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Sr. Program Manager

Company: Vivint
Location: Lehi
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Vivint is a leading smart home company in North America. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24/7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than 1.8 million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Vivint was named by Forbes as the 'Best Home Security Company of 2022' as well as making Forbes' list of 'Best Employers for Diversity 2022'. The company is the largest tech employer in Utah while being Newsweek's Top 100 'Most Loved Workplaces' in the US for 2021 and is on Inc Magazine's Best Led Companies list. For more information, visit Vivint Smart Home is aware and addressing the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus. We want you to know that we are monitoring the virus and impact closely and taking actions to keep our workplace healthy and minimize disruptions to our customers. Now more than ever we appreciate the importance of coming together to protect families and their homes. Some of these measures that relate to candidates include virtual interviews, and work-from-home opportunities. We value you as a candidate and hope you and your families stay healthy and appreciate your support in keeping our global community safe during these unprecedented times. Thank you. 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: This is an amazing opportunity for someone to jump in and lead exciting programs in our Video vertical working on cutting-edge SmartHome cameras with world-class features and analytics. The Program Manager will work with a high-performing program team within Vivint Smart Home's Innovation group as they look to deliver innovative and leading services via technology (incl software, hardware, analytics and strategic partnerships). They will work across operational and product/engineering groups to deliver outcomes while contributing to improving the way we work together. The Program Manager will lead a single program or multiple programs depending on size and complexity including multiple project streams across Vivint's Innovation Center teams (product management, hardware and software engineering, UX, design, QA) as well as Vivint's broader operational groups (supply chain, operations, IT, marketing, finance). The role will cover projects from full new product development, product feature development, revisions of hardware or software updates or product pilots. The program manager may manage all the above aspects or may be part of a team with a lead program manager to deliver the scope. At the fundamental level, the Program Manager's role in Vivint is to lead a broad, cross-functional project team and manage scope, budget, schedule and quality with high order ability to bring people and teams together, identify risks, necessary tradeoffs to maintain track with program goals and negotiate between those stakeholders to deliver a product that will meet our business goals to delight our customers, provide peace of mind and be business accretive (value accretive, channel ready, service smart). 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 PROJECT, 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: Team Leadership, ability to establish a leadership identity within the respective groups and overall stakeholder organizations and partners. 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. Experience working with remote and overseas teams and ability to engage across various cultural and language environments. Willingness to travel and participate in after-hours calls as required when working with partners in other geographic locations. Required Education/Experience: 5+ years professional experience leading large programs, including hardware, 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 or similar qualifications). Previous experience managing external suppliers or partners as part of program delivery (preference to outsourced SW engagements or CM/JDM/ODM management). Strong preference for experience with devices, consumer electronics, manufacturing and consumer facing hardware, and/or software products. Track record of leading others & positive change in project definition, project delivery, and process improvement. Working experience with project methodologies such as agile and related hardware development processes incl EVT/DVT/PVT framework awareness. Past success in creating high performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results. 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 , Sr. Program Manager, Executive , Lehi, Utah

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