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Director, Product Management

Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Proofpoint

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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Proofpoint is looking for Product Management Director to join the Threat Systems team focused on sandboxing and threat efficacy reporting to the Vice President Product Management.We are looking for someone who takes a hands-on approach to managing teams and shipping enterprise product(s) with little-to-no support on day-to-day activities. In this role, you will be responsible for working closely with engineering and cross-functional teams toward a common goal: shipping high-quality products on time. As advocates for both our customers and our business, you will balance varied perspectives and lead cross-functional teams.

To be successful in this role at Proofpoint, you must possess strong inbound technical skills while being passionate about the threat landscape and delivering great user experiences.You must be comfortable with frequent interactions with internal threat researchers and prospective customers – presenting our solution and explaining our detection stack while capturing their requirements.The ability to clearly communicate business goals in technical terms is a must.

Your day-to-day

Collaborate with engineering, threat researchers, and marketing teams to plan, build and launch high-quality product experiences that protect the world’s most valuable brands from compromise

You will write specs, manage project execution, and define product roll-out strategy

Process, review and interpret customer usage patterns to uncover new product insights

Develop, manage and communicate the product roadmap to both internal and external key stakeholders

Perform market/competitive analysis, product feature prioritization and clearly articulate decisions and tradeoffs

Represent your product in front of customers (external and internal) in both pre and post sales situations

Help identify and establish key technology and sales channel partnerships

What you bring to the team

BS or MS in computer science, electrical engineering or similar field

3 or more years working as a Director Product Management managing software or cloud products

Passion for threat intelligence, the threat landscape, and malware research

Strong understanding of data science and how it relates to the threat landscape

You have the technical skill set to talk shop and work in close collaboration with our engineers and threat researchers

You have a deep understanding and empathy for users

You can analyze and use data to inform decisions

Excellent written and oral communication skills

You have demonstrated the ability lead cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment

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