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Sr. Agile Program Mgr

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Long term contract with Fortune 500 Tech company in Mountain View!

Responsibilities:
You will lead and drive program execution for multiple teams in partnership with Engineering, Product Management, Operations and other cross functional group to deliver successful business outcome.
You will drive your program teams toward the strategic goals; manage dependencies and remove obstacles that stand between your teams and business success.
You are expected to run programs using best Agile practices for initiating, planning, and executing intermediate-to-large scale cross - functional critical programs.
You seek around corners to anticipate risks and proactively manage these risks before they become blockers.
You Foster collaboration and shared accountability for outcomes with Product Management, Engineering, and other functional partners.
You will drive agile evolution and adoption across program, and facilitate teams transitioning to high-performance teams.
You will see the big picture and ensure processes scale appropriately with the organization and be a change agent to drive these organizational changes.

Qualifications & Your Profile:
• 5 + years of program management experience in SaaS product development with direct experience working with multiple scrum teams using Agile
• Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity.
• Thrive in a culture of ownership, delivery, and innovation.
• Ability to traverse both vertically and horizontally in a large organization
• Excellent balance of people, organizational, and technical skills, and can execute and deliver successfully in situations where authority is not a given.
• Experience with stakeholder management
• Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally
• Effective presenter, negotiator, collaborator - regardless of organizational structure or hierarchy
• Equally passionate about business and technology
• Ability to handle a rapidly changing environment.
• Professional, team player with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SAFe SPC), Stanford Advance Project Management or equivalent
• Experience in Enterprise Agile such as SAFe is strongly desired
• Background in Platform API strongly desired
• BA/BS degree is required with preference for degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields highly preferred.


Tools
• Highly skilled in the creation of presentations, new reporting mechanisms and other documents. High attention to detail with ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and distill it in crisp, clear language appropriate for a variety of audiences including technology and business executives.
• Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and SharePoint) required.
• Working knowledge of Agile Application Lifecycle Management and development tools including Rally, Confluence Wiki, and JIRA.

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