Kong is looking for an experienced and self-motivated technical product manager to join our growing global team and be responsible for the core engine at the heart of Kong’s offerings. 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.
What You’ll Be Doing
Owning the overall open source gateway product roadmap, including defining the priorities and tracking the success of the Kong gateway.
Working closely with product marketing and field teams on enablement, messaging, and go-to-market approaches.
Working with internal stakeholders, 3rd party partners, and the broader Kong community on defining the Kong extensibility experience.
Working with our developer advocacy team on engaging and exciting the Kong user base.
Working alongside the rest of our product management, development, and go-to-market teams to define how features should be licensed (open source, free but not open source, paid, or SaaS-only).
What You’ll Bring
Background in product management (ideally 3+ years).
A quantitative product management mindset and ability to use tools (Splunk, SQL, etc) to achieve quantitative answers.
Experience working with APIs and developers as a primary product audience (ideally: familiarity with the API gateway space).
Understanding of how B2B go-to-market motions work (ideally experience helping manage products that have both SaaS and on-premise offerings).
Experience in open core/open source is prefered: we need to figure out sustainable business practices built on top of open source as a team.
Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal.
Flexibility to a changing set of opportunities and fluency in a fast-paced environment.