Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Product Manager, Security at Uptake

What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures, enhance safety and detect security issues. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

What You’ll Do:

A Product Manager is broadly responsible for ensuring that our development activities align with and support the company's overarching business strategy and are consistently aimed at discovering and delivering product evolutions that are valuable, usable and feasible.

You will be expected to grow the value and utility of your security products in a dynamic, fast-moving data marketplace, with their success governed and measured by product-specific KPIs. To succeed in this role, you must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the personal drive and charisma to make that vision a reality, largely through the work of others.

This is a key strategic leadership role so expectations are high and outstanding presence and communications skills are a must.

In this role you will:

  • Share ownership of the holistic view of our security product portfolio; ensuring that our security products work in concert and are appropriately balanced against the needs of multiple customer types and stakeholders.
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to refine practices, resolve conflicts, set policy and remove impediments for product development teams.
  • Partner with User Experience and Engineering leads on research and discovery practices that allow for rapid concept testing to ensure we deploy production-develop capabilities against proven product ideas.
  • Create clear and measurable KPIs, goals and objectives, each related to the creation and enhancement of timely, high-quality security products that support critical business objectives and multiple stakeholders.
  • Promote awareness of the security product teams’ plans, insights and accomplishments though scorecards and other activities in order to facilitate cooperation across departments.
  • Participate with management team on strategy, budgeting and capacity planning.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead, inspire, and develop the leadership skills of others.
  • 8+ years of product management/product development experience.
  • 5+ years of product management experience within the security industry
  • Significant experience creating lucrative consumer-facing web applications that help users solve important problems.
  • Commitment to and hands-on familiarity with SCRUM or other agile development methodologies.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment.
  • Highly self-directed team player.
  • Commitment to rapid discovery of minimum viable products, and to iterative testing cycles to sort out the most lucrative ideas and continually improve them.
  • Excellent communications skills with an innate ability to empathize with and relate to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Prefered Skills:

  • Nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, and computer hacking skills.
  • Enjoy the music of “DualCore”.
  • An active member of the Security Community.
  • Be bad-ass in what you do.

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Happy hours

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