Technical Product Manager

Location: Round Rock TX
Duration: 11 Months Contract to hire
Conducts business process analyses, needs assessments, and preliminary cost/benefits analyses in an effort to align information technology solutions with business initiatives Works with business users to define and analyze problems and align the most appropriate technical, application or configuration solutions Solicits, develops, documents and manages requirements and provides detailed design and business rules to support the requirements throughout project life cycle up to and through change control Considers the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment Reviews system test plans and system tests modules before implementation Creates, reviews and delivers end-user documentation (user guide, process flow charts, and training materials) and training for accuracy Works with the user to select or create appropriate scenarios to test all results to determine whether system changes met project specifications; uses scenarios to assist the end user in acceptance testing In upgrades, monitors production performance enhancements and system integrity with end-users Develops detailed implementation and upgrade project plans in conjunction with other account team associates Ensures that documentation is updated when change requests are approved for the project Provides input on processes, procedures, or new approaches 
Leads large scale or complex business systems and application upgrades or enhancement development and installations Serves as the subject matter expert and consulting resource for a functional area Performs gap analysis, risk management, and estimates for business cases; lead cross-functional teams to select and deliver solutions; direct work of developers and analysts Evaluates user requirements for one or more specialized business applications and translates those needs into defined user assessment plans or specifications Develops project plans and defines cost and time estimates for implementation and development of complex enterprise level solutions Creates business process flow charts for customer and technical review Works on applications and business problems that are highly complex and diverse in scope and may include multiple IT segments, global rollout, new technologies, new architectures Consistently reviews the Request For Proposal (RFP), Request For Information (ROI) and vendor relationships and implement changes as necessary Develops white papers to be published and/or presented at conferences; present internal brown-bag technical talks on cross-functional and technical topics Oversees configuration requests for a solution and understand implications of configuration options across a solution and other integrated systems Creates high complexity functional and solution designs using a disciplined methodology 
#1 - Need background and experience working with Agile methodology 
#2 - Ability to work with the business - meaning business facing experience to speak and manage various groups of stakeholders. 
#3 - Technical knowledge in databases, web-services or any technology associated with development. Must be able to understand and have conversations that become more technical in nature. 
#4 - Experience in defining the business requirements, ideally in a large enterprise setting. 
Ideal - Product owner with 10+ years of professional experience and 5+ years of experience in defining requirements for large scale enterprise applications. 
Knowledge of enterprise technologies like J2EE, .NET and/or ERP systems is a must. 
Experience in business requirements gathering and management using agile methodologies is essential. 
Pricing domain knowledge and experience in implementing Vendavo, PROS or other pricing tools is desirable


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