Digital Exchange Product Owner - Senior
Business Unit: Software
Requisition Number: 239084
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 20%
Siemens Digital Factory offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly-integrated hardware software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide. Siemens PLM Software, a Plano, Texas-based business unit of the Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide.
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We are seeking passionate, and enthusiastic Product Owners to join the software team at Siemens. Whether you want to work on some of the world's largest Industrial IoT systems, leverage cutting edge AWS technologies, streamline content delivery to end-users globally, build an awesome user experience, you will love working at Siemens PLM Software. Come join our startup culture and participate first hand in designing the next generation of computing.
This position within the Digital Exchange Product and Program Management team represents a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape future of business transactions. The Digital Exchange is Siemens’ online marketplace that enables our customers to discover and order digital products and services from Siemens and our partners.
A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, as well as strong business acumen and customer obsession. Additionally they have the ability to define visionary, ground breaking products based on customer needs, the desire to have an industry wide impact and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Candidates should have experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional specifications and user stories, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule, and deploy new features sets; as well as analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection. The Product Owner role is a broad one. We need business owners who can scale in perspective from strategic vision development with direct interaction with the senior leadership team to tactical product development and sales execution.
Siemens Product Owners are leaders who move quickly, with a focused determination to get things done, breaking down complex problems to make data-driven decisions that best serve customers. They are responsible for building business and pricing models, identifying bold moves to grow the business in current and adjacent markets, representing products to customers and executive leadership, and are the overall business owner of the product. We value product owners who want to sit with the developers and dig into the details as owners of the service where we define, develop, and ship new services and features in periods in a continuous delivery model. We function as a single team working together to deliver customer success.
•Successful Product Owners will work directly with customers and partners directly to identify unmet needs and will work with engineering to define creative solutions that deliver an excellent customer experience.
•Define product strategy, get buy in from relevant stakeholders and work with the team to prioritize work to deliver upon that strategy
•Collaborate with partner teams to define deliverables, roadmaps, and accompanying documentation for projects and programs
•Anticipate bottlenecks, identify opportunities, manage risk and escalations, and balance the business and user needs versus technical constraints
•Clearly and effectively communicate with technical owners, product managers, and upper management
•Drive process and tooling improvements to increase visibility, throughput and output quality.
•Encouraging risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit while identifying interdependencies between concurrent projects to prevent downstream problems
•BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience (MBA is a strong plus)
•3+ years of relevant work experience in Product Ownership
•Experience with an Agile development context
•Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules
•Superior verbal and written communications skills with high attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications
•Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with attention to detail and organizational skills
•Analytical acumen, and comfort generating and evaluating various forecasts, metrics, and analyses.
•Experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets
•Ability to proactively identify upcoming risks, issues, and bottlenecks and resolve issues that sometimes cross departmental boundaries
•Excellent time management, resource management and planning skills
•Ability to interface with internal and external customers of varying technical abilities
•Design thinking and business modelling experience
•Broad technical breadth and depth including web services and back-end application infrastructure