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Zebra Technologies Manager Technical Program Management in Dedham, Massachusetts

Overview

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward. We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.

Together, we've only begun to define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world. Build your edge. Build what's next. Be a leader at a leading company. Join Zebra!

A leader that operates across all levels of the company and can drive critical initiatives as well as product development in realizing our company’s vision. Technical and solutions manager of program management responsible for leading agile cross-functional team of Systems and SW Engineers, Test Engineers, Operations, etc. from initial concept to deployment. Meets sophisticated program goals for product performance, quality goals, regulatory compliance requirements, cost, schedule and development budget. Responsible for working with Product Management, Marketing, and Experience Designers to define the product, solidifies the business case, and author the product and experience specifications. Given our multitude of design and development partners, you will participate with negotiations involving Business Development and Legal.

Responsibilities

  • Team leadership for scaled Agile cross-functional innovation teams. Contribute to and promote the development of agile skillset and capabilities within Zebra. Execute multiple limited scope projects simultaneously or a large program with senior manager’s guidance utilizing modern project management methodologies to ensure maximum project effectiveness.

  • Prioritize and lead scrum teams as an agile scrum master (SM) or a release train engineer (RTE)

  • Drive execution of solutions inclusive of concept definition, requirements validation, architecture specification, and governance compliance to our Application Lifecycle Management framework.

  • Ability to translate customer problems into solution requirements.

  • Leads system integration planning, release management, and planning for demonstrations, proof of concepts and pilots.

  • Leads multi-functional workstreams and driving execution for sales enablement, development and deployment.

  • Independently building relationships and working across all relevant areas of the solution business including Sales, Services, IT, Finance, Marketing, Product, Engineering, and Support.

  • Coordinates and presents business, technical and program reviews/status to Senior Leadership using digital media, dashboards and JIRA agile project management tools.

  • Independently execute to program plan and budgets for multiple, large projects. Recommend corrective actions and implement changes. Identify and mitigate risks; develop and implement risk mitigation plans. Owns ensuring alignment from key leaders of breakthrough achievements before moving the program forward.

  • May lead multiple limited to moderate scope projects simultaneously, or manage a larger program directly. Programs may be moderate to complex in nature or one large program with cross-functional teams in numerous locations and time zones

  • Recognized as a "specialist" in the business function and processes in which the program is operating

  • Empower a project team to ensure solutions are reliable and of quality, in a highly collaborative fashion

  • Demonstrates the ability to see cross-functional impacts of decisions and project plans and execution. Balances scope, schedule and budget considerations to adjust the project with minimal impact to the business. Understands the business objectives and assumes personal accountability for success of the program against those objectives.

  • Independently coordinates deliverables and project assets to assist the project team. Personally, anticipates and addresses obstacles or issues that are moderate to significant in severity and raises sophisticated issues to management for assistance. Independently engages additional resources as needed to address obstacles or delays. Adjusts the plan per management guidelines as delays or obstacles are experienced.

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of development processes and product launch scope and activities

  • May mentor or act as escalation point for Senior Program Managers or grades below

  • May be responsible for functional leadership of program management teams with possible direct supervision of level 1, 2 and senior PM’s. Independently drives team growth and development plans and supports individual’s execution of development activities such as training, mentorships, and guiding growth opportunities for high potentials.

  • Supports early stage go to market activities and transition to marketing

  • Develop and protect intellectual property; be proficient with IP fundamentals.

  • Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms

  • Define critical initiatives to align the business to agile product development. Work closely with Portfolio Management to ensure strategic goals align and are represented in the innovation feature roadmap. Assist in the development of business plans, strategies and approaches to take advantage of business opportunities.

  • Initiate strategic partnerships with technology companies (including startups) that are developing adjacent new cutting-edge solution elements. Partner with Zebra Ventures to identify entities that are added-value to your business and solutions.

Qualifications

Minimal Qualifications:

  • BS Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree ideal, or related technical BS degree, with MS preferred

  • 8+ years’ experience Engineering/Program management and ScrumMaster experience for products in fast paced environment including minimum 2 years as team lead/supervisor.

  • Experience with software development best practices including Scaled Agile, TDD and Continuous Integration; a track record of applying these methodologies

  • Must have JIRA experience

  • Strong strategic leadership and analytical skills with Experience leading large cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and Solid critical thinking and questioning skills

  • Self-motivated, results driven, manages risks, and thrives in an environment of uncertainty and continuous innovation. Able to drive definition and creation of solutions from skeleton use cases

  • Experienced team builder, great at collaboration and managing resources; proven interpersonal skills

  • Past responsibility for multiple significant delivered-to market solutions

  • Experience with Cloud development and Software/Services development integration, as well as mobile application development for Android or iOS.

  • Experience working independently and as part of a team to solve difficult technical, quality, cost, and schedule

Travel Requirements (as a % of time): 10-25%

Able to telework? Yes/no – if yes, % of time and expectations while teleworking Yes- 50%

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, etc.): N

U.S. Only – Frequency Definitions for Physical Activities, Environmental Conditions and

Physical Demands: Never – 0%, Occasionally - 0-20 times per shift or up to 33% of the time, Frequently - 20-100 times per shift or 33-66% of the time, Constantly - Over 100 times per shift or 66-100% of the time

Physical Activities (all U.S. only jobs): Enter in N, O, F or C as applicable

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U.S. Only – Frequency Definitions for Physical Activities, Environmental Conditions and

Physical Demands: Never – 0%, Occasionally - 0-20 times per shift or up to 33% of the time

Frequently - 20-100 times per shift or 33-66% of the time, Constantly - Over 100 times per shift or 66-100% of the time

Communicating with others to exchange information. C

Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. F- typing

Physical Demands (U.S. only):

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Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing. X

Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.

Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more (team lift)

Must be able to see color. N

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While this position may be performed remotely, unless specified in the body of the posting, it may not be performed within the State of Colorado.

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com .

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf . The EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf .

To all recruitment agencies: Zebra does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Zebra employees or any other team members. Zebra is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and direct engagement with Zebra employees.

Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure.

Location US-MA-Dedham

Job ID 95498

Function Engineering

Position Level Advisor/Advanced/Manager

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