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Director of Program Management

Remote, Chicago or Seattle

Contract to full time placement at client

About the Role

We help our billion-dollar client explore, design, build and refine amazing products for their passionate customers. We offer a unique try-before-you-buy opportunity to start contract and then join our client full time. You get a chance to work with the team, ramp up on their business and customers and they get a chance to get to know you and see the impact you can have. We’re looking for a Program Manager Lead who can lead a team of talented Program Managers to drive our strategy, roadmap, and execution in partnership with design, engineering, stakeholders, and executives. If you start with the customer first, are curious, use the right mix of data and instinct and lead through influence instead of authority, we’d like to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead product teams in creating amazing experiences for our customers

  • Lead a team of Program Managers in full cycle scenario ownership

  • Mentor and grow Program Managers of varying career stages

  • Drive product and services strategies and roadmap alignment across the company

  • Facilitate design and engineering execution

  • Collaborate effectively with product and engineering leaders

  • Effectively manage a diverse and distributed team of full-time and contract resources

  • Provide creative guidance and best practices for team

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Required: (please ensure you meet the listed requirements prior to applying)

  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Design or equivalent professional experience

  • 5+ years of people management experience – building/leading diverse, inclusive, and high-functioning teams of varying career stages

  • 10+ years shipping consumer mobile, desktop, console and/or web consumer experiences as a Product Manager, Program Manager or equivalent experience

Preferred:

  • Ability to identify customer and business problems and work cross-functionally to deliver feasible solutions

  • Experience turning complex problems into simple customer solutions

  • Experience coaching early in career Product Managers or Program Managers

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to build consensus within a cross-functional team

  • Experience partnering well with design, engineering, stakeholders & execs

  • Experience presenting to all levels of an organization (individual contributors to execs)

  • Experience delivering video games or casino style games

  • Experience communicating product requirements verbally and through written documentation

  • Ability to give actionable UX feedback on product implementation

  • Create prototypes and/or presentations to help pitch new concepts

  • Willing to travel and participate in training and meetings as needed


Please include resume and portfolio as appropriate

About the Company

Jackalope Productions is committed to our contribution to a better technology industry through diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and facilitator between our clients and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and contracts without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental responsibilities or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or hiring process, please contact us.

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