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Job ID :
98859
Location :
Charlotte, NC US
Level :
Manager
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Description

The Cloud Product Manager is responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of products in Allstate’s growing digital product portfolio. The Cloud Product Manager manages strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer and enterprise value provided by their product.  Successful Cloud Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions through the use of product discovery techniques.  The Cloud Product Manager is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products. Cloud Product Managers are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders, and peers.

Responsibilities

Generic Product Manager:

  • Create, drive and execute product strategy for one or more products in our growing digital product portfolio.
  • Use customer feedback, detailed market analysis, and data gathering to make decisions about product strategy.
  • Define and manage metrics to measure the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy.
  • Be recognized as the “voice of the customer”; invest significant time with current and potential customers to understand their needs & habits.
  • Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction.
  • Decompose complex problems into smaller manageable tasks by creating and prioritizing a backlog for the team.
  • Manage the product backlog, create an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations.
  • Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition.
  • Develop and execute both an internal and external communications strategy for marketing your products.
  • Coach and mentor members of the team as well as members of the cross-functional development organization on how to collaborate and conduct idea generation, consumer research, test design and execution, measurement, product implementation, customer interactions and roll out.

 

Job Specific:

  • Manage the partnership and communication to senior leaders across the different business areas.
  • Provide education to leaders across the company on managing applications in cloud environments and how to effectively use cloud resources and services.
  • Provide consultation services to the user base helping define and frame the right use cases for cloud, establish the right business case (total cost of ownership) to justify migration, build the right organization and skills for successful operations, and develop a successful plan to leverage different cloud service that is consistent with Allstate cloud strategy, security frameworks, and reference architecture.
  • Grow, manage and maintain the internal customer backlog for prospective users of cloud services.
  • Act as the central point of coordination for the different activities supporting the cloud engineering efforts

Job Qualifications

  • 5-10 years relevant new product or technology development experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience shipping software.
  • Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you have the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
  • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a new product development team
  • Clear passion for topics of technology products and an ability to identify possibilities to innovate in our product space
  • Ability to be self-directed and to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
  • Understanding of and experience working in a development environment
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, marketing or related business degree, MBA/MIS/MS desired

 

Job Specific:

  • Strong understanding and experience of cloud services across multiple providers
  • Solid understanding of the different functional, security, operational, financial and organizational factors that play into running a large scale infrastructure, especially in public cloud
  • Solid understanding on the concepts of infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure
  • Actual experience working in any project that successfully leverages continuous integration and delivery
     


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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