Parsons is looking to hire a Director of Innovation for our smart cities initiative. This person will serve in a startup environment as a member of our leadership team with oversight of our smart city open-system product line. They will set project milestones, own schedules, define innovation processes necessary to align all stake holders in this high-impact, high-visibility role. As a product leader this person will be responsible for fostering a culture inspiring product experimentation for pushing the envelope of what's possible while raising the bar of excellence.
We are looking for a product entrepreneur who understands B2B and brings together the voice of the customer, partners, analyst, and product development together. Your comfort zone is a day that includes multiple initiatives; pitching a new concept for a new product direction, figuring out resource feasibility, getting your hands dirty with synthesizing UX data, creating detailed wireframes, implementing product requirements, and figuring out the best product implementation plan. You are naturally inquisitive and ask more questions than you get answers and comfortable with filling in the gaps. You are willing and able to become the main source of knowledge about your products and their features.
Gain a deep understanding of the market and customer to identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas
Be the leader of your product area by owning the innovation process and outcomes
Work closely with leadership, business development, and customer engagement to understand product strategy, develop messaging, positioning, and go-to-market efforts
Create the smart city product strategy and roadmap working with teams across the organization to manage all aspects of successful product delivery and rollout
Proactively develop and communicate product story to B2B customers.
Gather, scope, and prioritize requirements based on business and customer impact
Work closely with R&D to define, scope and execute rapid and high-quality release cycles
Drive product launches
12+ years' experience as an innovation leader
8+ years' experience defining SaaS within fast-paced agile environment
8+ years' experience as an agile product owner
5+ years' experience with user studies, prototyping, A/B and/or multi-variate testing
3+ years' experience in product marketing, product communication, or similar roles
E-Commerce and Cybersecurity industry experience is a plus
Proven track record of working with R&D and Business Development teams building software products and taking ideas through conception to launch
Hands-on experience creating roadmaps, prioritizing projects, producing detailed requirements and wireframing UX concepts and workflow
Strong analytical skills & attention to detail while multitasking priorities
Experience with a variety of tools: JIRA, Confluence, CA Agile/ Rally, Google Analytics, etc.
Strong collaboration, interpersonal and leadership qualities, with excellent written, verbal and presentation skills to a variety of internal and external audience
Goal-oriented and collaborative with the ability to take initiative and deliver projects unsupervised
MBA or equivalent business experience is a plus
Formal economics courseware is a plus
Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc.