Randstad Manager Product Development in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Manager Product Development
Basking Ridge, NJ
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Our Client is seeking an innovative and detail-oriented Application/Services Product Manager who can manage mobile application design/development projects in a fast-speed, mobile product management/development environment. This individual will deal with complex and highly visible issues and need to have the seasonality to handle those with priority. The individual will need to provide a clear and coherent narrative to the business partners in a very dynamic environment. As a key member of the Device Application & Services team, the product manger will have the following responsibilities:
Drive/Lead large cross functional teams (including 3 rd party developers and OEMs) to plan and execute key service launches for entire device portfolio with full accountable for results.
Manage multiple highly complex device development projects simultaneously while driving new Device Technology initiatives related to key business goals.
Key liaison between copmany organizations and vendor community including mobile OEMs and device technology vendors. Provide a clear and coherent narrative of business priorities to partners & OEMs.
Support implementation of new user interface functionality on flagship products & services. Coordinate and drive efforts between our Device UI team, Application Dev, OEM s UI team, and third party vendors.
Need to identify and understand critical issues and work diligently to resolve those issues and make timely decisions that would be aligned with the business priority
Need to have the ability to articulate both internally and externally in order to drive alignment across multiple partners. This role will need to provide critical reporting as well as to address any escalations that impact customers immediately. This role also interacts with many stakeholders on a daily basis to analyze critical situations and make a decision to either escalate or go with an alternative workaround
Need to enforce quality requirements and help troubleshoot application, device and network related problems. This will require facilitating weekly development and porting calls/meetings with application developers and OEMs, troubleshooting priorities for both OEM and developers and having the full ownership for overall delivery and quality of preloaded applications and services.
Need to have the skills to articulate complex issues and persuade stakeholders internally and externally in negotiating issues needed to come to a resolution. Need to have the insight to identify issues and drive with urgency items that might come up as blocking items for on-time services launch
Lead cross-functional teams to develop and optimize designs of third party applications (e.g. Messages+ and others) to take advantage of newly created functionality and features (like Android Wear) on the device.
Execute on integration of new technology into handsets as it relates to product and services. Drive for improvements on all key device features, such as memory, displays and input methods. Assess the feasibility of driving new functionality into the handset vs. applications including performing competitive assessments, support usability testing and cost trade-off analysis.
Ensure compliance to company s device and network requirements across various OEM s and work closely with Device OEM leads for integration.
Management of internal stakeholders involved in new product launches and services and communication of device technology/project status to all levels of management.
Support general business needs - new requirements definition, regulatory compliance, liaison to Go-to-Market team to develop customer facing materials, support for senior management communications, meetings- staff, and business updates.
Work with internal company requirement and network teams, mobile service product teams, and industry s leading device as well as OS manufacturers to deliver mobile devices and experiences that meet the needs of customers and business objectives.
BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering
7+ years of software development / engineering experience
5+ years experiences in wireless software development / design of mobile applications or services (experience with touch screen UI, small-screen interaction, or physical devices is a plus)
Experience in leadership roles in technology management
Understanding of various wireless network technologies (Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc)