Top 10 Most Searched SaaS Jobs in the Industry

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SaaS jobs continue to be in high demand, this is due to the rapid growth and expansion of SaaS in recent years, and this will continue. The global SaaS market size was valued at $197 billion USD in 2023, with expected growth set to reach $1298.92 billion USD by 2030.

As we can see from the figures, SaaS has a phenomenal global presence and is an essential tool for many organisations. However, you may be asking what exactly is SaaS and why is it so popular in business? 

SaaS, or 'Software as a Service,' is a software delivery method that allows users to access cloud-based applications over the internet. Instead of installing and maintaining software, users can access it via the internet; this avoids the need for complex software and hardware management. 

The incredible rise of SaaS and its use within organisations worldwide have continuously increased the demand for experts to fill SaaS jobs. For talented senior leaders and management, it is an exciting career path. This article will explore the industry's most popular and searched SaaS jobs. In addition, we will detail what the role entails and what responsibilities come with the position.

10 SaaS Job Roles We See Most Often

1. SaaS Marketing Manager 

SaaS Marketing is the strategic promotion for SaaS companies. Due to vastly different customer bases, product complexity, and price strategy, SaaS marketing differs from marketing physical products. Due to its uniqueness and complexity, various marketing strategies are created and executed by SaaS marketing teams. 

A Marketing Manager’s key job responsibilities are: 

  • Responsible for building and maintaining a strong, consistent, and compelling brand through various marketing channels. 
  • Training and developing the marketing team. 
  • Seek marketing opportunities and analyse the results from current and past campaigns. 
  • Work closely with CEOs, sales, and product teams, to roadmap strategic growth essential to a business's future. 
  • Lead an organisation's digital presence, for example, social media, SEO, PPC, and email marketing. 

Market managers need to have a variety of personal and professional skills. Strong leadership, business management, customer service, and communication skills are required, alongside attention to detail and creativity. In addition, due to the model being marketed, a strong understanding of technology marketing and digital marketing techniques is essential. 

2. SaaS Product Manager 

A SaaS project manager will create and shape the product roadmap for existing core products and lead the strategy for all new products and features. Product managers will lead the product's journey from concept and discovery to release and launch.

During this journey, product managers will also work alongside the sales, marketing, and engineering teams. They will develop their product strategy by seeking the collective knowledge of stakeholders such as engineers, CEO, and clients. Using this knowledge, they will develop products that meet specific requirements and are within budgets. Product managers will also seek specific feedback from customers and prospects to understand the needs and requirements needed for a product. 

SaaS product managers will be strategic thinkers, excellent communicators, strong negotiators, and influential leaders. The technical skills required would be understanding data and analytics, business intelligence, and experience in planning and implementing projects. 

3. SaaS Sales Engineer 

There are clear benefits to acquiring SaaS for a business; a few advantages are reduced upfront cost, easy setup, and scalability. However, getting customers to sign up for a SaaS platform and successfully integrate it into their environment are two very different propositions. 

Particularly in B2B sales, successful integration can be vital to whether or not a trial signup is converted. This is where the sales engineer steps in. They provide an essential link in the sales process as they establish the technical requirements to integrate a user's SaaS platform into their environment. 

To ensure effective integration, sales engineers would understand the value the platform can provide a specific customer. Their key responsibilities include scripting and presenting demos, addressing initial technical objections or questions a user may have, and assisting external developers with initial technical integrations. 

Sales Engineers would be expected to have strong technical, research, analytical, negotiation, communication, and listening skills. 

4. SaaS Project Manager 

SaaS Project Managers plan and present project and integration strategies. They work with clients to develop strategies to understand needs, timelines, and budgets. 

Once the strategy has been agreed upon, managers would communicate with the internal teams to begin its implementation and oversee and manage the teams to ensure the project completion is to the client's requirements. 

Project managers are experts in the SaaS platform and its integration. They should possess strong communication skills to inform and educate clients, stakeholders, and internal teams on reports, project progress, and challenges. In addition, they should have expertise in manipulating and interpreting sets of data. Customer service skills are also vital, as project managers are responsible for driving client contact and satisfaction. They must ensure that an exceptional level of service is always provided. 

