Program Manager, IT

Information Technology San Jose, California


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We are looking for a smart, passionate, and experienced Program Manager with a large spectrum of experience working in larger and smaller companies in a high-tempo rapidly evolving environment! Do you want to utilize your seasoned Agile and Scrum experience to drive programs and projects within and across our dynamic organization? As a Program Manager, you will do that and more! You will schedule and lead Sprint Planning/Reviews, Daily Standups and other team meetings. You'll have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with other teams including IT Operations, Business Applications, Business Process Transformation and partners from other business units across Splunk! If you thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and fosters creativity, then what are you waiting for? Apply today.

This role is responsible for multiple, simultaneous projects and owns release planning, coordination, risk mitigation, organization, and tracking of those projects through to deployment.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Lead IT project delivery by ensuring the integrated solution delivers on the success criteria
  • Build commitment with delivery teams and business partners to effectively address project risks and issues
  • Collaborate effectively with business and delivery partners to define requirements and success criteria
  • Negotiate contending requirements across business owners and establish project direction with business leaders and delivery leads
  • Bring knowledge of Project Management standard methodologies (PMBOK), processes and tools, including: scope management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, resource management, procurement, change management, risk management, and issues management
  • Have familiarity and experience with Agile and other iterative methodologies
  • Exhibit critical thinking by seeing outcomes and providing direction when there are multiple stakeholders and solutions
  • Build in mitigation plans anticipating dependencies and risks, actively replan with business and delivery teams, and reset expectations throughout project delivery
  • Demonstrate consultative skills in solving problems by using technical and business insight to inform the facilitation of developing objectives and approach
  • Execute goal setting with business owners and senior leaders and contributes to operational alignment
  • Act as an authority by partners within IT and across the business and has a communication style that builds confidence and alignment with the team

Who You Are & What Makes You Qualified:

  • 8+ years’ experience managing IT or software projects
  • Tolerant of ambiguity and thrives in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum
  • Very good interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organizational planning skills and understanding of program management concepts
  • Effective and creative in solving problems with an ability to identify issues and resolve, or identify the internal resources needed to assist
  • Eager to learn and excited to work on programs across the IT portfolio
  • BA or BS degree, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Vendor management experience

Nice to Have

  • Expertise with JIRA
  • PMO or portfolio management experience in a technology setting
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Agile experience or agile certification

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!