Senior Development Program Manager

Program & Release Management

Central, Israel

Description

DRIVENETS is driving and leading the next generation networks with our Network Cloud solution.

DRIVENETS was founded to solve the “data explosion challenge” - one of the biggest challenges for service providers, content providers, public cloud and enterprises.

Our cutting-edge technology and Network Cloud solution has created a paradigm shift in the economy of networks. With smart and super high-performance bit processing on merchant silicon and commodity hardware, we enable new revenue opportunities as well as lower costs and sustainable growth for our customers, even as Internet usage explodes.

Program management is the process of managing, planning, monitoring, and controlling projects through different stages, environments, and customers, including testing and deployments. A program can be inclusive of various deliverables.

The program manager will be part of the Program and Release Management group. The program manager is expected to serve as an agility oracle and mentor development teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Continuously drive planning by a thorough understanding of the development implications, manage tradeoffs, and prioritization.
  • Clearly communicate targets, effectively negotiate and set expectations across parties on goals.  
  • Proactively identify and manage risks. Mitigate and resolves issues that affect project goals.
  • Create order out of chaos by distinguishing between the blend of all related activities. Identify the key items to focus and report on.
  • Define KPIs, measure and monitor trends to ensure on-time high-quality delivery.
  • Ensure agility development which delivers a continuous flow of value as determined by a defined cadence. Sync all teams on the train to a common development pace.
  • Effectively and efficiently collaborate with all involved parties – developers, testers, product managers, and operations. Maintain relationships and coordinate efforts between different groups/teams.
  • Manage program costs at every stage throughout the life cycle of a program – estimate, budget, and control.
  • Act out of continuous improvement mindset. 

Requirements

  • At least 3 years experience in SW development team management – a must.
  • At least 5 years experience of program/project management in an agile development environment – a must.
  • Expertise and deep understanding of development methodologies and SW development lifecycle, especially thorough understanding of agility methods. 
  • Formal PMP/SAFe/SCM certification – an advantage.
  • Deep understanding of branch management and its implication on the development processes. 
  • Ability to dive into tech details of a new area and efficiently negotiate with developers on related issues.
  • Ability to succeed in multi-tasking and high-frequency context switching per priorities.
  • Cost/budget management experience.
  • Problem-solving attitude, proactive, self-learner, motivated, independent, and ability to lead cross-group activities in complex matrix organizations.
  • Experience in Atlassian tools - an advantage.