Product Line Anchor

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US

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Job Number: 11066

External Description:

  • Provides the technical direction for a product line by guiding teams as the build and deliver foundational cloud capabilities
  • Works closely with the Product Line Managers to include continuous technical improvement in the Product Line roadmap
  • Collaborates with other Product Line Anchors to reduce complexity across the portfolio, enhance interoperability between services, and make key design decisions across the portfolio.
  • Ensures engineering excellence (e.g. best practices and quality) is achieved within product group.
  • Clearly communicate technology strategy and vision to team members and internal and external stakeholders
  • Innovate and operate with an iterative, agile and user-centric perspective
  • Provide thought leadership for the development, structure, technology, and tools used within Ford Pro

Scope:
  • Provide technical leadership to multiple product lines within Ford Pro
  • Lead a team of 10 to 15 software engineers
  • Help business partners understand our iterative development approach and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and releases through careful and deliberate prioritization
  • Design and deliver industry-leading products and services to maximize value and productivity for commercial customers

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical expert who has experience building platforms and underlying services for re-use
  • Understands business priorities and technical feasibility in order to prioritize the platform backlog, identify dependencies, and manage risks.
  • Ability to jump in and assist product lines and product teams to resolve technical blockers
  • Focus on delivering product value through reusable services and technologies that other product teams can leverage
  • Initiates or translates the product road map into manageable product features in the backlog through quarterly scoping sessions.
  • Work hands-on with the product teams to prioritize, plan, and deliver the platform foundations capabilities
  • Attends Ford Pro Technology councils and cascades relevant information to appropriate members of their product line.
  • Identifies areas within software delivery process and application ecosystem that require cohesion across the platform and addresses them through common engineering policies.
  • Assess the technology feasibility of the product group roadmaps
  • Employs and/or champions Agile software processes, culture, best practices, and techniques.
  • Actively works to identify and remove/ mitigate risks and blockers to product delivery.
  • Assesses the overall health of the product and prompts key decisions to move it forward.

The minimum qualifications we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field Master's degree desirable
  • Experience 5+ years with progressive responsibilities in Software Engineering, Architecture and Agile Framework
  • Must be able to operationalize and assist teams with abstract technology concepts
  • Strong demonstrated competencies on cloud and digital platforms
  • Strong communication, collaborative, and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to work closely with senior leadership
  • Strong personal presence and capabilities to resolve technical concerns
  • Experience with cloud services and platform knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to drive development of highly technical technology services and capabilities
  • Experience with Lean methodology & eXtreme Programming
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive API economy and solutions
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive highly available consumer ready Internet properties and technical platforms
  • Experience collaborating with engineers, designers, and product owners
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your communication style to the audience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and navigate complex decision making in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others.

    What you'll receive in return:
    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

    For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-LL6-sal-plan-1.pdf

    At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

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Job Number: 64849BR

Community / Marketing Title: Product Line Anchor

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