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Director, Engineering Program Management


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA


Software & Product Development

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The Director, Engineering Program Management (PMO) is responsible for driving the program execution of Software Development Programs in an agile environment. The role will both actively manage global programs as well as manage other project/program managers/Scrum Masters globally. They will work closely with Senior Engineering & Product Leadership including Engineering Directors, Product Directors, Architects and UX.

In this role, you will:

• Directly manage US PMO resources
• Drive Global PMO practices and improvements
• Mentor, develop, and coach other project/program managers/scrum masters
• Collaborates with cross functional team leaders from Engineering, Design, Product, Development and other Cross Functional teams to ensure successful delivery against roadmap initiatives
• Lead Agile Community of Practice
• 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
• Identifies, develops, and implements tools and metrics to drive project/program management success
• Lead process improvement activities


• 15+ years of program management experience in Software Development
• SaaS product experience
• BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience
• PMP, PgMP, or PMI certification, Certification as a Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist Certifications a plus
• Proficiency in Software Development Lifecycle and methodologies
• Exposure to programming and ability to understand basic software architecture concepts
• Strong understanding of project and program management best practices
• Strong understanding of software development lifecycle, including cross-functional support activities; Detailed knowledge of agile/scrum/SAFe and the 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
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; Proven track record of managing through influence throughout an organization; Comfortable with ambiguity and facilitating discussions to explore the best possible solutions

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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