Senior Software Release Program Manager

Engineering - HQ (Santa Clara, CA) Santa Clara, California


Gigamon is looking for an energetic and collaborative Senior Software Release Program Manager to join us on our growth journey. The ideal candidate is business minded, flexible, highly organized, and a problem solver. Must have the ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues and be comfortable presenting to the executive management team. 

He/She is responsible for the development of a project/program plan and for monitoring the execution of the project/program per scope, schedule and budget. He/she will be able to lead multiple simultaneous projects or programs that are complex and is able to develop recovery strategies for those that stray from their plan.


  • You will design, build and maintain the project plan including scope, schedule and risk management
  • Practice effective project cost accounting to both forecast budget and manage expenditures
  • Lead the gathering of project requirements and scope in a holistic manner across multiple business functions and optimize per schedule and budget constraints
  • Monitor progress to plan and design a recovery strategy if project deviates from baseline plan
  • Identify and establish partnerships with stakeholders to build support, secure sponsorship and ensure alignment for program outcomes
  • Evaluate program progress and results against program objectives, create or re-engineer processes, tools and/or structure to improve productivity and overall program outcomes
  • Facilitate and navigate scrum teams through changes in features, priority and scope. Communicate and manage impact to avoid surprises
  • Design and deliver Executive-level presentations to support governance of high-risk projects
  • Define and lead effective program meetings to communicate status and coordinate efforts
  • Conduct retrospectives on completed projects to support improvement to process, policy and tools


  • Ability to drive communications to cross-functional teams consistently and effectively across in written, verbal and presentation formats to a variety of audiences from project team members to Executives
  • Proven ability to lead and think strategically and tactically and to build consensus to make programs successful
  • Excellent communications and technical presentation skills
  • Demonstrable ability to think outside the box to resolve technical issues and resource conflicts
  • Demonstrated ability to get complex product to customers
  • Must have a minimum of 8-10 years of product, project or program management experience leading complex SW releases
  • Strong understanding of software development processes
  • Able to apply project cost-accounting techniques to both forecast project budgets and manage expenditures over the course of the project
  • Able to apply critical thinking techniques to analyze problems, develop solutions, build resource forecasts or handle risk
  • Ability to gather project requirements and scope across a multi-function, geo-dispersed team and optimize them against schedule and budget constraints
  • Ability to lead through influence to drive forward both the team and program, to lead and facilitate team meetings and initiatives to effectively develop plans and achieve goals
  • Ability to work cross functionally on large, complex challenges and programs with a high level of ambiguity
  • Expertise in the use of standard tools for project and portfolio management
  • Bachelor’s degree with10+ years’ experience equivalent work experience managing projects at technology-based companies or technical domains
  • Well versed in Agile Project Management processes. Should be able to deal well with rapid changes and feel comfortable navigating uncertain/ambiguous situations
  • Prior experience working on one or more areas such as embedded software, cloud networking, TCP/IP based products