Senior Manager Robotic Process Automation
- San Rafael, CA
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Autodesk is looking for a passionate and driven individual that wants to be part of a fast-moving company transforming how it delivers value to its customers through new processes and technology.
The Senior Manager of Robotic Process Automation will be responsible for driving process excellence within Autodesk's Finance and Operations, partnering and collaborating with others in a cross-functional way. This role will coach and develop a team that provides process analysis, insight, and optimization to a variety of business partners. In addition, this role will serve as a strategic advisor to various business units within Finance and Operations to champion and drive process automation initiatives. This is a highly-visible role on the leading edge of a dynamic transformation within Autodesk.
- Provide leadership to a talented group of process analysts, empowering and engaging the team to do great work.
- Drive best practices in software development and software lifecycle management to a globally diverse development team that is focused on building software bots.
- Scale the process analysis team through coaching and development of team members to broaden and deepen their skillsets, as well as working with our partners in Talent Acquisition to grow globally.
- Work with internal stakeholders to identify process improvement and automation opportunities, as well as working to define process metrics and requirements for robotic process automation.
- Facilitate a robotic process automation champions group across all of Finance and Operations, driving best practices, robotic process automation initiatives, and influencing the transformation roadmaps of our partners.
- Be the voice of the robotic process automation space within Finance and Operations, keeping our stakeholders up-to-date with crisp and effective communications on initiatives and overall status and direction.
- Coordinate and align efforts with other organizations within Autodesk, such as our partners in Digital Platforms & Experience, Enterprise Services, and others.
We're after a respected leader who can speak in the language of the business, influence and advise on their process optimization and automation opportunities, translating effectively to highly technical teams. If you're a good candidate, you will have:
- Strong leadership skills such as mentoring, coaching, and collaboration that can be a resource to entire process team can look up to and is respected by the development team.
- Amazing critical thinking skills with the ability to take abstract concepts and ideas, distill them down, and make them real. You want to understand not only why something needs to be done, but how you can help your teams get there.
- A keen sense for problem solving - sniffing out process opportunities and automation challenges as we mobilize on our transformation, having a clear view of cause-and-effect so that you can prioritize effectively for your teams.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to switch contexts between highly technical and business-focused topics quickly and easily.
- Plenty of prior battle scars. We're looking for somebody with experience (prior professional experience in a leadership role, 8+ years breathing process improvement) that has learned, sometimes the hard way, how to be a fantastic leader.
- An individual who has learned how to learn. You have an undergrad degree in engineering or business operations or have a combination of other education and equivalent work.
- Lots of experience working in highly-iterative development processes. You understand the principles of them, but aren't married to any particular methodology.
- Somebody prepared to deal with the boring and the tough. Every minute of every day in a leadership role isn't always watching teams deploy new automations. A leader in this role must also be willing and able to take on things like vendor SOWs, performance management, and the other things that come up day-to-day.
If you can check all the boxes above and still want to stand out from the crowd, our ideal candidate will also:
- Be someone that has walked-the-walk and has a strong technical background that can help mentor process-focused teams.
- Be someone that has walked-the-walk and has a strong technical background that can help mentor process and development focused teams.
- A healthy background in Lean, Agile, and other empirical processes that drive continuous improvement. You know your way around a Kanban or Scrum board and can speak fluently to value streams and optimizing flow while reducing waste. Jira and BPM are more to you than just words and acronyms. Six Sigma is far more to you than just the color of a belt.
- Significant technical experience in complex systems integration. You've not only drawn the lines on a Visio diagram, you've built the software that embodies them.
- Bring experience consulting in business and stakeholder management, providing expert insight into strategic and tactical opportunities for improvement in partner/client organizations.
- Have a portfolio of successful high-risk, high-visibility projects. You've driven big initiatives over the line while meeting tight commitments to do so.
- Demonstrate a good "credit history" of paying down technical debt. Automating processes via software that is connected to a variety of different systems and platforms isn't easy, and you've shown you know how to do it.
- A firm understanding of the Lean principles of product development. One-piece flow, visual management, context switching, and simplification have become a way-of-life for you. You know that product development is a different animal than manufacturing and repetitive processes and can balance automation development as a product to enable automation of standard work and repeatable processes.
- You have led highly successful software development teams and can bring enough technical expertise to a leader role such that you can understand the challenges faced by an engineering team.
At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
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