Director, Product Management

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Job Purpose

We are looking for someone with leadership experience in Network and Cloud Security, specifically in the areas of IAAS, Container Security, and Web Security

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving innovation within our product and practices that add world class protection features, simplify interpreting, analyzing, and correlating complex security events and provide remediation capabilities to our customers  You must possess a good blend of technical savvy and the ability to work closely with Engineering with a big-picture vision that you can communicate to customers, partners and industry analysts. While this role will engage with Engineering, Labs and Professional Services on a technical level it will also be an evangelist for the Sophos Network Security offerings, both internally and externally. Working with Marketing and Sales with a focus to driving product revenue is core to this role.


Main Duties:


  • Develop innovative and unique security products and services with a focus on intuitive design and a great customer experience but understand what “drill-downs & drill-throughs” will be required by a cloud security architect.
  • Identify opportunities and conduct market analysis to form business cases, so that strategic plans can be developed.
  • Produce product and service requirements documents that identify problems to be solved and features required, assigning priorities to features
  • Execute product roadmaps for product, service and proposition launches and enhancements to quality, time and budget goals.
  • Drive strong commercial results in both revenue and customer adoption across key categories.
  • Engage with Customers, Partners, and Sales as a subject matter expert in order to provide guidance and information, delivering the most effective solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Engage with Marketing to provide your input for the go to market strategy, product positioning, key benefits and other marketing deliverables.
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers in Sophos, identifying synergies, flagging dependencies/risks, aimed at delivering cross product and cross business unit deliverables while ensuring that the best company-level decisions are taken.
  • Maintain knowledge of competitors’ offerings and assist in identifying market opportunities and gaps in the Sophos offerings in order to ensure that Sophos products remain competitive and leading in the marketplace.
  • This position requires some travel to Sophos locations, Partners and Customers worldwide


Skills & Experience:


  • In-depth knowledge of the ever growing and emerging “cloud” technologies and a champion of the Devops customer persona.
  • Line Management experience within product management or technical engineering
  • Knowledge of how security products are used “in the real world” including threat hunting
  • Exposure to advanced malware technologies
  • Proven experience within a product management or product marketing role
  • Conducting market analysis, making business cases and driving product requirements
  • Influencing at a senior level
  • Technical acumen
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to continually learn and develop knowledge and skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Desire and drive to continually innovate
  • Background in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Istio, and other relevant cloud technologies

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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