Dell Consultant, Product Management in Glen Allen, Virginia
Virtustream is looking for a talented Product Owner to join its Application Automation and Innovation team (AA&I), which is responsible for creating and maintaining the always-innovative platform that controls and directs applications in xStream’s multi-cloud platform.
The Product Owner defines, tracks, and maintains roadmaps and requirements with a solid understanding of users, competitive landscape, future trends, and the technical aspects and features of the product, working alongside the multidisciplinary Agile team to jointly commit on delivering a robust, reliable, and marketable product.
This includes working closely with other Product Management members and leaders to provide content in the formulation of strategic business plans, driving product management processes to optimize product definition, maximize the value of products to Virtustream's business and product, service & solution impact in the marketplace. The Product Owner leverages “first, best content” to communicate effectively with the developers and drive day-to-day execution of the strategy and vision of Virtustream’s solutions.
Works very close with the development team as part of the agile development cycles and represents the voice of the customer.
Manage the product backlog (grooming, prioritization, and refinement) and work day-to-day with the product teams to clarify requirements and accept final user stories.
Communicate, influence, and work with Senior Executives to ensure alignment with the roadmap, strategy, and specific product plans and implementation.
Understand the product strategy and detailed product requirements by analyzing the market segments, target customers, and requirements, and then translating these into a comprehensive, compelling, and executable roadmap for the team.
Ensures the right blend of trade-offs to maximize the service and product impact in the respective marketplace (competition, timing, costs, and internal capabilities).
Utilizes the customer experience team to bring customers and prospects close to the product and enable direct feedback through pilot customers, beta programs and customer roundtables.
Supports senior staff with research, development, and presentation of new product concepts to gain timely management approval and handling of issues for product feature/function set.
Supports the development and implementation of the company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute. Provides customer interaction and support (e.g. executive briefing center, problem escalation).
Strong technical aptitude
Ability to influence others to achieve results
Knowledge and experience working with SAP Applications and SAP Technology Suite
Proven experience in customer development, product definition, feature scoping, and balancing tradeoffs for industry-leading business software products
Understanding of hybrid cloud, SAP and common enterprise applications required
Datacenter/IT Infrastructure experience is required
Experience in cloud computing with Federation, Public/Private/Multi Cloud is a plus
Experience with creating/managing/delivering IaaS/SaaS/Cloud products is a strong plus
Experience with NFV, SDN, TOSCA and OpenStack is a strong plus
Strong communications skills
Problem solving skills
Education Required: Bachelors (Technical)
Experience Required: 3-5+ years relevant experience
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
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