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Prudential Ins Co of America Vice President, Virtualization Product Owner in Roseland, New Jersey

Prudentials Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly-skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency.
The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, youll unlock a challenging and impactful career all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the worlds leading financial services institutions.
Prudentials CTO organization is hiring a Virtualization 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 Virtualization Technology 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 experience with Virtualization technologies (VMWare Preferred)
Understanding of basic platform concepts such as security hardening, configuration management, lifecycle management, access controls, 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)
Experience in Agile Development, with Product Owner (or similar) experience preferred
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
Able to let go of authority where needed, allowing team to thrive
Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas loves and embraces change
Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team
Not afraid to roll up the sleeves and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn pushes the team to do the same
Ability to translate business need into technical terms
Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights
Balancing tactical outcomes and strategic direction
Understands Lean-Agile principles and practices
Should be confident in managing the backlog; writing detailed user stories, refining stories with experts, and having a typical servant leader mindset when with the team
Global mindset
Bachelors degree or equivalent relevant experience
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Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prude

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