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Sr. Program Manager

Remote | costa mesa, California
Freelance | Job ID #69943 | $60 - $66 hourly | Posted 2 months ago

Our client, a financial technology company, is looking for a Sr. Program Manager to join their Decisional Analytics team in for a contract role with the potential to extend/convert. 


Sr. Progam Manager Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison among internal and external clients, business unit functional areas and project development teams to ensure effective project coordination among participating groups. Facilitate communications among project participants to expedite project processes and to resolve issues and problems. Schedule and facilitate meetings on project status and issue resolution.
  • Implement standard practices and methodologies for project planning, execution, and reporting and drive their adoption throughout the team
  • Define, prioritize, and maintain the product feature backlog and conduct development for a group of products. Own and drive product release planning, backlog prioritization, and issue review.
  • Document detailed business and technical flows, exceptions, and error handling. Integrate 3rd party services and product documentation into a comprehensive and unambiguous unified product documentation.
  • Work together with engineering and QA teams to scope, size, and prioritize development work across numerous competing deliverables
  • Facilitate consensus building with a distributed team of engineers
  • Adapt to the diverse communication needs of others to efficiently lead up, down and across the organization
  • Break down large, complex tasks into clear and viable steps, anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks
  • Make decisions in a timely manner, most often with incomplete information and under tight deadlines
  • Prepare presentations to senior management on project schedule, process, and status.
  • Provide consultative services in the application of Companies products and services

Sr. Program Manager Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in cross-functional program and product management roles
  • Excellent skills in bringing structure to complex and ambiguous situations
  • Extraordinary influencer who is great at connecting the dots and building great relationships throughout the organization
  • Energetic self-starter able to juggle multiple projects in a fast-moving environment and change priorities quickly when needed
  • Can mobilize, inspire, and lead internal/external software engineering teams without direct authority
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers to deliver service
  • Strong senior leadership skills including coordination, motivation, negotiation, coaching, stakeholder management, business change management and dispute resolution skills.
  • Good understanding of agile software development lifecycles. Proficiency in JIRA and Confluence
  • Broad understanding of multiple application, infrastructure, and cloud platforms
  • Ability to excel in a client-facing environment

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $60 - $66 hourly

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