5. SaaS Business Development Manager 

A Business Development Manager's primary responsibility is to search, identify, and exploit new business and growth opportunities. The role is marketing, sales, and strategy rolled into one. They build and maintain a network of contacts to attract new clients, explore new market opportunities, and manage growth projects. 

In building client relationships, business development managers understand the client's needs, their challenges, and why SaaS is needed. This knowledge will allow managers to tailor a client experience and deliver exceptional service. 

Business development managers usually have extensive experience in SaaS/Cloud, sales, and business development. They have strong skills in relationship management, closing deals, and negotiating new business models. In addition, they have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and can work independently to develop new ideas. 

6. SaaS Security Engineer 

A SaaS Security Engineer ensures the security of SaaS platforms, protecting sensitive customer data and enhanced security beyond multi-factor authentication and ongoing monitoring. 

SaaS Security Engineers have strong problem solving and analytical skills to enable them to carry out complex security testing to develop and maintain secure system applications.

7. SaaS Customer Success Manager

A SaaS customer success manager supervises a cross-functional team that enhances customer service. They work with customers directly to ensure they get the most out of a service or product. Also, as part of their role, they liaise between service and sales, incorporating expert product knowledge and customer feedback. In 2019, LinkedIn named the SaaS customer success manager role as one of the top ten most promising jobs in the United States. 

The primary responsibilities of a customer success manager are

  • Providing customer training and support.
  • Gathering customer feedback and sharing it internally to improve the product and customer support practices. 
  • Analysing customer data and highlighting aspects of the product that benefit them. 
  • Updating customers on updates to their products, any new features, and new products they may need. 
  • Highlighting resources such as articles, webinars, and video tutorials to customers. 

Customer success managers are expected to have an in-depth knowledge of the product and service. They are able to understand their customers and their needs and motivations. They should be skilled in being able to orchestrate and plan the customer's journey towards achieving their goals. 

Essential skills are building relationships, strong communication, excellent leadership of teams, and fine attention to detail.

8. SaaS Software Developer

A SaaS Software Developer is responsible for the build and maintenance of the core functionalities of the organisations SaaS application. They create solutions to streamline processes on CRM's, project management and sales platforms. 

SaaS Software Developers source the best set of applications and manage both the access and security of applications, monitor usage and effectiveness.

9. SaaS Data Analyst

SaaS Data Analysts review, analyse and interpret large data sets to identify trends, patterns and insights. These insights can then be used to enhance marketing and product strategies through informed, data-led decisions. 

Through data analysis a SaaS Data Analyst will review every aspect of SaaS platforms to decide which features to include, and the areas that need development attention.

10. SaaS UI/UX Designer

SaaS UI/UX Designers lead the way in creating an intuitive interface for SaaS products and platforms which is both user-friendly, efficient and visually appealing. The core elements a SaaS UI/UX Designer will focus on are the general functionality of the user journey and the overall look and feel of the product.  

SaaS UI/UX Designers work closely with Developers, Product Managers and Writers within the business to ensure all elements of the user journey are considered from concept through to the end product.

A key focus for SaaS UI/UX Designers is to simplify complex tasks to minimise confusion and increase efficiencies for users so they can follow a simple journey to achieve their desired outcome with the platform.

Looking For Jobs in SaaS? 

CSG Talent are a specialist SaaS recruitment agency that utilise expertise to build and maintain strong relationships with SaaS clients and candidates searching for SaaS jobs and experienced SaaS professionals. Our teams operate within an expansive network of SaaS recruitment experts who continually keep their finger on the pulse of the latest updates and developments within the industry. The information gathered by the network provides insights to advise and support our clients to allow their businesses to grow and develop their talent strategies. We aim to connect candidates with clients who match their requirements and motivations best. In addition, our SaaS recruitment team works with the client to ensure a seamless and positive hiring process. 

If you would like to discuss the latest SaaS jobs or are looking to recruit for new SaaS jobs within your organisation, please get in touch with our expert SaaS recruitment team today.