Northwestern Mutual
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Lead Technical Program Manager - Quality Assurance

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Employer Provided Salary: 97,930-139,900 Annually
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At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
Job Description
At Northwestern Mutual, we're changing the way people think about financial planning with the scale of a Fortune 90 company. We're redefining and reinventing the industry and changing people's financial lives with better experiences and better technology! We believe in building inclusive, and diverse workplaces, where every voice is heard. Come help us build for the future!
Plans, coordinates and actively manages the end to end quality assurance plans for complex, cross-functional technical solutions that generally spans multiple, technical products.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • End-to-end test execution orchestration across multiple systems, environments, and teams
  • Provides ongoing program management oversight, stakeholder engagement, and reporting of quality assurance initiatives
  • Drives to business outcomes through strategizing and orchestrating large scale, cross-functional, end-to-end testing initiatives
  • Accountable for aligning one or more large, complex programs consisting of multiple efforts.
  • Makes connections across teams and work streams to drive identification and facilitation of interdependencies.
  • Accountable for defining the program structure and creating a single, unified plan to deliver on the program objectives.
  • Drives for clarity on objectives, priorities and measures.
  • Accountable for identifying, assessing and mitigating program risks and issues, and removing impediments.
  • May lead or mentor program managers.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 9 years of professional experience.
  • Five or more years of program management experience in technology and/or business functions. Experience with program management methodologies & governance.
  • Experience with project management methodologies & SDLC. Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling.
  • Financial & team team management.
  • Understands how software is developed, tested and implemented as well as technical concepts.
  • Ability to work closely with engineers, product managers and business leaders.
  • Experience managing large scale, cross-functional initiatives using a variety of delivery methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, lean, scrum, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, ask questions and become the ""go to expert"" on certain concepts and topics.
  • Leads highly visible multidisciplinary project teams or initiatives; provides thought leadership.
  • Solves unique problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.
  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general department policies and industry guidelines.
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.


Compensation Range:
Pay Range - Start:
$97,930.00
Pay Range - End:
$139,900.00
Please note that this is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.
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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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What are Northwestern Mutual Perks + Benefits

Northwestern Mutual Benefits Overview

Whether providing education assistance, competitive health benefits or time off for community service, Northwestern Mutual is committed to supporting employees so they can live their best lives. 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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