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VP, Product Development and Operations

| Greater Denver Area

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The leader of the Raster product organization will be responsible for imagery products that either directly or indirectly support nearly all revenue achieved by the company. Products supported by this organization include basic and advanced imagery products, mosaic products, as well as elevation products. Responsibilities include a leading role in product development, implementation of supporting systems and delivering the resulting products to customers. This role will be tightly aligned and partnered with the General Managers of our Lines of Business and their Product Managers. The leader will be responsible for driving results including operational and architectural efficiencies, and reduced capital intensity leading to short and long term revenue growth, EBITDA margin expansion and increased Free Cash Flow.

The functions in this organization include:  

  • Establishing, aligning and communicating the Technical Architecture supporting product formation
  • Establishing, aligning and communicating Production, Ingest and Delivery Domain Architectural Roadmaps
  • Establishing, aligning and communicating roadmaps for improved product quality and accuracy
  • Migration of services and systems to AWS
  • Product Development
  • Accelerating both innovation of new products and the transition of new product offerings to the market
  • Management of a Scaled Agile Development and Release Train
  • Imagery Production and Dev Ops support
  • Calibration of imaging sensors

In partnership with Sales, Product Managers, Customer support functions, the Raster product organization will implement the internal technical roadmaps that support customer facing product roadmaps and investment plans.  

In partnership with Supply Chain Management the Raster product organization will deliver imagery products and services to customers, meeting contractual commitments. The organization will be engaged from opportunity definition, through contract signature, creation of products, delivery, and customer feedback.

In partnership with Research & Development the Raster product organization will advance long and medium term product innovation, and ensure that DigitalGlobe retains and extends its lead in the industry in terms of product quality and accuracy, innovative solutions for high scale processing, product features, and imagery that is analytics-ready.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Product and Technical Architecture – responsible for the future state architectural roadmap that drives velocity to market and capital efficiency, and reduces operational expenses
  • Product Development – lead the technical design and deployment plans for current and next generation imagery products including the technical investment roadmap and the scale and resiliency plans for new imagery products and capabilities
  • Innovation and Horizon 2 Development – lead the next generation imagery product development and proof of concept work.   Ensure that the appropriate investment is being driven to support future growth
  • Scaled Agile Development and Release Train – lead the software development capability supporting imagery products and production consistent with our standards.  Includes workforce planning and management and execution on the product roadmap, aligning processes with other areas of the company, participating in planning ceremonies, using common planning and tracking software tools, coordination with Portfolio Delivery Management functions
  • Aligns execution of development with architectural vision of transition to AWS for imagery production
  • Dev Ops – supporting both H2 development and the Scaled Agile Development, this function will support the productivity of the software development teams and the operations support for the products
  • Imagery Production – produce the customer products to contract specifications and/or standard product specifications, fully supporting customer and revenue plans
  • Product Quality – responsible for driving new innovation and improvements to the quality of the imagery products, coordinating broadly to ensure customer and industry feedback is addressed
  • Imagery Sensor Calibration – responsible for the calibration of imagery sensors, achieving the highest possible pixel-level accuracy, relative radiometry eliminates all banding and streaking, absolutely radiometry meets or exceeds industry standards

Other Responsibilities

  • Identify and drive synergies with other MAXAR divisions
  • Support technical innovation and lead the creation, continual refinement, and active enforcement of our development standards
  • Provide thought leadership around transformational opportunities
  • Leverage a distributed development model where 3rd parties are leveraged throughout the SDLC
  • Participate in staff recruitment, performance assessment, training, and career development. Provide mentoring where needed for team members
  • Manage the budget and forecast for assigned functions, and is accountable for variances in the expenditures and departmental spending, as well as for operational and capital forecast and expense
  • Manage technology purchases and services provided to multiple internal customers, and strive to be a valued and preferred service provider to all business partners
  • Create a culture of leadership that support our values and priorities
  • Provide leadership that teaches, inspires, and promotes employee empowerment and career development
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • 15+ years overall experience in a professional software and/or hardware engineering capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to align with business leaders, deliver customer-directed solutions, sustain a 24/7 operational environment, and lead quality initiatives
  • Specific experience in Agile (scaled) software development or other best in class development practices a must
  • Strong leadership, management, analytical, and communications skills
  • Program and project management competency
  • Custom software engineering, integration, test and verification.
  • Experience with Cloud computing/Elastic computing across virtualized environments
  • Experience with deeply technical algorithmic processing at scale, ideally within the Geographic Information Systems and geospatial processing domains
  • Experience with remote sensing systems, camera electronics, and processing of raw data coming from remote sensing systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience in selecting and managing strategic 3rd party vendors
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Physics, or Math required, advanced degree highly preferred
  • Ability to obtain a US DoD security clearance

