This executive will have oversight of the Infrastructure Services Product Management organization, providing vision, direction, and leadership for foundational and core Infrastructure Products utilized by Discover's Business Technology teams to build solutions to meet Customer needs. Product Oriented and Servant Leader at the core, this role is responsible for ensuring consistent and appropriate delivery of products and services to support the needs of our Value Stream Engineering teams, Application Development, and other internal Product Teams and Consumers.
The Vice President of Infrastructure Products will build and maintain a highly effective Product Leadership team, including leadership of all Product Area Leader Directors, Product Managers and Product Owners. This role will need to effectively collaborate and negotiate with other Vice Presidents in Infrastructure Services as well as the broader technology groups, and will drive the focus and development of the group's consumer obsessed operating model.
Accountable for delivering on the Core and Foundational Infrastructure product vision and roadmap in line with the Technology Strategy
Create maximum value and high quality delivery of Infrastructure core and foundational products in addition to consistent delivery
Frequently interface with stakeholders to understand near and long term needs and identify opportunities for initiatives to drive value and efficiency.
Ensure consistency of product management and agile methodology, sharing common practices and challenges across all Product Teams.
Establish and track to appropriate OKRs to measure delivery performance and quality
Responsible for managing the Infrastructure Core and Foundational product budget/financials.
Identify opportunities to increase utilization and adoption of products and features and work with Product Area Directors to implement adoption and advocacy plans.
Partner with Chapter Area Leadership to ensure Engineering Chapters have the appropriate skills and capabilities available to deliver high quality products to our consumers
Comfortable with technologies and architectures of multiple Infrastructure Products, able to anticipate future trends and infrastructure capability needs, as well as being able to effectively challenge other BT leaders as needed
Ensure consistent feedback mechanisms are in place to measure consumer satisfaction and to capture potential new requirements/enhancement opportunities.
Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring to Product Area Directors and their teams and foster a culture of innovation to help teams stay in-line with industry trends and internal demands
Bachelor's degree or 12+ years of relevant experience. Higher education preferred.
10+ years of experience leading application development, computer systems, software development, programming, or platform development strategies
Ability to build and lead high performing teams
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