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VP of Product Engineering

VP of Product Engineering


Job Description and Responsibilities (in order of Priority):


Drive Business Strategy

  • Increase bookings, conversions and Top Line revenues  by developing new  products and services
  • Create and manage the product roadmap working closely with the CTO/ SVP Of Products to determine priorities
  • Develop Short Term and Long Term Product Roadmap and Prioritize Projects with Business Owner  based on ROI, top line revenues and shareholder value
  • Analyze site/product analytics, customer analytics, Competitive landscape and provide key insights for driving bookings growth.
  • Builds Strong Relationship with GDS/ Suppliers/ 3rd Parties and drives new product development initiatives and Beta Test with GDS/Suppliers/3rd Party for First Mover Advantage and Differentiation

Technology Management

  • Manage multiple technology teams comprised of   experienced software developers, UX and QA engineers.
  • Define technology vision and strategy and create an operational roadmap for development, designers and QA engineers
  • Create an environment that drives innovation and challenges the team to explore and experiment new ideas/ technologies to grow the business
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and quality execution of all deliverables 
  • Main focal point for team’s business delivery, product quality, product delivery, performance and availability goals

Technical Leadership

  • Reviews Designs and Architecture with attention to details and produces flexible and scalable software architecture and designs with effective use of OOPS, Design Patterns, Enterprise Libraries
  • Works with the Product Managers to ensure higher team productivity through proper User Story Estimation and Capacity Planning
  • Co-ordinates with Central QA for Load Testing / Code Profiling to meet Quality Performance Metrics
  • Ensures Team QA writes automated scripts for regression testing to achieve 100% QA automation
  • Researches New Technologies to innovate Fareportal technology and processes and run POCs

Project Management Responsibilities

  • Ownership of the Product delivery calendars for the brand/department/product.
  • Co-ordinates with Business Owner and evaluates the Project Requirements, Priorities  and ensures readiness of projects before development starts
  • Lead Scrum of Scrum Meetings within the Technology Unit
  • Creates Project Goals based on Business Goals
  • Clearly communicates business and project goals, objectives and shows the big picture to the development team

Manage Tech Capital

  • Build a High Performing Product Technology  Team - Build strategies to source Top Talent , motivate talent and retain talent
  • Appropriately staff the departments according to current and future Product Roadmaps 
  • Manage teams by clearly outlining titles, roles and responsibilities
  • Set Goals and Targets for team members on regular basis
  • Works with the Performance Analysis Team to evaluate skills and performance of team and members  on a quarterly basis and recognize and reward high performers

Vendor Management, Outsourcing And Legal

  • Evaluate technology vendors/suppliers, negotiate agreements, and establish working relationships in Travel supply chain.
  • Adept at handling NDAs, and Legal related matters
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