Senior Technical Program Manager 2 - Finance at Nordstrom (Seattle, WA)
Job DescriptionAs part of the Finance Technology team, a Technical Program Manager is responsible for driving projects/programs that have a wide scope that may change or evolve over time to meet the expectations of the organization. A successful candidate must have a strong sense of ownership, pride and accountability for capability and are responsible for end-to-end quality of what is released.
A day in the life…
Thoroughly understands the standards, concepts, and principles of technical program management to solve practical needs of the business, while independently managing moderate to large programs
Proactively manages work execution through program dependencies, risks, schedules, budgets, and understands the importance of requirements gathering, prioritization, and clear stakeholder communication
Partnering with stakeholder and technology teams in building product/platform road maps and plans ahead for the next 6 to 12 months and proactively influences features/functionality
Uses data to report status, performance and communicates using fact-based and relevant data
Applies engineering lifecycle knowledge to feature design, task estimation, design review, story creation, triage, schedule, and performance standards
Engages engineering, design, product, business, and leadership to get alignment on goals and requirements
Deconstructs the long-term goals into well-defined phases and iterative deliverables
Independently manages a growing set of diverse partners, stakeholders and other relationships, clarifying ambiguities and successfully driving alignment. Proactively builds relationships outside of their immediate area with subject matter experts and decision makers.
Participates in technical design discussions and assists their squad in making trade-off decisions by speaking to the customer or user impact of different options
Reads basic code constructs, and understands estimates of effort to complete engineering work streams
Perform basic data querying, analysis and testing tasks when needed
Ability to support multiple concurrent projects and meet delivery timelines
Experience managing programs in an Agile environment
Self-motivated professional who can work independently or closely with project and program managers
You own this if you have…
5+ years professional experience in technical program management delivering large complex programs/projects. Prior retail, eCommerce, payments/credit or finance experience would be a huge plus
Technology background, especially in a cloud-based architecture with a deep understanding of software development, passion for data and analytics
Proven track record of leading large cross-functional software projects.
Experience managing stakeholder relationships, agile SDLC methodologies, and comfortable with JIRA and Confluence
Both business and technical acumen, including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
Strong customer and stakeholder empathy. You must be not only the voice of the customer. You must be able to channel many points of view, synthesize them and drive alignment even in times of friction and disagreement.
Comfortable working with remote teams
4-year degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field preferred
We’ve got you covered…
Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:
Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
Life Insurance and Disability
Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources
A few more important points...
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.
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