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Lead Technical Program Manager

 

We are seeking a highly skilled, team-oriented individual to be a Lead Technical Program Manager for high performance, cross-functional autonomous engineering teams. The successful candidate will be an energizing servant leader, be an enabler and driver, is a self starter and can work in an ambiguous environment, willing to learn and grow, work with technical teams, possess strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills, be detail-oriented, thorough and results-focused.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates across various cross functional teams including Engineering, Product, User Experience, Reliability and Security to ensure everyone is aligned to Project/Program goals.

  • Lead and mentor junior Project Managers for a domain within the Lifion Developer Platform organization.

  • Work also in the capacity of a Scrum Master- Organizing scrum ceremonies, working with product teams to build product roadmaps and assisting in release planning.

  • Lead several technical programs with tight deadlines and dependencies, manage priorities, risks and dependencies.

  • Partners closely with Product and Engineering teams to identify and resolve critical program gaps, inform strategy, and drive forward the product roadmap

  • Develop working knowledge of technologies to manage development tasks, identify and resolve issues and effectively communicate with stakeholders.

  • Oversee the day-to-day progress of programs and release initiatives with regard to time, scope, and quality

  • Builds project plans, manage scope and schedule, identify risks and issues and publish status reports.

  • Define key milestones, assess delivery against milestones, communicate team’s capacity and progress against milestones to stakeholders and all levels of management in a consistent and transparent manner.

  • Drives to build self-organized development teams and facilitate issue resolution within the team.

  • Defines and owns all engineering process for your teams.

  • Be a part of strategic planning and goal setting for your teams and communicates a clear vision of one’s team.

  • Facilitates in release planning and scheduling by providing empirical scrum team statistics, identifying project dependencies and mitigate risks.

  • Works with PMO to establish KPI’s and use the metrics to track team progress and decision making.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years as an Technical Program Manager in an engineering organization.

  • Strong understanding of the Software Development project life cycle.

  • Experience managing/mentoring a team of Project Managers.

  • Familiar with technical constructs, process and development frameworks.

  • Has planned and executed on complex and large scale cross team initiatives.

  • Has a good understanding of development metrics and the use of dashboards / reports to radiate information.

  • A background in software development is a plus.