Genscape’s product offerings are focused on energy data which is captured via patented sensor technology ranging from electromagnetic field sensors to cutting edge camera technology to acoustic sensors and other types—with supporting patents by Genscape. Beyond our unique sensor IP, Genscape’s offerings are all software/data-based products. The essence of all our commercial offerings are the result of some of the most talented product teams in the market. We continue to expand our software suite through organic net-new development as integration of acquired products, technologies & data. Genscape is seeking a talented Technical Product Director (TPD) to continue to evolve the end-to-end capability of the Next Generation Platform which is just going into it’s initial production. This role offers a unique opportunity that directly defines/evolves the functional capabilities of the platform which will serve up all Genscape products as we migrate existing products and build organic/strategic net-new on the platform.
This team member will work across the organization with other product directors, data stewards, business analysts, technical specialists, architects, database developers, application developers and user experiences experts. Our platform has reached critical mass whereby the sophistication of it’s capabilities warrants this unique role which is a new type within the Genscape family. The platform initiative is a completely transformational program rebuilding the entire software stack with a highly configurable micro-services architecture allowing for a single platform to deliver many products through configuration rather than customization. Similarly we have completely re-engineered our content ingestion platform to achieve a level of automation that multi-billion dollar organizations outsource. The TPD will also collaborate with other key strategic team leads to support the evolution/integration of this platform into core product.
The TPD is a thought leader and pioneer that works alongside the MD of Platform to conceptualize and build pioneering capabilities that do not exist at competitors but are clear strategic capabilities for customers in the 18-36 month time frame. The TPD must understand a broad spectrum of needs to build product: From customer sub-segments/profiles to cross-product capabilities (i.e., mapping to data visualization) and multi-asset class entity relationships to relate how data is presented to customers through their respective configurable product layers in mapping/data viz, etc… The ideal TPD is as much left-brain as they are right as it requires creativity from managing user experience activities to the details of data definitions, data relationships and technical/operational interdependencies.
The TPD will spend time in each of the business verticals (Nat Gas, Power, etc.) to understand the functional needs of existing and newly envisioned products that are unique to each business vertical—as crafted by product directors within those verticals. The functionality of the customer-facing product platform is the main focus of the TPD who liaises with the business to understand and aggregate how the platform must support the business needs of each energy asset class (Nat Gas, Power, etc.). The TPD works to rationalize/consolidate the functional requirements that are core/strategic to the platform into a holistic set of capabilities that must be developed by the platform technical team. The TPD must become familiar with all prioritized existing products. The TPD must also understand the technical implications of designs and decisions to avoid the development of functionality that extends existing legacy technology, redevelops identical technology.
The functional coverage of this role is broad and deep and uniquely positioned within Genscape as a new strategic class of directors---those focused on technical platform functionality, data inventory and specification management for data and other supporting services of the Next Gen Platform. The role is mid-level in the career path as the TPD will lead both platform functional strategy/specifications and will embrace, evangelize and manage scrum activities in order be a sole owner of strategy, functionality and development.
It is critical to Genscape technology management that career development and the definition of goals/objectives create those opportunities that benefit Genscape technology talent while simultaneously improving/revolutionizing product development. We have the highest degree of commitment to the technology team and collaboratively develop stretch goals that meet the needs of individual and company.
We enjoy engineers and product director who love to innovate and create brilliant software product---this is the core of our business---software which is not a supporting IT function but rather core app-development that creates our core of customer facing product combined with exceptional proprietary data and analytics. Passion for software, drive toward excellence of solution and outstanding team collaboration where ideas can be bounced around for feedback are all aspects of culture we embrace. If you see software as a direct reflection of what you love to do/build and if you say to yourself: “Imagine… I get PAID to do what I love---explore, innovate and create exceptional product with awesome products and technologies alongside amazingly talented team members,” then please do come talk to us for this role and/or other roles we have at Genscape. If you believe that you’re more aligned to a regular 9-5 day-in/day-out job then this may not be the ideal environment given your peers are always pushing themselves for excellence and they enjoy supporting their peers as much as they challenge them (and enjoyed being challenged). We focus on getting the job done in the most innovative and efficient way possible to deliver exceptionally well architected and implemented products with overjoyed clients. We do not focus on working ‘long hours’ but rather working really smart with great intensity and passion—you simply get your work done in an agile ecosystem!
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