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Global Engineering Program Manager

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Engineering

Ref #:

201701209
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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! Whether you’re playing foosball in one of our game rooms, working up a healthy sweat in group fitness classes, or videoconferencing with Kronites thousands of miles away, 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.

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 100 countries – including more than half the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications.  Kronos customers include enterprises large and small across diverse industries worldwide including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, services, and distribution.

Kronos is a privately held company and was founded in 1977. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Kronos employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.

Kronos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Description

The Senior Engineering Program Manager is responsible for driving the program execution of Software Development Programs from product definition through successful release and final deployment. The role will both actively manage global programs as well as direct and mentor other project/program managers and scrum masters working in New Product Development Engineering. Works closely with Senior Engineering Leadership including Engineering Directors, Product Line Director, Architects and others to develop and drive releases and engineering initiatives supporting new product development.

Responsibilities

•Be a leader
•Take the lead on global initiatives and projects.
•Ability to influence across functional boundaries and across multiple organizational levels to drive results.
•Partner closely with counterparts in Cloud Operations, Development, QA, Product management, and Architecture and to ensure the success of their products.
•Develop and communicate strategy, plans, issues and risks effectively throughout the organization
•Develop and track project and release plans for new product development
•Make strategic and tactical recommendations to Senior Engineering Leadership to ensure successful delivery of solutions.
•Tracks closely delivery of requirements to product teams.
•Communicate and plan change management activities involving scope, schedule, etc
•Creates and delivers presentations, develops communications and communicates to cross-functional audiences both internally and externally.
•Drive Global PMO practices and improvements.
•Understand and drive agile/scrum best practices into the organization.
•Identifies, develops, and implements tools and metrics to drive project/program management success.
•Drives on-going retrospection to foster continuous improvement.
•Mentor, develop, and coach other project/program managers.
•Identify priorities and resource requirements for each project or program.

Qualifications

•BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience. PMP, PgMP, or PMI certification a plus.
•Proficiency in Software Development Life cycle and methodologies.
•Exposure to programming and ability to understand basic software architecture concepts.
•15+ years of program management experience in Software Development.
•Strong understanding of project and program management best practices.
•Strong understanding of software development life-cycle, including cross-functional support activities.
•Detailed knowledge of agile/scrum 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 from initiation through implementation
•Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.