Reporting to the Research and Design Tech Lead the position holder is responsible for an outside-in approach to open innovation and to scale the initiatives to production. Working with partners, the business, Project teams, Squads as well as virtual IT delivery teams to implement various projects, innovation ideas and business deliverables. Break down complex requirements into simple trackable tasks. Be committed to high quality output and delivery on time.
Roles and Responsibilities
Organizing various hackathons that promote open innovation with a Quarterly target focus.
Organizing and running the organizations innovation weeks with Quarterly target focus.
Developing a strong community of co-creators that promote open innovation.
Support setting up of crowdsourcing initiatives to generate innovative ideas and concepts.
Liaising with learning institutions and professional bodies to share best practice and leverage innovation inherent there.
Coordinate with other engineers, management and partners on open innovation.
Scaling innovative ideas into production to solve real business problems.
Source for Funding for start-up ideas.
Alignment with leadership on key focus areas and challenges to be solved through the hackathons.
Team Leadership where applicable.
Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
Certification in Business Analysis & Agile Project Management will be an added advantage
Strong business acumen and mindset – with knowledge of Human Centered Design
6+ years of technical experience in a busy IT development environment
3+ years’ Experience in Technical Leadership of large IT projects and Programs
Team player who is skilled at building up and managing stakeholder relationships successfully
Ability to persuade stakeholders and to champion effective techniques through delivery
Ability to drive initiatives without any formal authority in an ambiguous environment