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Director of Product Strategy

Company: Textron Systems
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Product Strategy reports to the Vice President of the Geospatial Business and manages the new product vision and roadmap for the organization. This person is empathetic to customers and can clearly understand their needs even when they themselves do not. The Director of Product Strategy defines the vision for products before others can conceptualize them, then has the ability to convince others of the vision. A key characteristic of this role is the ability to turn the reluctant into true believers.

An ideal candidate is highly technical, with a strong background in cloud computing, software design, full motion video, agile management, and classical computer science. A background that includes data sciences, data visualization, and business intelligence is key. They should understand and have a strong background in agile new product development of both products and services with a focus on software. The Director of Product Strategy performs customer analysis and builds business cases & models with strong financial analysis to back up R&D investment plans. They will define the R&D programs and are a key implementer of R&D cost, schedule and scope.

The ideal candidate has a background in enterprise architecture design. They must work across engineering teams to define high level systems architecture and work with agile technical project managers to decompose systems into functional building blocks for allocation to engineering teams. An understanding the relationships between product vision, functional definition, capability decomposition, and allocation of decomposed capabilities across the roadmap is critical.

Finally, the ability to communicate with others is vital to the success of this role. This individual must have outstanding verbal, visual and written communication skills. A background in giving presentations, proposals, technical writing and public speaking is paramount.


  • Minimum of undergraduate degree in a technical field or minimum of 3 year of experience.
  • Strong business & financial management knowledge
  • Project Management experience
  • Proven technical vision & leadership
  • An understanding of Full Motion Video (FMV).
  • Proven Marketplace vision & leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to identify customers and secure product sales
  • An understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a plus.

    EEO Statement

    Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Pay Transparency Policy Statement

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
    Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.
    Job Field Business Development
    Primary Location US-Virginia-Sterling
    Recruiting Company Textron Systems
    Schedule Full-time
    Job Level Individual Contributor
    Shift First Shift
    Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time
    Job Posting 11/04/2020, 11:00:00 PM
    Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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