Jun 23, 2022

Principal Product Architect, Connected Technology & Engineering (Remote/Hybrid Option)

  • American Rental Association
  • Fort Mill, SC, USA

Job Description

Company Name For Job: Sunbelt Rentals

Job Description

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Sunbelt Rentals strives to be the customer's first choice in the equipment rental industry. From pumps to scaffolding to general construction tools, we aim to be the only call needed to outfit a job site with the proper equipment. Not only do we offer a vast fleet that ranks among the best in the industry, we pair it all with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our employees are our greatest asset, and although we present a comprehensive equipment offering, our expertise and service are what truly distinguish us from the competition.

We pride ourselves on investing in our workforce and offer competitive benefits, as well as extensive on-the-job training for all eligible employees.

As a highly successful national company, we are constantly looking for talented individuals to support our growth. If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career, we invite you to review our opportunities!


The Principal Product Architect of Connected Technology & Engineering will be responsible for Sunbelt Rentals' IoT/Connected asset strategy, with primary focus on remote monitoring and diagnostic of on-road / off-road assets/solutions within the rental fleet. You will partner with Sunbelt Rentals' Fleet, Operations, Technology, and Sales/Profit Center teams to drive the execution of Sunbelt Rentals' connected asset (IoT) strategy and realization of value driven outcomes for our business by utilizing the state-of-the-art technology stack and offerings.

This new leadership role is accountable for making data-driven decisions, advocating for the end user both internal (Sunbelt) and external (Customers), and balancing continuous iteration and innovation while launching new features that contribute to the growth of the business.

Position Responsibilities:
Define and execute a thorough roadmap and technology portfolio priorities based on a strong understanding of customer/business needs, insights and in-depth data analysis.Organize resources to achieve business objectives; partner with executives, senior leaders and field experts across multiple functions to develop a cohesive strategy, roadmap, and ensure successful business outcomesMaintain expert knowledge of the emerging technologies and subject matter to identify and communicate unique value points to drive internal and external adoptionAccountable for launching new processes and engineering solutions that contribute to growth of the business, while establishing a continuous delivery model for existing technology landscape Will create and lead multiple product pods (Digital Factory), each composed of multidisciplinary teams, with direct management over multiple product owners at all levels Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, user experience design, operations, and portfolio management to develop and deploy innovative engineering solutionsCreate or expand feedback loops and voice of customer channels to help our engineering product teams to deeply empathize with end users; accountable for understanding the customer needs and improving products and experiences accordinglyDevelop collateral, FAQs, presentations and white papers in coordination with sales, operations, customer success, training and marketing teams for new product introduction.Define metrics and KPI's to measure actual results versus desired outcomes; establish actionable quarterly OKR's for program portfolio that align with enterprise strategy and drive ROIServes as a subject matter expert for IoT / Connected Operations to internal and external audiences.Build, develop and motivate a high-performing team within Engineering domain.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or EngineeringMinimum of 10 years of work experience with 5 years of successful Project Management experience applying Agile methodologyExperience in implementing cloud data solutions handling the streaming IoT data and analyticsExperience with IoT stack and handling complex use cases with stream analytics and time series databasesPTC, Hitachi or other IoT platform hands-on experienceProven track record and expertise in defining and implementing digital strategies across all stages of the value chain (Industry 4.0/IoT)Experience with cloud solutions of AWS or Azure or GCP or othersExperience with streaming data visualization using PowerBI, Tableau or other visualization toolsOutstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skillsAbility to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writingAbility to work with global teams and time zonesApproximately 20% travelMasters /PhD degree preferredExperience implementing digital transformation solutions for service industry is highly preferredAI/ML experience in executing advance predictive analytics and deriving use cases to align with business KPIs to measure and realize outcomes preferredMaster Data Management, Data Governance and Customer Master hierarchy experience preferredLean/Six Sigma background strongly preferred
Physical Demands:

Must be able to bend, squat, crouch and/or reach and lift up to 25 pounds or more, as required by the job. Some Sunbelt jobs may require driving for long periods of time, loading and unloading heavy equipment, performing work in extreme weather conditions including rain, wind or excessive temperatures and/or night and weekend work. All duties must be performed according to Sunbelt's safety policies and guidelines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to comply with ADA/ADAAA.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day to day.

Sunbelt Rentals is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran and any other protected ground

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