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Director, Engineering Program Management - KRONOS - HR Softwares


Montreal - Quebec - Canada



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**Our Montreal office will be moving April/May 2020 close to “Marché Central” in Montreal
Future address: 555 Chabanel Street West, 10th floor (not far from Crémazie metro (orange line), close to Chabanel & Ahuntsic Train station and the future REM’s A40 station**

The way we work is changing, and the technology that helps companies manage their workforce must keep up. Managers are required to make better decisions faster, and employees expect more from their workplace tools. At KRONOS we build modern workforce management applications that empower managers, enhance the employee experience, and support flexibility.

KRONOS was named by Great Place To Work in 2019 of the Best Technology Companies to work for in Canada!

The Director, Engineering Program Management is responsible for driving the program execution of Software Development Programs from product definition through successful release and final deployment. He/She will both actively manage global programs as well as manage other project/program managers working in New Product Development Engineering. Works closely with Senior Engineering Leadership including Engineering Directors, Product Line Director, Architects and others to develop and track project and release plans for new product development. This includes high level milestones and metrics.


Center of Excellence Leadership
• Identify priorities and resource requirements for each project or program
• Communicate and plan change management activities involving scope, schedule, etc.
• Partner closely with counterparts in Cloud Operations, Development, QA, Product management, and Architecture to ensure the success of their products
• Communicate strategy, plans, issues and risks effectively throughout the organization
• Make strategic and tactical recommendations to Senior Engineering Leadership to ensure successful delivery of solutions
• Develop and track project and release plans for new product development

Agile, Scrum Leadership
• Directly manage Montreal PMO resources: mentoring, developing and coaching
• Understand and advance agile/scrum best practices across the organization
• Work with the leadership teams in each geography to drive consistency and continuous improvement related to the SDLC
• Take the lead on global initiatives and projects

Global PMO Leadership
• Creates and delivers presentations, develops communications and communicates to cross-functional audiences both internally and externally
• Drive Global PMO practices and improvements
• Identifies, develops, and implements tools and metrics to drive project/program management success
• Drives on-going retrospection to foster continuous improvement


• BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience
• Extensive Program management experience in Software Development
• Must be able to follow a conversation in french
• Proficiency in Software Development Lifecycle and methodologies, including cross-functional support activities
• Exposure to programming and ability to understand basic software architecture concepts
• Strong understanding of project and program management best practices
• Ability to work within an agile environment and provide coaching to teams to improve their practices
• Prior experience working with geographically distributed teams and off-shoring partners
• Ability to influence across functional boundaries and across multiple organizational levels to drive results
• Proven track record of delivering projects and programs from initiation through implementation

• SaaS product experience
• PMP, PgMP, or PMI certification

Corporate overview

You’re empowered when you’re a Kronite. 

Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance – to live inspired. In fact, it’s expected! You’ll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you’re a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond. Want to learn more about our culture? Follow us on Twitter @work4kronos. #MyWorkInspired

Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos’ industry-specific workforce applications are purpose built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000® - and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. 

EEO Statement

Kronos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Disability Accommodation

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