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Veterans Preferred - Project Manager

Company: Xerox
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs--. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses. Project Manager (New Product Development) PARC is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented Project Manager to join our IoT New Ventures Product Development team. The Project Manager's responsibilities include overseeing and driving cloud software development projects (including hardware) from start to finish while motivating developers and other team members to successfully deliver time-bound results. We're looking for a Project Manager who embodies the ability to simplify the project while aligning resources to support the project goals. Responsibilities include: --- Responsible for the 12 year product vision and strategy for how teams and individuals prioritize, organize, and get their work done. Lead overall program management for a fast-paced, highly innovative software development team, including workload balancing, leading engineering sprints, structuring meetings, overseeing and tracking workstreams supporting the program goals, and creating plans and carefully track progress against them You will be relied upon by senior leadership as a domain expert in the field of IoT, often presenting to executives your product strategy, execution progress, and contribution to company-wide success metrics. You will not have a team to manage directly but will lead a cross-functional team. Help cross-functional partners and senior leaders to be aware of and mitigate down-stream risks and dependencies. Synthesize customer needs, industry trends, and data to think deeply to create strategies and plans to take us into the white-space territory. Comfortable learning quickly, prototyping rapidly, and incrementally shipping as you discover and find product-market fit. Proactively identify problems and issues and create programs and processes to solve them. Guide the team through the learning and changes inherent in early product development, helping set the right expectations internally and externally. Understand customer priorities and translate into Engineering impact to provide input on timelines and feasibility Project Manager Requirements: A senior product leader with a pragmatic, strategic approach to problem-solving with a strong product intuition A customer-centric and have demonstrated examples of successfully delivering compelling user features in the IoT space. An execution-focused mindset and can appropriately prioritize and manage conflicting requirements. A proven ability to establish credibility at the executive level and have experience gaining consensus and approval for product planning efforts across multiple functional leaders. A genuine self-starter who proactively identifies challenges/opportunities and works across teams and organizations to generate and execute solutions. Strong technically and have a track record of successfully delivering innovative solutions resulting in rapid adoption by users. Approach complex challenges methodically, building decision-making frameworks founded on qualitative and quantitative data. --- Experience driving a program from R&D to a realized product --- Start-up environment experience A university degree (BS or MS) in Computer Science, a related degree, or equivalent experience 8 years of product management experience Strong written/verbal communication skills Bonus Points 3 years of developer or designer experience. IoT software experience in industrial user-facing products is strongly preferred. Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law. Learn more at and explore our commitment to diversity and inclusion People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with Xerox may request such accommodation(s) by sending an e-mail to Be sure to include your name, the job you are interested in, and the accommodation you are seeking. -- 2020 Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Xerox-- and Xerox and Design-- are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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