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Principal Product Manager



Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 35% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Job Description:


  • Crisply articulate strategic direction and the product roadmap across many stakeholders including external customers, sales, customer success, engineering, design, etc

  • Perform market analysis in order to define strategic priorities for your product

  • Understand how they stack up against the competition & leverage available data from data sources

  • Be data-driven, creating and monitoring product and customer value metrics to make objective prioritization decisions

  • Build and maintain an effective and groomed backlog providing clear requirements for new initiatives and enhancements

  • Strong ability to discuss technical details and collaborate with engineers & product design while clearly communicating with leadership, sales marketing, and customers

  • Have in depth knowledge of Business Intelligence space (PowerBI, Tableau), cloud data platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), data science, data management and analytics

  • Manage and communicate release schedules, goals, and dependencies internally and externally, partnering with customers, sales, customer success and marketing

  • Should be able to clearly articulate product technical requirements to the Engineering team.

  • Prior knowledge in Engg is a plus


  • 10+ years of hands-on product management experience - both outbound and inbound - in a fast-paced agile development environment.

  • Self-starter with strong creative problem solving, facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Have delivered user experiences that are empowering, delightful and well-designed

  • Domain experience in analytics, data integration tools, business intelligence and/or database systems

  • Experience with SQL queries and principles of schema design

  • Skilled in discussing technical details with engineers & product design while also clearly communicating at a high level with leadership, sales marketing, and customers

You'll be a great fit if...

  • You're passionate about making the world a more curious and rational place, by creating products that help people explore data, ask questions and get reliable answers

  • You're humble and thoughtful, but a vocal advocate for our users and customers able to fight for the course of action that the data and our values show is right

  • You are able to excite others about your ideas

  • You like the 10,000 foot view, but also like to roll up your sleeves and make things happen

  • You have a deeply analytical mindset, yet are able to combine quantitative analysis and logic with a human touch

  • You are comfortable playing a technical product management role within the data management space



Alation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.

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