Product Owner | R&D

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

About Solera

 

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 250 million transactions annually for approximately 200,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.comfb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

 

Position 80s

  • Involved in all Aspects of the Product Lifecycle. You will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from gathering the requirements, through to the development stage, as well as the launch of the product. You will be delivering production requirements to a high standard and will work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements. You will have a deep understanding of business problems and opportunities in the context of the customer’s requirements, and work with all parties to deliver solutions that enable swift delivery.
  • Define Iterations, Stories, and Drive Team Goals through Prioritization. You will be leading the gathering, writing & management of functional, non-functional, technical requirements and acceptance criteria in Epics, User Stories & Tasks. You will be responsible for the collection & analysis and testing of statistical information and data for further presentation to technical and business stakeholders using diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, documents and reports.
  • Collaborative Team Player in an Agile Environment. You will be working in a fast paced, innovative, collaborative, and agile environment where you’ll be responsible for building, pruning, and maintaining the team backlog. You’ll be clearly communicating the business goals and objectives internally and externally, building shared understanding across all teams and stakeholders. You will also assist the product manager and development teams with backlog grooming & product definition.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a hands on Product Manager (Business development, competitive analysis) and experience as Business Analysis (analytical thinking, problem solving skills, decision making skills)
  • Business Model Canvas, Design thinking, Agile methodology are amongst the tools you use on a daily basis to achieve success.
  • Extensive experience of working with Lean / Agile methodologies
  • Experience with B2B and B2C service models & expectations
  • Demonstrated success working with engineering teams to plan, develop, refine, and launch successful software products
  • Capable of assisting and help drive the development and delivery of end to end solution designs and business requirements within an agile development framework, reinforcing focus on delivery of business value
  • Able to work closely with users, UX/design, development and commercial teams to oversee and participate in user experience testing and product feedback sessions to capture key feedback that feeds product development
  • Ability to take condense and formulate complex business and technical problems and communicate to technical and non-technical teams
  • Ability to drive product innovation through customer feedback, deployment success, competitive positioning, and market thought leadership
  • Have brought one or more products to market
  • Exposure to working within a start-up or greenfield environment
  • Ability to locate data sources from internal/external partners to support our initiative.
  • Skilled in writing integration specifications for adoption by engineering teams
  • Eligibility to work in the US on a permanent basis

Mindset:

  • Passionate: you are proud of what you do and only accept the best from yourself and your team
  • Get it done mentality: Efficient and accurate even under pressure, flexible to adjust
  • Take on responsibility: Pro-active, ready to help out where needed
  • Be accurate and deliver quality, have a roll up sleeves attitude
  • Logical approach and reasoning to problem solving, with self-starter aptitude
  • Able to quickly adapt to change and navigate ambiguous problem spaces
  • Excellent collaborative team player with excellent communication skills, written and verbal, able to connect with people from different businesses disciplines locally & remotely
  • Adaptable and flexible meet demands. You are relentless and passionate to get the job done
  • Skilled in pragmatic & flexible solution-driven business environment
  • Action-oriented – this is a self-contained collaborative team driven by challenging targets but
  • presented with exciting problems to solve
  • Demonstrated pro-activity in capitalizing on opportunities and resolving issues
  • Ability to research and explore product and feature opportunities and user experience improvement
  • Intellectually curious - prepared to challenge and be challenged
  • Constantly strive to learn new technologies and look for ways to stay up to date in this rapidly changing industry
  • Flexibility to travel if required

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary + Bonus opportunity
  • 401k
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Great medical, dental & vision plans to choose from
  • Startup-like environment, international team collaborating across Zurich, Dallas, London
  • Work with leading technologists of their fields, opportunities to learn and grow every day
  • Access to the tools and technologies you choose to get the job done
  • We operate in our own digital headquarters in an undisclosed location in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex called the R3PI Innovation lab - developed to be an innovation playground and incubation center for the connected and digital lifestyle of the future
  • Cognitive software interface to monitor and control all technology on the property, allowing full digital access no matter where you are
  • The property also has a connect 4-tiered pool and cabana, shooting range, private digital gym, guest house, main house, and the TAC-1, our digital connected space for uncommon meetings and showcasing the Innovation Team’s output
  • Catered lunch every day, unlimited free drinks & snacks, an ice cream truck that’s always loaded

ABOUT SOLERA:

Solera was founded in 2005, it now operates in 78 countries with over 195k customers. With over 40 acquisitions since being founded Solera has in excess of 5,500 associates that are committed to delivering excellence that further Solera’s position as a global leader in data & software for automotive, home ownership and digital identity management.in its market segments.

Solera’s founder, Chairman and CEO, Tony Aquila, is recognized as a visionary innovator. He was named national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.solerainc.com. Also view how our uncommon culture translates into uncommon giving through our Lift to Life Program at https://vimeo.com/82390735.

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