VP Product Management

Boston, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

VP of Product Management

iboss has created the first and only Secure Cloud Gateway specifically designed to solve the challenge of securing distributed organizations. Built for the cloud, iboss leverages an elastic, node-based architecture that provides advanced security for today’s decentralized organizations and scales to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth needs of tomorrow. The iboss Secure Cloud Gateway is backed by more than 100 patents and protects over 4,000 organizations worldwide, making iboss one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the world.

 

The VP of Product Management is responsible for:

(a) identifying new or expanded market opportunities in the Cybersecurity space;
(b) ownership of requirements definition and design of products / solutions that meet demonstrated market needs;
(c) project management of creation and delivery of products / solutions, coordinating with data science, applied data engineering and other stakeholders; and
(d) driving a product roadmap that sets iboss up for success in the market.

The individual filling this role must have a passion for technology and designing novel new products and solutions, and a love for hands-on Agile-style project management.

The VP of Product Management will:

  • Become an expert within iboss on the cybersecurity market segment, current and future.
  • Develop and maintain a product strategy that leverages core iboss assets and capabilities, working with strategic clients, partners and internal stakeholders to align with market need and our company vision.
  • Develop the requirements for highly differentiated cybersecurity solutions, products, and / or services, including strategy definition, requirements analysis, and delineation of the market opportunity.
  • Lead a team of product management and engineering professionals in the development of both strategic and tactical deliverables, and manage the team, a budget, and associated resources toward those ends.
  • Lead the creation and management of market / product requirement documents (MRDs / PRDs), prototypes / minimum viable products (MVPs), user stories, product development roadmaps, and related enterprise documentation.
  • Take proven prototypes to development, including wireframes, design concepts, and PRDs / MRDs.
  • Leverage strong process and project management abilities to envision and manage a path from idea conception to product implementation.
  • Assist in the assignment and management of a large cross-functional team to deliver product development results, leading through influence and by example.
  • Conduct market research, monitor competitive activity, and identify customer targets and their needs; apply learnings to current products and in ideation sessions for the development of new products or solutions.
  • Participate in sales, business development, and existing customer calls as or meetings as appropriate to hear and understand first-hand the needs and requirements of prospects and customers.
  • Meet with customers and partners to explain the product roadmap and get input of future product direction and evolution.
  • Ensure business objectives are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, products, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; and, soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving product development efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Develop transparent budgeting, tracking and reporting processes, and provide regular updates on progress against agreed-upon objectives.
  • Ensure product development processes adhere to Agile (or similar) principles and align with company resource planning and allocation efforts.
  • Articulate new product features and benefits to internal groups, including marketing and sales

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years technology product management or related experience in a leadership role, in the technology market segment. Prior experience in a cybersecurity, data services or data analytics environment with a focus on healthcare is ideal, but not required.
  • Demonstrable customer centricity, strategy acumen and analytical ability to leverage data and research (both internal and external).
  • Experience translating research and analyses to make sound business recommendations that are P&L accretive.
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams to turn insights into action.
  • Ability to take strategic thinking and convey visually compelling presentations.
  • The professional maturity to manage a team of high-functioning people and prioritize activities, and the ability to interact with leadership across our company and that of our partners and customers.
  • An ability to use both persuasion and consensus to achieve desired outcomes in a timely and efficient fashion.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and personal ambition are key strengths iboss looks for in all of its employees.
  • A degree in engineering / computer science, data analytics, business administration, statistics, information systems, informatics, or economics, or equivalent career experience.
  • Technical knowledge and the ability to speak in technical terms to developers / architects, both internally and externally with customers / partners.

Skills:

  • Advanced systems-level thinking ability as evidenced through increasingly successful career achievement is required.
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills are required.
  • A passion for research, analysis, planning and project management.
  • Must be able to know how to do research, mine data and apply strategic thinking to executive-level pitches and presentations.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communications and presentation skills required.
  • Facility with basic business software, including the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps, is required. Facility with project management applications such as Jira, BaseCamp or MS Project is also required.
  • Experience with defining, designing, implementing, and managing various product management and development methodologies.

Benefits

  • Health, Vision, Dental, Chiropractic - open to domestic partners
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Company paid holidays
  • Optimistic, supportive, and FUN work environment
  • Fantastic quarterly company events
  • Free catered lunch every Friday
  • Free snacks
  • Free on-site gym membership
  • Close to public transportation

The duties and responsibilities described above are essential functions of the job.

iboss inc is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

This position is not eligible for sponsorship of work visas