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8 Dec 2021

Full-Time Director of Marketing

oak9 – Posted by Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Industry background: 
As more companies move key parts of their business to the cloud, it’s critical to ensure that data and information are secure. Two functions that play a key role are developers and security teams. To date, innovation has been focused on development teams – who can now do more, faster. The security teams are not able to keep up and that creates risk for the organization.
The company: 
The oak9 platform analyzes infrastructure-as-code and builds security into cloud native applications so they are secure and compliant by design.
We are passionate about removing the friction between development and security so businesses can achieve velocity & agility without compromising on security.
We’re looking for smart, motivated and talented individuals to join our growing team. You will be an integral part of oak9’s success, and this is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a fast-paced environment with a team full of passionate, committed people who are excited to transform how security integrates into modern development.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with a top-tier leadership team to reshape the security landscape.  We are growing fast and are looking for talented individuals to help in our mission.
The Challenge:
We are looking for an enthusiastic Director of Marketing to join us and ensure that our customers are thrilled with our platform. This is a role for someone who is a strategic leader and has a passion for understanding product-led growth. In this role, you’ll be responsible for establishing oak9 as a leader and destination for cloud security. We are looking for someone to develop and execute oak9’s GTM strategy with informed market and statistical data. You should have strong opinions product-led marketing best practices to help you stay focused in the ever-changing cybersecurity space. We are a startup, so it’s important to us that you’re an expert in creating brand awareness and establishing credibility in the market. We’re building something special here and need your expertise to help us tell our story in the right way!

The Skillset

    • 9+ years of experience in a fast-paced software company marketing SaaS/self-service product
    • Proven success as a Marketing Director, or other senior role
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement successful marketing campaigns through product-led growth focus. We strongly believe in the ability for our product to sell itself
    • Motivation to solve problems and a data-driven mindset
    • Must easily navigate contributing to strategic leadership and executing initiatives
    • Knowledge about SEO and web analytics
    • Enjoyment for all things security and serious interest in having fun at work

In 30 days, you will…

    • Get to know oak9! Learn about our systems, processes, people, and vision
    • Become familiar with cloud service provider offerings and security considerations associated with them
    • Familiarize yourself with our marketing efforts, develop a strategy to improve content marketing results for the future
    • Build out and improve oak9’s marketing calendar
    • Understand the key differentiations of oak9 and competitors/ conduct market analysis to identify challenges and opportunities for growth

In 60 days, you will…

    • Develop oak9’s go-to-market strategy; create collateral for customers, prospects, and customer-facing teams
    • Plan, design, and create new content for the blog, press, website, social, etc
    • Build relationships with media and stakeholders through creative PR strategies

In 90 days, you will…

    • Build relationships with media and stakeholders through creative PR strategies
    • Continually develop, implement, and execute an organic marketing strategy to increase brand awareness by focusing on product-led growth
What we offer: 
– Competitive salary and equity
– Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
– 401k plan + company match
– Unlimited vacation policy (2-week minimum!)
– Flexible work arrangements
– Career development to pave your own path
– An exciting and fun startup environment
Wait! Did you know that women and minorities are less likely to apply to a position if they don’t match 100% of the stated “job qualifications”? Don’t let that be you and miss out on this opportunity! We want to encourage you to apply even if you may not think you are 100% of the way there right now. Don’t count yourself out! Give yourself a shot. We’ll be in touch.
At this time, oak9 does not sponsor work visas. 

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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