Technical Program Manager, Senior (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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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.
Our mission
Northwestern Mutual has 165 years of history providing financial security to millions of people. Continuing that tradition means changing to meet the needs of our clients and financial advisors. We are a strong, innovative, and growing company that invests in people who care and make a positive impact. The Design team leads the way by creating human, simple, and engaging products to help people plan, track, and protect their financial goals.
What's the role?
Plans, coordinates and actively manages the delivery plans for complex, cross-functional digital solutions that generally spans multiple, products. Manages the end to end plan that is inclusive of all of the changes needed in support of initiative outcomes and business objectives.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Your experience as a Technical Program Manager using project management methodologies & SDLC (systems development life cycle) while managing agile tooling to support key business objectives.
  • The role is accountable for driving specific aspects of a larger program with medium complexity.
  • This individual will make connections across teams to drive identification and managing of inter-dependencies.
  • 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.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in project and/or program management in technology and/or business functions.
  • Experience with project management methodologies & SDLC (systems development life cycle) with a working knowledge of project management agile tooling.
  • 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 or 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

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