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IT Project/Program Manager
Santa Clara, California
Contract Position
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Applied on February 20, 2020
Job Id #37634 Posted August 14, 2019

We are seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager to partner and to drive key initiatives and execute against strategic and operational objectives. As a senior program manager, you will work closely with the product teams to develop and manage the execution of best practices to guide the product organization through various stages of the development life-cycle. The ideal candidate will be able to coach teams as well as drive cross-functional projects and key operational processes in a fast-paced agile environment. This includes having a strong ability to collaborate across all functions of the company and communicate with peers, outside teams and executive staff. 

What you'll do 

  • Manage status and reporting to provide project clarity and transparency to various levels in the organization.
  • Be an agile coach and mentor: Participating in daily agile activities and acting as a trusted adviser to support teams to increase their efficiency and productivity and ensuring the right features are designed and delivered on time with the highest quality.
  • Own project roadmap, drive scope/timeline discussion, track, identify, resolve program interdependencies, risks/issues, milestones, and deliverables across various project tracks to ensure successful project implementation and rollout.
  • Schedule, coordinate all relevant Scrum/Agile ceremonies, execute all Scrum related activities
  • Optimize service governance including SharePoint Site and/or JIRA dashboard
  • Prepare and maintain program dashboards, status reports on work within scrum team, Steering Committee/Executive briefings, SLC (Service Life Cycle) check point artifacts along with all program level communications
  • Effectively present information to technical or non-technical audiences ranging from team level meetings through to Executive briefs and updates
  • Experience managing enterprise commerce projects in an environment that leverages SAP SD and FI on the back end essential.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in software, SaaS and/or related industry. Must have gone through a complete life cycle on a product team. A combined history of product management, development, program management, and/or customer support experience is ideal.
  • Proven ability to provide structure and necessary process without compromising speed of delivery.
  • Experience influencing product teams and driving them via their development cycle to deliver on schedule.
  • Ability to align efforts of disparate groups including remote team members to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience using various project delivery methodologies with the ability to tailor approach for project success: Agile/Scrum and Waterfall
  • Self-motivated and not afraid to tackle unknowns, demonstrate a strong bias to action.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and presentation skills, as well as the ability to persuade, inspire, and motivate others.
  • Experience managing projects with remote/geographically dispersed team members.
  • Experience with JIRA and/or SharePoint

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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