Senior Program Manager (LMS LAB/DNA)
Brand: SumTotal
Req#: 527066
Updated: 04/29/2020
Job Type: Regular
Location: Hyderabad India
Category: Engineering
Position Status: N/A
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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.

Skillsoft’s SumTotal Strategic Business Unit has nearly 30 years of learning and HR software experience. High-performing organizations recognize that learning and development are core to their business success and overall talent management and workforce initiatives. That’s why more than 3,500 organizations, including many of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s solutions to enable their employees.

We are all about “Making Work Matter.”  With over 2000 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent! 


Are you an aspiring Senior Program Manager looking for an opportunity to work in an innovative and fun environment? Then consider joining our Program Management team here at Skillsoft in Hyderabad. Our industry leading SaaS learning platforms let our 6000+ customers improve organizational performance by improving the performance of people.

Reporting to the VP  of Software Engineering, the Senior Program Manager will be responsible for delivering on Product Roadmap initiatives and programs in a fast-paced, Agile culture.  The successful candidate in this highly visible role will lead programs and projects; coordinating activities and managing interdependencies between Engineering, Product Management, Cloud Operations, Content Development, Marketing, Services, Support and more. 


Opportunity Highlights:

  • Lead programs and projects delivering SaaS product offerings involving multiple Agile software development Scrum teams.
  • Lead cross-functional team efforts to enable the sales, service and support of software and content products.
  • Remove team impediments; manage risks and issues.
  • Deliver metric-driven status reports to leadership.
  • Champion continuous improvement, leading initiatives delivering efficiencies, particularly within Engineering.
  • Evangelize Agile values and principles; coaching teams on Agile culture and techniques.
  • Provide hiring , onboarding support to the  team with ongoing  expansion.
  • Manage channel partner relationships


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience delivering programs on schedule and with the expected business value.
  • Experience leading programs and projects using Agile (Scrum) software development, with multiple geographically dispersed engineering teams.
  • Experience with methodologies of scaling Agile, such as Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) or Scrum at Scale™.
  • Ability to influence and manage cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment.
  • Experience assembling and managing cross-functional schedules and risk plans.
  • 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.
  • Possess very strong initiative, with proven ability to execute with minimal direction.
  • 7+ year’s experience with program management or 9+ 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.

Education and Certifications:

  • Prefer a Bachelors of Science degree
  • Certifications preferred; PgMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM, PMP®                                                                             

Success Qualities:

Adaptable and Agile. Responds quickly to the changing needs of the business and is resilient in the face of setbacks or adversity.

Confident & Audacious Achiever.  Champions breakthrough initiatives and holds him/herself and others accountable for delivering.  Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting without over-analysis.

Entrepreneurial Spirit with Learner’s Mindset.  Is uncomfortable with simply maintaining "status quo" and is intellectually curious and demanding of excellence and continuous improvement.

Committed to our Collective Purpose.  Leverages cross functional collaboration to solve complex business issues and drive greater results.

Authentic & Customer Centric.  Never compromises integrity to achieve results while constantly being mindful of creating a positive customer experience both internally and externally.  Adheres to an uncompromising set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; practices what he/she preaches.  Acts with the highest standards of conduct and is seen as a direct, truthful individual.

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

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