Observability - Principal Product Manager - Extensibility (R5293)


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.

As Principal Product Manager you are a key contributor to the strategic product direction and you will shape the product experience, product roadmap, and vision of our Infrastructure Observability team. Working closely with customers and market analysts, you will understand industry trends, validate product features, and run early access programs. As our ideal candidate, you are driven, fearless, and ready to help us carry ideas from the spark of inspiration to market leadership.

The goal of Infrastructure Observability is to get automatic and intelligent observability across cloud and hybrid environments with continuous auto-discovery of hosts, VMs, serverless functions, cloud services, containers & orchestrators, network, devices, logs, events and more - all in context, with ML-powered answers.

Extensibility has the turnkey mission to Make it radically simple for Elastic customers, partners and community to consume any data sources, with the broadest technology coverage in the market, for enterprise grade open and intelligent observability.

What you will be doing: 

  • Collaboratively crafting and communicating a vision for Extensibility at Elastic.
  • Contributing to the product roadmap definition and being integral to forming our near-term and long-term product strategy.
  • Discovering new product opportunities by combining customer feedback and analysis to identify areas where we can leverage our core technologies, strengths, market leadership.
  • Partnering with other Product Managers, Team Leads, and Tech Leads in building roadmaps and prioritization.
  • Partnering with product marketing to develop targeted messaging, define go-to-market strategies and tactics and enable the field teams
  • Informing and improving our product processes, and the way all product managers work.

What you bring along:

  • 7+ years of Enterprise B2B product management experience, with prior success in setting product strategy and executing it based on research, data, and industry trends.
  • Strong understanding of technology platforms, ideally enterprise software and SaaS solutions
  • Familiarity with AWS, Azure and GCP services
  • Make good product decisions in an incomplete business context of cost, value, risk, and opportunity.
  • Work collaboratively, communicate proactively, take a team-first mind-set, and skillfully give and receive difficult feedback when necessary
  • Technical background and deep understanding of software development principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills suitable for working with top-level executives and end-users as well as with sales and engineering teams

Bonus points: 

  • Experience as a B2B Enterprise Product Manager working on technical products, especially integrations/extensions and developer platforms. 
  • Interest or experience in observability and SaaS platforms is a plus
  • Desire to understand Elastic Observability users - their capabilities, needs, and how they work
  • A passion for Elastic and the problem we’re solving

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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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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