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Solarwinds Inc. Platform Product Manager in Austin, Texas


Do you want to be a technical Platform Product Manager at an exciting, fast-paced tech company in the IT management market? As a Platform Product Manager, you will help drive the product roadmap, conduct market research, listen to existing customers and prospects, as well as work with internal and external stakeholders to build platform services that will enable features across the Orion product portfolio. All while working with a tightly coupled cross-functional team of highly talented and experienced professionals.

The Orion platform provides common features and services shared across the portfolio. These services span across multiple areas such as authentication, credential management, role-based access control, alerting, reporting, APIs, dashboarding, messaging and other common services.

The product manager is at the epicenter of everything in the company related to the product. It is a leadership role that is widely respected throughout the company. It requires a blend of technical knowledge, business acumen, and people skills.


What You Will Be Doing

As the Product Manager, it's up to you to define a successful business strategy and product roadmap, then to work with Engineering, UX, and others to execute on that strategy. You are also responsible for evangelizing the platform, defining roadmaps, creating epics, and user stories, while working with the Product Owner on ensuring those stories are successfully delivered. In addition, you will be responsible for various GTM activities including delivering webinars, conducting analyst briefings, and sales enablement.

  • Provide thought leadership, drive the product roadmap, conduct market research, and listen to existing customers & prospects

  • Work closely with individual module PMs to understand their platform requirements and expected business outcomes so they can be prioritized appropriately

  • Work with our UX team to create visual designs based on your requirements, vetting those with customers and internal stakeholders before engineering implements

  • Work directly with Product Marketing on your product’s messaging, go-to-market plan, and strategy

  • Understand the importance of metrics and telemetry to validate the hypothesis and strengthen business cases

  • Work closely with engineering, answering questions and providing guidance on defined requirements

  • Work with PM peers to align roadmaps and dependencies throughout the portfolio


What You Need

The successful candidate should have a proven track record of understanding dynamic markets, making plans that generate results, and working with the leadership team to align execution to market opportunity. SolarWinds emphasizes strong growth and profitability; therefore, the ideal candidate must be proficient in making trade-off decisions that maximize growth and return on investment.

  • A strong drive and ambition

  • Experience with requirements gathering & prioritization, preferably as a software product manager

  • Strong presentation, communication, coordination, analytical, and creative problem-solving expertise

  • Strong technical background with demonstrated skills and experience with technical functions in the IT industry

  • Track record of shipping successful products or delivering successful projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams

  • Understanding of product marketing, business markets, market research, data analysis and business case modeling

  • Ability to interact with customers, partners, and press/analysts with accuracy and professionalism

  • Ability to think and execute at both strategic and operational levels

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and self-discipline to work effectively and thrive in a high-paced, goal-oriented environment


  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

  • MBA

  • Previous Product Management experience working on a shared software platform

  • Direct, hands-on experience managing and monitoring IT environments

SolarWinds unique business model and well-defined processes have proven to be tremendously successful resulting in continued hyper-growth for the company. It is critical to understand how SolarWinds goes to market and our sales model to create a business plan that will be successful. This is why this role is challenging. If you try to work how you have in previous companies, you will not be successful.


SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-12830

# Positions 1

Category Product

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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