Principal Product Manager - Engineering Platform

Location: Copenhagen, DK; Warsaw, PL

About us:

For over 50 years, we have worked closely with investment and asset managers to become the world’s leading provider of integrated investment management solutions. We are 2,800+ colleagues with a broad range of nationalities, educations, professional experiences, ages, and backgrounds in general.

SimCorp is an independent subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group. Following the recent merger with Axioma, we leverage the combined strength of our brands to provide an industry-leading, full, front-to-back offering for our clients, with SimCorp as the overarching company brand and Axioma as a key product brand.

SimCorp is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culture where diverse perspectives and expertise are integrated in our everyday work. We believe in the continual growth and development of our employees, so that we can provide best-in-class solutions to our clients.

While striving to deliver client value, we believe it is vital to consider our people and our planet in every business decision we make. Acting responsibly is not optional. It is essential.

About the role:

SimCorp has made a significant investment in modernizing our engineering platform to scale to 100+ teams working on a cloud technology transformation.

This journey has involved modernizing the technology foundation for software development to a new tool stack for software engineering, which builds the foundation for automation and CI/CD pipelines for a smooth and fast delivery flow for the teams. 

The Product Manager owns the consolidated roadmap of the engineering platform teams and leads a cross-organizational effort from, design, build, and deployment of the new and modernized engineering platform.

The Product Manager works with 3 Product Owners and a Director of Engineering and sets the direction for 6 DevOps teams to ensure the engineering platform can support 100+ teams working on delivering various products to achieve tangible customer outcomes and technology enablers for everything as a Service. 

What you will be responsible for:

As our new Product Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Owning the Engineering Platform product, used by all teams in SimCorp Product Development. 
  • Defining objectives for own area of responsibility in alignment with the Product Line strategy. 
  • The continued evolution of the engineering platform throughout the entire lifecycle from discovery, design, build, launch to sun-setting. 
  • Leading cross-organizational discovery teams from product, architecture, services and explore these ideas through discovery, design, build and successfully launch the best ones in collaboration with the teams in product development. 
  • Being accountable for business case, cost of the engineering platform and its support model
  • Part of a cross-functional leadership team in Engineering Platform covering product, processes, people, and technology.
  • Collaborating with Product Areas, Global Support and Global Managed Services to refine new products or enhancements to ensure that the build teams in product and service divisions can work effectively. 
  • Communicating product strategy and roadmap both internally and externally including Release Demos. 

What we value (our requirements):

We are looking for a leader who has experience in the intersection between product management and platform development. This means that you bridge the gap between the two in the way that you: 

  • Master industry best practices for product management and managed service design and leverage this to drive innovation and adoption. 
  • Proficient in a range of facilitation techniques such as value chain mapping, user transaction flows and user story mapping, and applies them to identify users’ needs and value. 
  • Stakeholder Management – creates visibility and communication across the organization. 

In addition, we are looking for someone who:

  • Created platforms which deliver desired outcomes and that software engineers love to use 
  • Experience with software engineering platforms, cloud delivery models and scaling to support many teams. 
  • Have applied modern techniques such as outcome engineering, design thinking, build-measure-learn techniques, to create offers that our clients will love to use. 
  • Uses a data and fact-based approach to validate market opportunities, ideas, customer insights and outcome realization. 

Next steps:

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