Technical Program Manager - Risk Systems

On Deck Capital   •  

Arlington, VA

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 395 days ago

Position Overview:

Technical Program Managers (TPM) are the glue that keeps software development projects together from conception to implementation. We ensure the right people across the organization are coming together to collaborate and deliver on functionality that moves the business forward. We are supreme communicators and champions of awesome.

We are socially aware, managing both positive and negative emotions to create an environment where everyone is executing at the highest level. We understand the problem to be solved, help motivate team members, and strive to inspire greatness; all the while keeping the team on track toward delivery.

At OnDeck we are continuing to build a strong Program Management team capable of supporting projects across the entire business. To do this, we want to build a cohesive group of Program Managers that fosters support and growth. We want Program Managers to be familiar with other projects their peers are involved with to allow for a support structure, vehicle for bouncing off ideas, and having additional coverage when needed. This approach will keep the team working in a similar manner, bringing continuity to program management. It will also allow the group to scale and foster new teammates. This is a team built on comradery and support. Together we are building a foundation of solid project management principles that will support the organization’s path forward.

As a Technical Program Manager at OnDeck, you will:

  • Manage multiple software development project teams through delivery
  • Understand scope and why the feature is being built. This will aid in knowing if a project is progressing in the right direction or if it needs to be reevaluated.
  • Identify stakeholders - who needs to be involved, who needs to aware. Typically, the people who derail projects are the last to know.
  • Ensure projects are kicked off with appropriate stakeholders
  • Identify work streams and teams potentially impacted by new functionality
  • Identify deliverables
  • Track action items and decisions
  • Establish milestones and delivery dates
  • Ensure project status is communicated
  • Ensure central source of information is created & maintained
  • Facilitate effective meetings and ensure team is coming together at appropriate intervals
  • Ensure security and architecture reviews are occurring
  • Help resolve blockers when they are identified
  • Help make your project team be awesome

Qualifications for success:

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Personable and can quickly engender people’s confidences. Able to lead effectively without authority. Capable of building relationships, a good listener with outstanding interpersonal influencing qualities and a natural consultative style.
  • Outstanding communicator. An individual who possesses good written/oral communications skills, as well as the ability to present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner. Positive can-do orientation. Able to deal effectively with broad range of personalities.
  • Agile Project Managementexperience with software development projects is a must. The balance of delivering project functionality in time frames acceptable to the business while respecting the capacity of the project team.
  • 5+ years of work experience. Prior experience leading technical and non-technical personnel through the delivery of complex software development projects.
  • Dynamic. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment while facilitating resolution to complex business and technical problems associated with software development.

About OnDeck:

We’re all about teamwork, passion and making an impact. Oh and having fun – Whether it’s community service events, book club meetings, team get-togethers or weekly social hours in the office.

OnDeck is the leader in online small business lending. Since 2007, the company has powered Main Street’s growth through advanced lending technology and a constant dedication to customer service. To date, the company has deployed over $7 billion to more than 50,000 customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia. 

What we offer you:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life benefits from day one.
  • Paid/flexible sick-leave, vacations, and holidays so you can take off the time that you need when you need.
  • Up to four months paid parental leave for all new parents. Adoption assistance with reimbursement of up to $5K. We want you to have time to bond with your new bundle of joy.
  • We’ll match your 401(k) contributions and offer a discount through our Employee Stock Purchase Plan. All to complement your personal financial strategy.
  • We want to help advance your career. Take classes relevant to your job and the first $5K is on us.
  • Enjoy our annual company summer party, holiday party and department quarterly outings.
  • Our partnership with SoFi gives you access to student loan refinancing, personal loans and even mortgages. 
  • We work hard, we play hard. Build or join an OnDeck intramural club, group, and/or sports team and be part of our OnDeck Community.
  • Fully stocked kitchens with free snacks & drinks.

Awards we've received:

  • WorldatWork, 2017 Seal of Distinction
  • Fortune 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2016
  • Fortune 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For, 2016
  • Fortune 30 Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, 2016
  • Built in Colorado, Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado, 2015, 2016
  • Crain’s New York Business Fast 50, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016  
  • and Great Place to Work 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 2015 Fortune/Great Place To Work Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, 2015
  • Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Colorado SHRM Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, 2015
  • Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies, 2013, 2014
  • Selling Power Magazine Best Company to Sell For, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Inc. 500|5000, 2013, 2014