Pearson Technical Program Manager in Centennial, Colorado

Technical Program Manager

Description

Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visitwww.pearson.com.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

SUMMARY

A successful candidate will help set strategy, execute on schedule and be responsible for managing/communicating status and issues along the way.This person will work closely with our internal/external stakeholders and must demonstrate professional knowledge to ensure that the work products and deliverables are of the highest quality a. This person will also apply subject matter expertise to identify, develop, and implement techniques to improve workflow productivity, manage program roadmap, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimize cost savings and efficiencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with and support teams in delivering work in a way that builds trust across various business units.

  • Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, etc., and implement or drive required changes to ensure optimum efficiency.

  • Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and senior management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities. Proactively identify risks and issues, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner.

  • Translate prioritized products strategies into program visual road-maps.

  • Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.

  • Drive decisions and take actions in support of the larger area's strategic direction.

  • Maintain other duties as assigned by the Manager of Program Management

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree and five to seven plus years of project management experience in software development. Advanced experience with Agile methodologies, as well as traditional project management experience; integration projects and user interface projects required OR equivalent education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work independently - Self motivated

  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions

  • Superior presentation and communication skills

  • Detail oriented with proven ability to multitask in a fast moving environment with shifting priorities and changing requirements.

  • Able to think strategically and tactically to make program successful through consensus and team building skills

  • Able to build and maintain strong, trust based relationships across the organization; Creates a shared sense of direction and community among the teams

  • Ability to both lead and function as a member of a core program team

  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 17, 2017