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Vice President, Infrastructure Solution Architecture Product Owner - GT-0000O

Newark, NJ
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Infrastructure Solution Architecture Product Owner Job Description

Prudentials CTO organization is hiring an Infrastructure Solution Architecture Platform Product Owner to drive the product vision and strategy, own the customer relationship and successfully lead a team toward the vision.

As a Product Owner, this person will represent the voice of the customer. They are empowered to make decisions on scope and requirements, as well as manage and prioritize the Product Backlog to maximize business value. The successful candidate must have a strong background in infrastructure architecture, broad and deep experience across all infrastructure technologies, and a consultative skillset to engage business leaders and developers in the infrastructure solutioning process.


  • Build a consultative team, service offerings, and an agile process to support business unit projects in need of infrastructure solutions architecture where either the CTO Product Ownership is unclear or where the infrastructure solution spans multiple CTO Product Owners
  • Ensure the consistent adoption of infrastructure patterns and architecture principles
  • Partner with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure alignment with enterprise guidelines
  • Partner with architecture leads on the CTO Product Owner team in the creation of solutions spanning multiple Product Owners
  • Serve as a feedback mechanism to CTO Product Owner teams on their strategies and the alignment to business unit needs
  • Chair a committee of architects from each CTO Product Owner team to drive alignment and consistency of architecture patterns
  • Set ambitious and clear product vision and communicate effectively to key stakeholders
  • Own the end-to-end product strategy from inception and determine business value once solution enters production
  • Acts as the primary customer representative for Agile Pod(s) to connect customer and product
  • Ensure alignment of product features and stories, i.e., review, give feedback, and prioritize user stories in line with own vision
  • Responsible for story prioritization, acceptance criteria definition and release planning
  • Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points and usability test results, using market and industry knowledge as well as continual research, to deliver a well-positioned product
  • Drive sprint and release plans together with the Scrum Master and organizational technology teams Identifies market/customer needs and ROI; Responsible for defining a strategic multi-year plan impacting product decision
  • Exercise strong decision-making mandate from executive group to own product end-to-end
  • Effectively uses metrics and reporting to support data-driven decision-making


  • Experience planning, building and running a team of global solutions architects
  • Deep technical knowledge across a broad set of infrastructure technologies
  • Experience build cloud native solutions in support of 12-factor application design patterns
  • Technical expertise to be able to engage in discussion with tech team and to understand business outcomes and technical risks
  • Experience in Agile Development, with Product Owner (or similar) experience preferred
  • Consultative skillset with the ability to conduct continuous exploration of customer needs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with ability to communicate complex messages and trade-offs to tell a compelling story
  • Strong leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to work effectively across the organization and influence a diverse group of stakeholders and technical experts
  • Exhibits strategic thinking capabilities, problem solving skills, strong execution, and accountability for outcomes
  • Strong problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
  • Ability to translate business need into technical terms
  • Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas loves and embraces change
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team
  • Not afraid to roll up the sleeves and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn pushes the team to do the same
  • Demonstrated global delivery responsibility and global mindset

@!*!Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States Asia Europe and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The companys well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength stability expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services including life insurance annuities retirement-related services mutual funds asset management and real estate services. For more information please visit www.prudential.com.

Prudential is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this open position unless contracted with Staffing. Agencies must work with Staffing as the primary point of contact and follow the Prudential application process to be considered for business. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Prudential via-email Internet or directly to hiring managers in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Prudential and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Prudential.
Note: Any search agreement entered into with Prudential before January 2004 is null and void. Search firms are essential to the recruitment and staffing efforts at Prudential and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Prudential has established and regularly maintains a preferred vendor list and even preferred vendors need to have a written search agreement signed by the Director Recruiting Programs Staffing at Prudential in place for the specific position in order for a fee to be paid for any candidate referrals.
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Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2021-01-01
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