VP of Product Development

  • 08 Jul 2019

Summary:

 

 

Responsibility:

  • Lead development teams in building to the customer specifications, not to the technology.
  • Keep business objectives clearly in sight and maintains or elevates team goals.
  • Facilitates the care and feeding of a product road map – creates concise development deliverables, including employing techniques to estimate resource requirements.
  • Communication and management of offshore resources in Eastern Europe.
  • Oversees quality driven software development and drives KPI-based process improvements via a hands on approach.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Results oriented executive who embraces the challenge of working in a small company where wearing many hats is the norm.
  • Desires to achieve and maintain perfection-level in quality while not allowing customer focus to be anything but premier.
  • Thought leader who possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, strong Mentorship abilities and life-long learning capacity.
  • Technologist who strives for Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment / Continuous Testing.
  • Effective communicator and Influencer with both internal and external stakeholders, clients and coworkers.
  • Works collaboratively; ready to offer creative ideas to solve difficult problems but capable of standing behind decisions made in solitude.

Education:

  • 20+ years of software industry experience
  • 5 to 10+ years of experience driving distributed software development on a medium to large team
  • Experience with modern tooling (JIRA / Bitbucket / SLACK) to facilitate team delivery
  • Technological concentration on Microsoft-centric solutions (.NET / SQL Server / UI/UX design)
  • Knowledge of legacy application modernization recommended
  • Established experience with modern development methodologies such as Agile / Scrum
  • Demonstrable knowledge of management of offshore resources
  • Proven track record of bringing commercially viable software solutions to a targeted and robust market.

Recommended Certifications

  • Six Sigma (Black Belt)
  • PMP
  • SCRUM master
  • ISQTB (advanced)