Senior Product Manager, Data Platform



Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

You find the mechanics of Security and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses fascinating. You thrive at the intersection of Product, Engineering, Business Systems, Customer Success, and Sales. You could give an impromptu talk on the pros and cons of the value of various types of application / services data for use in threat detection and why none of them are perfect. While most of your product colleagues view building and leading the platform capabilities that enable the SaaS services as a nightmare, you see it as an opportunity. You are excited by the opportunity to work across not only the services teams, but with the engineers and analysts to provide the core of a detection and remediation service - the data.

Still reading? Great! This role isn’t for all PMs. Yes, all of the standard PM things apply – plan, prioritize, communicate, and implement a roadmap, form relationships, and become the authority in how customers use our product. In this role though, less of the focus is on end users and more passionate about internal goals and customers. If you get happiness mostly from building products for external users, it will be frustrating. But if achieving business goals and making systems hum is your thing, and building excellent user experiences is just one of the ways you do it, you’ll thrive!

What Expel can do for you

  • Provide opportunities to have measurable impact on the company’s key business metrics right away
  • Surround you with experienced, friendly colleagues in key service delivery organizations who are all trying to make Expel’s operations scale 10x
  • Give you a foundation you can build on. We’ve been working on this for years but know there’s a lot more we can do. In other words, you won’t be starting from scratch.

What you can do for Expel

  • Take ownership of the vision and roadmaps for our data platform management, third-party data ingestion, data normalization and correlation, functionality to define and create signals and threat detections on security data, and the means for analysts and services teams to use all of this information.
  • Contribute to running a cross-functional team (Product Management, UX, Engineering).
  • Establish relationships with customers and use their input to distill the many requests into a roadmap that achieves maximum impact.
  • Balance a PM’s responsibility for both short term and long term results.

What you should bring with you

  • A curious, tenacious, and discerning mentality.
  • Familiarity with software engineering processes, from work planning to coding to software deployment.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise SaaS practices and operations (third-party integrations, service engineering, usage measurement, customer support, etc.).
  • Broad knowledge of modern IT, such as public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), SaaS applications, Kubernetes, serverless, and autoscaling. You don’t have to know details, just what it is and how our customers generally use it.
  • Understanding of fundamental SaaS business metrics (Annual Recurring Revenue, Net Revenue Retention, Gross Margin, Net Sales Efficiency) and ways to influence each one
  • Strong understanding of information security, security technologies, products and services.
  • Ability to build trust and appreciation with individual contributors and leaders across product management, engineering, security operations, business systems, sales, customer success, and technical support.
  • 7+ years of professional experience, with ~5 years in product management.

Additional notes

The base salary range for this role is between $130,000 USD and $187,200 USD + bonus eligibility and equity.

We believe in paying transparently and equitably. Your salary will ultimately be based on factors such as your experience, skills, team equity, and market data. You’ll also be eligible for unlimited PTO (which we model and encourage), work location flexibility, up to 24 weeks of parental leave, and really excellent health benefits

At Expel, our employee benefits reflect our commitment to our crew. Unlimited PTO, equity for everyone, work location flexibility, up to 24 weeks of parental leave, and excellent health benefits are some of the ways we care for our Expletives.

Our office is based in Herndon, Virginia. However, we will consider remote work for this position.

We’re only hiring those authorized to work in the United States. We do not currently sponsor immigration visas.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer: You'll receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let us know if you need accommodation of any kind.


Salary Range
$130,600$189,400 USD