We’re building a different kind of IT company, one that meets our customers and our own team on their turf, on their terms. We’re growing fast right now and you can be part of it with all the opportunities to add value that comes with that. Curious? Great! That’s what we like in a Softie!
Our Softies are a diverse and globally distributed team on a mission to change the future of data infrastructure with task-specific hardware and open source. We aim to do all the hard work so that our customers can adopt the best open source has to offer in a bulletproof and resilient way. Our team thinks differently, working as an integrated but globally dispersed team of experts in hardware manufacturing, firmware, software, infrastructure and everything in between.
Product Marketing forms a pivotal role between engineering, sales and marketing - supporting not only the development of the optimal product strategy, but also the best go to market strategy, enabling the SoftIron Sales team and channel, helping to effectively target, develop and message marketing campaigns and develop content, delivering market analysis and insight to the organisation as a whole, as well as acting as a spokesperson for the business to the outside world.
Qualifications and Experience
Likely to have spent some time in Engineering and/or as an IT practitioner, this role requires a rare blend of broad domain expertise at a reasonable level of technical detail with the ability then distill this into macro trends and concepts able to communicate not only where we are at as a business, but where we are headed as an industry. As comfortable in a room of engineers as a room of sales and marketing folks and able to “change gears” appropriately to serve those teams, success in this role requires forming strong, mutually respected relationships across almost all disciplines, and at all levels of this fast moving startup environment.
Successful candidates will be skilled written and verbal communicators. Though largely focussed on helping develop the SoftIron business via strategy, campaigns and assets, they should expect to be called upon occasionally to assist in the sales cycle, not only with new prospects, but in deepening and extending relationships with both customers and channel partners by sharing their market expertise..
Able to understand, distill and embrace the unique approach that SoftIron brings to the IT Industry will be key. This isn’t just another start up with a “hot product”, it's a wholly different way of bringing IT to market.
We pay competitively in the market in which you want to be located, and provide an attractive benefits package including significant share options in our fast growing, mid-stage start-up.
We operate globally and also have some pretty cool offices worldwide. Time travel (aka time zone optimisation) is one of our superpowers and we use this to our best advantage in setting up teams and how we work. To best complement our team and customer needs, this role is based in the UK, US or Germany. We'd ideally like you to operate hybrid (some time in the office, some remote), meaning you live within an easy commute of one of our offices in those countries. In the US, this is San Diego and Silicon Valley, in the UK it's Cambridge or Manchester, and in Germany we have an office in Berlin.
We work with like-minded companies across all of our business. We’re not into vendor lock-in of any type, we don’t do the hard sell and we treat time and attention as valuable resources. Recruitment agents, please don’t send us unsolicited resumes or CVs unless we’ve asked you to work with us on the role - it just shows us you’re not our type.
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