Technical Product Manager - Java

  • Sonar
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 26 Jun, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Sonar solves the trillion-dollar challenge of bad code. Sonar equips organizations to achieve and sustain a Clean Code state by empowering developers to write consistent, intentional, adaptable, and responsible code. Clean Code produces software that is maintainable, reliable, and secure, allowing development teams to spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating. With Sonar, and by employing the company’s Clean as You Code methodology, organizations minimize risk, reduce technical debt, increase productivity, and derive more value from their software in a predictable and sustainable way.

Sonar’s open-source and commercial products – SonarLint, SonarCloud, and SonarQube – support over 30 programming languages, frameworks, and infrastructure technologies. Trusted by more than 500,000 organizations and used by more than 7 million developers globally to clean more than half a trillion lines of code, Sonar is integral to delivering better software.

The impact you can have 

As a Java Ecosystem Product Manager, you will take care of the overall developer experience of our 3 products (SonarLint, SonarQube, and SonarCloud) through the prism of a single programming language and its entire ecosystem, ensuring that we consistently deliver value to developers and their teams in the right way according to the specific characteristics of the language in terms of IDEs, CI/CD services, frameworks, and libraries, and so on. To achieve this perfect match, we need a passionate Product Manager who will research, clarify and prioritize the needs of developers and translate those needs across our product line. In doing so, you will become an expert user of our products, from very high-level features down to technical aspects of individual rules. You will join the Product Management team, which is composed of other passionate Product Managers eager to collaborate with you. And you will also work closely with engaged Engineering teams to ensure that the proposed solutions meet the expected outcome so that we collectively deliver the best products to help development teams write clean and safe code. By joining us, you will bring your deep knowledge of programming, your passion for code quality, and your experience as a Product Manager to help SonarSource reach the next level and provide an awesome user experience to millions of developers.


As a Product Manager, you will

  • Contribute to the product visions and communicate about them, internally and externally.
  • Research, clarify, and prioritize opportunities to build and maintain an effective roadmap.
  • Interact with our users and customers on our product forum to support them, integrate their feedback and identify opportunities.
  • Align with the engineering teams on the problems to solve and support them during the end-to-end development stage of the solutions.
  • Sync with the engineering teams to ensure that there is a good balance between innovation, consolidation, and stability.
  • Work closely with other product managers to design cross-product features.
  • Follow what’s happening in the Java ecosystem to anticipate changes and feed your thoughts with potential innovations.
  • Attend conferences and give talks if you like.
  • Help the Product Management team grow in its organization, tools, and processes.


The skills you will demonstrate

  • Passionate about Java and how to write clean code with it.
  • Experience in software product management, preferably in an agile context.
  • Highly autonomous and pragmatic.
  • Open-minded and very positive can-do attitude.
  • Comfortable in dealing with change, complexity, and uncertainty.
  • Self-confident enough to challenge the status quo as well as to receive feedback.
  • Leadership: you take initiative and demonstrate your ability to lead a subject from beginning to end.
Words from the Team

Our team is made of 12 passionate teammates making sure our products provide the features developers love in line with the company strategy. We share values like collaboration, kindness, and continuous improvement. 

Our products are widely adopted, new features are frequently requested by our community and we constantly want to implement new features. We need to increase the size of the team so that every Product Manager is having the time to think and fully dig into the topics.

Our typical day is made of research related to new domains we want to cover, specification, and validation of new features in collaboration with engineering teams. We also collaborate with many other teams to make sure we deliver the best products.

Why you will love it here

• We value a safe work culture - founded in respect, kindness, and the right to fail.
• We hire great people - we value communication skills as much as technical prowess and we strive to create a work environment that allows for everyone to succeed and feel empowered to do their best work. Our 500+ SonarSourcers from 35 different nationalities can relate!
• Work-life balance - a healthy work-life balance is very important at Sonar.
• Flexible hours - we schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.
• We promote continuous learning - in an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is the key to growth and success! We're happy to support all employees in this journey if desired. 

What we do

As Home of Clean Code, Sonar is the ultimate solution to achieving Clean Code for developers and organizations alike. 

The company was formed to develop the open-source tool SonarQube, which has since become the go-to standard in code quality management. We strive every day to pave the way for developers, tackling the toughest issues head-on and pushing the limits of what’s possible. 

Who we are

At Sonar we believe in people, dedication, and innovation. We’re a team of problem solvers who are passionate and relentless in their respective missions. We want to work with people who are ready and willing to fasten their seat belts and be part of an incredible ride! 

Our Core Values are: Smarter Together, Excellence, Innovation, and Delivery. They reflect our unique culture and we expect them to help shape and positively strengthen our organization. 

If you want to learn more about our culture, check out our blog post.

Join us; we’ll be smarter and stronger together!

Sonar is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to treating every employee with equal respect and fairness. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination. All candidates will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.