Senior Program Manager, Corporate Applications in Irvine, CA

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5 - 7 years

Posted 8 weeks ago

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Program Manager to join our Corporate Applications team. The individual in this role will lead key strategic initiatives and will be responsible for end-to-end ownership of products and/or programs including concept inception, delivery, and adoption. This position will interface closely with executives, business stakeholders, product designers and software engineers to deliver innovative solutions for Blizzard.

Responsibilities

  • Define the product strategy and road map for assigned Blizzard corporate applications
  • Successfully deliver on highly visible projects of strategic importance to the organization
  • Lead the software development life cycle and drive the technology team on all aspects of delivery, performing in a program manager, product owner, and project management capacity
  • Serve as day-to-day product owner on project teams (Agile) and operational teams
  • Perform all project management activities from project discovery through post-implementation efforts, including definition and management of milestones, requirements, work plan, resources, vendors, budget, scope, issues and risks, change, and stakeholders
  • Develop status reporting and communicate effectively and proactively to all levels of the organization regarding status, schedules, risks, issues, etc.
  • Proactively identify and communicate risks or issues that might impede assigned projects, and develop mitigation plans or solutions to resolve
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key executives, senior leaders, stakeholders, and team resources throughout the Blizzard organization to achieve project objectives and deliverables
  • Launch products, lead organizational readiness activities, and partner with stakeholders to drive adoption
  • Identify, develop, and implement continuous process improvements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporate Applications team
  • Mentor and coach more junior Program Managers within the Corporate Applications team
  • Create a team environment that encourages collaboration, ongoing feedback, and participation throughout the Corporate Applications team

Requirements

  • A minimum of 6-8 years of experience as a program manager, product manager, or project manager managing software development projects
  • Proven experience leading large-scale, cross-organizational, complex enterprise application programs or projects utilizing internal and vendor resources
  • Prior experience as a scrum master
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills; comfortable presenting and communicating to large groups and across all levels of the organization in an effective, situationally appropriate, clear, and high quality manner
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results with little supervision
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative, ability to work in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to lead and influence without explicit authority
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize product and feature requests across the entire product portfolio, and to prioritize tasks across multiple projects
  • Experience implementing, championing, and working with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with vendor and contract management process
  • Experience training, mentoring, and managing others
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Pluses

  • Experience working with media and entertainment stakeholders
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools like Jira and Confluence
  • Passion for Blizzard games
  • Big 4 management consulting experience
  • Experience leading third party software deployments
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification