• Product Manager, Principal

    Location US-TX-Austin
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  • Overview

    SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 100,000 customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today’s complex IT environments.


    SolarWinds is one of the fastest growing software companies and has been featured on the Top Small companies in America list by Forbes magazine in 2012 and 2013! SolarWinds is a fast paced, results-oriented dynamic company with a strong vision in a growing global market. We're changing the way enterprise software is marketed and sold and we need someone who can execute on the sales model and the vision.


    The Senior Product Manager is responsible for strategic market analysis, competitive research, and defining a product roadmap that will drive aggressive product revenue growth. You will define and execute on a product business plan and work with product marketing on GTM activities.



    The successful candidate will have a proven track record understanding dynamic markets, making plans that generate results, and working with the leadership team to align execution to market opportunity. SolarWinds emphasizes strong growth and profitability; therefore, the ideal candidate must be proficient in making trade off decisions that maximize growth and return on investment. This leadership position requires a blend of technical and marketing knowledge, business acumen, and people skills.



    You are truly the General Manager for your product. This means it's up to you to define a successful business strategy and product roadmap, to work with Engineering and others to execute on that strategy. You are also responsible for evangelizing your products, defining roadmaps, working with the Product Owner on breaking down user stories, delivering webinars, conducting analyst briefings, and enabling sales.



    Unique business model and well defined processes have proven to be tremendously successful resulting in continued hyper-growth for the company. It is critical to understand how SolarWinds goes to market and our sales model to create a business plan that will be successful. This is why this role is challenging, if you try to work how you have in previous companies you will not be successful.



    You will be working with a tightly coupled cross-functional team of highly talented and experienced professionals. There is a high focus on execution and organization, but we don't let formal process get in the way of opportunity or experimentation.



    SolarWinds has too many customers to visit each one. To reach our end users we rely on a combination of phone interviews, web meetings, surveys, and community interactions at industry events.



    Rapid organic and inorganic growth means you are never bored or "stuck" with the same product or technology forever. There are always new and interesting problems to solve and new products to build or buy. You will be responsible for defining the right product mix to best capture market opportunity and demand.



    • Direct, hands-on experience managing IT security
    • 3+ years Product Management in IT Security or adjacent industry
    • Strong understanding of IT Security and our customers, people who are responsible for managing and monitoring security or IT infrastructure
    • Track record of launching successful products
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong communication skills, and ability to interact with customers, partners, and press/analysts with accuracy and professionalism
    • Ability to think and execute at both strategic and operational levels
    • Demonstrated self-motivation and self-discipline to work effectively in a high-paced environment     


    • Experience working in an Agile development environment   


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