Director, Product Management - Host Security Analytics (R6946)


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Elastic is searching for an extraordinary Product Management leader to join the Elastic Security product team with a specific focus on expanding our leading SIEM/Analytics solution into host security analytics, XDR (extended detection and response), and endpoint security. You will be leading our existing product management team delivering our endpoint capabilities like Elastic Defend today, and report directly to the V.P. of Product for Security.

As a member of the security product leadership team, your responsibilities will include shaping the product strategy and roadmap for host security analytics, specifically focusing on differentiating host security analytics capabilities, advanced endpoint detections and preventions, and growing XDR capabilities.  You will be managing a team of product managers to help develop and execute the vision of Elastic Security, interact closely with cross functional organizations like Marketing, and manage analyst and customer relationships. You’ll also share in the responsibility for representing Elastic Security in customer-facing activities throughout the world.

Your key tasks will include:

  • Spearheading the go-to-market strategies for long term success in host security analytics and endpoint security in the Elastic Security solution
  • Mentoring and growing a team of product managers
  • Leading strategic customer visits, roadmap presentations, and other customer-facing activities related to the Elastic Security solution
  • Collaborating with the Elastic search and platform teams to ensure their roadmap and planning reflects requirements from host security analytics
  • Understanding target personas, studying user adoption and purchase patterns for Elastic products, and the value derived from them
  • Clearly positioning Elastic's distinct advantages against similar security offerings and competitors
  • Contributing thought leadership around host security analytics market trends and alternative solutions
  • Developing, curating, and presenting compelling content for releases, executive briefings, blogs, and internal enablement

Skills - You can: 

  • Balance user requirements for functionality, analyst outcomes, performance, reliability, and a delightful solution experience
  • Effectively interact with and lead the work of product managers, security researchers, engineers, data scientists, software developers, and senior managers
  • Understand both technical specifications and user outcomes when analyzing a product
  • Apply technical troubleshooting skills to a wide range of situations

Knowledge - You know a lot about:

  • Endpoint security (EPP, EDR, XDR) vendor landscape
  • Legacy SIEM and newer Security Analytics platforms, and the current vendor landscape
  • Mentoring and growing world-class teams
  • System Engineering and data flow analysis
  • IT Security operational practices, technology trends, and current cyber threat landscape
  • Developing software in an open source environment - Git based knowledge a plus.

Experience - You've succeeded for at least:

  • 5 years in a security-related technical product management, competitive analysis, or technical marketing role
  • 3 years in a related product development or technical field role
  • 2 years in management

Proficiency and Education - You have:

  • Passion for all things in endpoint security and host security analytics, including the broader security analytics and XDR markets
  • Excitement for cyber security and its challenges
  • Love for being an expert on a topic.
  • Attention to details and an ability to appreciate Gestalt principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and practices (sharing is caring).
  • BS/MS degree in engineering, computer science, or information security

Location and Travel: 

  • The preferred locations for this position are the Americas and Europe.  
  • Travel up to 40% supporting Elastic's global customer base is expected

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$190,200$300,800 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$228,400$361,200 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

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

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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