Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Aspen Mesh is building an enterprise-class service mesh that is rooted in open source and solves customer problems with analytics and fanatical engineering. It is led by some of the brightest minds in the container networking field.

We want to add another great mind to our team, and we are looking for our new Head of Product to help us unlock our next stage of growth. In this role you will own the Aspen Mesh product vision, strategy and roadmap while laying the groundwork for a premier customer focused product organization in one of the fastest moving technology spaces there is.

Every single day you will partner closely with Sales, Marketing, Services and Engineering to deliver on business goals and bring new products and features to market that solve your customers’ Kubernetes and application challenges. Our products are used by some of the largest companies in the world. If you are looking to make your mark on an industry, and enjoy solving problems with outstanding products, this is the position for you.

What will you do?

  • Own the product, including vision, strategy, roadmap, value proposition and business goals
  • Engage with customers to gain a deep understanding of the market and their business needs
  • Deliver against business goals by unlocking customer value through a cohesive product portfolio
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Services and Engineering to lead product priorities and positioning
  • Represent the voice of the customer in Agile Scrum ceremonies to define product expectations through epics and stories, and manage the product backlog
  • Partner with engineering to deliver customer focused solutions while balancing feature requests, technical realities and focus on quality
  • Engage with the open-source community to understand roadmaps and impacts on our product
  • Evangelize Aspen Mesh to customers, analysts and partners through events and presentations
  • Lead, mentor and develop direct reports to help them achieve career growth
  • Foster a positive and collaborative environment within the team
  • Report and analyze the success of the product and business goals to senior management

Your knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Strong customer skills with the ability to listen and synthesize key initiatives and use cases for internal consumption
  • Passionate about cloud-native technologies: microservices, containers, Kubernetes and Istio
  • Balance of business and technical acumen; able to communicate what is possible with the biggest impact on business
  • Experience defining and launching new products, including roadmap development, release planning and go to market activities
  • History of delivering infrastructure products targeted at enterprises and large organizations
  • Strong written and oral skills, with the ability to articulate complex technology clearly
  • Self-motivated, great teammate who can effectively lead others on large projects
  • Ability to dive into the work while growing a new organization
  • Exposure to the needs of enterprise application teams

How do you qualify?

  • BA/BS degree in relevant field, MBA a plus
  • 7+ years of experience as product management leader or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of related industry experience (public cloud, SaaS products, enterprise networking, security)
  • Product Owner certification (PSPO II or A-CSPO) a plus
  • Experience in microservices, containers, Kubernetes, Istio, API design and development

The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.