Sr. Director, Product Management (Platform) at WP Engine (Omaha, NE or Remote)

| Omaha, NE +67 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $204,000-$306,000 Annually
Salary data is provided by the employer. Please note this is not a guarantee of compensation.
Sorry, this job was removed at 3:16 a.m. (CST) on Friday, August 18, 2023
Find out who's hiring remotely in Omaha, NE.
See all Remote Product jobs in Omaha, NE
By clicking Apply Now you agree to share your profile information with the hiring company.
We engage the most inspired minds to do their best work wherever they work best-powering the freedom to create worldwide.
WP Engine is the most trusted WordPress technology company, powering over 1.5M digital experiences in 150+ countries for businesses of all sizes. WP Engine's all-in-one platform enables customers to design, build, power, and manage extraordinary WordPress, eCommerce, and headless sites-all thanks to a nonstop commitment to innovation, award-winning WordPress expertise, and a set of core values that guides us every day.
What's cool about this job:
A key member of the WP Engine's leadership team, the Senior Direct of Product for Platform will play a major role in upleveling our foundational platform and product organization. The Senior Director of Product will report to our "Power and Manage" VP of Product, and will be responsible for leading the product vision, strategy, and roadmap execution for the critical and underpinning product area of WP Engine - the core Platform on which WP Engine customers, and internal products team, build.
Responsible for the "PaaS" product area, this role will create the internal and external customer product and own all capabilities and features included in the infrastructure (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure cloud providers, edge technologies, telemetry, performance data), along with proprietary and open source software required to power WP Engine's Managed WordPress offerings. The charter of this role is to ensure the developers and site owners achieve industry-leading site performance, security, reliability, and scalability.
The key goal for this role will be to increase market share and NPS of WP Engine's managed WordPress offerings, bringing unique differentiation through IaaS technologies.
The Senior Director of Product will work cross-functionally with Engineering, Marketing, and Sales in order to develop WP Engine's product discovery and long-term roadmap, while being a critical part of how WP Engine continues to revolutionize customer value through Platform product enhancements. This role is both highly strategic and hands-on, and would be a great fit for someone who is ambitious, structured, data-driven, performance oriented, with a passion for the craft of product management.
The Day to Day:
  • Develop a comprehensive platform and product strategy leveraging the best-of-breed cloud infrastructure providers such as GCP, AWS, and Azure.
  • Lead product discovery and execution activities, taking a strategic and data driven approach to creating a long-term plan that delights customers and accomplishes important business goals
  • Work closely with customers, prospects, and partners to understand their needs, advocate for their perspectives and led innovation on how our platform can be leveraged and adapted to meet those needs
  • Own the whole product; lead and engage in rich discussions around pricing, product positioning and go-to-market strategy
  • Lead the breakdown of strategies and business objectives into small rapidly deliverable value and/or experiments
  • Deliver product outcomes on regular short cycles, while aligning rolling 4-12 week product plans with longer term product vision and strategy
  • Act as a product evangelist through thought leadership, speaking, and engagement with industry communities
  • Work cross-functionally with internal partners to create clarity, collaboration, alignment and force behind our objectives and product plan
  • Recruit, coach and retain top product management talent
  • Partner with Engineering and GTM in terms of migration approaches and investment priorities between new customer features and technology improvements
  • Promote a culture of accountability, collaboration, innovation, and empathy for the customer
  • Model a growth mindset and curiosity for the organization by giving and receiving feedback effectively
  • Advocate for and represent the product organization at the executive level, communicate across functions and leaders at WP Engine to identify core opportunities for growth

Your Expertise and Passion:
  • 10+ years of product management experience, ideally in PaaS or B2B SaaS. (Developer experience and 100k+ users is nice to have)
  • 7+ years of leadership and people management experience with defined strategies and approaches
  • Building and scaling efficient platforms with industry-leading cloud providers, while avoiding vendor lock-in
  • You are adaptable, analytical, positive, people-smart, and ambitious, seamlessly partnering and delivering value to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience building and leading high performance product teams that partner well with engineering, marketing, sales and customer success
  • Track record of career velocity and multiple management roles showing increasing depth and scope of responsibilities and product management capabilities
  • Demonstrated track record of passion and success for innovating on behalf of customers.
  • World-class problem-solver with a proven track record of growing, developing and hiring for excellent product management teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. You love helping other people understand not just the outputs and insights, but the background behind all decisions made
  • Proven ability to use qualitative research, quantitative analysis, to make difficult prioritization and tradeoff decisions
  • Experience prioritizing and balancing product plans based on customer insights, business impact and technology evolution
  • Ability to influence and align with executives and other major stakeholders on product priorities while also remaining hands-on
  • Track record of hitting product based metrics and revenue based metrics
  • Ability to implement and drive a robust process that complement the company and team through various levels of scale

The Perks and Benefits:
  • Company Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Great Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)
  • HSA Company contribution $500 for employee / $1000 for family
  • 401(k) with a 4% match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family and Caregiver's Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • One-time $500 payment to set up your home office
  • 4 Company Wellness Days a year
  • 1 floating holiday
  • $100 monthly wellness allowance to spend on what you want
  • Access to free on-demand fitness classes
  • Free subscription to Calm
  • Pet Insurance
  • On-going education through LinkedIn Learning, Workday Learning and our Career Growth Portal

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
Base Salary Range
$204,000.00 - $306,000.00
We believe that compensation should be reflective of the impact you have within the organization relative to the market value of your role. The estimated base salary range for this position is as listed above. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay. Our salary ranges are determined by job role and responsibilities and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for salaries for the position nationwide. The actual base pay will vary based on various factors including job-related skills and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process. Your talent acquisition partner can share more about the total rewards package at WP Engine including any additional total rewards components such as equity, variable pay plans (if applicable), and benefits during the hiring process.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking Apply Now you agree to share your profile information with the hiring company.
Candidate Location Eligibility:
Albuquerque, NM
Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Birmingham, AL
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado, CO
Columbus, OH
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Dayton, OH
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
Greensboro, NC
Hampton Roads, VA
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Lexington, KY
Lincoln, NE
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
New York City, NY
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Other US Location
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
Pensacola, FL
Peoria, IL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Bay, FL
Tucson, AZ
Wichita, KS
Wilmington, NC

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • AsanaProject Management

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Mandated unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Pet insurance
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

More Jobs at WP Engine

Apply Now
By clicking Apply Now you agree to share your profile information with the hiring company.
Learn more about WP EngineFind similar jobs like this