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Mainframe Product Manager - ANY US

Company: Micro Focus
Location: New York
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Mainframe Product Manager -- ANY US LOCATIONJob Description:


At Micro Focus, everything we do is based on a simple idea: The fastest way to get results is to build on what you have. Our software solutions enable organizations to do just that. Secure and scalable, with analytics built in, they bridge the gap between existing and emerging ITfast-tracking digital transformations across DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security, and Predictive Analytics. In the race to innovate, Micro Focus customers have the clear advantage.

Our portfolio spans the following areas:

DevOps - IT Operations- Cloud - Security - Info Governance - Big Data, Machine Learning, & Analytics

Take charge of your future and join our Mainframe Solutions team as we go to market with a best-in-class portfolio that will help shape the worlds software landscape.

About the Role

We are seeking a Product Manager for our Mainframe Solutions portfolio to join a growing and successful team, working on the Micro Focus Mainframe Solutions portfolio of products. This role will offer opportunities to work with large Fortune 500 Customers, Industry partners such as Microsoft and AWS, Analysts and Micro Focus Sales teams on a global basis. As a Product Manager you will be part of a team leading the vision, strategy, and execution for the mainframe modernization strategy with a focus on market leadership and customer success. Through planning, execution, and collaboration, s/he is responsible for leading cross-functional efforts to meet the strategic goals of the solution. This role requires rigorous application of Product Management principles, methods, and processes to uncover, develop, define, and communicate ideas, features, functions, products, and services.

A qualified candidate will have a strong technical background including the IBM mainframe platform and have experience in software product management and an understanding of the software development lifecycle.

The Product Manager will:

  • Develop and contribute to the product strategy and corresponding roadmap to support the business plan

    • Understand the competitive landscape and how this impacts on customer options
    • Provide thought leadership in the Software Development Lifecycles, Agile development and DevOps
    • Identify and assess industry and market trends and how they influence product strategy
    • Translate business and market objectives into clear product direction for the engineering teams (but not directly lead or manage a team of developers)
    • Successfully take products from inception to delivery and launch into the market
    • Recommend continual product improvements based on ongoing customer research, feedback and competitive analysis
    • Represent and advocate the voice of our various customers (end users, internal stakeholders, and external technology partners) in all activities

      Education and Experience Required:

      • Undergraduate degree; MBA preferred but not required.
      • At least 5 years experience with enterprise level software.

        Skills and Knowledge Required:

        • Positive attitude, self-starter with the ability to work in an exceptionally fast-paced, merit-based environment with a strong bias towards action
        • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multitask, take initiative, and adapt to unforeseen circumstances
        • Excellent communication skills including written, oral, and active listening skills
        • Must be able to demonstrate both a passion for technology and an understanding of technology trends and how these will impact on business strategy
        • Familiarity with the IBM z/OS environment. Domain expertise a bonus
        • Proven knowledge and experience in mainframe COBOL or PL/I application development processes plus a good understanding of the way that customers have traditionally developed applications for the mainframe and the challenges they face in adopting an agile approach to improve responsiveness to business demands.
        • Domain experience relating to development / testing /deployment of applications and familiarity with

          • Mainframe based SCCM tooling
          • Eclipse and/or Visual Studio IDEs
          • Agile Development and CI/CD Pipelines
          • Modern development tools and IDEs such as Eclipse and/or Visual Studio
          • Experience working within a public cloud environment such as AWS or Azure a bonus

            If you want to be part of what's next and find out more about our available opportunities, visit Micro Focus Careers.


            Job:EngineeringMicro Focus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status

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