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Product Architect - Mfg/IIoT

Location: Sydney Australia
Job ID: 1009462HV
Date Posted: Feb 9, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value.

Job Responsibilities

Product Definition and Industry Expertise
- Develop a deep understanding of customer needs and use-cases in the Industrial IoT and Manufacturing domain
- Defining the product development scope based on 1) deep understanding of use cases in Manufacturing 2) digital technology trend, 3) demands gathered through customer engagements.
- Work with field teams to recognize product requirements vs. features that should be delivered by services
- Monitoring development progresses to ensure if engineering efforts is aligned with the product roadmap
- Document use cases, requirements and features
- Exercise judgement to prioritize effectively
- Managing and prioritizing the development backlog to materialize features on the product roadmap
- Research and understand the competitive landscape to create a differentiated roadmap
- Create compelling value proposition based on customer/user interaction and market research
- Evaluating outcome of the development and demonstrating it to all the stakeholders
- Leading product release cycles with product operation team with deep knowledge on software product business

Product Architecture
- Understanding of product architecture and technologies required to engineer the product
- Developing technology and architecture roadmap with Architect and prioritize non-functional development tasks relating to the roadmap
- Defining non-functional requirements that cover use cases required in the Manufacturing use cases
- Reflecting technology trend on the technology and architecture roadmap to make the product technologically competitive
- Help scope and size the complexity of the features and assisting engineering in design
- Advising technology implementations for features defined in the roadmap
- Defining upgrade path from older versions of the product to the latest

Sales and Delivery Support
- Develop and deliver presentations and demonstrations for internal and external audiences
- Support sales with competitive, strategic analysis, and closing of critical deals
- Deliver roadmap presentations
- Be an expert in your product
- Develop training materials and conduct training programs for the solution architect and delivery team

Team and Process
- Identify opportunities for process and team improvement
- Develop processes and infrastructure to help the team work more effectively (Product Architect/Owner for planning, Support Owner for support operation)
- Organize the team for effective role clarity and goals while enabling them to be successful
- Communicate with precision and clarity
- Take a feature from ideation through launch and rollout including interactions with marketing, sales, and field enablement

Requirements (Must-Have)
- Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent technical experience/aptitude
- Experience with Mfg domain areas like SCM, Production, Quality, Safety
- 5 or more years of demonstrated success in product management
- Experience managing a team of PMs
- Experience with IoT technologies including Data Historians and different OT protocols (e.g. OPC, Modbus, etc.)
- Comfort level with enterprise software tech such as web and application servers, enterprise security, clustering and virtualization, and tools for managing agile software delivery
- Great organizational skills and attention to detail
- Emotional and social intelligence
- Strong work ethic and business acumen
- Willingness to work with customers all over the world

Qualifications
- 8-10 years of work experience in enterprise software industry or IIoT
- Experience working with teams located globally
- MBA or demonstrated interest/aptitude for corporate and product strategy
- Willingness to travel (20% - 30%) and work odd hours (occasionally)
- To innovate at the cutting-edge of Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and AI
- To be able to shape the IoT market
- To work on exciting opportunities
- To seize an exciting opportunity for professional growth

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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