Job Summary

Sr Agile Technical Program Manager

  • Location:
    San Francisco , California
  • Category:
    Project Manager
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_6_17195_58226548

**Please call Aparna Sreeraman at 415 228 4275 or email Aparna.sreeraman at modis.com if you have any questions about the opportunity**
**Modis’s client is looking for an Agile Technical Program Manager and it is a permanent opportunity with our client in San Francisco**
 
Summary:
The Senior Technical Program Manager is responsible for managing multiple cross-functional development programs while working closely with team of technical program managers, engineering teams, product management teams, and business teams to lead them towards a launch. This position involves regular communication with leadership on status, risks, plans, and changes in launch strategy.
Responsibilities:
• Acts as a Delivery Lead on complex projects in parallel with significant scope / systems dependencies, focused on software definition and execution
• Assembles the team of product managers, User Experience (UX), engineering, QA and others to execute the software project
• Drives the process on complex projects to ensure software is being developed that meets the customer need.
• Acts as an established, knowledgeable resource on the traditional and Agile methodology, effectively applies knowledge to projects, and enforces project standards.
• Provides coaching for other team members to improve skill sets.
• Drives reviews with the team and key stakeholders / users, with an emphasis on reviewing working code
• Tracks the exact status of assigned projects at all stages
• Works with project team to continuously update dates, scope, status, and documentation so that the project and its status are well understood
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the systems architecture that impacts assigned projects. Brings excellent insight into new projects around dependencies / potential issues, influences the design of projects, and rapidly identifies and resolves technical dependencies and risks.
• Champions the end-user, and ensures the software meets associated needs
• Where business unit funding is needed, manages the process of scoping and budgeting.
Qualifications:
• Self-motivated, proactive and proven ability to adapt well and work with different teams within organization
• Demonstrated ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes.
• Ability to operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time be able to guide a team toward an objective.
• Able to provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle.
• Excellent communication skills ¿ both oral and written
 
Experience / Education:
• Bachelor¿s degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical education and work experience.
• Master¿s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline preferred
• 10+ years of software industry experience
• 5+ years Technical Program Management experience running large worldwide complex programs in a fast paced environment using traditional and Agile methodologies and delivering highly scalable and robust systems.
• Experience managing technical teams, who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and influence partner teams and cross-functional teams, such as product management, technical program management, development teams and senior business leaders.
• Self-motivated, proactive and proven ability to adapt well and work with different teams within organization
• Demonstrated ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes.
• Ability to operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time be able to guide a team toward an objective.
• Able to provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Experience in Agile/Waterfall development methodologies, understanding of software development in large teams, and a track record of shipping software on time preferred
• PMP, Prince 2, SAFe, or SCRUM/Agile certified preferred
• Hands-on technical expertise, one year prior experience as a software developer preferred
 


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