Manager Technical Program Management

Location IN-Bangalore
Job ID
97210
Function
Engineering
Recruiter
Anusuya R Rajendran
LITag
#LI-AR1
Position Level
Advisor/Advanced/Manager

Overview

A functional leader that develops a team of program managers that also operates across all levels of the company and can drive strategic initiatives as well as product development in realizing our company’s
vision. Technical and solutions manager of program management responsible for leading agile crossfunctional team of Systems and SW Engineers, Test Engineers, Operations, etc. from initial concept to
deployment. Meets complex program goals for product performance, quality goals, regulatory compliance requirements, cost, schedule and development budget. Responsible for working with Product Management,
Marketing, and Experience Designers to define the product, solidify the business case, and author the product and experience specifications. Given our multitude of design and development partners, you will
participate with negotiations involving Business Development and Legal.

Responsibilities

  • Functional leadership of program management teams with possible direct supervision of level 1, 2
    and senior PM’s. Independently drives team growth and development plans and supports individual’s
    execution of development activities such as training, mentorships, and guiding growth opportunities for
    high potentials.
  • Team leadership for scaled Agile cross-functional innovation teams. Contribute to and promote the
    development of agile skillset and capabilities within Zebra. Execute multiple limited scope projects
    simultaneously or a large program with senior manager’s guidance utilizing modern project
    management methodologies to ensure maximum project effectiveness.
  • Organize and lead scrum teams as an agile scrum master (SM) or a release train engineer (RTE)
  • Drive execution of solutions inclusive of concept definition, requirements validation, architecture
    specification, and governance compliance to our Application Lifecycle Management framework.
  • Ability to translate customer problems into solution requirements.
  • Leads system integration planning, release management, and planning for demonstrations, proof of
    concepts and pilots.
  • Leads creating cross functional workstreams and driving execution for sales enablement,
    development and deployment.
  • Independently building relationships and working across all relevant areas of the solution business
    including Sales, Services, IT, Finance, Marketing, Product, Engineering, and Support.
  • Works independently with business in defining proof of value and customer’s return on investment.
  • Organizes and presents business, technical and program reviews/status to Senior Leadership using
    digital media, dashboards and JIRA agile project management tools.
  • Independently execute to program plan and budgets for multiple, large projects. Recommend
    corrective actions and implement changes. Identify and mitigate risks; develop and implement risk
    mitigation plans. Owns ensuring alignment from key leaders of milestone achievement before moving
    the program forward.
  • May lead multiple limited to moderate scope projects simultaneously, or manage a larger program
    directly. Programs may be moderate to complex in nature or one large program with cross-functional
    teams in numerous locations and time zones
  • Recognized as an "expert" in the business function and processes in which the program is
    operating
  • Motivate a project team to ensure solutions are reliable and of quality, in a highly collaborative
    fashion
  • Demonstrates the ability to see cross-functional impacts of decisions and project plans and
    execution. Balances scope, schedule and budget considerations to adjust the project with minimal
    impact to the business. Understands the business objectives of the program and assumes personal
    accountability for success of the program against those objectives.
  • Independently coordinates deliverables and project assets to assist the project
    team. Personally, anticipates and addresses obstacles or issues that are moderate to significant in
    severity and escalates complex issues to management for assistance. Independently engages
    additional resources as needed to address obstacles or delays. Adjusts the plan per management
    guidelines as delays or obstacles are experienced.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of development processes and product launch scope and
    activities
  • No supervision by management is expected in this position for complex or novel problems.
  • May coach or act as escalation point for Senior Program Managers or grades below
  • Supports early stage go to market activities and transition to marketing
  • Develop and protect intellectual property; be well versed with IP fundamentals.
  • Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms
  • Define strategic initiatives to align the business to agile product development. Work closely with
    Portfolio Management to ensure strategic goals align and are represented in the innovation feature
    roadmap. Assist in the development of business plans, strategies and approaches to take advantage of
    business opportunities.
  • Initiate strategic partnerships with technology companies (including startups) that are developing
    adjacent new cutting-edge solution elements. Partner with Zebra Ventures to identify entities that are
    added-value to your business and solutions.
  • Develop and protect intellectual property; be well versed with IP fundamentals.
  • Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms
  •  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical field required.  Master's degree preferred
  • 10+ years program management experience and 17+ years of total experience in SW industry
  • At least 5 years of experience in executing / working experience in Agile world
  • Experience with software development best practices including Scaled Agile and Continuous Integration; a track record of applying these methodologies required
  • Intermediate to advanced presentation skills required. Demonstrated comfort in presenting to mid to senior level cross functional audiences
  • PMP certification / Agile SAFe Certification

Qualifications

  • BS Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree, or
    related technical BS degree, with MS preferred
  • 8-12+ years Engineering/Program management and Scrum
    Master experience for products in fast paced
    environment including minimum 2 years as team lead
    /supervisor.
  • Strong strategic leadership and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solid critical thinking and questioning skills
  • Experience leading large cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated, results driven, manages risks, and thrives
    in an environment of uncertainty and continuous innovation. Able
    to drive definition and creation of solutions from skeleton use
    cases
  • Experienced team builder, great at collaboration and
    managing resources; proven interpersonal skills
  • Past responsibility for multiple significant delivered-tomarket solutions in asset intelligence (Location Services,
    Machine Learning, Machine Vision).
  • Experience with software development best practices
    including Scaled Agile, TDD and Continuous Integration; a track
    record of applying these methodologies
  • Experience with Cloud development and
    Software/Services development integration, as well as mobile
    application development for Android or iOS.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
    to solve difficult technical, quality, cost, and schedule.

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