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Director Connected Fleet IT

Company: Penske Truck Leasing
Location: Reading
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

What You Will Be Doing:
As Director of Connected Fleet IT you willoversee multiple projects and initiatives geared towards pulling sensor data from Penske's fleet of vehicles and pushing it into Penske's data platform to support various operational and analytical use cases. You will be working very closely with various data providers, IoT device suppliers, data engineering, data platform teams,product managers, Cloud Engineering, and various consumer application groups. You will also be jointlyresponsible for the quality of the incoming data and the exposed data services. In this role you will lead the Big Data Integration and Services (BDIS) and the associatedapplications teams. You will also be responsible for talent management (recruiting, onboarding and career development). This is a high impact role as the capabilities developed through this program are critical to the success of Penske's internal and external customers. This position sits out of our corporate headquarters in Reading, PA. Penske Responsibilities:

Work closely with various stakeholder groupsand partners at mid to Sr. Management level to build and execute upon the program roadmaps
Oversee enterprise wide projects and initiatives or several large projects concurrently, assigned from department and client group senior leadership including otherIT departments
Lead and managemultiple global teams of big data developers, architects, QA, project managers, and team leaders to ensure that programs/projects are prioritized, scheduled and completed according to the business needs
Responsible for budgeting and tracking costs of various streamingplatform components and be involved in vendor negotiations and vendor relationship management
Understand contractual opportunities and pitfalls including reviewing and providing inputs to technical SOW's
Provide strategic input to functional leadersand senior IT management regarding ITneeds and opportunities
Maintain awareness of IoT, Streaming technology, API Management and Data Servicestrends and know how to leverage them within the organization
Ensure that the various applications and environments are available and supported as per the SLAs agreed with the business
Follow ITpractices in security, licensing, source code management, incident management and following architecturalstandards
Delegate and assign tasks to onshore and offshore technical resources for projects. Work with thepartnerleadership and onsite team members to regularly review project requirements, deliverables and quality
Ensure the associates lead project scope development and options analysis in an effort to recommend technical solutions to meet customer needs
Follow the Penske Development Process (PDP) and ensure that all information is captured on time so relevant metrics can be generated. This should include attending relevant tollgates, change control and deployment discussions.
Ensure project completion and implementation on time, and ensure all tasks and projects are executed to department quality standards
Assist in business planning
Identify skill gap within the teamsand lay out a robust plan to bridge those gaps
Build lasting relationships based on mutual respect and trust
Coach and mentor associates. Develop team members to increase value to the organization
Foster collaboration among associates and within work groups
Reduce complexity in the environment
Identify future opportunities for system enhancement and value generation
Use dashboards and metrics to properly prioritize work and ensure milestones on projects are being met
Penske Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems or equivalent development experience
10+ years of leadership experience with responsibility of leading cross-functional teams as well as managing onsite and remote teams of highly skilled technical experts
3+ years' experience leading large enterprise wide programs/projects
2+ years' experience of cloud -preferably AWS
Strong experience with Agile / DevOps approaches or methodologies
Strong Technical Program Management experience is required
Proven experience in developing program strategies driving incremental value and repeatable growth through products, services and capabilities directly tied to IoT data
Have strong knowledge of Integration technologies like Spring Integration Framework, API Management, Micro-services, and Cloud (preferably AWS)in IoT space, and experience rolling it out as an enterprise solution
Experience managing cloud platforms taking advantage of cloud capabilities, implementing DevOps and CI/CD
Expertise in leading the architecture,design & implementation of highly complex data integrations and data services by utilizing technologiessuch as Spring Boot, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Kafka, Cloud Foundry, API management, Postgres/Timescale, In-memory cache like Gemfire, GreenPlum, mySQL, Aurora, Oracle etc.
Familiarity with Observability concepts and tools like Wavefront and ELK
Strong experience in presenting to mid& SeniorManagement
Strong process management capability
Strong experience in building, coaching, mentoring, and motivating large teams
Advanced Experience working with business leadership to establish a project/program application development roadmap
Advanced experience in working with the various IT teams to build and implement a scalable architecture for relevant software solutions
Experience implementing and managing Data Science and Advanced Analytics related projects including managing teams and technical resources, managing priorities and defining measurable milestones
Demonstrated ability of adapting to change and viewing change as an opportunity to add value to the organization
Demonstrated capability to break technical solutions into logical units and have the ability to use models to show information or data flow
Full fluency and expert level knowledge in systems/languages applicable to the role
Full understanding of system development lifecycle, methodologies and standards
Green Belt, Black Belt, Lean, or PMP certification preferredbut not required.
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.
Physical Requirements: -The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. -While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About Penske Truck Leasing Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more. #DICE

Keywords: Penske Truck Leasing, Reading , Director Connected Fleet IT, Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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