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Program Manager

Company: Vivint
Location: Lehi
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Our mission is to redefine the home experience with tech and services to create a smarter, greener, safer home that saves our customers money every month.

Summary: In this role , the Program Manager will work with a high performing team in Vivint Smart Home's Innovation group, leading them to deliver innovative mobile products and leading services, working across operational and product/engineering groups to deliver outcomes while contributing to improving the way we work together.

The Program Manager will lead projects within our Core Apps group working closely with product management, software engineering, UX, design, QA, as well as Vivint's broader operational groups (supply chain, operations, IT, marketing, finance, customer care, field, etc). The role will cover projects from full new product development, to feature development and revisions or maintenance of our mobile products.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Accountable for the plan, schedule and budget for your assigned program and projects. Understand priorities and create clear plans to deliver. Communicate with stakeholders and partners. Set and meet commitments. Set specific release dates and milestones with the team and keep them focused on those accountabilities while communicating needs for support or issues that put those at risk.

+ Partner with engineering teams to deliver working solutions in software, products and systems. Set schedules and create strong execution plans to develop products and features to bring to market. Partner with the Product, Engineering, Supply Chain, external partners and Operations team to drive the program. Work across teams to review proposed scope and provide Level of Effort (LOE) estimates as well as suitable tradeoffs for quality and business risk.

+ Create appropriate communications to update the business regularly on status, risks and support needed to be successful for the portfolio of programs. Provide weekly status updates communicating progress towards commitment in terms of scope, schedule, and cost.

+ Lead the team to identify risks up front, manage and mitigate them and monitor residual risks and any issues that arise regularly. Track tasks and lead a culture of accountability in the team and across the business. Setup excellent change and risk management practices to keep work on track.

+ Facilitate and chair relevant program meetings, participate in agile activities where appropriate, develop communications and deliver to stakeholders. Hold regular risk reviews and accountability tracking meetings. Work with stakeholders as risks and issues arise. Develop partner relationships and manage performance of partners relating to program delivery. Work with team to monitor and keep program on track or escalate risk and support needed as required.

+ Draw on professional experience of scheduling, risk and task tracking platforms (MS P ROJECT, SMARTSHEETS, EXCEL, etc) as well as content and engineering tracking systems (e.g. JIRA, CONFLUENCE, SHAREPOINT, etc)

+ A bias to strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills will exist in assessing success in this role along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where change and pivots to priorities occur occasionally.

Required Skills:

+ Experience in mobile software delivery for consumer devices or consumer markets.

+ Team Leadership, ability to establish a leadership identity within the respective groups and overall stakeholder organizations and partners.

+ Experience in Mobile Information Architecture redesign from discovery, development and delivery is highly desired.

+ Demonstrate the ability and track record of leading in project delivery and excellence in communication.

+ Demonstrate passion to succeed, inspire and motivate the team.

+ Strong negotiation skills as well as ability to facilitate informed and timely decisions and mediating tradeoffs with various groups to deliver a product on time and ready for market.

+ Deliver clear, concise professional verbal and written communication that is appropriate to the situation and audience. Including commitment to transparency, and stakeholder-based communication.

+ Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly communicate with both business and technical audiences.

+ Encourage participation & decision-making by all team members and effectively manage group dynamics.

Required Education/Experience:

+ Min. 5+ years professional experience leading large programs, including mobile architecture design, services platform and software projects, with internal and external design, development, and quality teams. Hardware and Software experience is not mandatory but a clear aptitude and willingness to work with those domains is needed.

+ Bachelors' degree in Business, Engineering or a related field with formal project management training (preferably PMP, CSM or similar qualifications).

+ Strong preference for experience with devices, consumer electronics, manufacturing and consumer facing hardware, software and mobile products.

+ Track record of leading others & positive change in project definition, project delivery, and process improvement.

+ Working experience with project methodologies such as agile, scrum and sprint planning, and related hardware development processes or framework awareness.

+ Past success in creating high performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results.

+ "Owner's attitude", including a willingness to tackle complex problems through to solution.

+ Ability to work both independently and cross-function with minimal supervision.

+ Ability to multi-task priorities and initiatives.

Learn about the Vivint Culture and why it's a great place to grow your career! Here are some highlighted perks you should ask us about:

+ Free daily lunch and drinks on site

+ Paid holidays and flexible paid time away

+ Employee /Friends/Family Discounts

+ Onsite health clinic, gym, gaming tables

+ Medical/dental/vision/life coverage & 24/7 Medical Hotline

+ 401(k) + Employer Match

+ Employee Resource Groups

WORKING CONDITIONS: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

SAFETY: Vivint enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each new employee is responsible for completing all training requirements. Additionally, the employee must accept they have responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves, their co-workers, and the public. Employee must adhere to all written and verbal instructions, promptly report and correct all hazards or unsafe conditions, question non-standard operations or unmitigated hazards, and provide feedback to management on all safety issues.

If you are an active Vivint employee, please apply through Workday by searching "Find Jobs".

Keywords: Vivint, Lehi , Program Manager, Executive , Lehi, Utah

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