Senior Product Manager

Job Description

Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene open source projects, Elastic provides real-time insights and makes massive amounts of structured and unstructured data usable for developers and enterprises. By focusing on scalability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-integration, the Elastic stack – comprised of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana – powers many of the world’s leading mobile, social, consumer and business applications. Since its initial release, the Elastic stack has achieved more than 20 million cumulative downloads, and today, Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world.

We are looking for a product manager to lead a competitive program at Elastic as an individual contributor in an overlay function. You will have a chance to take on a key and highly-visible role in the organization, and contribute to the growing body of knowledge around how to handle key conversations about the many adjacent markets and solutions in which Elastic plays a role. Even if you are not currently in the competitive-focused role, if you are the person that naturally gravitates toward investigating how a bunch of tools and technologies work, and wants to leverage that interest and strength — this role is for you!


  • Establish and maintain a structure to run a ‘competitive program’ at Elastic
  • Act as a coordinating force behind all competitive research and enablement efforts
  • Proactively track market trends and internal developments to effectively prioritize competitive efforts in a timely manner
  • Perform in-depth market analysis and hands-on product research necessary to keep competitive collateral up-to-date
  • Attend relevant industry events to keep up on important market and competitive trends
  • Craft relevant and effective competitive messaging and collateral, incorporating feedback from sales, product, and engineering teams
  • Perform internal competitive enablement sessions
  • Possess subject matter expertise and credibility necessary to independently assist the sales force on competitive calls with key competitors
  • Effectively summarize key pain points related to competitive conversations and communicate to the relevant parts of the organization
  • Maintain a competitive lab for key vendors in adjacent spaces

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. CS, CSE, EE) or relevant work experience
  • Direct experience with products and technologies used in search, IT analytics, data analytics, big data analytics space and audiences that use those products (developers, IT operations, data science, business analytics)
  • Natural affinity toward uncovering how something works and leveraging that knowledge for higher-level strategic goals
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Experience organizing and coordinating efforts and programs across large teams
  • Experience generating competitive positioning, messaging, and collateral
  • Experience dealing with performance benchmarks, feature, and price comparisons
  • Experience delivering enablement sessions
  • Hands-on across different types of solutions, from various data stores to analytics UIs
  • Desire to remain hands-on and technical, yet ability to effectively communicate and desire to frequently be in front of diverse audiences
  • Comfort working with a highly distributed team

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience working for a startup or an early stage company
  • Prior experience using the Elastic Stack
  • Experience with Open Source software and/or commercial open source companies

Additional Information

  • Competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, disability, benefits
  • Stock options
  • 401k
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and beverages (California office)
  • Passionate people building great products

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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