Director, Product R&D

Nextera Energy, Inc Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition ID: 28365

WindLogics is the optimization and analytics team for the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. As part of NextEra Energy, we thrive on creating innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that change the industry for the better.

Position Specific Description

WindLogics is looking for a Director of Product R&D for our solutions lead team based in St. Paul, Minnesota and Juno Beach, Florida. The qualified individual will drive development and acceptance of new products, prioritize software enhancement and maintenance requests, develop partnerships with NEER & FPL to build pipeline of new projects, develop tools used throughout company to bolster our internal brand and help build pipeline for new ideas and lead our partnership with IT to improve focus on innovation, standardization and best practices across enterprise. Qualified individuals will understand cutting edge technology for software development and data science, have experience building, branding and executing on proof of concepts, have strong core competence in resource assessments and operational analytics, proven background with innovation of ideas that drive business value and speed, along with excellent leadership and communication skills with background operating with flexibility, creativity, speed and precision.

This individual will sit in St. Paul, MN.

Job Overview

Leaders in this role direct and manage the development of all new product opportunities which are complex mathematical and scientific systems aimed at meeting advanced industry needs. This position is responsible for multiple development teams in a matrix organization. Individuals in this role partner with internal Executives and Directors to assess business needs and develop the necessary product and market strategies to enhance the competitive advantage.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with senior leadership to define and vet new product opportunities that align to overall Business Unit and corporate strategies

  • Determines vision, execution path and scope for new product development within Business Unit

  • Leads multiple new product development projects concurrently from proof of concept and prototype development, gaining customer and executive funding, to full development

  • Guides senior professionals up to senior managers on product development efforts

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience: 10+ years

  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 3+ years

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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