Senior Product Manager
Kong Gateway
Posted on 2/16/2023
United States
Experience Level
  • Background in product management (ideally 3+ years)
  • Strong knowledge in the networking and security space
  • Strong internet protocol knowledge (http, tls, tcp/ip, grpc, mtls, etc)
  • Experience working with APIs and developers as a primary product audience (ideally: familiarity with the API gateway space)
  • Experience working with large enterprises and strong knowledge of enterprise networking and security needs
  • Understanding of how B2B go-to-market motions work (ideally experience helping manage products that have both SaaS and on-premise offerings)
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Flexibility to a changing set of opportunities and fluency in a fast-paced environment
  • Driving the roadmap of the most popular API Gateway in the world
  • Working closely with product marketing and field teams on enablement, messaging, and go-to-market approaches
  • 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 the product strategy
  • Tightly coordinating with our Konnect and Mesh teams to ensure the Kong Gateway integrates tightly with the entire Kong ecosystem
Desired Qualifications
  • 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
  • Expert knowledge of application layer security and identity protocols (jwt, jwk, oidc, oauth)
  • Graphql or Kafka knowledge
  • Experience in the Kong ecosystem - this could include a professional or personal application or potentially self guided learning - curious people are always welcome at Kong!

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