Software Product Team Lead
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Information Technology
Job Description Alert Innovation is a 2-year-old startup on a mission to re-invent retailing through robotics. Having partnered with worlds largest retailer to develop our revolutionary Alphabot technology, we have an enormous market opportunity in front of us and are now beginning to scale the company by hiring exceptional people who love their work, want it to be meaningful, strive for excellence, and thrive in a highly collaborative team-oriented culture. Alert Innovation offers a competitive salary, generous benefits and an equity stake in our growing company. Why a Software Product Team Lead? Full Time, Exempt The Software Product Team Lead (SPTL) is broadly responsible for leading self-sufficient teams responsible for the creation and continuous improvement the core of supervisory software control system. The SPTL is responsible for understanding and aggregating customer and stakeholder requirements, working with the team to build a cohesive vision of required functionality and approach to implementation, and then support execution by removing barriers, evaluating completed work increments, and sharing/communicating progress. The SPTL ensures that we develop the right software within budget and on schedule. What Will You Do? Work closely with technical team members to ensure projects execute in a predictable fashion with respect to schedule, budget and performance. Ensure team is appropriately resourced to deliver on product goals. Anticipate and communicate project risks and assist team in risk mitigation. Effectively communicate issues and status with stakeholders regarding deliverables, timelines, and budget. Demonstrate incremental functionality to customers, continually solicit feedback and update backlog to maintain alignment. Develop strong working relationships with leadership and discipline teams to improve efficiency and collaboration. Improve team effort estimation and early risk identification / mitigation skills. Ensure that comprehensive deliverables are completed per Alerts product development processes and provide feedback to discipline leaders to improve these processes. What are We looking for? 5 years hands-on experience in complex software product management, including team leadership, resource planning and budgeting. Strong familiarity with Java EE architecture (JDBC, JMS, JTA, JPA). Experience deploying software on a Java EE application server, preferably JBoss. Familiar with various flavors of databases, preferably MySQL and MariaDB. Knowledgeable in material handling, control, and/or warehouse management systems (OHTs, AGVs, RGVs, CTVs) is a big plus. Able to build a comprehensive software vision and possesses skills to develop consensus and excitement around ideas. Understanding of the importance of requirements; willing and capable of documenting and evangelizing customer needs. Dedicated servant leader, able to provide clear priorities and delegate effectively. Able to work successfully in a collaborative team environment and constructively influence team decisions. Possession of a comprehensive suite of tools applicable to common project challenges. Excellent critical thinking and analytical/problem solving skills. Familiarity with product phase gate processes. Deep understanding of Agile development approach. M.S. degree, preferably in computer science or computer engineering (or the equivalent in training and experience). Experience with JIRA preferred. what are our core values? All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams. The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: Treat others as you would want to be treated. The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in the company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability. The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create performance synergy, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members capacities. The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty. Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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