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Technology Project / Program Manager

  • Location: SAN FRANCISCO, California, 94107
  • Salary: 0.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Job Ref: 188177

Technology Project / Program Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA (Remote)

Contract

This rapidly scaling,global  leader SAAS client is headquartered in San Francisco and has an immediate need to add a Technical Program Manager with IT/Engineering/Products expertise to their growing organization.

Position Description:

As a Technology Project / Program Manager, you are in a highly visible position within the organization – partnering with Engineering and IT to drive and deliver key programs and highly engaging events that power innovation and strengthen organizational alignment. You will be a key person for taking programs forward and executing on innovative Technology functions like our Hackathon. You are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also dig in, and get the job done by employing both a strategic and tactical approach which is required for this role.

The qualified candidate will not only have strong TPM experience, but also Engineering process development and implementation in a SaaS and Agile environment. You’re an individual who is self-motivated and driven, can thrive in a fast paced setting, and has demonstrated commitment to take accountability and responsibility for success of large programs with ambiguity and competing priorities.

Duties:

  • Assist with coordination of internal hackathon event
    • Create and maintain internal landing wiki for all participants, including child pages for team submissions
    • Coordinate and track creation of themed design and procurement/distribution of shirts
    • Assist with promotional content (emails, in-person announcements, Slack reminders) as required
    • Assist with planning and communication with helpers…MCs, moderators, AV support to ensure readiness
    • Assist with organizing and scheduling engagement activities throughout the hackathon event
    • Assist with scheduling and execution of hackathon demo viewing event. Put together timed show flow. Provide hands on direction and support on day of event
    • Publish weekly status report of all key milestones, progress, and key issues to management and key stakeholders
  • Assist with coordination of patent related activities
    • Process intake of new invention disclosures. Acknowledge receipt, post for review and provide follow up status
    • Maintain a tracking wiki for newly submitted invention disclosures. Follow up with responsible persons to evaluate submissions
    • Schedule and facilitate review sessions with the internal patent council. Record minutes and action items with follow up
    • Maintain a tracking wiki for invention disclosures that are progressing toward legal review.
    • Communicate with legal counsel and IP Attorney for current status and open items. Work with submitters to drive closure.

Skills:

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience in a software, SaaS or systems development environment – kicking off and managing cross-organizational programs
  • 8+ years of technical project management experience in a software, SaaS or systems development environment – working hand-in-hand with Engineers as well as organizational leadership
  • Experience working with Engineering or IT teams in an agile environment
  • Experience in creation of a project plan, coordination of meetings, and regular communication of progress.
  • Coordinate with management and technical teams to ensure smooth delivery of organizational events
  • Ability to drive alignment, prioritization, and planning activities across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving, influencing, and negotiation skills
  • Strong and articulate communicator
  • Experience with project management and reporting tools such as Gsuite and O365. Extensive experience working with JIRA/Confluence is a must.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Certified in Agile and Scrum a plus
Contact us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity with a global leader with explosive growth and an unbeatable company culture!