Technical Program Manager

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #65708 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, an entertainment company, is looking for a Technical Program Manager to join the data engineering team. We're looking for candidates with the following skillset and experience to fill the role. 


  • Support the team and enable Scrum Master, Product Owner, and other roles to effectively perform their roles
  • Facilitate and assist the team in practices to break work down into smaller sizes to deliver in a single sprint
  • Help establish and support consistent reporting within teams and to key stakeholders
  • Delivers hands-on coaching to individual teams in all aspects of Scrum and kanban - daily routines, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development
  • Drives continuous improvement to create higher performance on their teams.
  • Introduces new practices to teams to deliver results
  • Demonstrates proficiency in most areas of the professional function and in-depth specialization in some
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur
  • Implements activities that generally impact important components/processes of the work of own unit/team / products


  • 3+ years direct experience transforming and coaching new teams to Adopt Agile Mindset and Methods
  • 5+ years technology experience in technology full development life cycle
  • Direct Experience with Scrum, Kanban, Lean Concepts
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles, concepts, and delivery cadence at the team level with familiarity at the program level
  • Scrum, Kanban, and Lean-Agile experience
  • Able to quickly establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members to help them on their journey of adopting Agile; Strong collaboration and influencing skills; ability to establish and maintain strong relationships, establish credibility, build consensus, and achieve goals through influence
  • Can prepare and deliver effective communication of progress including the use of agile metrics and maturity assessments at the team level
  • Given a known delivery pattern, expertise with implementing and optimizing project management tools, including Confluence, JIRA, Smartsheets


  • Prior experience with cloud technologies or technical operations.
  • Experience working in big data environments using tools such as Hive, Presto, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and data visualization (Tableau, MicroStrategy, Thoughtspot).
  • Good understanding of ETL processing, reporting (SSRS), relational databases (MSSQL, MySql

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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.


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