Senior Program Manager

Engineering North Billerica, Massachusetts


Description

Help improve the planning & execution processes of the product and engineering organizations for this rapidly growing education company committed to making classrooms better for teachers and students. We are seeking an experienced program manager to coordinate multi-year product roadmap planning and execution, in partnership with product and engineering leadership and 10 agile teams.  The role requires a proven track record of professional excellence and a passion to be the driving force behind developing great software with a laudable purpose.

The impact you’ll have:

  • Managing stakeholder communications, including periodic meetings
  • Managing the program schedule, cross-team interdependencies, risks, issues, costs, and action items, both within and external to an agile framework
  • Defining, facilitating, moderating, and improving annual product roadmap planning in partnership with product management
  • Identifying organizational impediments
  • Coordinating across inter-dependent and independent agile teams (Scrum & Kanban)
  • Utilizing and improving usage of JIRA as a tool to monitor and manage program success
  • Utilizing and improving usage of Confluence or Sharepoint as tool to consolidate & share information
  • Reporting to the VP of Engineering PMO

What we’re looking for:

  • Clear vision – A program manager knows exactly how to translate high-level product roadmaps into executable team backlogs
  • Strong delegation – They are comfortable empowering teams in an agile environment and letting go of the reins and giving responsibilities to others
  • Ability to communicate what is needed and what is slowing it down
  • People skills – They must be able to communicate with executive-level partners in a way that is both professional and inspires trust
  • Ability to compromise – Changes happen and to keep a company up an running a Program Manger must be able to roll with the punches, take criticism, and allow others to share their own ideas
  • Integration – Being able to take all the little projects and bring them together in the big program
  • A deep understanding and the ability to apply both the theoretical and practical aspects of agile development
  • Proven experience with AGILE software development methodologies
  • Proven experience managing web technology projects
  • At least 1 year’s experience using JIRA to track and manage agile development
  • Someone who has the ability to:
    • Influence and lead development, quality, and product professionals
    • Foster and maintain a collaborative team dynamic
    • Solve problems and think critically
    • Plan and organize (and re-organize) in an environment of shifting priorities
    • Communicate clearly, both by speaking directly and writing concisely
    • Negotiate and manage conflict
    • Learn quickly and adapt to the environment
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a computer science, information technology, or an equally technical discipline

We’d also love to see:

  • A Certified Program Management Professional (PMI PgMP)
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Experience in education technology

Location and more about us:

Curriculum Associates is a socially responsible, rapidly growing educational company located northwest of Boston, MA. Need a ride to our office in North Billerica? Our shuttle picks up from a number of Boston area "T" stops.

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