Director of Product Management at Valimail
San Francisco, CA, US
Imagine working on a global communication network that’s used by 3.7 billion people and every day more than a quarter trillion messages cross this network. There’s just one problem: Because authentication isn’t built in to this platform, nobody can be certain who is sending most of these messages. This gap means that companies are vulnerable to a whole host of attacks on their employees, partners, and customers. Whether its wire fraud, W-2 thefts, or “fake news” in an attempt to destroy a brand, companies have been powerless to protect themselves against these impersonation attacks.
Valimail solves this problem. We’ve built a revolutionary platform on top of open standards — DMARC, DKIM, and SPF — that for the first time makes it possible for any organization to protect itself against email impersonation. Valimail pioneered the notion of automated email authentication, with innovative components like our DNS-based Authenticator (including our patented Instant SPF). Our system makes enables organizations to authenticate their email quickly, easily, and reliably.
We're looking for a seasoned cloud-focused Enterprise Technical Platform Product Manager who has broad experience and a passion for what they do to drive our continued innovation in this space. You will be our primaryProduct Manager focusing on microservices, data intelligence and integration. You will help set the tone for how ValiMail scales its architecture and solves the technical and operational challenges associated with data aggregation and curation.
If you like the idea of working on planetary-scale messaging systems with some of the latest tools and making a difference in the lives of half the world’s population, we’d love to talk to you.   
-Working with the CTO and Vice President of Product to understand technological opportunities in the email authentication space, and define how we can bring the benefits to our customers.
-Acting as product evangelist, leveraging strong verbal and presentation skills and work directly with customers/partners to evaluate and identify product requirements
-Strong product management skills in building and delivering on enterprise scale products. Ability goes beyond managing delivery of features. The right candidate will have experience managing and growing a suite of products
-Elevates the conversation with business partners to the strategic level, understanding strategic goals , KPIs and proposing plans to support them effectively   
-Responsible for the overall success of program ensuring delivery against requirements, design, roadmap, and solution architecture
-Has a high level of knowledge of relevant technologies, emerging business/ industry trends, competitive technical direction and product direction while leading and directing others
-Works on issues and projects which have high complexity.
Acts as an advisor on complex issues and projects, exercising discretion and latitude in reaching project goals.
-Leads cross functional teams and mentor others
-Technical fluency; ability to understand and discuss architectural concepts, schedule tradeoffs and new opportunities with technical team members
-Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; strong bias towards data-based decision making
-Identifies program critical success factors and drives mitigation of significant issues and risks. Assesses and escalates the risks of delivery of the solution while providing appropriate visibility to executive sponsors
Required Skills/Experience
-Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in product management and/or relevant applications delivery experience
-Minimum of 4 years in a Product Management leadership position
-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree/work experience
-Deep experience in enterprise products/applications
-Exceptional execution skills, agile software development methodology and ability to drive throughout the product life-cycle, from concept to launch
-Experience defining, refining, and optimizing product development process across Product and Engineering, such that quality, velocity, and visibility are maximized
-Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
-Strategic leadership with proven ability to set and communicate vision both internally and externally and identify / leverage relevant stakeholders
-Function independently and as part of a team under aggressive deadlines in a (really) fast-paced environment, convey a strong professional image, exhibit interest and positive attitude toward all assigned work, and strive for continued improvement
-Creative thinker who thrives on solving challenging problems with analytical thinking skills
-Strong technical acumen to oversee architects and engineers and proactively identify risks and issues.
-Gathering and transforming business requirements and market needs into a successful product strategy
-Domain expertise in API development, frameworks, and micro services
-Proven ability to deliver on commitments at scale
-Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
-People management and Product Management leadership experience preferred
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Valimail is the trusted leader in fully automated email authentication, with the only comprehensive platform for anti-impersonation, brand protection, and compliance used by corporations and federal agencies such as Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Valimail Enforce is the only FedRAMP-authorized email authentication service and, because it uses no personally identifiable information (PII), it is also GDPR compliant. Valimail authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies, in finance, government, transportation, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and more. Valimail is based in San Francisco. For more information visit