Title of Job: Senior Product Manager, Universal Directory
Role Location : San Francisco, CA or San Jose, CA
Reports to : Director of Product Management
Company Description :
Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications.
Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost.
Thousands of customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue, and stay secure.
Position Description :
Okta is tackling a grand vision of being the foundation for secure connections between people and technology . Our customers use Okta both to power their internal enterprise IT and to build apps for their customers and partners. In both cases, they need a modern technology stack that far outstrips legacy products like of LDAP and Active Directory. Customers want the benefits, flexibility and innovation that a modern cloud directory provides, while managing the reality of having an extensive and deeply integrated on-premise infrastructure. Explosive growth in collaboration and the types of connected devices, driven by employees bringing their own devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), means that the modern directory needs to track, map, and provide the full richness of this data and their relationships. Further, all these challenges must be met at massive scale with best-in-class security and performance. Okta’s Universal Directory is the foundational product that allows Okta to solve these critical customer problems and build the identity and mobility infrastructure of the future.
We’re looking for a technically savvy product leader to drive Okta’s Universal Directory product to the next level. In this role, you’ll be defining the product strategy and direction for Okta’s Directory product, how Okta works with 3 rd party directories, and how we compete with other products in the market. In addition, you’ll be setting the roadmap for the product by defining, prioritizing, building and delivering user scenarios and features to drive that strategy forward. Success in this role requires you to have a good business sense and an ability to partner closely with engineering, user experience, technical and product marketing and business development teams at Okta, as well as collaborating across the rest of the product management team.
Experience building directory solutions for market-leading products or services is desired. If you can combine that with a deep understanding of the world Enterprise IT, you’d fit right in!
Job Duties and Responsibilities :
Understanding core business problems and requirements from customers, prospects, sales and support
Setting product strategy and direction for the Okta Universal Directory product
Defining and executing the roadmap for this product
Prioritizing and delivering the key components required to advance the broader company strategy, in collaboration with the rest of the Okta product team
Working with Engineering, the wider PM team and other internal groups to define and document user stories and use cases to guide product development
Tracking industry trends and competition to inform product decisions and strategy
Collaborating with product marketing to support creation of messaging and content
Collaborating with technical marketing as the subject matter expert to enable the Okta technical sales force
Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Depth of thinking and confidence to build and iteratively refine product plans driven by key tradeoffs and hypotheses
Proven ability to execute and deliver on business-critical projects
Experience driving and “going deep” on technically challenging features
Excellent communication skills (presentation, verbal and written)
Strong leadership skills and executive presence
5+ years of industry experience. 3+ years of product management or related experience
Nice to Have :
Experience with directory products
Experience developing enterprise IT products
Experience with developing multi-tenant SaaS services
Advanced degree in technical or business field
Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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