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2020-18010 -

Director of Product Development, Platform Excellence

Location(s): Mountain View, California
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Intuit is a mission-driven, global financial platform company that gives everyone the opportunity to prosper. With products like TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, we’re using technology to build solutions to challenging financial problems for millions of people around the world.

Overview

Intuit is looking for a Director of Product Development, Platform Excellence. The successful executive will have technical depth, business acumen, and a desire to create delight in every customer experience.  S/he will have a passion for driving technical product direction, leading and inspiring cross-functional teams, and influencing executives as well as engineers.

The ideal candidate’s experience encompasses technical architecture and/or software development, business strategy, and people management experience. This executive will have an ability to leverage prior success within a complex business that has enormous amounts of transactional, repeatable data.

What you'll bring

  • Computer Science degree with 15+ years of experience in the software product industry in senior architecture and software development roles
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality SaaS products that serve millions of people
  • Effectively balances domain expertise & leadership skills to drive impact & results
  • Attracts, develops & exports top talent
  • Track record of success leading multiple assignments in their craft
  • Track record of establishing technology sourcing directions for the product division and provide context for these decisions to the company
  • Understanding of industry-leading technology/solutions in big data and machine learning. In-depth knowledge of industry best practices, technologies, architectures and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding business outcomes with effective and fast decision making that takes into account the interests of all four key stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, and partners
  • Experience in making successful trade-offs that balance the short and long term product goals
  • Experience driving engineering design using Agile process to drive innovation, accelerate decisions and outcomes while minimizing risk
  • Proven ability to lead and influence large distributed product development efforts
  • Partner with senior engineering leaders and business leaders to influence organizational and structural change
  • Proficiency in one or more key technologies including React, Java, Javascript, NoSQL
  • Proficient in front-end and back-end architecture & design
  • Experience using data insights for product refinement
  • Experience transitioning a monolith to a Cloud-based, service-oriented architecture
  • Ability to work well through ambiguity, confidence in making tough calls and leading through adversity with a sharp focus on the eventual right outcomes
  • Arbitrates technical disagreements across teams
  • Partner with the senior engineering leaders to build strong engineering teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

How you will lead

  • The Director of Platform Excellence will accelerate our key business and technology priorities as we move from being the source of books to the source of business
  • The role requires leading multiple teams in a complex domain that serves both as a platform/capability for others while also serving majority of the feature needs for small business customers
  • The leaders drive/partner closely with Big Bets - QBAdvanced, QB Commerce, TechBets -Tech 7 Accounting, Core innovatio
  • Drive and deliver an open platform that fosters open contribution within the company and with the external developer and financial industry 
  • Drive company wide initiatives like platform and data architecture, process, rubrics for technology career tracks, hiring/coaching senior individual contributors
  • Be a key contributor to ensure the product is highly secure, available, scalable, resilient, and cloud ready. Inspire teams innovation and deliver quality at speed across product offerings and platform services 
  • Execute to success through diligent planning, attention to detail, effective delegation, efficient decision making, and individual/team accountability
  • Perform role of counselor and coach; provide input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities
  • Influence engineering, product, business and other cross functional leaders that can drive success for the individual development teams. Build strong interpersonal relationships with peers and other key stakeholders that can help smooth execution
  • Initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations
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"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
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"One of the things that stands about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
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"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
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Natalie Intuit employee
"I really felt drawn to Intuit because it's a place where I feel like I can make super meaningful impact on customers’ lives and their day-to-day. Finances are tricky and it’s emotional and stressful, and if I can help lift that burden off of someone, I feel like it’s worth it."
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"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
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"One of the things that stands out about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
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