Toyota Connected

  • Technical Product Owner

    Job Locations US-TX-Plano
    Posted Date 7 days ago(4/12/2018 2:46 PM)
    # of Openings
    Technology Development

    6 Month Contract to Hire


    Toyota Connected is looking for a Technical Product Owner to help us deliver product strategies for our Connected Technology and Business Development team and accelerate our goal to provide awesome customer experience.  In this position, you will play a pivotal role defining product requirements, go-to-market strategy, and tirelessly champion the needs of our stakeholders.  Given we are redefining and building a foundational service, this role will require coordination across many internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of the company.  You’ll work with our customers, partners, software vendors, and operational stakeholders to prioritize roadmap use-cases, and spearhead the definition of new capabilities through expertly crafted business requirements.



    • You will set the technology strategy & road map, develop priorities and manage operating mechanisms that drive a highly effective and efficient project development and delivery organization
    • Launch the vision, product strategy and road map for our products and work with key stakeholders in the company to deliver on that vision
    • Define product requirements documents and business cases based on an intimate knowledge of the specific market segments, target customers and interface channels like self-service, dealers, support agents, mobile, and head unit
    • Responsible for the go-to-market plan and enablement, working to ensure that all the stakeholders have what they need to be successful
    • Establish goals and review metrics to identify opportunities and deliver success
    • Research and identify new opportunities for Connected Technologies to innovate on behalf of our customers
    • Lead project development and partner well with architecture and project management team to deliver innovation and technical solutions
    • Provide timely, accurate and reliable data to power business decisions and customer experiences
    • Build cross functional relationships with Analysts, Data Scientists and Business Analysts to understand data needs
    • Drive the design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production
    • Deliver high impact dashboards and data visualizations
    • Define and manage SLA’s for all data sets and processes running in production



    • 5+ years of experience in Product Management, Product Marketing, Business Development, or Strategic Partnership experience in a technology company, demonstrating experience with product build lifecycle and go-to-market strategy development and execution
    • Great business acumen and exceptional strategic thinking skills
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Superior analytical skills, including self-serving data from customer usage metrics, and manipulating it towards valuable insights
    • Proven experience taking a product from initial stages to launch
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams
    • Proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining
    • Solid technical background and customer-focused with a passion in automotive telematics and connected technologies
    • We think the knowledge acquired earning an Bachelor’s Degree would be of great value in this position, but if you're smart and have the experience that backs up your abilities, for us, talent trumps degree every time


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in operationalizing data governance and data quality through metadata
    • Familiarity with the major big data solutions and products available in the market
    • Expertise in creating and deploying best big data practices and methodologies
    • Familiarity with Data Science, different modeling techniques - data modeling and/or predictive modeling
    • Scaling big data technology teams
    • Familiarity with Big Data Architecture (Batch, Streaming, API) and how these are implemented different open source tools
    • Familiarity with Cloud Technologies and Cloud Pricing models


    We offer:

    • Money (We pay well and we reward excellence)
    • An environment of A-players. We're careful about who we hire because we find that people who are at the top of their field like working around others who know what they're doing
    • Freedom to work with modern technologies in a green field environment. We care that you get your work done, but you will get to help decide on how we can leverage modern technologies to solve our challenges
    • Nice perks like game rooms, free food, team activities and happy hours


    Who is Toyota Connected?


    Toyota Connected is a new company created to bring big data and cloud intelligence into all aspects of the mobility experience so that driving a Toyota or Lexus is more personal, intuitive and safe.  We create and enable technologies that delight and simplify the lives of those who use our products and empower them to think of, and use their vehicle in whole new ways.


    Toyota Connected is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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