Director of Product Marketing, Security at Okta

| San Francisco, CA
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Position Description:

Okta’s rapid growth and product innovation have contributed to our leadership position in the market for identity and access management. Today we sell our broad portfolio of solutions to the largest companies in the world, and to optimize for this market we need experienced product marketing leaders who can help our customers be successful by leveraging the full power of the Okta Identity Platform. 

This Director of Product Marketing, Security role is highly strategic and cross-functional, you will play a critical role in the Okta journey - helping inform, inspire, empower, and delight executive as well as practitioner level audiences – for building strong security postures and mitigating risk against an ever-evolving threat landscape. Here are more details about the role: 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute a go-to-market plan for Okta’s identity-centric security solution, with measurable KPIs against key goals; report on key initiatives at the company level.
  • Be the expert on target personas and segments, how users adopt and customers buy our identity and access management products, and the value they derive from them.
  • Clearly articulate Okta’s position and differentiation vs market security offerings, and be the expert on competitive capabilities.
  • Provide thought leadership around security market trends and competing solutions.
  • Lead security-related strategy for community, events, and analyst relations
  • Build, curate, and present compelling content for releases, executive briefings, blogs and internal enablement
  • Represent the company at various speaking engagements, conferences, and press interviews.
  • Lead a growing Security product marketing team, including hiring and development of talent.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 8+ years of product marketing/product management experience for an enterprise IaaS or SaaS company or developer platform.
  • Solid experience leading outbound product initiatives; passionate about enterprise customers with complex requirements.
  • Experience in leading and building a team of rockstar product marketers. 
  • Experience leading product marketing at a specialized business unit, collaborating with matrixed generalist marketing, sales, and partner organizations.
  • Creative energy, building new playbooks, and  bringing out of the box thinking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including extensive public speaking experience.
  • Comfort working in a very cross-functional role with a highly distributed team
  • Familiarity with Okta technology or Identity and Access Management is preferred, but not required.
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.          
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

By submitting an application, you agree to the retention of your personal data for consideration for a future position at Okta.  More details about Okta’s privacy practices can be found at: https://www.okta.com/privacy-policy.

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