Associate Product Manager

WatchGuard embraces a Flexible Work Philosophy. Most of our employees can choose to work from the office, at home, or any combination of the two. We’ve built a global workforce of outstanding team members and a flexible culture built on trust, collaboration, and belonging.
About the Position  
WatchGuard is currently looking for motivated technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Have you built something other people think is cool or useful?  Were you able to communicate the value of what you built to a broader audience?  Do you like using data to solve problems?  If so, WatchGuard would like to talk to you about a role on our Product Management team. 
As an Associate Product Manager, you will play a crucial role in our company’s product development and management processes. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams and assist in translating customer needs and market insights into innovative product solutions. This position offers an exciting opportunity for growth and learning, as you will work closely with expert product managers to gain hands-on experience in driving product strategy and execution. 
A Day in a Life
As a Product Owner (Inbound Product Manager) at WatchGuard, you’ll work as a key influencer across the organization and drive the definition and delivery of next generation cybersecurity products.  Product Owners here take input from Market Owners (Outbound Product Manager) on industry landscapes, Sales on requested features and functionality, and channel partners and end consumers on understanding key pain points.  The Product Owner then works with engineering and User Experience on creating actionable material such as user flows, user stories, and product requirements.  Product Owners also guide the technical aspects of product delivery in coordination with Program Management, Technical Publications and Training, Customer Care and Support Engineering, and Business Enablement.  
Position Responsibilities
  • Solution Definition: Responsible for defining the solution that serves the Market, including defining feature requirements and driving feature delivery.   
  • Agile Leadership: Participate in engineering scrum teams as Product Owner by providing feature vision and direction throughout the product lifecycle. Write user stories, refine and prioritize backlog alongside Product Line Managers and engineering teams. 
  • Cross-functional Leadership: Serve as voice of the customer for feature-related interactions, including engineering, training and documentation, and product support. 
  • Sales & Partner Support: Assist in RFP responses and provide customer opportunity enablement and support to Sales 
  • Skills and Qualifications
  • We are looking for a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual who is passionate about technology, innovation, and customer-centric product development
  • The ideal candidate has a strong analytical approach, excellent communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Interest in picking up new technologies and trends 
  • Ability to analyze product trends and be able to make data-driven decisions 
  • Has had exposure to Product, Engineering, and/or Marketing functions 
  • Experience in efficient decision-making and prioritizing conflicting needs  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Compensation
    The base salary range for this position is $80,000 – $85,000 USD per year, exclusive of benefits. This position is also eligible for a bonus of 20% of the base salary. Your base salary compensation will be based on your individual skills, education, and experience. Please keep in mind that the above range is the full base salary range for this role; hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical in order to allow for future salary growth. 
     
    U.S. Benefits
    ·       Under our Flexible Work Philosophy, most employees can work from an office, at home, or any combination of the two.
    ·       Comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, vision, disability, and life insurance
    ·       Healthcare FSA
    ·       FSA with employer contribution
    ·       13 holidays, including a floating holiday, Juneteenth, and your birthday
    ·       15 days of paid annual leave
    ·       9 days of paid sick time
    ·       Paid parental leave
    ·       401(k) with employer match
     
    Other Perks
    ·       Education assistance program
    ·       Dependent Care FSA match
    ·       Adoption assistance
    ·       Fertility care support
    ·       Backup care for family and pets
    ·       A growing network of employee resource groups
    ·       Employee referral program
    ·       Virtual boot camp
    ·       Employee Assistance Program
    Why Work for WatchGuard?
    WatchGuard is a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication, and secure Wi-Fi. Our award-winning products and services are trusted worldwide by more than 18,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers. Our technology keeps our customers ahead of increasingly sophisticated hackers and has fueled record revenues at WatchGuard.
     
    WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with team members working remotely and in offices worldwide.
     
    Our company culture places an intense focus on our customers and employees. From the newest employee to our CEO, you’ll find that each person at WatchGuard embodies our Core Values: Accountability, Community, Belonging, Action, Innovation, and Customer-Centric. Learn more about our company culture at www.watchguard.com/wgrd-careers.
     
    WatchGuard provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, age, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, mental or physical disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws. Our equal employment opportunity (or EEO) policy focuses solely on the talent, hard work, contributions, and actual results achieved by each WatchGuard employee and on the potential of employment candidates to make such contributions. We consider focusing on an employee’s protected characteristics rather than on talent, hard work, and actual work results to violate our EEO policy. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. WatchGuard participates in E-verify.
     
    WatchGuard is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability.

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