Preferred Requirements

  • Masters and PHD highly preferred
  • Minimum DoD Secret Clearance highly preferred
  • Geospatial, Raster and vector product experience
  • Experience with full life product life cycle technical leadership from ideation to general availability to sunset

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

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DigitalGlobe Benefits Overview

A great team deserves great perks.

Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Plans + Flexible Time Off + 10 Paid Company Holidays + Competitive Salaries + Employee Cafe + Free General Healthcare (when enrolled in a paid DG medical plan) + Amazing Office & Game Room + Exclusive Disc Golf Course = WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Contribute from $120 to $2,650 per household (per calendar year) for reimbursement of health‐related expenses you may need to pay for out of pocket.
Disability Insurance
6 weeks of salary continuation at 100% beginning on 8th consecutive day - 60% up to $20,000 per month if unable to work due to disability longer than 12 weeks.
Dental Benefits
The plan will pay 100% Preventative, 80% Basic, and 50% Major. $2,000 Annual Maximum. Deductible of $50 individual and $150 family for basic and major services. Orthodontics at 50%.
Vision Benefits
Vision Service Plan - 1 set of contact lenses and 1 eye exam (after copay) per calendar year. 1 pair of frames every 24 months.
Health Insurance Benefits
Options include a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan (CDHP) and PPO. Prescription Drug Plan is also covered under these medical plans. DigitalGlobe pays the majority of costs for both FT/PT employees.
Life Insurance
2X salary each up to a max of $800,000.
Wellness Programs
Counselors available 24/7, 365 days through a toll free number, 5 free face to face counseling sessions. Chiropractic services on-site weekly.
Onsite Gym
DG's onsite gym and yoga studio is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Immediate vesting of matching contribution upon completion of enrollment provided by Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% of the first 8% of eligible earnings contributed on a per‐pay‐period basis to an annual maximum of $9,000.
Company Equity
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Performance Bonus
Available for some employees- dependent on specific position
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
DigitalGlobe offers competitive leave benefits including PTO, Unlimited Time Off (for salaried employees), Parental Leave, Military Leave, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
8 holidays and 2 floating holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
DG's casual dress code is largely varied, with some employees wearing shorts and sandals, while other opt for more button ups and jeans. Rarely, if ever, are suits seen in the office.
Commuter Benefits
Employees can set aside a portion of their pay, via pre‐tax payroll deductions, for the payment of Mass Transit or Parking expenses.
Game Room
Our game room has access to outdoor terraces, and includes competitive ping pong games, as well as bean bags and Foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Kitchens on each floor include ice, coffee, assorted teas, and waters. Soda is provided in one central location free of charge (just bring your own cup).
Some Meals Provided
Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!
Our employees have two parking garages with more than enough spaces to go around. Motorcycle, Electric Vehicle charging, and bike spots are given close access to the indoor entrances to the building.
Relocation Assistance
Relocation is offered on a case by case basis
Fitness Subsidies
At DigitalGlobe we want to stay focused on wellness and getting, or staying, in shape! Incentives include waiving joining fees, significantly reduced month-to-month rates with no contracts.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
DG offers a wide range of training programs. Currently, DG is converting to AWS - included in that is varying AWS-related training and certification programs offered to all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement for employees is a maximum of $5,250. Effective after one year of employment.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flex time off plus 10 paid holidays. Free general healthcare when enrolled in a DigitalGlobe medical plan
Amazing corporate office with game room and cafe. Frisbee golf course around corporate building exclusively for employees. Free fruit, bagels, or donuts every Tuesday!

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