Product Manager, Competitive Intelligence (Remote Available)

Product Management and UX San Jose, California


We are looking for a Product Manager with a focus on Competitive Intelligence (CI) who will help to drive Splunk’s competitive intelligence across our Security product portfolio. 

This individual will be expected to have a true passion for and deep understanding of the highly dynamic competitive landscape within the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) market spaces. This individual will be a strategic and tactical thinker and contributor who will help improve product roadmaps, product positioning, and sales effectiveness. Through deep technical and product research this individual will be expected to identify competitive advantages and opportunities for improvements, and train peers as well as management on recommendations for improving technologies and new technologies.

We see this position as being the go-to-expert on key competitors which will influence decision making and ultimately improve our competitiveness in the market.

You will join an existing team, reporting into the Product organization and work closely with our Field Sales and Product Marketing teams, among others, to position Splunk’s products against our competitors in the marketplace.

What you'll do: Yeah, I want to and can do that.

  • You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with deep technical knowledge of the Security market, focused on specific competitors and their offerings; becoming the ‘go-to-expert’ for those vendors, including SIEM, SOAR, and UEBA products. 
  • You will provide data-driven, impactful, and unbiased insights on Splunk’s true competitive position based on primary and secondary research to increase Splunk’s competitiveness
  • You will track and report on major competitive announcements and build awareness of competitive dynamics including identification of emerging competitive threats and market trends
  • You will ensure that current, accurate and relevant competitive intelligence is easily accessible to Splunkers, through battlecards, feature comparison matrices, and other deliverables 
  • You will conduct hands-on product evaluations to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Splunk’s products against opposing products
  • You will synthesize findings and support multiple teams, Product Marketing, Sales, SE, etc., with content, communications and positioning as well as product launch strategies derived from your analysis
  • You will facilitate win/loss analysis and assume onus for the analysis and feedback process from the field back to the product teams

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • 1-3+ years of related experience (e.g., Product Management, Competitive Intelligence, Sales Engineering, Product/Technical Marketing)
  • Strong technical knowledge of enterprise-grade Security solutions and understanding of the needs of Security buyers
  • A curiosity to learn new technologies, an ability to self-start, and the discipline to prioritize while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment will make you successful in this role

Preferred knowledge and experience: These are a huge plus.

  • Experience and/or knowledge of enterprise-grade Security products; SIEM, SOAR, UEBA, or log management preferred
  • Experience working directly with Field Sales, Sales Engineering, Product Marketing, and Product Management teams
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Splunk Security products

Education: Got it!

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent years of industry experience.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!