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Senior Product Manager
Posted on 1/5/2023
United Kingdom
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Background in product management (ideally 3+ years)
  • Note: for the right candidate with extensive networking/kubernetes knowledge and customer facing experience (5-7+ years) this could be an opportunity for a first product role
  • Experience in the Kubernetes ecosystem - this could include a professional or personal application or potentially self guided learning - curious people are always welcome at Kong!
  • Experience working with developers as a primary product audience (ideally: familiarity with either the API gateway space or the networking space)
  • Understanding of how B2B go-to-market motions work (ideally experience helping manage products that have both SaaS and on-premise offerings or networking/security B2B experience)
  • Experience in open core/open source is preferred: we need to figure out sustainable business practices built on top of open source as a team
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Flexibility to a changing set of opportunities and fluency in a fast-paced environment
  • A desire to own a critical component in a rapidly growing business with an exciting trajectory
  • Driving the overall roadmap of the popular Kong Kubernetes ingress controller, Kong Kubernetes gateway, Kubernetes operator, helm chart, and other Kubernetes-related offerings for both open source and enterprise use cases
  • Collaborating with the Kong Konnect team and driving the vision of how the various Kong kubernetes tools integrate with Kong's newest SaaS offering (Konnect)
  • Working with internal stakeholders, 3rd party partners, the open source Kong community, the enterprise Kong community, and the Kubernetes community on defining what Kong should be in the context of Kubernetes
  • Working closely with product marketing and field teams on enablement, messaging, and go-to-market approaches. This includes evangelizing Kong + Kubernetes to 3rd party analyst firms like Gartner/Forrester
  • Working with our developer advocacy team on engaging and exciting the Kong user base
  • Working alongside the rest of our product management, development, and go-to-market teams to define how features should be licensed (open source, free but not open source, paid, or SaaS-only)
  • Helping the rest of the company and our users and customers understand the Kubernetes trajectory and the important work we're helping drive in the GitOps/APIOps motion

201-500 employees

Cloud-based API infrastructure platform
Company Overview
Kong mission is to build bleeding edge API technologies to enable the connected world, which our digital lives depend on. Kong simplifies connecting APIs and microservices in multi-cloud environments, powering trillions of API transactions for global organizations with its end-to-end API platform.
  • Weekly Donut Chats
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Flexible Time Off & Dedicated Unplug Days
  • Virtual Events
Company Core Values
  • Global
  • Real
  • Unstoppable
  • Champions
  • Explorers
  • Own it