Vice President, Network Product Owner

3+ months agoNewark, NJ

Prudential's CTO organization is hiring a Network Product Owner to drive the product vision and strategy, own the customer relationship and successfully lead a team toward the vision.

As a Product Owner, this person will represent the voice of the customer. They are empowered to make on-the-spot decisions on scope and requirements, as well as manage and prioritize the Product Backlog to maximize business value. The successful candidate must have experience setting strategy for and managing a global network organization.


  • Owns the user experience and direction for the product
  • Acts as the primary customer representative for Agile Pod(s) to connect customer and product
  • Gathers requirements from the customer and translates their needs into features
  • Manages the product backlog and lead the epic / user story creation and development
  • Responsible for story prioritization, acceptance criteria definition and release planning
  • Works with the Scrum Master, Solution Engineers and Test Engineers to plan sprints
  • Works with Solution Architect and Technical Architect to understand and prioritize enabler work
  • Maintains new and existing customer relationships, informs customer of market conditions and updates them on technology disruption and economic trends
  • Attends planning sessions, stand-ups, retrospectives, sprint reviews to maintain close interaction with teams to ensure alignment on vision & value delivery
  • Identifies market/customer needs and ROI; Responsible for defining a strategic multi-year plan impacting product decision
  • Effectively uses metrics and data visualization to report progress and supports data-driven decision-making

  • Strong technical experience in
    • WAN/LAN Network strategies, design, and engineering
    • Extranet and Cloud Network engineering
    • Remote Access infrastructure and engineering
    • Network Firewalls, Routers, Switches and Security Infrastructure
    • Wide Area Networking (VPN; MPLS; EPLs; ISP and 3 rd party connectivity, etc.)
    • SDN/SD-WAN
    • Remote Access Infrastructure
  • Ability to develop Network strategies and lead implementation and timelines of the associated initiatives against business objectives and priorities
  • Strong Vendor management skills (Carriers, Hardware vendors, Electricians, etc.)
  • Risk management and Controls and Compliance skills relative to the operational and engineering responsibilities; ensuring the appropriate risk mitigation tactics are developed and in place
  • Ability to develop and ensure the adherence to Enterprise Standards relating to Networks
  • Strong Executive Presence and Communications skills (formal presentation skills; ability to present to executives and large audiences)
  • Strong Vendor management skills (Local/Long Distance carriers, Hardware/Software Vendors, etc)
  • Ability to work across organizations to integrate requirements and deliver work as per a defined schedule.
    • Carrier provisioning and management
  • Ability to conduct continuous exploration of customer needs using a variety of methods
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with ability to communicate complex messages and trade-offs to tell a compelling story
  • Ability to work effectively across the organization and influence a diverse group of stakeholders including small to large teams of technical experts
  • Exhibits strategic thinking capabilities, problem solving skills, strong execution, and accountability for outcomes
  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate with others and drive results
  • Ability to translate business need into technical terms
  • Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights
  • Balancing tactical outcomes and strategic direction
  • Understands Lean-Agile principles and practices
  • Global mindset
  • Experience in Agile Development

Job ID: Prudential-GT-0000V

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