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Hitachi Power Grids is looking for a Product Line Director (PLD) of R&D to produce the next generation of mission-critical, enterprise software for current and new markets. 

The PLD is responsible for leading multi-disciplinary scrum teams in the planning, development, management and tracking of delivery releases that meet committed scope, timeline, and budgetary requirements in compliance with quality standards and goals.  This role includes both direct management of and providing oversight to those responsible for release planning, team structuring, capacity setting, scrum team assignments, execution tracking, risk management and development performance management of scrum teams.

Responsibilities include ensuring adherence to software development processes defined by multiple discipline practice areas and supporting the governance of those review processes.  The PLD is expected to strive towards constant optimization of productivity while delivering high quality, competitive products to meet strategic and market demands.

This role will require collaborating with the PMO, Product Management, Quality, Security, and CX Leaders as part of the process of delivering releases.  In addition, the role will actively engage with peer R&D organizations in the business unit. 

Very well

  • Responsible for overall scheduling, resourcing development, delivery and support of the product line
  • Responsible for Product Line R&D P&L
  • Own and drive the development of the innovative products derived from the current product line and next generation technologies
  • Drive organizational efficiencies, collaboration, and a strong engineering culture
  • Increase adoption and maturity of Agile, Lean, Quality, and Cybersecurity methodologies
  • Partner with other business units, corporate research, and technology leaders across the Hitachi Energy organization to leverage and collaborate on products and technologies for new solutions to bring to market.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Physics or Math and 15+ years’ experience
  • Experience leading large multiple site, multiple product enterprise software development teams at the Senior Director and above level of responsibility.
  • Must have worked in software development as a Software Developer for at least 5 years professionally in any of the following languages: Python, GO, Java, JavaScript, C#.
  • Understand micro-services, cloud environments, distributed computing for high-availability.
  • Ability to work with global teams in global time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in related disciplines
  • International experience with global projects and collaboration with intercultural team is a must, a global mindset
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with experience in building and managing teams of cross-functional experts in multiple regions globally
  • Strong track record of successfully delivering innovation to the market
  • Full software development lifecycle experience including Agile methodologies
  • Software Architecture background
  • Worked with Kubernetes and Docker Containers
  • Familiar with AWS and Azure Cloud environments

Packages and extras

  • Healthcare package
  • Healthcare package for families
  • Leisure package
  • Conferences
  • Trainings
  • Books
  • On-line training platform
  • Language courses
  • Financial bonus
  • Life insurance
  • Leisure package for families
  • Multicafeteria
  • Teams integration and company events
  • MS Office license

Relocation package

  • Temporary housing
  • Money for moving expenses


  • Bicycle parking
  • Car parking
  • Shower
  • Chill room
  • on-line stretching sessions
  • Public transport subsidy
  • Concierge in the office
  • Equipment for working remotely
  • Cold beverages
  • Hot beverages

Hitachi Energy


The global technology and market leader in power grids is committed to advancing a sustainable energy future for all

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry, and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible, and secure whilst balancing social, environmental, and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries.