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Director, Engineering Program Management

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Software & Product Development

Ref #:

20210017284
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Description

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 globally. They will work closely with Senior Engineering & Product Leadership including Engineering Directors, Product Directors, Architects and UX.

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

Qualifications

• BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience
• Extensive Program management experience in Software Development
• 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

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 www.ukg.com/careers

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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.