Senior Program Manager
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 514000
Updated: 02/04/2020
Job Type: Regular
Location: Nashua NH
Category: Product Management
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Job Description
Senior Program Manager 

Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious?  Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable?  Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact?   Is working for a purpose driven organization important to you?  If the answers to these questions are a resounding YES, then read on!

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent.  Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.

We are all about “Making Work Matter.”  With over 2200 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent! 

Will you be next to join our team?

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Reporting to the Director of Program Management, the Senior Program Manager will be responsible for delivering on Product Roadmap initiatives and programs in a fast-paced, Agile culture.
  • Lead programs and projects delivering SaaS product offerings involving Agile engineering, Cloud Operations and Content Production teams.
  • Lead cross-functional team efforts to enable the sales, service and support of software and content products.
  • Manage dependencies; remove team impediments; manage risks and issues.
  • Deliver metric-driven status reports to leadership.
  • Champion continuous improvement, leading initiatives delivering efficiencies, particularly within Product Management and Engineering.
  • Evangelize Agile values and principles; coaching teams on Agile culture and techniques.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Prefer a Bachelors of Science degree
  • Certifications preferred; PgMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM, PMP®
  • Experience delivering programs on schedule and with the expected business value.
  • Experience assembling and managing cross-functional schedules and risk plans.
  • Ability to influence and manage cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment.
  • Experience leading programs and projects in an Agile (Scrum) software development organization, with multiple geographically dispersed engineering teams.
  • Experience with methodologies of scaling Agile, such as Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) or Scrum at Scale™.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to communicate at all levels including technical engineers and management.
  • Ability to focus on detail but understand how the work fits into the larger program.
  • Ability to manage programs with moderate supervision.
  • Possess very strong initiative, with proven ability to execute with minimal direction.
  • 5+ years experience with Program Management or 8+ years project management.


  • Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in commercial software organization whose primary revenue streams are derived from software product development and sales.
  • Experience with Lean or Six Sigma process improvement techniques.
  • Experience with JIRA administration. JIRA Portfolio is a plus.


  • Proactive with a strong sense of urgency and competitive drive.
  • Independent, entrepreneurial mindset with ability to make independent decisions.
  • Influential, and enthusiastic communicator.
  • Adaptable, embraces change.
  • Collaborative team player, working across various teams within the organization.
  • Customer service minded.
  • Strong attention to detail, organized and goal oriented.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. 
If this opportunity intrigues you, we'd love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies.  All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.

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