Principal Product Manager

Engineering Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Req ID: 24 -161

Come Join Our Passionate Team!  At Barracuda, we make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level.

We know a diverse workforce adds to our collective value and strength as an organization.  Barracuda Networks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to equal employment opportunity and equitable compensation regardless of race, gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Envision yourself at Barracuda

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Product Manager to lead the transition of our SaaS application, Email Gateway Defense to a new phase of growth and evolution. As the Principal Product Manager, you will be responsible for defining and executing the product strategy, driving innovation, and ensuring successful product launches. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, marketing, and customer success, to deliver exceptional SaaS applications that meet our customers' evolving needs. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact and shape the future of our SaaS product portfolio. The right candidate possesses a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. This position reports to our Director of Product Management. 

What you'll be working on 

  • Develop and execute a strategic roadmap for the Email Gateway Defense product, taking into account market trends, customer feedback, and business goals.
  • Lead the product lifecycle from ideation to launch, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify market opportunities and inform product strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering teams to define product requirements, prioritize features, and ensure successful implementation.
  • Work closely with design and user experience teams to create intuitive and compelling user interfaces that enhance user satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to develop go-to-market strategies, positioning, and messaging for new product releases.
  • Engage in customer interactions through creating webinars, presentations, and impactful participation at conferences and sales deals.
  • Strengthen customer relationships by organizing customer visits and facilitating personalized interactions.
  • Drive product adoption and customer engagement through effective product marketing and communication efforts.
  • Monitor key product metrics, conduct data analysis, and gather customer feedback to make data-driven decisions and continuously improve the product.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to ensure our Saas applications remain competitive and innovative.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to product management team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, learning, and growth.

What you bring to the role

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, business, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven track record of at least 8 years in product management, with a focus on SaaS applications.
  • Extensive experience in leading product transitions, transformations, or migrations, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved.
  • Strong technical background with the ability to collaborate effectively with engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering complex software products on time and within budget.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze market dynamics and make informed decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Passion for customer-centric product development and a deep understanding of user experience principles.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools.
  • If you are a highly motivated and experienced product manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is excited about leading our Email Gateway Defense product, we would love to hear from you. Apply today and join our dynamic team in shaping the future of our product portfolio.

What you’ll get from us

A team where you can voice your opinion, make an impact, and where you and your experience are valued. Internal mobility – there are opportunities for cross training and the ability to attain your next career step within Barracuda.

  • Equity, in the form of non-qualifying options
  • High-quality health benefits
  • Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Career-growth opportunities
  • Flexible Time Off and Paid Time Off benefits
  • Volunteer opportunities