• Platform Product Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Niles
    Job ID
    2019-1277
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Marketing & Product Management
  • Overview

    Due to growth, we are looking for an experienced Platform Prouduct Manager to join a growing team at Shure! 

     

    Reporting to the Senior Software Product Manager of Networked Audio Systems, the Platform Product Manager helps Shure builds high-value technology platforms, and uses them consistently across our Integrated Systems Portfolio.

     

    This person will work closely with customer-facing product managers to understand business and product requirements, gather feedback from system architect and engineering teams on the tooling that the platform features are built upon, find common components and use cases across the product line to consolidate the efforts, own and drive the platform features to completion through epics and stories, and finally provide the proper documentation and training to the engineering and product teams to ensure that teams are within guardrail of the platform standards on an ongoing basis. An engineering background and product management experience will be essential in this role.

    Responsibilities

    • Works closely with customer-facing product managers and engineering team spanning multiple discipline and geo-locations to prioritize the platform features based upon customer need, development bandwidth and related hardware products’ requirements and lifecycle plans. 
    • Create and manage the platform roadmap across embedded, connectivity, application teams to develop solutions using service oriented architecture (SOA) which provides high flexibility, extendibility, security, availability, and supportability that can be easy adopted by products across portfolio.
    • Collaborate with solution architects, and engineers to translate high-level solution requirement into detailed platform specifications, detailed functional requirements, and valid scalable business cases.
    • Influence resource allocation and utilization by negotiating and prioritizing with partners for most effectiveness.
    • Ensure platform standards are followed and that proper documentation and training are provided to engineering and extended teams.
    • Effectively manage and balance platform development efforts with maintenance projects.
    • Ensure that post-release debug activities are driven to closure with minimum turnaround.
    • Drive post-mortem analysis, prepare report card and present to affected parties.
    • Present platform status in various executive briefings.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a related field.
    • Minimum of 7 years of product management or product development experience or a combination of product management, product development and project management experience.
    • Successful track record guiding engineering and managing projects from feature definition to project deployment through the development lifecycle.
    • Thorough understanding of the customer needs across segments and channels, great communication and collaboration skills, as well as domain knowledge of the existing and emerging technologies that can deliver the platform components to various products, solutions, and channels.
    • Experienced in wireless protocols and security.
    • Strong understanding of embedded and IT systems with service oriented architecture (SOA).
    • Experience in systems/control design and industrial automation with application on a hardware related product or system.
    • Experience with cloud ops and SaaS model is a plus.
    • Strong project management skills translating between business owners and functional / technical teams and experience in Agile software development process; direct project management experience highly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
    • Demonstrated experience in determining the best use of resources to meet goals of assignments received in the form of objectives.
    • Able to lead cooperative efforts among members of project teams.
    • Able to follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

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