.com/

We’re looking for world class product leaders who share our vision for a more curious and rational world and can evangelize our vision internally and externally. As a PM at Alation you will be working to unlock the value of the data: help people to find, understand and trust data that they already have. Working closely with Fortune 500 customers, using the cutting-edge technologies and much more.


  • Drive our platform strategy to prioritize and build connectors to data sources (relational and non-relational), business intelligence tools, applications, and others
  • Understand markets, competition and customer/user requirements in depth
  • Drive the product vision and roadmap for your areas of responsibility
  • Collaborate closely with your PM colleagues, design and engineering to execute on your vision & roadmap
  • Be data driven, creating and monitoring product and customer value metrics to make objective prioritization decisions
  • Build and maintain an effective and groomed backlog providing clear requirements for new initiatives and enhancements
  • Manage and communicate release schedules, goals, and dependencies internally and externally, partnering with customers, sales, customer success and marketing


  • 8+ years of hands-on product management experience in an agile environment
  • Self-starter with strong creative problem solving, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience scaling enterprise B2B software products
  • Have delivered user experiences that are empowering, delightful and well-designed
  • Strong ability to discuss technical details and collaborate with engineers & product design while clearly communicating with leadership, sales marketing, and customers
  • Have in depth knowledge of cloud data platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), data science, data management, analytics or the BI space

You'll be a great fit if

  • You're passionate about building products that empower a curious and rational world
  • You are continuously observing potential improvements to products that surround you
  • You use objective criteria to decide what needs to be done first; balancing conflicting demands while understanding and communicating business and practical trade-offs
  • You are able to excite others about your ideas
  • You have the fire within you to drive excellence
  • You like the 10,000 foot view, but also like to roll up your sleeves and make things happen
  • You're humble and thoughtful and a vocal advocate for your users
  • You have a deeply analytical mindset, yet are able to combine quantitative analysis and logic with a human touch

More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

Why Alation?

  • Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
  • High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
  • Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
  • Competitive pay and health offerings
  • Flexible time off to relax and recharge and much, much more!
India • Chennai
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Alation at a glance

Custom data solutions to help make sense and leverage your data

Alation focuses on Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Big Data. Their company has offices in Redwood City. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Alation has raised $82M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2019.

You can view their website at http://alation.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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