Technical Product Manager, Platform

Enterprise Holdings in Saint Louis, MO

  • Industry: Information Technology - Project And Product Manager
  • Type: Full Time
  • $136,100.00 - 136,100.00
position filled
Enterprise Holdings is powered by technology. As a diverse team of idea enablers and problem-solvers, our more than 2,000 innovative IT professionals design, develop and drive the tech that is redefining how customers rent, buy and share vehicles from our family of brands which includes Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.
Here, you will be part of a team that creates and delivers powerful solutions for more than 10,000 branch locations and 100,000 employees across the world with the resources and support to develop in a variety of career paths. Enterprise Holdings IT is a critical area of the business; we develop technical solutions that power our global operations and a fleet of 2 million vehicles, allowing our branch employees to exceed our customers expectations.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Product Manager, Platform that is responsible for defining technical product direction, product documentation, and key performance indicators of products that bridge technical capabilities with business needs. This position assists with defining departmental roadmaps while ensuring product features and enhancements align to both technical and business requirements. This position coordinates communications between business sponsors, partners, clients, multiple functional groups, and product stakeholders.
Responsibilities:
The Technical Product Manager will spend equal time focusing on Enterprise Holdings Application Gateway, and Messaging Platform. You will build consensus by understanding stakeholder requirements and challenges. You will identify product opportunities through market analysis and customer interviews, assess product risk, create product roadmaps, and ensure teams are actively and accurately working on features required to fill product gaps. You will work closely with executive leadership, program and project management, project sponsors and stakeholders, other technical product managers, and engineering teams.
Key Characteristics: (About you)
+ Intellectual curiosity. This is paramount. People who require strict work boundaries and/or prefer to focus within a single technical domain would not be suited for this role.
+ Determined team member. We are looking for someone with passion and personality who loves a challenge. This person has strong technology instincts and can sense risks while navigating towards solutions.
+ Ability to see the bigger picture. This person will understand the connections among all elements of a solution. They will help others see how their products and related decisions connect to the bigger picture and affect success.
+ Excellent communication skills. This person is an active listener and fully engaged communicator. This person will plug into projects and not wait for questions to be packaged up and delivered but will actively participate in the ongoing dialogue of the project.
+ Comfortable with uncertainty (and the certainty of change). This person can anticipate change and is willing to embrace uncertainty, confidently knowing that they can adapt while maintaining a composed demeanor.
+ Execution orientated. This person has a strong sense of initiative and can define their path forward from a high-level vision.
This position reports directly to Pat Huck, Director of Platform Services, and is located at our Weldon Spring campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The ideal candidate is a highly experienced professional who uses broad expertise, knowledge, and skills to resolve complex issues; contributes to development of company objectives and principles, and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
Distinctions:
+ Works on medium to large, complex initiatives with interdependencies where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors and proactive risk management.
+ Provides leadership, coordination, tactical direction, communication, and success measurements of technical products that teams consume to meet business goals.
+ Works with project sponsor or business organizations to determine features, objectives, and measurements of success for product.
+ Executes and assists with defining product strategy, market evaluation, project definition, and prioritization based on the needs of the technical teams.
+ Prepares and delivers informal and formal presentations to own team, department, other IT teams, stakeholders, sponsors, and business partners.
+ Communicates issues or features to the leadership, sponsors, and stakeholders during the design and development stages of product lifecycle; establishes solutions. Assists with the public relations and communications needs of product.
+ Monitors and gathers data on errors; analyzes data to determine successes and failures of and within the product.
+ Provides escalation assistance; recommends potential solutions to issues; follows established escalation procedures; resolves moderately complex issues.
+ Suggests solutions or enhancements; directs implementation of changes.
+ Ensures compliance to and upholds the standards, processes, and procedures.
+ Establishes key performance metrics for the team and monitors to ensure compliance of established standards, processes, and procedures. Assists in the development of department metrics.
+ Acts as advisor to departmental leadership and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems.
+ Informally and formally coaches and mentors less experienced team members individually or as a group.
+ Proactively seeks training and developmental activities related to the industry and recommends for self and others.
+ Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups. Interacts daily with functional peer groups.
+ Coordinates activities of SMEs and business representatives assigned on the project.
+ Maintains established service level agreements to meet customer expectations and quality standards.
+ Assists with establishing key performance metrics for evaluating product health and growth. Monitors and analyzes metrics to determine successes and failures of and within the product.
Essential Functions:
+ Create and maintain feature roadmaps related to the API Gateway and Messaging Platform
+ Conduct regular internal customer calls and meetings to collect the information needed to drive new API Gateway and Messaging Platform features and enhancements
+ Create and maintain API Gateway and Messaging Platform customer journey maps to assess customer satisfaction and drive product direction
+ Conduct biyearly calls and meetings with the API Gateway and Messaging Platform vendors to understand vendor direction, provide customer feedback, and align roadmap and enhancement strategies
+ Be the Product Owner in two Agile/Scrum engineering teams participate in daily standups, regular planning, and retrospectives
+ Manage and groom the backlog for two Agile/Scrum engineering teams
+ Align the API Gateways and Messaging Platforms product strategies with the identity and access management strategy defined by Enterprise Holdings Information Security Office
The position must reside onsite at one of our three St. Louis based campuses, with the ability to travel between our local campuses as needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans
This position is located at our Weldon Spring campus in St. Louis, MO, and may require the ability to travel between our local campuses as needed.
Required:
+ Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
+ 6+ years of relevant experience
+ Ability to communicate effectively across various audiences including IT teams, business teams and key stakeholders
+ Ability to gain consensus and cooperation of others from multiple areas/departments
+ Displayed leadership and team centric skills including collaboration, networking, influencing, team-building and mentoring abilities
+ Must have proven experience in working effectively in cross-functional teams and the ability to establish, foster and maintain relationships across the organization
+ Must demonstrate strong documentation, communication skills, and proven ability to deliver formal and informal presentations to a diverse audience
+ Knowledge of emerging industry, trends and technologies
+ Excellent time management and prioritization skills
+ Must possess initiative, results-oriented drive and a solid work ethic
+ Must be flexible in the face of changing priorities and requirements
+ Protects our customers, our employees, and our brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions; ensures security policy and procedure requirements are met; continuously identifies opportunities for improving security and implements strategies to improve our security posture
Preferred:
+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred
+ Preferred experience with API gateway technologies: Kong, Apigee, DataPower, etc.
+ Preferred experience with messaging technologies: Twilio, Nexmo, Sinch, Plivo, etc.
External Company URL: www.erac.com
Requisition Number: 2020-311917
Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental seeks and values people of all backgrounds because every employee, customer and business partner is important. Enterprise Holdings is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use this alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment.
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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