Director, Product Owners

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 07-02-2018
Director, Product Owners

Preferred location Cambridge, MA or Santa Clara, CA

Position Summary
The Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) organization has a mandate to build, maintain, and rapidly evolve our UDN solution, a key growth area within the Ericsson portfolio. The Director of Product Owners for Ericsson UDN is responsible for managing a distributed team of product owners across Content Delivery (CDN) and Edge Compute (Platform) service components. We are looking for a candidate who will continue the transformation of the current products into a cohesive global edge computing platform by further integrating and expanding on the core software components to embrace current and future service provider, content provider, and edge computing market needs. You will be responsible for leading the efforts of the UDN Product Owner team and will interact with the UDN leadership team.

Responsibilities & Tasks
  • Lead the UDN Product Owner team, transitioning from a CDN to a platform focus
  • Participate in driving the product vision definition, road-map and growth opportunities 
  • Lead the planning of product releases and set expectations for delivery of new functionality
  • Provide vision and direction via comprehensive requirements to the development team and stakeholders
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Establishes story acceptance criteria, accepts stories in to baseline.
Position Qualification / Core Competencies
  • Strong knowledge of cloud/edge computing and market trends
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization and container technologies
  • Knowledge of CDN and/or 5G a plus
  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 5+ years
  • Experience with leading product owner teams
  • Strong analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile and Waterfall processes and principles 
  • Able to energize teams with a can-do mentality
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • English skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Academic degree: BSc, MSc, MBA, or equivalent
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