Experian VP of Product Development EMS in Lincoln, Nebraska

Description

The VP of Product Development & Technology is responsible for overseeing all product development and technical aspects of the Experian Marketing Services (EMS) division. The role reports directly into the General Manager of EMS and works in close collaboration with the EITS (Experian Information Technology Services) organization, which provides central infrastructure and shared services support. The role will be a catalyst for transformation within the division, helping to evolve the way Experian brings new products and services to market and supports existing customers.

This leader will direct all EMS Product Development & Technology employees who maintain and improve the software applications that underpin the current product suites. This leader will also need to envision an efficient future application service suite within the bounds of the division’s strategic capabilities plan and lead the implementation of new, innovative offerings while also planning for growth and risk. The candidate will possess the business and technical depth along with engineering expertise to lead complex, multi-disciplinary technical deployments, including a legacy migration to a next generation cloud-based, big data environment. Additionally, the candidate will bring excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to inspire our teams, rapidly establish trust amongst a diverse set of stakeholders and execute an effective Change Management process to develop our resources for the future state.

Responsibilities/Duties

Strategy & Planning

• Develop & establish the division’s technical vision and roadmap, accounting for risks & opportunities.

• Lead our resource allocation process to prioritize development initiatives in a way that transparently highlights trade-offs, enabling business goal achievement

• Establish accountability & governance processes to direct & control development efforts to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately & proactively, and the organization’s resources are used responsibly in particular to the area of software development

• Identify technology trends and evolving user behavior that may support or impede our technological investments, and drive innovation that leverages key technology trends such as mobile, cloud, big data, responsive design, machine learning and modern APIs

• Work in a consultative fashion with other relevant functional leaders, such as product management, sales, marketing, and batch delivery services as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness

• Support the company’s culture, mission and values by providing ‘leadership by example’ to functional heads

• Conduct research and case studies on our competitors’ technologies and other relevant leading edge trends to make determinations on the probability of their usefulness in pursuit of our strategic goals

• Ability to communicate the division’s technology strategy to company executives, external partners and customers.

Implementation & Deployment

• Lead technical programs including software engineers, project managers and other engineering teams to get high-quality products and features through an agile, high velocity, fast-paced software project lifecycle, ensuring success metrics are informing future efforts, and quickly fine tuning the program as needed

• Direct the execution of enterprise-wide information security plans to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the division’s applications, data and servers

• Promote and champion DevSecOps principles and practices and the productivity gains that result from continuous testing, integration and deployment.

• Develop & train our staff in the exercise of a division-wide disaster recovery plan in collaboration with our EITS partners

• Collaborate closely with Product Management and AgileWorks Lab to discover, develop and prioritize features with maximum business value

• Establish a process to integrate Customer Service and Support through regular support resolution reviews of most prominent customer issues and improve application usability on an ongoing basis

• Select & deploy performance profiling tools and procedures, including systems that monitor application performance and allow us to review any application failures in staging or production

• Act as a good steward of the division’s human resources and ensure control of department budgets

• Contribute to the broader leadership agenda on an ongoing basis and establish yourself as an accretive member of the division’s senior management team.

Leadership Attributes

• Proven track record of building strong teams, including prudent succession planning

• Take responsibility for release schedules and milestones, keeping up a high velocity in a fast-paced environment

• Lead several technical programs for the Google Cloud Business, setting priorities for products and engineering, leading cross-functional teams to take products to market, ensuring success metrics are informing future efforts, and quickly fine tuning the program as needed

• Focus on consistently driving results by effectively managing capital budgets and headcount as governed by agreed-upon key performance indicators

• Outstanding intellectual acumen with a natural willingness to engage in constructive & transparent discussions where the candidate is perceived as an articulate and accretive thought partner to the BU Leader and peers, and reflected by strong writing and presentation skills

• Ability to inspire others by actively communicating and motivating all levels of staff with vision, clear execution priorities & support of BU direction

• Strategic thinker who can understand competitive and technology context to drive positive current period results while investing for a better future

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Education and Experience

• MBA or equivalent experience in Computer Science and at least 15 years experience in the Information Technology field.

• Minimum of 10 years management and strategic experience in this field preferred

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data & analytical tools around the world. Operating at the center of Big Data since before the phrase was coined, few companies can offer information services on the same scale. We’ve been named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes for 4 years in a row. We support clients in over 80 countries and employ 16,000 people in 37 countries.

