Controls Automation Technical Program Manager

irving, Texas

Our client is seeking a Controls Automation Technical Program Manager to join their team in Irving, TX. 

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for managing the lifecycle for a complex cross functional body of work that has a long term positive impact on the company.
  • Establish collaborative and productive relationships with product management, governance, UX design, vendors and other supporting teams.
  • Foster an environment of engineering excellence and innovation. Insist on designing to the edge.
  • Works closely with development teams to build and launch new products, features and programs.
  • Define and organize the program, outline tenets, analyze data, drive performance improvements, and influence resource allocation for all stages of execution (from ideation to delivery).
  • Be the scrum master for your team. Own planning, standups, demos, retrospectives and the execution of your sprints. Removes blockers and always find the path forward in challenging situations.
  • Keep technical debt in check. Ensure teams are building using modern practices and tools. Recognize and act of your responsibility for driving change for the entire development community.
  • Cultivate operational excellence within your teams. Understand service level agreements (SLA) and how your systems are performing in relation to them. Ensure your systems self-report breaches and understand root cause. Insist that your teams provide timely resolution of identified production defects.
  • Mentor and grow your people. Create an environment of individual accountability. People grow to meet expectations. Yours should be high.
  • Operate successfully in ambiguous environments.
  • Communication is key as this person will be providing updates to C-Level stakeholders and need to have a strong knowledge of the business and ability to report information at the highest level. 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (preferably computer science) or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of software engineering, systems engineering or similar experience, in addition to 3-5 years of project/program management experience and working directly with software development teams.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; Data driven and results-oriented.
  • Communication skills and experience working with technical and business management teams.
  • Organizational and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in an environment.
  • Ability to motivate and focus a collaboration to reach challenging goals.
  • Interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated past experience in defining and measuring team success via data-driven metrics & reporting.
  • Experience delivering with an agile methodology is a must.
  • Experience of building and launching a new product or service from the ground up and/or experience with external facing production systems preferred.

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