Kibana - Principal Product Manager - Data Visualizations


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We're looking to add a new node to the Elastic Product cluster as part of the Product Management team. At Elastic, we’re committed to providing the best user experience to our customers and open source community. One of the most important and visible portions of the Elastic Stack is our user interface, Kibana. Kibana empowers millions of users to answer hard questions, with large data sets, at scale. To be successful in this role you will need to be a self-starter, detail-oriented,  and have experience and passion building new experiences that will help users visualize their data. 

If you are passionate about solving real-world problems, data visualizations, and building simple solutions for complex problems we would love to talk to you!

What You Will Be Doing:

You will work together with the Kibana product management team, engineering, customers, and other internal stakeholders to help users visualize and analyze data using Kibana Lens; our flagship data visualization tool. You will lead our product direction related to data visualization editors and Elastic charts–the visualization engine. 

You will capture market competitive and trend data, customer and open source community feedback, usage telemetry, and other key information to develop product insights and help drive the product roadmap at scale.

In addition you will:

  • Work closely with our engineering and design teams to introduce new features.
  • Collaborate: Facilitate as well as participate in design thinking–brainstorming simple concepts, testing hypothesis, and creating visual examples of your ideas with wireframes
  • Provide competitive insight into a variety of products and markets for both sales enablement and engineering awareness
  • Work with support, product marketing, and sales to ensure Kibana Lens is properly supported, promoted, and utilized by the community
What You Bring Along:
  • Domain expertise in data visualization and familiarity with data visualizations tools such as: Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik, Looker, Google Data Studio  
  • You are able to help connect engineering teams to customers and can articulate the "why" both internally and externally.
  • Ability to distill complex concepts into a clear wireframe with an emphasis on user experience
  • Experience working cross-functionally across all departments and levels of the organization
  • Product Management experience, preferably in data products and data visualizations
  • You have a broad knowledge of modern applications, querying and retrieving services,  design concepts, as well as big data analysis trends and techniques.
  • Fairly technical with love and passion for creating scalable services that enable our community and our internal developers to query, render, and take actions on data in Elasticsearch
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex product requirements and prioritize enhancement requests
  • Data driven - the ability to sift through substantial amounts of data and make bias free data driven decisions
  • You are able to think end-to-end on all aspects of a use case and clearly define the customer benefit to ensure both tight coordination across all users. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You're a capable and empathetic leader with strong communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • You are curious about how and why our community and customers utilize and extend the capabilities of the Elastic Stack, specifically Kibana
  • Comfort working in a very cross-functional role, with a highly distributed, global team

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 committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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