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Next-Generation API Platform for Modern Architectures

Product Manager

$90k – $130k AngelList Est.
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Are you ready to join the API revolution?

About the Role:

We are looking for a product manager who will work closely with Engineering teams to deliver customer input driven products and features. There are opportunities to be product owner for the Enterprise Edition of Kong Gateway, and also for features such as Developer Portal, Admin GUI, Immunity (Security/AI) and Brain (ML). You can help guide new product offerings in Security, Machine Learning, UX, Developer Experience and Cloud that Kong’s Engineering will embark upon this year.

What you'll be doing:

  • Provide guidance to (multiple) teams on associated features/products
  • Be the Product Owner in two Agile/Scrum engineering teams - contribute to daily standups, regular planning and retrospectives, etc
  • Manage the backlog for two Agile/Scrum engineering teams
  • Work closely with development teams to remove uncertainty around product directionBe “the voice of the customer” for the Enterprise offering in your areas
  • Conduct regular customer calls and meetings to inform our product direction from the buyer perspectiveGather and analyze available product usage metrics, and prioritize the collection of additional metrics as necessary
  • Define addressable market and expected revenue possibilities for proposed features along with the marketing department
  • Contribute to a product vision which allows the company to attain revenue goals
  • Create a product vision and features in your area, that set the company apart from competition and aids sales and marketing

What you bring:

  • 3+ years of Product Management experience
  • Enterprise product owner experience
  • Experience owning an infrastructure product line
  • Proven customer relationship skills
  • On-premise, cloud or hybrid product background
  • Demonstrated technical experience

Bonus Points:

  • Gateway or similar networking middle-ware experience
  • Experience working directly with Engineers and others in remote locations
  • Machine Learning product experience
  • Security background
  • MBA and/or Computer Science degrees

Kong at a glance

Next-Generation API Platform for Modern Architectures

Kong focuses on Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, Information Services, Developer APIs, and Development Platforms. Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Kong has raised $44.601M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2019.

You can view their website at https://konghq.com/ or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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