Dow Jones seeks an experienced and passionate Senior Program Manager who wants to be part of a growing team working to grow and engage the Wall Street Journal’s digital audience. This specific role will work across our mobile platform, Android and iOS teams.
Our program managers play a critical role in all stages of the product life-cycle, so we look for people who welcome accountability, enjoy solving hard problems and have the initiative to drive processes that produce high-quality products while maintaining a creative and inspiring environment for everyone involved. To succeed in our highly-matrixed environment, you must lead by influence and put the team’s needs ahead of your own.
Ideally this candidate would be on the program management track, and want to grow from Sr. Program Manager to Director
You will work closely with product, design, engineering and content strategy teams to create world class news experiences across our mobile products
Clearly communicate to a wide group of stakeholders with confidence, transparency and knowledge, and be able to provide solutions, mitigation and trade offs as they come up.
Identify project dependencies, and mitigate risks including resource gaps by working with the team to formalize plans, facilitate trade-off discussions, and triage issues ensuring the team remains on track with its objectives and key results.
You will hands-on manage project backlogs, using Agile and Scrum best practices to execute on the priorities set by the Product Managers. You will advise on how to iteratively approach medium and large projects, assist in writing and maintaining clear user stories, and help to prioritize the work for each sprint.
Promote an iterative working style and self-organization across the teams
Plan and facilitate various Scrum meetings (daily scrum, sprint review, retrospective and planning where the project calls for it), manage key milestones and critical path > where applicable on the project
Convert requirements documentation, epics and user stories to requested work in Jira: scoped, sized and organized for execution in partnership with QA and Engineering
Track velocity as well as other delivery metrics to understand and broadcast our ability to execute against the plan
Create status reports with a frequency and cadence defined by the Product Manager
Detail-oriented with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Passionate about working as a bridge between Engineering, Product and Design, and have a depth of experience and comfort in supporting the translation of requirements into accurately sized and clearly explicated Engineering tasks.
Highly motivated self-starter who can work effectively across cross-functional teams and also make things happen on your own.
You have delivered quality digital products and know well how to either build an Agile framework out of nothing, or jump into an existing one and make an immediate impact.
Experience working in a cross-team dependent Enterprise environment and ensuring approvals prior to launch from those teams in order to deliver to scope, on time.
Experience reporting project status to upper management
Comfort with various agile tracking tools (e.g. JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, etc) regardless of whether you’ve used them or not
A knowledge of when rigor is required vs flexibility
Budget and resource allocation management and forecasting
Experience working with OKRs or KPIs desired
An expressed desire to help build and sustain a top quality digital platform clearly worthy of the highest quality WSJ journalism it supports
Genuinely exhibit Dow Jones’ core values: trust, curiosity, and humility.
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Business Area: TECHNOLOGY - ENTERPRISE & CUSTOMER
Job Category: IT Development Group
Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.
This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.
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Req ID: 26577