Senior Product Manager at Contrast Security | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco, Bay Area

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Management

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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations, to production.

About the Position

At Contrast, we pride ourselves on being the best, and being the best requires hiring the best. We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to be a part of creating our world-class RASP product.

Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) is a critical strategic pillar for the Contrast Application Security Platform. We are looking for a seasoned product management leader to drive the RASP business in coordination with other key pillars.

This is a challenging role that requires a solid enterprise product management background, domain expertise in RASP or adjacent areas (NextGen Firewall, WAF, BOT Detection, etc.), and a broad understanding of the challenges associated with modern (DevOps/Cloud) application development and security management in the enterprise environment.

We need an action-oriented, data-driven individual with a solid mix of technical and business skills. The key to success will be your ability to 1) drive a plan of record and 2) produce visible signs of progress.

This is a full-time position that can work remotely in the U.S.

Position Responsibilities

  • Own the business and roadmap for Contrast Protect, driving the product vision, strategy, and execution for the service across SaaS and on-premises deployment models
  • Collaborate with customers, sales, engineering, designers, and other product management leaders to assure delivery of an integrated experience across the DevOps software development lifecycle into production
  • Drive and own the product requirements process while working collaboratively with key stakeholders to prioritize and validate technology, features, product direction, and strategy
  • Influence the Product Development and R&D teams while helping them better understand what to build and why
  • Collaborate with customers, sales, engineering, and designers on fresh new concepts
  • Establish clear metrics and KPIs to continuously evaluate business performance and feature usability with a direct feedback loop into the product strategy
  • Develop a deep understanding of the market landscape and identify key areas of competitive differentiation and market disruption
  • Work side-by-side with product marketing on marketing collateral, pricing, and positioning

Position Requirements

  • Outstanding organizational skills in coordinating various creative, technical, and administrative projects.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Product Management, Sales Engineering, Consulting, or other relevant business areas
  • A talent for spotting and seizing new market opportunities and translating technology into business value
  • Detail-oriented and organized. You’re able to transmute various conflicting inputs into a focused narrative that engineering can drive and deliver, and sales can understand, communicate and sell
  • Experience owning a SaaS product line ideally in the enterprise networking or application security space with a good understanding of the Security and DevOps buyer personas
  • Experience in one or more of the following markets and technologies: Web Application Firewall, Application Performance Management, Application Security Testing, Network, and Application firewalls, distributed enterprise management systems, Cloud
  • Strong customer empathy and relationship building
  • Demonstrated ability to distill and present research findings, market analysis, and product requirements for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated robust, structured, and data-driven problem-solving and prioritization skills for multi-dimensional problems.
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile and Lean development practices
  • Excellent multi-channel communicator. You need to be able to convey your thoughts succinctly and eloquently in person, at tradeshows, webinars, through requirements and product collateral
  • Excellent communicator with a natural ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, customers, and at trade shows, industry events, and webinars
  • Previous experience in security and SaaS-based offerings is a plus

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible paid time off



**We are changing the world of software security. ** _ **Do it with us. **_

We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.

If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.

Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Product Manager
  • Company
    Contrast Security
  • Location
    Los Altos, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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