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the talent acquisition partner. The word "Experian" is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.

Description

The VP of Product Development & Technology is responsible for overseeing all product development and technical aspects of the Experian Marketing Services (EMS) division. The role reports directly into the General Manager of EMS and works in close collaboration with the EITS (Experian Information Technology Services) organization, which provides central infrastructure and shared services support. The role will be a catalyst for transformation within the division, helping to evolve the way Experian brings new products and services to market and supports existing customers.

This leader will direct all EMS Product Development & Technology employees who maintain and improve the software applications that underpin the current product suites. This leader will also need to envision an efficient future application service suite within the bounds of the division’s strategic capabilities plan and lead the implementation of new, innovative offerings while also planning for growth and risk. The candidate will possess the business and technical depth along with engineering expertise to lead complex, multi-disciplinary technical deployments, including a legacy migration to a next generation cloud-based, big data environment. Additionally, the candidate will bring excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to inspire our teams, rapidly establish trust amongst a diverse set of stakeholders and execute an effective Change Management process to develop our resources for the future state.

Responsibilities/Duties

Strategy & Planning

• Develop & establish the division’s technical vision and roadmap, accounting for risks & opportunities.

• Lead our resource allocation process to prioritize development initiatives in a way that transparently highlights trade-offs, enabling business goal achievement

• Establish accountability & governance processes to direct & control development efforts to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately & proactively, and the organization’s resources are used responsibly in particular to the area of software development

• Identify technology trends and evolving user behavior that may support or impede our technological investments, and drive innovation that leverages key technology trends such as mobile, cloud, big data, responsive design, machine learning and modern APIs

• Work in a consultative fashion with other relevant functional leaders, such as product management, sales, marketing, and batch delivery services as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness

• Support the company’s culture, mission and values by providing ‘leadership by example’ to functional heads

• Conduct research and case studies on our competitors’ technologies and other relevant leading edge trends to make determinations on the probability of their usefulness in pursuit of our strategic goals

• Ability to communicate the division’s technology strategy to company executives, external partners and customers.

Implementation & Deployment

• Lead technical programs including software engineers, project managers and other engineering teams to get high-quality products and features through an agile, high velocity, fast-paced software project lifecycle, ensuring success metrics are informing future efforts, and quickly fine tuning the program as needed

• Direct the execution of enterprise-wide information security plans to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the division’s applications, data and servers

• Promote and champion DevSecOps principles and practices and the productivity gains that result from continuous testing, integration and deployment.

• Develop & train our staff in the exercise of a division-wide disaster recovery plan in collaboration with our EITS partners

• Collaborate closely with Product Management and AgileWorks Lab to discover, develop and prioritize features with maximum business value

• Establish a process to integrate Customer Service and Support through regular support resolution reviews of most prominent customer issues and improve application usability on an ongoing basis

• Select & deploy performance profiling tools and procedures, including systems that monitor application performance and allow us to review any application failures in staging or production

• Act as a good steward of the division’s human resources and ensure control of department budgets

• Contribute to the broader leadership agenda on an ongoing basis and establish yourself as an accretive member of the division’s senior management team.

Leadership Attributes

• Proven track record of building strong teams, including prudent succession planning

• Take responsibility for release schedules and milestones, keeping up a high velocity in a fast-paced environment

• Lead several technical programs for the Google Cloud Business, setting priorities for products and engineering, leading cross-functional teams to take products to market, ensuring success metrics are informing future efforts, and quickly fine tuning the program as needed

• Focus on consistently driving results by effectively managing capital budgets and headcount as governed by agreed-upon key performance indicators

• Outstanding intellectual acumen with a natural willingness to engage in constructive & transparent discussions where the candidate is perceived as an articulate and accretive thought partner to the BU Leader and peers, and reflected by strong writing and presentation skills

• Ability to inspire others by actively communicating and motivating all levels of staff with vision, clear execution priorities & support of BU direction

• Strategic thinker who can understand competitive and technology context to drive positive current period results while investing for a better future

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Education and Experience

• MBA or equivalent experience in Computer Science and at least 15 years experience in the Information Technology field.

• Minimum of 10 years management and strategic experience in this field preferred

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data & analytical tools around the world. Operating at the center of Big Data since before the phrase was coined, few companies can offer information services on the same scale. We’ve been named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes for 4 years in a row. We support clients in over 80 countries and employ 16,000 people in 37 countries.

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the talent acquisition partner. The word "Experian" is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer