Product & Program Management Irving, Texas


Description

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at www.siriusxm.com/careers.


Position Summary:

Senior Director of Technology Program Management is a key role within SiriusXM CVSI’s Agile product delivery system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development of OEM interaction best-practices, drive accountability and challenge business and technical program team members, be able to effectively communicate with business and technical staff, conduct program governance in a multi-cultural environment with sometimes large numbers of internal and external stakeholders. Fiscally responsible for Program budgets and spend.

Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

The Technology Program Management Senior Director will through business and technical leadership acumen drive high profile internal and / or OEM (external) engagements.

  • Directs all phases of company programs from inception through Company production launch including strategic planning, program budgeting, process improvements, and standardization where suitable, as well as synchronization between Company milestones and OEM / third party milestones.
  • Plans, drives and has responsibility for all aspects of technical program governance, communication plans, escalation procedures, program cost / budget management, program level inter-dependencies management between stakeholders.
  • Guide and lead the program teams by establishing actionable deliverables and demonstrable features / capabilities, reports in clear and easy to understand formats both internally and externally.
  • Manages technical programs within an Agile test driven development environment in the context of larger externally dictated, sometimes fixed, program milestones.
  • Act as the primary internal contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, quality and technical performance.
  • Manage all facets of deliverables through the life cycle from a pre-RFx state, sourcing, onboarding, requirements and specification creation through the build, validation and launch phases of the program.
  • Ensures the efficient and productive use of resources and conveys requirements to program members and leadership.
  • Actively challenge, in a positive and constructive manner, business or technical solutions, methodologies, procedures and ways of thinking with business and technical team members to drive improvements in speed, cost and quality of solutions.
  • Govern programs proactively with a clear understanding and execution of program level risk management. Holding team members accountable to provide clear recovery or mitigation plans as needed.
  • Adapting reporting formats and content to fit a wide variety of audiences from senior executives to working level teams both internally and OEM / partner facing.
  • Actively participate in resources and capacity management
  • Be able to drive, lead or contribute on contractual agreements, SOWs, RFXs, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Be an effective leader of Program Teams and establish respect through leadership in a dotted line environment. Develop said team’s program delivery capabilities, leverage lessons learned from previous program launches and continuously enhance approach, tools and methodologies. Ensure successful quality product program launches, on time, within budget.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, MS preferred. Business and technical degree combinations are especially sought after. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in relevant fields is required. 5 of those years should be in some technical capacity and 5 in a manager, sr. manager or director level capacity. A strong plus if experienced with a strong product development background. An additional plus if at least a portion of those years were spent being with an automotive OEM / OEM Tier 1 or other multi-national corporation.  Experience with vehicle system integration, launch or program management in a global environment (multi-cultural exposure) is strongly recommended. Project / program management certification is a plus but can be replaced by system design or technical leadership experience.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Excellent public speaking, verbal and written presentation skills is a must
  • Can quickly produce esthetically pleasing and informative presentations
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with staff at all levels, internally as well as externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Driven self-starter and initiative taker
  • Ability to see opportunities and solutions instead of obstacles and hurdles
  • A program delivery team motivator with strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to handle significant fiscal responsibilities, tracking and reporting
  • Attentive listener with ability to self-critique and be open to input
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Meticulous attention to details and organizational skills
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to see details in context of the big picture
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills are especially important
  • Presentation techniques training is a strong plus

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.