Senior Director, Technology – Product Practice LeadRockville, MDNew York, NYEssential Job Functions:Leads the department’s Product Management Practice .Owns and drives the department’s product strategies, policies, processes, standards, and guidelines; monitors and drives compliance, providing transparency and oversight.Lead transition of the product practice to a more “Lean Start-up Mentality” to make better, faster decisions that aligns with Engineering and Architecture, as well as the Business.Grow a culture of ownership, transparency, accountability, and personal investment where teams are fully responsible for all aspects of a solution.Responsible for product staff performance management and training for up to 12 product managers and their teams.Hire and develop exceptional product talent.Owns the training curriculums for developing product skills and knowledge to expand the competence of product management.Establish high standards for the skills, knowledge, practices, and behaviors of the product practice and demonstrate competency and adherence to those standards.Deploy/allocate product resources to gain coverage across the portfolio to achieve business and technical goals.Collaborate with the department’s leadership to collect needs, solicit feedback, and gain buy-in for resource allocations and opportunities to improve solutions.Collaborate and coordinate with other Technology leaders to enable and/or adopt capabilities or otherwise evolve the product landscape.Own, manage, mature, and prioritize the department’s product backlog and generally fill the role of Product Owner for the product practice.Reserve and organize a portion of all deployed product resources into an agile product team that works through the portfolio’s product backlog. This backlog contains application agnostic items to improve the effectiveness of the portfolio’s technical ecosystem for the portfolio of applications, platforms, services, and tools.Analyze and synthesize the portfolio’s solution context to develop strategic implementation plans and designs, document and mitigate risks, and provide regular updates and proposals to senior management.Reviews product artifacts (i.e. stakeholder analysis, vison and roadmaps) to advance the alignment of solutions.Work with the project teams to ensure there is an intentional roadmap and vision that is suitable and sustainable for the problem.Ensure that trade-off decisions and assumptions are intentional, rational, and documented.Serve on Program Leadership Teams to provide expertise, as necessary.Contribute to business cases to ensure prospective initiatives are viable and fit-for-purpose.Other Responsibilities:Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with peers both within and outside of Technology and maintain them over time.Establish and maintain external relationships with strategic product / service vendors, FINRA clients / customers, FINRA regulators, industry forums (government & private councils, standards bodies, product forums, etc.), as appropriate.Respectfully challenge decisions when necessary, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting.Remain current in technologies and product disciplines that are applicable to the portfolio.Education/Experience Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline and at least 15 years of related experience, which includes minimum of 10 years of product management with demonstrable Subject Matter Expertise in driving solutions through quality attributes and intentional trade-offs, or equivalent combination of education and training or work experience; Master’s degree and past Financial Services industry experience preferred.Minimum of 5 years of managing product staff of at least ten (10) resources, comprised of both employees and contractors.Substantial knowledge in the following disciplines: software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and compliance.Demonstrated identifying opportunities and applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to improve the effectiveness and quality of business processes.Substantial knowledge of business, technology and management principles involved in strategic planning, organizational change management, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.Demonstrated ability to oversee several initiatives simultaneously and balance competing priorities.Past success contributing to strategic decisions for an organization, identifying investment tradeoffs, and delivering high quality solutions to customer needs.Outstanding organization, time management, interpersonal and management skills.Excellent problem identification, analysis, and solving skills.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Proven change agent who can improve and grow the capability of an organization; keen eye for hiring and motivating teams.To be considered for this position, please submit an application.The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. 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