Program Manager

Job#: 2032755

Job Description:

Our great client in Milwaukee, WI is looking for a Network Program Manager.  If interested, please reach out to [email protected].

Job Description: Program Manager
Network Program Manager
The ideal candidate will possess the experience and skills needed to drive program outcomes while partnering with engineering teams to successfully deliver outcomes within Agile frameworks. Knowledge of Change/Release Management framework and best practices desired.
In this role you will work closely with Network leaders to build alignment and visibility of the work needing to be delivered on strategic outcomes, including facilitating prioritization of work cross-functionally across engineering teams.
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
3-5 years of program management/release management experience in technology.
1+ years of experience using agile/scrum methodologies, principles, and practices.
Experience managing infrastructure programs. Examples are, but not limited to, hardware & software upgrades, hardware replacements, network security, and data center networking types of programs. Infrastructure network hardware can focus on firewalls, switches, routers, APs, load balancers, etc.
Ability to coordinate/negotiate and communicate with customers impacted or involved in the program and release outcomes in a consistent fashion.
Possess the ability to communicate, organize, and drive projects details with the engineering teams, while at the same time be able to elevate the messages for leadership and partners outside of network.
Candidate should have experience working in both Agile and Waterfall.
Candidate should be able to break down the overall program into milestone goals to which the project team can drive.
Exhibits customer/client orientation. Ability to work as part of a team and build collaborative cross-functional relationships.
Possesses strong decision-making ability.
Candidate should have experience coordinating work across a minimum of 5+ Infrastructure and/or App Dev teams.
Excellent communicator both oral and written.
Strong organization and facilitation skills.
Good at taking care of ambiguity with strong analytical abilities.
Experience working with Jira Align and Jira.
• Understanding of how to build Epics and Features in Jira Align.
• Ability to leverage Jira to manage Epics and Stories.
• Filters and dashboard knowledge in Jira is a plus.
Nice to Have:
• Experience specifically in Network Program Management.
• Ability to facilitate release/change management execution, including ensuring work is conducted in the agreed sequence and engages other teams as needed.
• Works with engineering change owners to ensure changes are peer reviewed, a detailed release/deployment plan is built, possible impacts are understood, a validation plan exists, and back-out plan is developed and reviewed prior to the release.
• Coordinates with internal engineering and change management teams on the execution and validation aspects of a release.
• Certified Scaled Agile Framework Product Owner/Product Manager
• Scrum Master experience
• Product Owner or Product Manager experience
Technical Skills:
Must Have:  Organized, motivated, and self-driven










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Milwaukee, WI, US

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Date Posted:
June 10, 2024