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IT Product Manager

Company: New York Power Authority
Location: White Plains
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryProduct Development Management is a fast-paced environment where innovative thinking is prized. The IT Product Manager focuses on the delivery of products or computer-based systems including leading and delivering the entire lifecycle from product definition and planning through production and release. The IT Product Manager establishes relationships with internal constituents to represent voice of customer in IT and translates customer vision into shared Product Roadmaps. Also oversees the modifications, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line and provides ongoing guidance and direction for project teams. To make the whole process run smoothly and seamlessly, maintains oversight from initiation through to delivery, and liaises with other departments on technical matters.This role helps to ensure that IT is able to focus on rapid innovation, enabling the business to drive NYPA's transformation to a digital utility. #LI-VB1

  • Lead the design process of medium complexity digital product deployment plans, working with all functions including the Digital Transformation Office, and other enterprise functions (internal and external Centers of Excellence) to ensure proper business direction and solutions to realize the Digital Utility objectives.
  • Provide guidance on the techniques and tools to use and achieve product goals on time and on cost, while managing product risk.
  • Act as escalation point for key product issues.
  • Provide input into recommendations for resource allocation across Functional Organizations to achieve product objectives.
  • Establish key relationships with internal constituents including the Digital Transformation Office, and other enterprise functions (internal and external Centers of Excellence) to ensure proper business direction and solutions to realize the Digital Utility objectives.
  • Provide input into the development of product budgets and roadmaps.
  • Provide input into the rationalization of product portfolios and prioritization of investments to improve efficiency.
  • Monitor product O&M and Capital spend to ensure planned resources are available to meet product goals.
  • Develop and plan resource allocation and distribution, including employees, equipment and other resources.
  • Responsible for identification of IT, business, and electric utility industry trends that may impact product lifecycles.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of agile and waterfall product development, DevOps and SDLC methodologies/framework.
    • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
    • Ability to analyze the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and be able to recommend solutions for improvement.
    • Understanding of business goals and objectives as they relate to customer use cases and solutions.
    • Able to develop an implementation plan for product development/integration based on business requirements and IT strategies.
    • Ability to lead cross functional groups to deliver product solutions. Ability to work effectively with senior management.
    • Ability to understand NYPA's IT technology strategy and, to provide direction to leverage existing technology investment and skill sets.
    • Knowledge of IT industry trends including hardware, software (package or development), operating system, middleware, database, data warehouse, security, and network tools as they apply to providing solutions to stated business issues or opportunities.
    • Knowledge of application lifecycle development methodology; must be able to manage large product efforts across business units and be able to effectively prioritize multiple product lines within varying deadlines.
    • Strong decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; good negotiation skills to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
    • Strong understanding of operational technology (OT), industry control systems, relevant technologies, their applications and how it interfaces with business systems.
    • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
    • Strong knowledge of change management principles.
    • Understanding of key cloud and data engineering technologies and emerging trends.
      Education, Experience and Certifications
      • Bachelor's Degree required; Information Technology, computer science and/or related technical field is preferred.
      • Minimum 8 years of experience in information technology.
      • Experience in the Utility industry preferred.
        Physical RequirementsNew York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is:$126,000 - $154,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates' relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

        We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request toaccessibility@nypa.gov.

Keywords: New York Power Authority, White Plains , IT Product Manager, IT / Software / Systems , White Plains, New York

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