Harvard Business School Online is looking for a highly motivated Program Manager who will be responsible for providing management and oversight for software development programs and projects. The Program Manager will use program and project management tools and techniques to move HBS Online deliverables from intake through product launch. This position requires the Program Manager to be accountable for ensuring that programs and projects are delivered according to committed scope, budget, and schedule.
Coordinate and integrate multiple related projects across HBS Online systems, working across the organization to implement technical solutions to support the business.
Develop roadmaps and influence project priorities through organizationally defined processes
Identify and estimate resources, develop program and project plans, set program and project schedules and track and report on progress of deliverables. Log and manage project issues that may arise.
Make recommendations for determining and coordinating the sharing of technical resources within
Adhere to the established change management and exception management processes.
Oversee vendor partners and managing software and hardware development projects across geographically dispersed teams.
Organize and participate in SAFe, Agile and Kanban events including Program Increment/Flight planning, backlog grooming, release planning, and, as needed, daily check-in meetings, sprint planning, and retrospectives.
Work in collaboration with Program Managers and other stakeholders to improves processes and overall Program and Project Management maturity.
Please note: this is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture at https://www.hbs.edu/employment/.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
7+ years program and project management experience in a software development environment.
Record of accomplishment in managing programs and projects through the entire life cycle.
A strong work ethic as well as an ability to dig in and do what it takes to deliver a release on time.
A team player and leader with extensive group negotiation skills.
An ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing work.
Strong meeting management and negotiating skills.
Experience in reporting program and project status and metrics.
Good understanding of both Agile and waterfall SDLC practices with the ability to apply them pragmatically.
Experience in moving from a start-up to a more mature project management framework.
Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban preferred.
PMI or Agile certifications preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52947BR
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