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Product Manager

  • Irdeto
  • Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • 03/08/2021

Job Description

Who we are:

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport, connected health and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime effectively. With more than 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber-services protect more than six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known and loved brands.


People are Irdeto’s biggest strength and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is building a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.


The Role:

As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for Irdeto’s CI+ CAM and HbbTV product solutions. This role requires a combination of knowledge of the market and customers as well as an excellent grasp of the relevant technologies and ecosystems. The main responsibility is to align Irdeto’s product vision, strategy and roadmap with the market demand to ensure product fit and profitability of the product lines. There is a strong emphasis on interaction with Irdeto sales, customers and supplier partners regarding the CI+ CAM and HbbTV sales, roadmaps, features and release time lines.


In this role you will be joining our Video Entertainment team. Conditional access remains key to what we do; from managing new technology implementations, combating online piracy, offering anti-cheat methods for gaming to supporting customers' demand for high-quality multi-screen experiences Irdeto deliver to a global customer base.


Your mission at Irdeto:

  • Define the product strategy of the Irdeto CI+ CAM’s in combination with HbbTV and its positioning and fit in existing and new markets and customers.
  • Leverage market and customer understanding to serve as the voice of the customer in decisions made regarding current and future solutions.
  • Manage the product lifecycle of the CI+ CAM & HbbTV and the underlying technology.
  • Collect customer, solution, and market requirements from customer interaction and market analysis and elaborates these to an appropriate level of detail.
  • Work with the Engineering, suppliers and partners to prioritize requirements and define medium/long-term product and solution roadmaps.
  • Work with technology providers and partners such as the major TV manufacturers and HbbTV software houses regarding the acceptance, the implementation and deployment of the HbbTV CAM solution.
  • Define and own solution pricing strategy, financial analysis and justification, create new business cases and present to management.
  • Work with the Solution Marketing team to create product collateral and participates in marketing events as a thought leader and solution evangelist (e.g. trade shows, webinars).
  • Work with the Market Intelligence team to gather competitive and market information.
  • Work with the Solution Marketing team to define go-to-market strategy, key benefits, product positioning, target customers/vertical markets.
  • Represent Irdeto on standards bodies driving forward the relevant technologies.
  • Define and ensure SLA delivery and ownership across the organization.
  • Support Sales and Pre-Sales in key customer engagements as subject matter expert.


How you can add value to the team?

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as Product Manager, or other similar role, in a technology environment.
  • Demonstrable technical skills (CI+ CAM & HbbTV), knowledge, and ability to manage technical aspects of a product or solution.
  • Excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills to both technical non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of and experience within the Video Entertainment industry, video backend infrastructures and/or video capable devices.
  • Highly self-motivated person able to drive projects forward with limited input.
  • Ability to provide people technical guidance and coaching to teams.
  • Proactive and pragmatic attitude in working with both external parties and different parts within the organization.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with sales teams, customers, technology providers and partners.
  • Present/promote Irdeto and the HbbTV CAM product strategy at multi-partner projects as well as into groups like Deutsche TV platform and other business associations including webinars.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Computer Science, a Business Degree, or similar work experience.
  • Specific knowledge of, and experience within, content security, anti-piracy, cybersecurity and brand protection is preferred.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with initiative and passion to succeed in an informal fast paced environment.
  • Regular travel to customers and non-customer sites worldwide (25%).
  • Excellent presentation skills in front of customers and at industry events.


What you can expect from us:

Irdeto is a people first organization where you can secure your future. Our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform our culture. We believe in connecting people and developing careers with a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness among our globally diverse workforce.


In addition to competitive remuneration and extensive benefits we offer:

  • An international & multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced 
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program
  • Innovation sabbatical
  • Volunteer Day
  • State of the art office space
  • On the job coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible work arrangements – via our Work Hard Anywhere policy.
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together!
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day!
  • US$ 500 net for your home office setup after you passed your trial period
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few)


With over 50 successful years of business innovation behind us, and an exciting digital and connected future ahead of us, Irdeto is a progressive company to join. We are looking for people who will keep us at the forefront of innovation and creativity.


Welcome to Irdeto!


Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on identity or innate characteristics, instead we aim to build a diverse, inclusive culture where your talent counts.