Technical Program Manager, Release, full time job. | 40HRS

Technical Program Manager, Release, full time job.

Work Location: fremont, California

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 02-11-2015

Salary: Negotiate


Job Description

Fast growing company looking for the best talents matching our client business in network storage industry.

The Technical Program Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading multiple complex product releases.  The role requires skills in managing cross-functional, multi-location teams.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and maintaining release or program plans, assessing & mitigating risks, facilitating teams, and providing timely and accurate status reports and other communications to management and team members.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicate – to executives & individual contributors – release status, release readiness, metrics, phase review outcomes, actions, risks, status versus milestones
  • Lead / Facilitate - focused topic and x-functional status meetings.  Ensure team member accountability to actions.  Ensure appropriate change control.  Conduct post-mortems.
  • Own Process - use and promote the established Product Lifecycle Process, & constantly consider its improvement.  Institute change when appropriate. 
  • Plan / Organize – via creating and maintaining MS Project schedules -- Define Tasks, Utilize Work Breakdown Structures, set Predecessors/Successors, Set Baseline(s)
  • Manage Risk – via risk assessments & mitigation planning, escalating when appropriate
  • Coach – work with engineering, test, product management, support, and marketing to develop, release, and manage a complete product that respects our support and sales team and delivers exceptional customer value
  • Be the voice of the customer – deliver great products
  • Coordinate, support, and execute various release programs from initiation through completion
  • Release schedule and milestone definition, execution, tracking, and delivery
  • Work with the Development organizations to coordinate, plan, and monitor release programs
  • Identify and resolve release program level conflicts
  • Identify, collect, and monitor metrics to measure release program success
  • Continuously assess and improve key aspects of the release lifecycle to creatively address complex problems
  • Perform program analysis, manage risk, influence necessary course corrections, and communicate program status and activities across multiple levels of management.
  • Ensure release or program documentation is current, complete, and located in the proper repository.

Job Requirements

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
  • Background in technical (software, hardware or mechanical development) program/project management including maintaining schedules & interfaces with x-functional team members throughout the project life cycle.
  • Release management / program management for complex SW programs with experience with common operating systems supporting multiple HW platforms. 
  • Storage SW experience
  • Good Interpersonal, Influence, Conflict Resolution, Communication (written and verbal), Listening & Leadership Skills
  • Ability to break down complex technical information
  • Good time management, organizational, problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle many projects at once
  • Strong commitment to quality, attention to detail, and proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • SW Tool Proficiency: MS SharePoint, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, any change control application
  • Experience developing process documentation
  • Experience managing projects in a matrixed environment
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in project and/or program management of increasing complexity in an engineering environment or equivalent experience in highly technical environment
  • Experience in managing OEM partners
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or a related


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