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LiveOak Venture Partners

Senior Product Manager



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Open Source has taken over the world of software development; however, the largest trade-off still persists: security. Companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources patching and fortifying open source software in order to ship with confidence & compliance.

Founded by the industry's leading experts on open source software, security and cloud native development, Chainguard has built the largest library of open source software that is secure by default. Customers including Snowflake, Canva, and HPE rely on Chainguard to build securely with open source software across the organization.

Chainguard is the safe source for open source.

About Us

We live and breathe our company values:

We are customer obsessed - Our true advantage is the strength of our relationships with customers through collaboration, empathy, and responsiveness. We establish trust as we educate, advocate, and listen to their needs. Our focus is on delivering solutions to our customers that create value and make their lives better.

We have a bias for intentional action - We’re a start-up and we need to move fast. However we need to move fast through intentional action to make sure we’re able to deliver quickly and efficiently on what is most impactful to our collective success. We prioritize, plan, try things, and fail fast. We think about how what we do impacts other teams and communicate our progress - owning the whole solution from start to finish. If we move fast enough, we can make two or three mistakes, learn, and correct them before competitors even make their first decision.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously (but we do serious work) - Though we are solving an important problem which takes focus and a degree of seriousness, we don’t take ourselves too seriously while we do. We laugh, have fun, embrace uniqueness, and enjoy the journey. Together.

We trust each other and assume good intentions - We hire great team members and trust them to do their work. We’re transparent with data, news, and decisions - positive or negative - to empower team members to make well informed decisions. Showing up for each other fully means we celebrate each other’s accomplishments as well as give compassionate direct feedback when needed. We always default to assuming good intentions.

The role, in a nutshell:

We are looking for a Product Manager to oversee the development and improvement of Chainguard Images. In this role, you will work alongside other PMs and cross-functional stakeholders to help lead, develop and manage the product roadmap and vision. You will develop a strong understanding of customer needs and work with engineering to define elegant, differentiating product solutions with well defined priorities

You have to be able to work through ambiguity to be able to get results. You will leverage your relationships with your key internal stakeholders to align on priorities and provide prioritized use cases for your engineering partners.

What you’ll do:

  • Determine new customer requirements based on a strong understanding of the software security space, current market needs and new competitive offerings.
  • Launch new products and features that solve customer problems, test their performance, and iterate quickly.
  • Work collaboratively with Engineering, Marketing, UX, and other cross-functional teams on cutting edge technologies.
  • Develop innovative solutions to problems by collaborating as needed across regions, product areas, and functions.
  • Drive the strategy, roadmap and planning cycles.
  • Drive execution against the roadmap.

What we're looking for:

  • Technical experience is a must. Either prior experience as a developer, or proven success working with senior technical teams.
  • Linux software packaging and/or container image building experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with engineering teams.
  • Ability to navigate complex decision-making and effectively communicate across teams.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with cross-functional teams and leaders.
  • Understanding and ability to define clear requirements, write high-level documents, prepare and present material company wide.
  • Excellent communication and proven track record with deep customer engagements, hands-on execution and timely delivery.
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment.
Base Salary Range
$120,000$175,000 USD

A few of the benefits we offer (for our full time employees):

  • Equity/stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote work with flexible coworking and team meetup opportunities
  • Home office and internet stipend
  • 100% health/dental/vision insurance coverage for you and your family

If your experience is close but doesn’t fulfill all requirements, please apply. Chainguard is on a mission to build the best team. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring “Guardians'' with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Chainguard is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

For US based roles - Chainguard participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employee Form I-9 Information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. Chainguard, Inc. only uses E-Verify once a candidate has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that an employee is authorized to work, Chainguard, Inc. will give the employee written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so the employee can begin to resolve the issue before any adverse employment action is taken. For more information about your right to work, please see the Notice of Right to Work.

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