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Product Architect - Manufacturing IoT Solution

Location: Pune India
Job ID: 1015117HV
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Consulting - Offerings

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Meet our Team

We represent Hitachi Vantara to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.



What you'll be doing

Job Responsibilities

Product Definition and Industry Expertise
- Develop a deep understanding of customer needs and use-cases in the Industrial IoT and Manufacturing domain
o 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
o 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
o Developing technology and architecture roadmap with Architect and prioritize non-functional development tasks relating to the roadmap
o Defining non-functional requirements that cover use cases required in the Manufacturing use cases
o 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
o 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

Candidate Requirements (Must-Have)
- Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent technical experience/aptitude
- Experience with mfg domain areas like SCM, Production, Quality, Safety, Equipment Maintenance
- 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

The best candidates will also have ...
- 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

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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