Director, Program Management

Program Management Boulder, Colorado Denver, Colorado United States


The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a Director, Program Management to join our team and lead Uplight’s product transformation as we continue to scale our fast growing product and engineering organizations to help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you will contribute:

As our Director, Program Management, you will partner with Product and Engineering leadership to launch a new Program Management Office. You have the opportunity to shape a critical business function that drives our ability to scale our teams, evolve our processes and deliver high impact solutions that drive consumers towards a more sustainable, clean energy future. As a member of the Chief Product Officer leadership team, your charter is to build a culture of continuous improvement that enables transparency, predictability and visibility across Uplight’s Product Lines.

What you get to do:

  • Work with product, engineering and business leadership to create a roadmap for organizational change which will enable delivery of products and services which are efficient, user-centered, highly effective, and high quality.
  • This role will be a direct interface to many senior and executive level business and technical partners and must develop strong relationships across the organization to create visibility and accountability with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams of product managers, engineering leads, and product designers to execute and deliver product solutions leveraging rapid and iterative agile frameworks.
  • Escalate impediments and risks to leadership, as necessary, to ensure delivery of program goals.
  • Be a champion for continuous improvement and further maturation of the organization's delivery to support business outcomes.
  • Support the CPO, Product Line, and Engineering leaders in building out Uplight’s internal tooling to support product planning and delivery at scale.
  • Define, track, monitor, and report on portfolio, program and team metrics and overall status of the product portfolio.
  • Accountable for facilitating planning sessions, guiding work efforts, reviewing integrated roadmaps and project plans, escalating and communicating resource needs, ensuring completion of quality reviews, and driving the resolution of issues as appropriate.
  • Responsible for tracking key milestones across multiple product lines and recommending adjustments to the team.

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you bring to Uplight:

  • 8+ years of experience leading transformations at scale in multi-product organizations.
  • A knowledge of Product and Portfolio Management methodologies, Agile frameworks, and a willingness to inspect and adapt to best suit the needs of the organization.
  • Self-motivated leader with experience managing complex cross functional projects.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience leading Program Management Offices and implementing SAFe, Scrum at Scale or similar methodologies.

 Bonus Points:

  • Technical degree in CS or equivalent experience
  • Certifications: SAFe Release Train Engineer, Certified Scrum Master(CSM) andProgram or Project Management Professional (PgMP, PMP) or similar
  • Experience in utilities or other highly regulated fields

What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:

  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  • Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh! 

We also provide:

  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan  
  • Innovative flexible time off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $140,000 to $160,000 

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team. 

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin,  disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual  orientation, gender identity or  expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.