Prudential

Vice President, Server Operating Systems Product Owner

3+ months agoWest Caldwell, NJ

Prudential's CTO organization is hiring a Server Operating Systems 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 a background in Server Operating System Engineering and Operations, strong leadership skills, and ability to communicate their vision with clients and users.

Responsibilities:

  • Set ambitious and clear product vision and communicate 'the story' effectively to key stakeholders and the rest of the team
  • Own the end-to-end product strategy from inception and determine business value once solution enters production
  • Acts as the primary customer representative for Agile Pod(s) to connect customer and product
  • Ensure alignment of product features and stories, i.e., review, give feedback, and prioritize user stories in line with own vision
  • Continuously improve backlog with the team, ensuring all items are clearly described, estimated, and prioritized
  • 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 Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points & usability test results, using market & industry knowledge as well as continual research, to deliver a well-positioned product
  • Approve each feature and provide valuable feedback for the team
  • Drive sprint and release plans together with the Scrum Master and organizational technology teams
  • Exercise strong decision-making mandate from executive group to own product end-to-end
  • Work with Tech lead to build a modular & reusable solution

Qualifications:
  • 10 years of Linux / UNIX Experience (Redhat Enterprise Linux preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Operating System and principles
  • Understanding of basic operating systems concepts such as security hardening, configuration management, lifecycle management, access management, etc...
  • Strong background in task automation, infrastructure as code, and Devops principles.
  • A strong understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTPS, and distributed networks)
  • Strong problem solving skills with an equally strong sense of urgency and ownership
  • 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
  • Experience in Agile Development
  • Balancing tactical outcomes and strategic direction
  • Understands Lean-Agile principles and practices
  • Global mindse t
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Job ID: Prudential-ENT000A9