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The Data & Analytics team at the NFL is looking for a Director, Data Product Owner with experience in building data products from the ground up. This role will play an integral part in driving better fan engagement by enabling personalization at scale that support our marketing and media businesses. This leader will partner and collaborate with senior analytics stakeholders to define the strategy and execution roadmap to deliver data products that power data science and BI teams at the League and Club levels.

The successful candidate would demonstrate an established background in data, good technical depth, excellent product/project management skills, superb communication and stakeholder management skills, and the motivation to achieve tangible results in a dynamic environment. They will be responsible for providing guidance and leadership to cross-functional teams of analysts, engineers and architects, while ensuring optimal resource allocation to deliver the highest return.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to shape the D&A vision/roadmap and steer cross-functional pods in delivering data products to support analytics and BI.

  • Work in an agile environment, continuously reviewing business needs, prioritizing and maintaining the backlog, refining roadmaps, planning sprints and identifying opportunities and risks.

  • Provide hands-on leadership in facilitating design sessions and drive decision making while balancing short-term benefits vs. long-term strategic outlook.

  • Support cross-functional pods in the clarification of requirements and features along with the DoD and acceptance criteria.

  • Partner with engineering leaders to balance the delivery of product features that drive the business vs. platform foundational capabilities that drive scalability and resiliency.

  • Build a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and high performance. Assign tasks based on skills, strength and the learning & development needs of pod members.

  • Advocate for the highest standards of technical and operational excellence. Ensure we’re building highly scalable and repeatable capabilities in the best manner possible.

  • Actively participate in all agile ceremonies.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in a product owner, delivery lead or team lead capacity.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in leading the development of data products, cloud data platforms, data lakes or data warehouses.

  • Vast experience in software development life cycle, agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.

  • Excellent knowledge of Jira and confluence.

  • Strong detail orientation, communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this role.

  • Ability to effectively liaise with all levels across the organization.

  • A team player and self-starter.

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

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Physical Demands

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Travel

  • This role is primarily remote with a 15% travel expectation to the NYC office.

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms /Expected Hours of Work

  • 40 hours per week

  • FLSA Exempt

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

  • This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.