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Oracle Principal Product Manager in Herndon, Virginia

Work as part of a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a member of the product development division, you will define product specifications and or strategy. Gather and analyze information to define product specifications and review design specifications. Communicate product strategy and functionality. Initiate and foster relationships with other groups. Review product documentation and collateral. Ensure successful product releases based on corporate priorities.

Duties and tasks are varied and complex, needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

With tremendous market success in our Cloud Applications, especially in ERP Cloud, Higher Ed institutions have expressed unprecedented interest in embarking on a cloud adoption journey with Oracle. Student Information Systems, a critical functional area to compete in our SaaS footprint for Higher Ed, is a top investment priority for Oracle.

This role is for a Senior Product Manager responsible acting as a liaison between Product Strategy, Sales, Support, Consulting, and Partners. This role will work closely with both internal teams (e.g., product strategy, product management, development, UX, marketing, internal sales reps, consultants, development etc.) and external audiences (e.g., customers, analysts, system integrators/partners, etc.)

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Pre Sales Consultants by providing subject matter expertise, and aiding in operationalizing demonstrations for customer prospects that demonstrate product value

  • Providing advanced customer assistance and advocacy, with direct interactions with customers and indirect support via assistance for the My Oracle Support Team

  • Work closely with Product Strategy group, internal Subject Matter Experts, and directly with customers to understand high-level requirements and critical features for the production use of Student Cloud

  • Analyze and integrate external customer requirements into input for inbound Product Managers

  • Suggest and justify product directions, requirements, and priorities

  • Analyze competitive solutions and research new knowledge areas when needed.

  • Facilitate the collaboration of feature designs with stakeholders, Oracle Product team members, and partners to gather feedback.

  • Collaborate closely with development teams to answer questions and make design and implementation decisions.

  • Work with technical leads to determine feasibility of feature designs.

  • Assist Product Strategy in defining and prioritizing the product roadmap.

  • Review end-user documentation for accuracy.

  • Test features to ensure they are coded according to the design.

  • Investigate product defects and recommend solutions.include:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Attention to detail is a must.

  • High level of energy and initiative.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, global environment, and partner across organizational boundaries and influence development direction.

  • Ability to take abstract concepts and drive them into concrete specifications.

  • Ability to influence others and negotiate effectively.

  • Ability to thrive in fast paced environment and learn quickly.

  • Ability to work independently and solve problems.

  • Knowledge of project management best practices a plus.

  • Knowledge of Higher Education industry a plus.

  • Familiarity with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence a plus.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Product Manager

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 200005RA