Assistant Director-Platform Strategist

The Senior Platform Strategist will be part of the Platform team, and will serve as a strategist, and analyst, for several new customer facing multi-channel and infrastructure initiatives. The selected candidate will work closely with business and development teams to define a strategy and roadmap for critical platform features based on customer needs and industry standards. Other responsibilities include taxonomy development and management skills, staying abreast of emerging web technologies in support of the platform vision, and a deep understanding of customer needs and behaviors. The successful strategists will be able to clearly understand and articulate the impacts of platform technologies and trends on our organization and customers.
Drive and participate in requirements gathering, customer needs analysis, design and implementation of large and complex web applications and tools. Work closely with developers and testers to ensure technical and functional requirements and designs adhere to the platform vision and strategy, and meet customer needs. Advocate for, and drive the platform vision forward.
Mentor and lead junior members of the team, and foster a collaborative and productive environment focused on improving customer experience through platform initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Define and maintain a platform feature strategy and roadmap to meet the vision. Build consensus, understanding and excitement around the vision and strategy
  • Strategy and maintenance of taxonomies, including the reviewing of content for possible gaps in coverage, identifying new terms, vocabularies, synonyms, and term relationships
  • Define, write, manage, and prioritize platform stories in support of product features using the Agile Methodology
  • Facilitating the development of business cases to support investment
  • Actively managing Stakeholders of all levels by leading discussions of project scope and approach, and presenting business/technical analysis findings/documentation and proposed solutions
  • Work collaboratively with program/product managers, researchers, developers, build/deployment and quality engineers spread across different locations
  • Assess the scope and impact of system, dependencies and process changes
  • Participate in architecture and design reviews for projects that require complex technical solutions
  • Brainstorm and research feasibility and viability of design implementation options for new solutions, and build proof-of-concepts
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships, and keeping clients informed and engaged throughout the entire project lifecycle
  • Work with product teams to design and develop new products and features that leverage platform features
  • Partnering with technical architects to assure that technical models are aligned with business models
  • Work closely with the business and technology to gather testing requirements and acceptance criteria.
  • Mentor junior team members on technical, project and leadership skills
  • Learn and articulate impact of new and emerging technologies
  • Understand customer web behavior and apply insights to platform strategy

Platform Technology Solutions

  • 5 - 7 years of applicable experience in in product strategy/management, technical business analysis at a financial institution, technology or a publishing firm.

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in the design, development, and implementation of large customer facing multi-channel applications (web, mobile, excel, etc)

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, and metadata development

  • An in-depth understanding of web technologies (all tiers) that deliver value to customers

  • Familiarity with Agile development practices and tools

  • Familiarity with industry web tools, standards, and practices

  • Experience with customer facing search strategy

  • Experience with taxonomy and semantic content strategies

  • SSO, data visualization, and content management technology experience a plus

  • Familiarity with Excel Add-in product strategy

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Bachelor's degree required, MS in technology management (or similar) preferred

  • Experience with large, complex projects with a global footprint

  • Work under minimum direction and use independent judgment in decision-making

  • A positive and confident work personality

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