Identity Product Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/01/17
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/01/17

Do you have background in releasing Identity platforms, often find yourself leading, and have a passion for execution? Ultimate Software is looking for an Identity Product Manager to join our Platform Product team.  This may be a perfect fit for you if the thought of working in an environment that thrives on innovation and change is energizing to you. The Product Manager is a synthesizer who monitors the market, researches and defines new capabilities and products to bring to the market.  As the Identity Product Manager, you will have an opportunity to shape the security and identity capabilities of our core product and platform by creating and executing on a unique vision that you craft. To be successful, you will have a clear understanding of our product platform’s capabilities, strategic goals, and ensure that the platform evolves within this vision and the overall product vision. You must be able to communicate the vision, requirements, and priorities clearly to many different teams.  You must enjoy working closely with our development teams in an agile environment and the company at large in support of the platform and the other product areas.  As part of your role, you will conduct market research, drive product definition and design, and be the champion of Identity platform features both internally and externally. If this summary is a description of you and what you want to be doing, submit your application today.

Here at Ultimate Software, we truly put our people first. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Ultimate is ranked #1 on Fortune's “Best Places to Work in Technology” for 2017 and #7 on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2017. Ultimate is also ranked #1 on the Fortune’s “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” for 2017 and #5 on its “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” list for 2016.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities(other duties may be assigned)

  • Defines and researches business requirements, has frequent customer communication and collaboration with Domain Owners, Product Strategists and Business Analysts
  • Engage in market analyses to understand current and future trends, market segmentation and customer needs in Identity and Security
  • Create and manage product area roadmaps and coordinate with other product managers and strategists on dependencies
  • Maintain continued awareness of industry changes in software development and how it should impact our solution
  • Leads Alpha and Beta programs for functional areas including selecting customers, conducting regular feedback meetings, and acting as main point of contact for participants
  • Ensure internal and external business needs are identified, prioritized and communicated as part of release planning
  • Defines the content for all releasable products and milestones
  • Creates materials (presentations and demos) to help train additional teams on new capabilities
  • Engage and participate in the ideation process with our customer and internal communities
  • Engage in active review and revisions to product features and roadmaps throughout the release cycle to ensure that functionality meets requirements
  • Have a clear understanding and view of the competitive landscape

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • 5-7 years in a software development environment with a portfolio of products and platforms delivered to the market
  • Proven delivery expertise in Identity and Security platforms
  • Extensive functional knowledge and experience in supporting multiple Products and Domains
  • Proven leadership, analytical, decision-making, and team building skills
  • Effective communication skills; listening, written and verbal; ability to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong customer focus
  • Exceptional partnership skills
  • Proven leadership, analytical, decision-making, and team building skills

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years of product management experience
  • Specific knowledge of security and SSO concepts, Ping federation, RSO concept using new authorization standards (* JSON, JWT, JWT, OAuth, OpenID Connect experience and * Cryptography: PKI / XML DSig / SSL / SSH); specific knowledge of security products on the market, such as OpenAM and OpenDJ.
  • Technical fluency in multiple architectural paradigms and ability to transition between technical and customer-oriented topics
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment to solve business problems
  • Think imaginatively and intuitively while quickly grasping and synthesizing new ideas
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities
  • Effective communication skills; listening, written and verbal; ability to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Comfortable presenting to all size audiences


  • Bachelors Degree
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