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Chief Product Officer



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Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

About Us:

Fortanix is a dynamic start-up solving some of the world’s most demanding data protection challenges for companies and governments around the world. Our disruptive technology maintains data privacy across its entire lifecycle -- at rest, in motion, and in use across any enterprise IT infrastructure -- public cloud, on-prem, hybrid cloud, and SaaS.

With key strategic partners like Microsoft, Intel, ServiceNow, and Snowflake, Fortanix customers like PayPal, Google & Adidas are reaping the benefits. Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor”, Fortanix is revolutionizing cyber security.

The Role

Fortanix, a leading company in the internet industry, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Product Officer to join their team, reporting to the CEO. As a Chief Product Officer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of cloud computing and driving innovation within the company. Fortanix is known for its outstanding work in protecting digital assets for some of the world's largest companies.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Chief Product Officer (CPO) to lead our product strategy and drive our product portfolio to new heights.

You'll play an important role in creating products that enable companies to securely use cloud computing. Fortanix is looking for someone who is passionate about technology and ready to take on challenging problems to help push the company forward. You'll join a team full of talented and motivated people, all working together to create something truly innovative.


  • Product Strategy: Develop and communicate a clear product vision and strategy that aligns with the company's overall mission and objectives.
  • Product Roadmap: Define and prioritize the product roadmap, ensuring that it reflects customer needs, market trends, and competitive intelligence. Manage the product lifecycle, from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products.
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing product team, including product managers and designers, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Product Development: Oversee the end-to-end product development process, from concept to launch, ensuring that products are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Market Analysis: Stay informed about market trends, customer needs, and competitive landscapes, and use this knowledge to make data-driven decisions.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Champion a customer-centric approach to product development, gathering customer feedback and conducting user research to continuously improve our products.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other departments, including Sales, Marketing, and Engineering, to ensure alignment and successful product launches.
  • Product Evangelism: Serve as the chief evangelist for Fortanix products, both internally and externally, promoting the value and benefits of our solutions.
  • Financial Management: Manage the product budget and resources efficiently to optimize product development and achieve financial goals.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that Fortanix products comply with relevant cybersecurity regulations and standards.
  • Develop and define product features for the Confidential Computing product line.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to ensure product roadmap is achieved.
  • Identify market trends and areas for improvement to improve product offerings.
  • Handle internal and external product communications and documentation.
  • Create sales plans and analyze market data to ensure products will be successful.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Sales, Marketing, and Support to ensure product success.
  • Manage product pricing, positioning, and promotion.


  • Proven experience as a Chief Product Officer or similar leadership role in the SaaS industry.
  • Experience growing companies from 0 to 100+ ARR
  • Strong track record of successfully launching and growing innovative products.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud computing and related technologies.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong understanding of market trends and customer insights.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IPO experience is a highly desirable

What we offer:

  • We offer a collaborative work environment, amazing equity, great benefits, competitive salary, and the opportunity to redefine cloud computing.
  • Unlimited PTO (it’s between you and your work!)
  • Friendly culture that brings the best out of everybody
  • 401k (no matching)

Fortanix is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace with equal opportunity for all applicants and teammates. Our goal is to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other status. If you’re interested in working in a fast-growing, exciting working environment – we encourage you to apply!

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