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Director of Technical Program Management

Company: Shipbob
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Director of Technical Program Management

Location: Remote in these states: IL, PA, TX, IN, CA, NY, NC, SC, CO, FL, MI, MA, AZ, ID, RI, GA & WI

If you're looking to be at the forefront of disrupting the ecommerce industry, wanting to make your mark and be continuously challenged to grow, your time has come.

ShipBob is recognized as #1 on Crain's 2020 "Fast 50" list of the fastest-growing companies in Chicago & Built In's best mid-sized companies to work for in Chicago. With this growth, we are looking for top talent to help us reach the next level

Role Description:

As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will work alongside a team of world-class developers and product managers to lead the future of our e-commerce software solution. You will collaborate with Product & Engineering to design and launch products that require the coordination of people, process and technology in order to be successful. You will have a direct impact on the experience of our merchants, partners, carriers, fulfillment center associates, and more.

Our ideal candidate is an adventure seeker who wants to make an impact on a global scale. You are excited about the opportunity to build world-class technology that impacts how the physical world moves. You help those around you see the forest for the trees and align all functions on a common goal. You are comfortable switching between technical conversations with Engineering to discussing standard operating procedures with the operations team. You have a bias for simplicity, have a knack for connecting the dots and love going fast. You demonstrate a high attention to detail and thrive in an ever-changing, agile development environment. You will work with teams to help drive high performance, find efficiencies and rout out hidden roadblocks. This position will report to the SVP, Product Management.

About Us:

ShipBob is a tech enabled 3PL that partners with over 5,000+ e-commerce businesses to help them be more successful online. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver best in class experience to their customers. With almost 100% accuracy rate in fulfilling orders and orders shipped on time, our merchants can count on us to deliver excellent service.

ShipBob's growing fulfillment network is powered by our proprietary technology and acts as a back office for logistics, providing merchants with full visibility into orders, inventory levels in real time, and access to advanced analytics, over 27 integrations and data reporting.

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago with over $130M+ raised from blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the #1 best fulfillment technology in the industry. To help us meet this standard, we are scaling our entire team and looking for people who share our core values and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

About You:

At ShipBob, we're looking for individuals who embody our core values:

  • Be Mission-Driven. We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
  • Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
  • Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our "favorite" solution.

What You'll Do:

  • Design programs aligned to company OKRs in coordination with technical and non-technical teams and stakeholders
  • Participate in all agile ceremonies and measure progress across all scrum teams
  • Anticipate risks, issues and dependencies and produce mitigation plans to keep programs on track
  • Continuously optimize things that are going well and seek opportunities to improve
  • Maintain reports and analytics and communicate frequently on the status of key milestones
  • Creatively manage scope, budget in order to accelerate learnings and iterate towards desired program outcomes
  • Manage cross-functional steering committee meetings to facilitate alignment and drive consensus
  • Establish credibility and rapport with all parts of the organization including operations, sales, marketing, partnerships and finance

What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a program management or related technical role
  • Strong executive presence
  • An acute understanding of the software development lifecycle and agile methodologies
  • Technical acumen to facilitate the design and development of software solutions
  • The ability to manage the entire program life cycle for high-stakes initiatives
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ruthless prioritization to help juggle multiple tasks and programs simultaneously

Nice To Have:

  • Experience leading a team to do the best work of their careers
  • E-commerce experience
  • Technical degree
  • PMP or equality project management certification
  • CSM or equivalent scrum certification
  • Experience with Azure DevOps

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Basic Life Insurance
  • Variety of voluntary benefits, such as, short term disability.
  • Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus & Stock Options
  • Paid Maternity/Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible Time Off Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Fun Culture >>> Check us out on Instagram

Reports to: SVP, Product

Classification: Salaried/Exempt

ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Shipbob, Chicago , Director of Technical Program Management, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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