Cloud - Director of Product Management - Orchestration more...
Location:Chicago, IL
First posted:January 01, 2021

Elastic is a search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at

About The Role

We are seeking an experienced product leader to will lead the direction and development of Elastic's core orchestration and cloud products: Elastic Cloud, Elastic Cloud Enterprise and Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes.

You have helped define the vision and made critical decisions in the evolution of a technology focused, developer oriented product in the areas of containers, orchestration, distributed data stores, and Kubernetes.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the Elastic Cloud Engineering Team and Tech Leads to define and maintain a shared vision and roadmap for the future of Elastic Cloud and orchestration product portfolio.
  • Leading a team of highly skilled technical product managers.
  • Work upstream with product and engineering teams at Elastic to ensure awareness and alignment of the priority and timing of critical features and changes to the cloud and orchestration products.
  • Collaborate with the Sales & Marketing teams on go-to-market, messaging, competitive analysis, and enablement.
  • Gathering competitive market and trend data, as well as usage, customer and community feedback to develop product insights.

What you bring along:

  • You hold a BS degree in Computer Science or bring equivalent technical experience in software engineering organizations.
  • A minimum of 10 years in Product Management, of which at least 5 years have been spent leading product teams and delivering technology focused products.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding and familiarity with cloud technologies (such as AWS, Azure, and GCP), containers and Kubernetes, and developer-focused products in general.
  • Curiosity and an open mind.
  • Ego-free attitude - we are here for the success of the team and the company
  • Empathy, openness, and a good sense of humor

Experience/interest in some of the following would be nice:

  • Direct experience with the Elastic Stack, or experience with one or more of the common use-cases for the Elastic Stack, such as application search, logging, metrics, APM, business analytics, security analytics, GIS, etc.
  • Comfort working in a very cross-functional role, with a highly distributed, global team.
  • Open source software and/or commercial open source companies.
  • Experience with products offered both via SaaS and self-managed delivery model.
  • Good sense of user experience and design.
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