Director - Project Management - Engineering - Remote - United States

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Director - Project Management

Engineering - Remote - United States

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Description

Now is the time to join us! 

At Virgin Pulse we value and celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.   

Who you are

The Director of Project Management (Global) - PMO role reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer. This position will lead the PMO office, lead a team of project managers and drive both internal product streams as well as strategic projects.

 

In this role you will wear many hats but your skills will be especially essential in the following:  

  • Create PMO guidelines
  • Develop PMO processes and procedures
  • Develop and lead the PMO team
  • Collaborate with the project team to assign, prioritize and track project tasks
  • Collaborate with the project team to identify and manage project risks
  • Draft agendas for and lead cross-functional team meetings focusing on defining and tracking key project milestones and deliverables
  • Draft and maintain complete project timelines
  • Ensure projects follow internal Stage-Gate process for Product and Platform streams
  • Provide project status updates to Senior Management on a regular basis
  • Drive the Engineering and Product delivery KPIs
  • Document meeting summaries, key decisions, and action items
  • Follow up regularly with team members for status updates
  • Identify project issues and risks early and work with stakeholders on solutions to minimize impacts to schedule and budget
  • Manages communication with external and internal stakeholders 
  • Coordinate with each functional team on resource planning and change management

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

What you bring to the team

In order to represent the best of what we have to offer, you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Engineering, Science, Management or related discipline), Masters/MBA degree preferred
  • 7+ years working experience with 4+ years' experience in Project Management, 2+ years of management experience
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies, Agile best practices, tools, and best-known practices
  • Successful track record building Program Management teams driving technical and our programs specially leading cross-functional teams to create quarterly road mapping and capacity planning
  • Focus on outcomes vs output, ability to help make trade-offs on scope, priority, and resources
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functions to achieve desired goals
  • Comfortable and enjoys working in a dynamic fast-paced environment, a fast-growing organization and working with 500+ engineers and 30+ global teams/projects
  • Proficient in different tools and methodologies to organize, manage progress and report
  • Experience leading PMO office, in technology organizations is a plus
  • Experience in healthcare domain is a plus

* No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

 

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Our technology sets us apart

Our cloud platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies to provide millions of end users with rich experiences in native mobile and responsive browser platforms built in Angular at scale.  These highly scalable, reliable applications are supported by a suite of services built on APIs and real-time processors leveraging Spring Framework technologies.  Our platforms consume billions of activities, in various forms, which drive our analytics and machine learning platforms.  We leverage backend systems, with AWS at their core, which support a diverse set of workloads including Aurora RDS, ElastiCache, SNS/SQS, Kafka, EC2/ECS/EKS, S3, CloudFront, and Personalize.  We manage these services with infrastructure as code technologies to ensure consistency and reliability.

 

Continuous Integration and Deployment is part of our DNA.  We structure our applications as microservices and manage each deployment pipeline using containers, GitLab, and Harness.  We strive for layered approach to unit, integration, functional tests to allow for lower risk releases at rates 100s of times per day to multiple environments.

 

You’ll be working on a platform that serves:

  • Several million users with nearly 50% use daily
  • 75 billion API calls and transactions a year spread across 35 services
  • An engaging native mobile platform driving 85% of user traffic
  • Hundreds of terabytes of data spread across multiple transactional and analytical stores

Engineers at Virgin Pulse work in small autonomous teams of technical leads, product owners, project managers, designers, and engineers collaborating with each other, across teams, to deliver unique solutions and products to the portfolio.  As part of our team, you bring to the table your technical and leadership skills to help us build the latest technology in health and wellness platforms.

Security Competencies:

Work to ensure system and data security is maintained at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Ensure industry best practice coding standards are adhered to ensure all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities, such as those defined and published by OWASP.

 

Why work at Virgin Pulse?  

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive culture and cutting-edge technology and services. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. To that end, we make a particular effort to recruit candidates from minoritized backgrounds to apply for open positions. 

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