VP, Product Management, Elasticsearch


Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

The Elastic Vice President of Product will manage, build, and scale Elasticsearch which is at the heart of Elastic - it’s the core search engine that everything we do at Elastic (Observability, Security, Enterprise Search) is built on top of, and as such, this is a high impact and high visibility role. Elasticsearch is one of the top 10 open source projects, ever, the responsibility to lead this product brings a lot of public attention with it. You will focus on growth and bringing its long-term vision to life.

What you will be doing: 

  • Lead and grow a team of top notch product managers.
  • Define the vision and roadmap for Elasticsearch including search functionality, storage strategies, query languages, analytics and  capabilities and cloud compatibility. 
  • Partner with the engineering and technical leads to prioritise the roadmap and estimate realistic delivery timelines.
  • Work with downstream solution teams at Elastic to discover, align and prioritise their needs: understanding their use cases, timing requirements and helping think through phased approaches.
  • Work with our Sales & Marketing teams on go-to-market, messaging, competitive analysis, and enablement.
  • Interface with customers and the community for feedback feedback and usage information to develop product insights.
  • Capture market competitive and trend data and inform product direction. 

What you bring along: 

  • History of leading product teams working on deeply technical products that have been through a comparable growth-stage.
  • Strong technical background, preferably in related domains such as databases, distributed data stores and search engines; must have the ability to discuss technical concepts in detail. 
  • Experience operating at scale in a product leadership role in similar companies, with cloud products targeting technical audiences. 
  • A player-coach who can drive high-level strategy and execute alongside their team to deliver the needs of the customer first
  • High EQ: bring technical and business acumen, compassion to the team, and someone who can help scale Elastic to the next level
  • A low-ego and open-minded driver of business who cares deeply about their people. A natural problem solver.
  • Intellectually curious, player coach with a drive towards the end user
  • Experience leading product management for multiple product lines. Can point to clear articulation of ownership and decision making across the product team and broader organisation to drive business outcomes
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams and client/user base
  • Cultural ambassador who has attracted, retained and developed diverse Product teams

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As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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