Director of Product Management, Platform

Bothell, WA 98011

Industry: Product Management Job Number: 180

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Want to dive into a great new position? Winshuttle has a platform for you.

Winshuttle’ s been super-active on this page over the last few months, and now here it comes with another great role. The Bothell SAP/ERP software-applications dynamo is looking for something it’ s calling a Director of Product Management (Platform).

It’ s an unusual title, for a very cool-sounding position: This role sets and executes application data-management strategies at the platform level, working closely with product managers, partners, and customers to identify market needs. From there, he or she will plan a strategy and lead a cross-functional team to develop interoperable platform offerings for specific markets.

For this role, which reports to the Vice President for Product Management, Winshuttle seeks a deep working knowledge (at least ten years’ experience) of Agile development methodology, and experience developing enterprise software with offshore teams.

In addition, the company would like to see a minimum of a bachelor’ s degree in engineering, with a focus on computer science preferred. It would also look with favor upon at least 15 years’ experience in a directly related industry, with at least ten years in a product-management leadership position.

More specifically, Winshuttle’ s looking for someone with what it refers to as “ experience in identifying market and technology inflection points and defining and developing robust platforms to meet those market requirements with partner entities.”

If you or someone you know is willing to leap into this very interesting role with an exciting, fast-growing local company, do let me know.

PS From PSP: From a personnel perspective (which, to my mind, is the most important business perspective you can have, but maybe that’ s just my own personal bias), this whole battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act is definitely worth keeping tabs on.

I know employers – and businesspeople in general – have a wide range of opinions on the ACA and its ramifications; I’ m not going to get into pros and cons here. For now, I’ ll just say this: If health insurance becomes harder to obtain on the open market, you’ re going to see some single-proprietor and small-shop entrepreneurial ventures close up, and you’ re going to see some of that talent trying to find its way back into larger employers that offer stable benefits.

Bottom line: Love it or loathe it, the ACA gave a lot of people a new incentive to ditch jobs that hadn’ t fit them, and to try out their own ventures. That logic may continue to apply in states like Washington no matter what happens in the “ other Washington,” but it will be very interesting to see how the workforce-related issues of health benefits play out in coming months. ###



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