Staff Technical Program Manager at SiriusXM (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at

Position Summary:

Perform Technical Program/Project Management for 360L Sat + IP Embedded Client Developments.

Serve as Agile Scrum Master for these programs, interacting with cross-functional teams to ensure project goals are fully met.

In addition, the position will also require serving as Technical Feature Lead for strategic technical features, which involves providing Project Management for the development of the client feature and coordinating with other technical groups which the client feature depends upon (cloud API team, cloud services, satellite hardware/firmware/middleware, and IT) to ensure that the client feature is successfully developed, coordinating specifications, joint integrations/troubleshooting, and managing issues.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being a technical project management professional for complex projects with multiple dependencies across multiple technologies. This position requires a detail-oriented individual that is a self-starter who can work both independently and within a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct, manage, and deliver embedded client programs from beginning to end.
  • Develop project and staffing plans and associated communications documents.
  • Setup and manage an Agile development team and fill the role of Scrum Master to deliver embedded clients.
  • Call, own, and conduct various team meetings (daily scrum, backlog grooming, sprint planning, demos, retrospectives).
  • Directly manage Agile efforts (Sprints, Kanban efforts), monitoring status/burndown, providing regular up-to-date status, and ensuring team meets goals. Provide executive reviews, monitor productivity of all contributors, and create automated/semi-automated methods to do so.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members, cross-functional teams, and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Determine project trajectory (project burndown) based upon tasks and resources, and take measures to ensure that product/business stakeholder goals are met.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and take steps to ensure that these needs are addressed
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead the development of high-quality presentations for use in regular executive briefings.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team and escalate as needed to Sr. Management.
  • Utilize project management software / issue tracking to create focused issues lists for tracking.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Develop and track progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Directly work with other groups to determine technical dependencies; oversee Joint Integration Testing/Troubleshooting Events.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A BS in Engineering/Computer Science disciplines or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in developing and delivering high technology products, including a minimum of 4 years of technical program/project management experience.
  • Active Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.
  • This position requires the use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As required by ITAR, to perform this position you must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Requirements and General Skills:
  • Background in managing multiple, complex engineering projects in a cross-functional environment.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master in running a distributed, and at times cross functional, Agile scrum team of developers, testers and product owners
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to embrace, and define when needed, best practices as they relate to Agile and Waterfall project management
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products and make recommendations to mitigate.
  • Experience in communicating status, risks and issues to project team and Sr. Management.
  • Experience in program managing mid-large sized Software Integration/Implementation projects
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Occasional after-hour work required, to support critical tasks within a 24/7 environment.
  • PMI certification is a plus.
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Creative writing ability.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel [including Macros], PowerPoint, Access).
  • Extensive capability and experience to work with Software Development Tools Suites such as JIRA, Rational Team Center (RTC), etc.
  • Experience with Requirements and Test Management Software such as JAMA, HPQC, etc.
  • Capability with scripting languages such as Python and Ruby a major plus.

More details about our company benefits can be found here!

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.
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SiriusXM operates in the Music industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Lawrenceville, NJ, Washington, DC, Farmington Hills, MI, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Deerfield Beach, FL, Irving, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. SiriusXM was founded in 1990. It has 6008 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 283 open jobs at SiriusXM, click here.
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