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Nationwide Insurance

Oracle Database Product Manager

Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

As the Oracle Database Product Manager you will be responsible for managing day to day operational support for Oracle databases, including monitoring, maintenance, and incident resolution. This includes partnering with Business Systems Areas (BSAs) to provide DBA support for application team’s projects and 3rd party contract management.  You and your team would be responsible to ensuring adherence to security best practices, including ID management, defining, implementing, and enforcing processes and procedures, and conducting periodic reviews for compliance. Experience migrating to and using Exadata is preferred.

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In addition, we are looking for someone who to build and maintain strong relationships with application managers in the BSAs, as well as with vendors. You will also be responsible for managing a staff of DBAs, hiring, coaching, goal setting, career development, conducting performance reviews.

We are currently working in a hybrid WFO/WFH environment, but provide a great degree of flexibility to the team.

Compensation Grade: G5

Job Description Summary

If you’re passionate about delivering technology solutions to support a company providing extraordinary care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology is the place for you. Our industry-leading technology workforce embraces an agile work environment and a collaborative culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!

As a Technology Product Manager, you will lead infrastructure engineers involved in the analysis, design, development and implementation of hardware/software. This includes identifying hardware/software systems requirements, hardware/software design, project planning, prioritizing and monitoring progress. Resource allocation and monitoring project status and efficiency are key to success. You also may have opportunities to coordinate with other managers to integrate project with other systems hardware/software.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manages a staff that is responsible for driving a competitive unit cost through efficient product lifecycle, capacity management, expense management and increasing value of the product.

  • Develops and maintains team knowledge and understanding of business domains, industry trends and product(s). 

  • Links ideation, new product development and introduction to business outcomes.

  • Develops the team accountable for the first line of defense for product risk and security management.

  • Assigns and allocates roles, in partnership with the Technology Product Executive, based on capacity and demand (finance, vendor relationship, marketing, etc.).

  • Leads all activities associated with defining, managing and sustaining operational metrics.

  • Leads a staff that is accountable for product management across platforms (on-premise and off-premise and across premise) and product lifecycle at product level including product strategy and roadmap.

  • Exhibits user empathy by partnering with User Advocates to understand and incorporate user sentiment.

  • Is responsible for the vendor management/relationships and sourcing.

  • Performs release cadence and business feature alignment using automation to drive speed.

  • Leads associates through guidance and support on the execution of work; responsible for the management of associates including but not limited to performance management, salary planning, training, development, workforce planning, hiring and disciplinary actions; and attracts, hires, engages and develops the team through impactful recruitment, coaching and feedback.

  • Develops and manages project budgets and deployment including the training and development of personnel.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Director/AVP; Leads a team of at least three Technology professionals.

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems or a related field is strongly preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Technology certifications or designation are not required, but encouraged (i.e.: AWS, Azure, scripting and development languages, delivery methods, security).

Experience: Eight years knowledge of project management concepts and techniques. Experience leading multiple teams and assets across various technology platforms. Three years of management experience is preferred. Experience with concepts and solutions: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and package solutions.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques. Extensive knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis concepts and techniques. Ability to develop, implement and present application development strategies.

Ability to lead a staff. Strong analytical and decision-making skills, interpersonal savvy, sound verbal and written communication and negotiation skills, and well-developed leadership ability. Ability to perform financial and risk analysis.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above to be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible) 

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs. Some travel may be required.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

Job ID: 1776f83b95a34ad08dc2c6ede5d8a89e23ac27ef83b4289acb82284cbad1a45d
Employment Type: Other