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Open Source has taken over the world of software development. However, the largest trade off still persists, security. Companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources patching and fortifying open source software in order to ship with confidence & compliance.

Founded by the industry's leading experts on open source software, security and cloud native development, Chainguard has built the largest library of open source software that is secure by default. Customers including Snowflake, Canva, and HPE rely on Chainguard to build securely with open source software across the organization.

Chainguard is the safe source for open source.

About Us

We live and breathe our company values:

We are customer obsessed - Our true advantage is the strength of our relationships with customers through collaboration, empathy, and responsiveness. We establish trust as we educate, advocate, and listen to their needs. Our focus is on delivering solutions to our customers that create value and make their lives better.

We have a bias for intentional action - We're a start-up and we need to move fast. However we need to move fast through intentional action to make sure we're able to deliver quickly and efficiently on what is most impactful to our collective success. We prioritize, plan, try things, and fail fast. We think about how what we do impacts other teams and communicate our progress - owning the whole solution from start to finish. If we move fast enough, we can make two or three mistakes, learn, and correct them before competitors even make their first decision.

We don't take ourselves too seriously (but we do serious work) - Though we are solving an important problem which takes focus and a degree of seriousness, we don't take ourselves too seriously while we do. We laugh, have fun, embrace uniqueness, and enjoy the journey. Together.

We trust each other and assume good intentions - We hire great team members and trust them to do their work. We're transparent with data, news, and decisions - positive or negative - to empower team members to make well informed decisions. Showing up for each other fully means we celebrate each other's accomplishments as well as give compassionate direct feedback when needed. We always default to assuming good intentions.

The role, in a nutshell:

The Senior Director, Product Management role is responsible for owning the technical and business direction for Chainguard's Images product. You will work closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to drive product initiatives. Lead and grow a team of SME product owners, managers, and/or designers to complete the roadmap and strategic vision.

What you'll do:

  • Establish, drive, and evolve the strategic direction for Chainguard products, including vision, strategy, roadmap, and outcomes as we scale and expand our product offerings, in partnership and as directed by the Chief Product Officer.
  • Appropriately translate complex, technical concepts clearly and concisely to diverse audiences at all levels across the business.
  • Be a knowledgeable and reliable technical product partner with leaders across the entire company, including, but not limited to, product, sales, engineering, and customer success to create seamless, cohesive services that deliver business impact.
  • Continually improve and iterate upon Chainguard's approach to product development.
  • Enable high-quality, timely execution in a fast-paced, iterative, fluid environment.
  • Establish data-driven prioritization, strategy recommendations and decisions.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, such as customers, vendors, and partners.
  • Lead a Product team and coach, mentor, and enable high-performers.
  • Collaborate with engineering leadership to solve problems timely and effectively.
  • Understand the software supply chain security space, markets, competition, and customer requirements in depth.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience building, managing and retaining high-performing Product teams.
  • Ability to move quickly, driving business value and results.
  • Significant direct experience in developing, overseeing, measuring, and improving business processes.
  • Ability to understand and escalate issues efficiently and appropriately.
  • Great mediation skills, ability to manage escalations and resolve conflicts.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to think and respond quickly.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to absorb complex technical concepts and communicate them to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Deeply analytical: use frameworks, data, and analytical tools to help structure the team's thinking, facilitate alignment across multiple senior stakeholders.
  • Experience working with complex, multi-divisional, multi-geographical customers and team members.
  • Flexible approach, able to operate effectively with uncertainty and change.
  • Driven, self-motivated, enthusiastic and with a "can do" attitude.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with a focus on driving results, fostering collaboration, and inspiring teams to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Ability to grasp market dynamics, identify customer needs, and align product strategies accordingly.
  • Experience owning a product from defining the requirements to launching the minimal viable product and iterating based on customer feedback.
  • Led growth strategy of SaaS business goals and objectives.
  • Experience delivering Enterprise software products.
  • Successfully implemented data-driven processes to turn a vision into an actionable roadmap.
  • At least 12 years in product management, preferably in a startup or entrepreneurial environment, with a proven track record of success.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field.
Base Salary Range
$270,000-$300,000 USD

A few of the benefits we offer (for our full time employees):

  • Equity/stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote work with flexible coworking and team meetup opportunities
  • Home office and internet stipend
  • 100% health/dental/vision insurance coverage for you and your family

If your experience is close but doesn't fulfill all requirements, please apply. Chainguard is on a mission to build the best team. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring "Guardians'' with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Chainguard is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

For US based roles - Chainguard participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employee Form I-9 Information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. Chainguard, Inc. only uses E-Verify once a candidate has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that an employee is authorized to work, Chainguard, Inc. will give the employee written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so the employee can begin to resolve the issue before any adverse employment action is taken. For more information about your right to work, please see the Notice of Right to Work.

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Company name: Chainguard
Remote job title: Senior Director, Product Management
Job tags: data driven, Software as a Service, Mediation

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