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Lead, Cloud Platform Product Management

Company: BioSpace, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Job Description
The Takeda Enterprise Cloud platform is also a complex product line, offering enabling and self-service capabilities to its consumers. Product Line Management is the function responsible for defining the desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable solutions to meet platform consumer needs while supporting ongoing development across the product life cycle.
This role has primary accountability for leading demand-based platform roadmap development including product line strategy and planning - as well as working with a team to orchestrate the development, testing, and release of new, enhanced, and changed products within the "Product Line" to meet demand. Product line management for the platform operates a quarterly planning cycle based on the principles of the Scaled Agile Framework.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand DD&T business goals and strategies, existing Cloud Platform capabilities, enterprise DD&T strategy, and available DD&T products and/or services.
  • Understand platform end-user needs and behaviors.
  • Understand, anticipate, and influence demand for DD&T products and services. Key interactions:
    • Align on Outcomes: Work directly with business owners and platform customers to define outcomes and prioritize based on value, cost of delay, and other factors.
    • Evolve the solution: Work directly with product owners and the development teams to orchestrate delivery of the right value to the business in quarterly planning increments
    • Steer the Agile Release Train (ART): work with the RTE's and System Architects to orchestrate delivery and make appropriate tradeoff decisions during PI execution
    • Inspect and Adapt: Continuously improve the planning and development process in concert with the overall team Product Line Strategy & Planning:
      • Lead generation, capture, and screening of Cloud Platform innovation ideas.
      • Guide product line development teams on definition of what Cloud Platform enhancements, or new products, to offer customers based on their goals, needs, and strategies.
      • Coach product teams and customers through analysis and prioritization of innovation ideas, new product concepts/pilots, product
        changes/enhancements (e.g., Investment Portfolios, Product Roadmaps). Product Line Architecture:
        • Work closely with the Platform Architecture & Engineering leader and with Demand Management to:
        • Ensure Platform Managers/Product Owners understand DD&T goals, strategies, and value streams
        • Make sure Platform Consumers understand existing and future Cloud Platform products and services capabilities, and prioritize use of existing or planned capabilities over unplanned capabilities
        • Ensure platform architecture and engineering teams design and/or assemble the right or most valuable features and functions in quarterly Program Increments to meet customer needs when defining product architectures. Product Line Leadership:
          • Manage relationship between platform team, and BU/BF consumers along with Demand Managers
          • Work with a group of Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters to orchestrate and monitor the delivery of committed quarterly value across one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
          • Make sure product teams use approved GDT tools and methods to plan and coordinate technical product and/or service design, development, testing, deployments, and releases for all Cloud Platform products
          • Confirm product teams consider and improve, the customer/user experience when designing and releasing new, enhance, or changed products in the cloud product line
          • Along with Platform Architecture & Engineering, plan and oversee testing, prototyping, and/or incubation of advanced technologies within the Cloud Product Line
          • Ensure teams plan and manage releases of new, enhanced, or changed products and/or services that meet customer and end-user needs
          • Ensure appropriate feedback loops, customer satisfaction surveys, and service awareness / adoption strategies are in place Critical Knowledge and Skills:
            • Customer Relationship Management
            • General knowledge of GDT Shared Platforms and Standards
            • Excellent presentation and communication skills
            • Scaled Agile Framework 5/6 certification (PO/PM)
            • Cloud (AWS) certification demonstrating technical domain knowledge in relevant IaaS and PaaS services
            • Strong demonstrated ability to leverage Jira, Confluence and similar tools in product line planning as well as quarterly execution
            • Ability to guide demand intake to outcomes-based discussions
            • Capability to lead quarterly PI Planning
            • Ability to manage a team of RTEs and Scrum Masters through influence as well as positional authority
            • Developing & Implementing Strategies
            • Directing & Influencing Others
            • Agile SDLC, preferably the Takeda Agile SDLC, and DevSecOps Tools & Methodologies such as CI/CD
              EEO Statement
              Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
              Cambridge, MA
              CHE - Switzerland Remote
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              Full time

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