Connected Vehicle Product Manager
Job Description & Qualifications:
Imagine a world of intelligent mobility and disruptive innovation. Over the past decade, wireless technologies, off-board systems and in-vehicle systems have fundamentally changed to perform limitless functions to deliver connected features helping commuters to make informed decisions about their next trip, providing infotainment and diagnostic information.
Even more exciting are the limitless possibilities on the road ahead for connected vehicles.
Connected Vehicle Platform & Product (CVPP) Department is a global team within Ford Mobility group responsible for architecture, systems engineering, development, validation, and the ongoing operations of connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles (AV), and electrification connectivity features.
What we do
CVPP Team is a specialized cross-functional design team within CVPP responsible for the end-to-end architecture of best-in-class connected vehicle ecosystem and a connectivity fabric for seamless delivery of connected features. We drive smart mobility business and technology innovation to aid Ford's connectivity vision and growth strategies in new industry technologies, such as electrification and AV.
Connected Vehicle Platform and Product Team is looking for Full-Stack developers that embrace Lean/Agile and Extreme Programming practices. In this environment the Software Engineer is expected to work in a pair developing working, tested code across the full stack of technologies. They will collaborate directly and continuously with product managers and designers, and business partners to release early and often.
A Product Manager will lead key product work streams in support of new product concepts, requirements, business and strategic plans in support of Ford's Connected vehicle products, platform and connected consumer experiences
Develops, maintains and represents consumer point of view in assessing needs & opportunity for connected ownership experiences
Develops POV with competitive benchmarking of great digital customer experiences/companies
Represents POV within cross-functional product development (research, design, software development) team in delivery of new connected consumer products
Leads coordination and execution of cross-team research activities, including vendor coordination, recruiting, execution
Works with a high level of comfort in matrixed organizations, and in close partnership with cross-functional colleagues
Accesses and leverages industry ecosystems, partner networks
Operates with an agile, consumer-centric perspective in pursuit of new opportunity
Levers insight and shares new opportunities in support of cultural transformation
Supports ecosystem outreach, partner assessment and in identifying and analyzing new opportunity
3+ years of experience with Agile Software Development Methodology or software engineering methodologies
3+ years of experience in consumer research, product management, software architecture and/or Business Analysis
3+ years of experience working within cross-functional teams
Highly effective communicator, ability to work with a team comprised of internal and external stakeholders across professional levels
Experience working laterally across multiple business projects simultaneously
Bias for action - identifies and acts on both short- and long-term goals in achieving results
Comfortable with ambiguity - remain focused in spite of unexpected challenges; continues to seek a path forward
Strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis - able to translate strategic plans into executable actions
Experience in developing & delivering creating and communicating new business model opportunities
Experience and understanding of the venture community and startup ecosystem
Well-versed in the importance of continuous improvement and the importance of customer validation
Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we're Built Ford Tough. We're one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
Auto req ID:
Ford Motor Company
Ford Smart Mobility LLC
Ford Smart Mobility (FSM)
Connected Vehicle and Services (CV&S)