Senior Product Manager, API Platform
Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Plex Systems
In support of our ongoing growth, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager with strong API experience to join our platform product management team and elevate our market leadership position by making the right technology available to our customers. The right candidate will have to balance technical and customer-centric demands to keep our platform ahead of the curve.
Underlying every amazing customer experience is a landscape of technology. Plex customers rely on the platform to do everything from printing barcode labels to connecting mobile devices to Bluetooth peripherals. Working directly with a team of product managers, architects and developers who are domain experts on general manufacturing, logistics, and financial processes, infrastructure and APIs, you will plan for the future by bringing new capabilities and technology to our platform in the cloud. You will bring a strong API platform development expertise that will complement the strengths of the Plex product management team. You will work with product marketing on compelling product positioning and with sales on global opportunities as required.
This role is 50/50 inbound/outbound and demands equal parts knowledge/experience and passion/evangelism. You will possess a unique blend of business and technical acumen; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will have a single-minded focus on customer adoption and satisfaction. You will engender customer confidence via your expertise and execution. You will be agile and fail fast and always be data-driven.
The position is a remote role and can be located anywhere in the U.S.
WHAT'S YOUR IMPACT?
Work closely with Engineering Leadership to effectively prioritize roadmap and customer success product, identify and mitigate risk, and deliver against our commitments.
Take a data-driven approach to prioritization, functioning as the Product Owner writing Epics, Stories and clarifying requirements.
Drive data-driven clarity to how customers and partners use existing API products, and develop defensible positions on modernization and lifecycle mgmt. API products.
Drive GTM approaches and adoption of Plex's API and integration products.
Build a thriving community of partners and customers to drive product engagement.
IS IT IN YOU?
A Bachelor's degree is required.
7+ years with increasing levels of responsibility in Product Management, Development, Engineering, and/or Technical Services for SaaS solutions.
3+ years hands-on Product Management experience.
Strong experience in defining and managing lifecycle of APIs for platforms and/or SaaS applications. Experience in defining platforms in the cloud strongly preferred.
Expected strengths/technical areas of expertise:
Demonstrated history of data driven decision making and ability to handle large datasets.
Strong communicator and demonstrated ability to bring clarity to complex areas.
Understand the processes needed to design proper APIs and lead/support those processes at Plex.
Experience with API development/API mgmt. programs or products.
Technical depth in the areas of API development and API mgmt. (and familiarity with commonly used tools to develop, secure, monitor, and manage APIs).
Prior experience with enterprise integration platforms, preferably with large ERP systems
Prior experience building packaging/positioning/pricing strategies (GTM).
Nice to have competencies/expertise:
Prior experience with Apigee or some other API mgmt. platform (build, manage, and secure APIs), and API lifecycle mgmt.
Prior experience with building/managing a developer portal or developer center.
Prior experience with building/managing external integrations and use of Middleware tools like Dell Boomi.
Prior experience in an ERP/MES or API and integration mgmt. products company.
Prior experience with partner enablement and product extensibility.
Prior background in Agile product management and enterprise SaaS.