Competitive Intelligence Product Intern (Summer 2020)

at Puppet, Inc. Portland, OR or Seattle, WA

Hi, I’m Matt Young, Sr Director of Product Management at Puppet,

I’m looking for a Competitive Intelligence Product Intern to use competitive research and analysis to help drive the work of our world-class product team. You’ll sit side-by-side with Product Management, UX, and Marketing to influence roadmaps based on the latest competitive intel that you’ve gathered. If you’re looking to grow your research, analytics, and strategic road-mapping skills,  this just might be the role for you.

This is your chance to:

  • To partner with leadership to define and help construct Puppet’s competitive intelligence program from the ground up
  • Work alongside a world-class product team
  • Collaborate with a creative marketing team
  • Partner with a winning sales team
  • Develop a critical product management muscle 

Meaningful work you’ll contribute 

  • Develop a competitive intelligence program, including win/loss analysis, hands-on lab, competitor product launches, objection handling, and more.
  • Research and keep current on market/competitor trends and news.
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize information about the Automation and Configuration Management markets, focusing on both existing and emerging competitive landscapes.
  • Brief internal teams around new competitor technologies, competitive messaging, and positioning issues.
  • Help foster internal competitive information sharing.

You are… 

  • An entrepreneurial-minded spirit—you enjoy the challenge of expanding new skill sets and have a knack for building competitive intelligence. 
  • A team player—you understand product strategy is a challenge best tackled as a team effort. You effectively partner with your teammates, utilizing their domaine expertise. 
  • Scrappy and self-directed. You have experience driving projects in a startup environment with minimal guidance and limited resources while having a ton of freedom and creativity to continue moving forward. You roll up your sleeves and drive results.
  • Curious and inquisitive by nature. 
  • Able to develop a point of view and use data to influence others

Valuable experiences and skills you’ll bring to Puppet

  • Strong skills in communication, presenting, writing and ability to work well cross-functionally
  • Proven ability to conduct research, college and analyze data

Bonus, but not required (shout about it in your application if you have experience):

  • Technical background (Cloud, Infrastructure Mgmt, Programming) 
  • Automation or DevOps experience a plus 
  • MBA Candidate or previous relevant work experience

We are hiring at various experience levels and we’re particularly interested in having a diverse team with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. If this seems like your dream job, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway!

*Visa Sponsorship

Please note, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

About Puppet

Puppet’s core mission is to eliminate soul crushing work. We created the industry standard for managing infrastructure as code. And we didn’t stop there—our product portfolio has grown to help organizations automate across their entire software delivery lifecycle. With more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies using Puppet’s open source or commercial products, our code is helping power thousands of organizations across the world.

As the industry leader in DevOps solutions, we realize that our success is a collective effort; all made possible by the incredible people working here, our customers, partners, and Puppet community. Our culture is built on positivity, diversity, inclusivity and support—and we seek people who are resilient, entrepreneurial-minded, team players who continually strive to be incrementally better every single day. In our work together we aim to be curious, accountable, empathetic and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like the environment you’d thrive in, why not say hello?

Learn more about Puppet by checking out the values we live by and the awesome benefits and perks we offer employees!

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-877-575-9775 for assistance.

 

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An equal opportunity employer

Puppet is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact recruiter@puppet.com for assistance.

Staffing agencies: We do not accept unsolicited resumes. If you are not an approved Recruiting Partner and have not been approved to submit candidates for specific positions, we will not accept your submission. If you submit anyway, we will consider it a gift, free of charge! If you are interested in becoming an approved Recruiting Partner, please send an email request to recruiter@puppet.com.

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