About Okera:
 
Okera, Inc is revolutionizing the way companies manage their data across on-premise and cloud-based data stores. We simplify the complexity of data management, governance, and operations, enabling our customers to widen access to data-centric employees that is larger than previously imaginable. We boast several Fortune 500 customers and are funded by Silicon Valley top-tier venture capital firms.
 
Okera is solving one of the biggest challenges facing big data right now - opening up data access for greater innovation while ensuring proper governance and compliance. The Okera Active Data Management Platform unifies and manages access across a multi-cloud, multi-datastore and multi-tool environment. 
 
What is it like working at Okera?

At Okera, we are on a mission to empower Enterprise organizations to get more value out of their data and we do it responsibility with a high regard for data security!  We are solving some truly amazing challenges and you would be a great fit if you embody a growth mindset, understand what it means to put the customer first, you are a go-getter and value the team over individual, you are accountable, hard working, value transparency, and are looking to join a fast-paced startup environment that truly wants to make a difference. 

Be sure to check out our most exciting recent press below especially being labeled as one of the 10 coolest big data start-ups in 2020!

About the Job:
 
As the Director of Product Management at Okera you will be responsible for driving product initiatives from inception through execution. You’ll act as an amplifier and collaborator across all teams — listening to, engaging with all teams, cross-pollinating ideas and inspiring them with the product vision. You will collaborate closely with designers, engineers, customer success, marketing and sales to ensure that our products amaze and delight our users, and that every learning feeds back into the product. 
 
Okera is a rapidly growing startup, and as the second member of the product team you will have unprecedented ownership, huge potential for impact and a strong growth trajectory. You will be a product leader, focused on empowering the entire company with the product vision and a strong sense of customer and user empathy. You will also get to create the culture and processes of the product team, and help it scale with the organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive the product vision, strategy, roadmapping, prioritization, development and execution of the product.
  • Constantly talk with prospects and customers, listening deeply for feedback to make product & prioritization decisions.
  • Lead strategic cross-functional initiatives with engineering, UX, marketing and sales to ensure we are delivering a great customer experience. 
  • Provide input into collateral and training to empower the go to market team.
  • Drive pricing, packaging, segmentation, and have a strong voice in go-to-market strategy. 
  • As Okera grows, lead/cultivate/coach a team of product managers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • You have 5+ years of hands-on Product Management experience for an enterprise B2B software product with lots of connectors and integrations, with at least a year of directly managing other product managers. 
  • You are focused on providing excellent customer and user experiences and are deeply empathetic to user needs.
  • You have demonstrated a strong bias for action while maintaining an attention to detail.
  • You have great interpersonal and communication skills that shine when you’re talking with a customer or engaging a cross-functional audience.
  • You have a growth-mindset and are excited to work at a startup.

Benefits:

  • Aggressive accelerators and incentives for big deals.
  • Competitive salary. 
  • Medical, dental, vision and stock options.
  • Unlimited time off. 
  • 401k plan. 
  • Virtual weekly happy hours.
  • Monthly Health & Wellness Program stipend.
  • Professional Self Development stipend annually to grow your knowledge.
At Okera, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Okera is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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