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Technical Program Manager

Req id:  24153

Mississauga, ON, CA

 

OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

Together Carbonite and Webroot form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText. The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.

 

 

 

 

OpenText SMBC Technical Program Manager – Carbonite Server Backup

 

We are seeking a Program Manager who is looking for more than just a job. The right person for us is someone who comes to work with a purpose – someone who wants to do work that matters – to themselves, their team, and their organization. We want a self-motivated, driven Program Manager who can “get it done” through positive and productive collaboration and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  This role will be responsible for currently overseeing the programs in two of the mid-market product lines of the SMB/C Data Protection area of OpenText.

 

As a Technical Program Manager, you will play a central role in our Development and Product organization. You will ensure that initiatives and releases are of the highest quality, are delivered on time, and include all specified features. You will also play a key role in ensuring that the product line is successfully aligned cross-functionally from a go-to-market perspective.

 

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities

 

Your First Six Months:

  • Internalize culture and values for the business.
  • Become familiar with our teams and our development processes.
  • Dig into all facets of our product suites & team members.
  • Take ownership of coordinating and running cross-team activities for the product lines.
  • Develop broad awareness of cross-team dependencies to identify potential risks/issues.
  • Manage a collection of project status, escalate issues with timelines and dependencies, communicate overall status
  • Hold your first official program review for your product line.
  • Help team members scope and investigate issues in order to make meaningful progress for each release.
  • Work across teams to prevent potential issues and to align our schedules/goals.

 

Six to Twelve Months and Beyond:

  • Play servant role in ensuring teams have what they need from a product definition and cross-team coordination to achieve roadmap success.
  • Identify and drive improvements in team processes and communication.
  • Manage planning of medium to long-term roadmaps for all projects within our product suite.
  • Take ownership of projects, helping drive them from start to completion
  • Ensure project/product planning aligns with acquisition business case synergies.
  • Become the “go-to” for status and visibility for product-related projects, both for Engineering and across functions.

 

Key Challenges to Overcome

 

You will collaborate closely with Engineering, QA, Product Managers, and Operations teams to work on the delivery of our products:

  • Ensure products meet release requirements.
  • Work with the product managers, dev teams, QE to ensure delivered stories can be costed and built.
  • Help team keep stories/defects updated to track progress towards sprint/release goals.
  • Assist in proactively identifying potential risks and addressing any impediments.
  • Proactively identify project dependencies and gain commitment from all involved.
  • Communicate status and risks to stakeholders.
  • Work with external partners and vendors to gather and provide feedback that impacts the team.
  • Aid the team on Scrum/Agile best practices and processes, including Daily stand-up meetings and triage of defects, and Sprint planning, backlog grooming, and retrospectives.
  • Create and update cross-functional release schedules and roadmaps.
  • Work with engineering and PM peers to foster a climate of collaboration, accountability and result.
  • At times take on company critical short-term initiatives that are out of scope for standard roadmaps.
  • Prioritize workload to optimize output for company strategy and goals.

If successful, you will enable the Engineering, Product, Operations, and all Core functions of the business to focus on forward-looking strategic initiatives.

 

Success Factors

 

What will make you successful at Webroot/Carbonite, an OpenText company:

  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments
  • The high degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Ability to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics
  • Ability to consistently make good decisions and accept responsibility for mistakes
  • Skill at creating and presenting team statistics that communicate status to stakeholders, as well as showing areas where the team can improve.
  • Ability to gain a deep understanding of complex systems in order to recognize impacts and limitations and to communicate that information to others.
  • Help teams clarify scope and expectations, so all stakeholders understand results.
  • Facilitate prioritization, ensuring releases deliver the most critical/impactful results on time while ensuring less urgent but important work is not neglected.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and positive attitude, all built on a foundation of strong ethics.
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • 5+ years as owner of software programs
  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science or related field required
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence and PM Tools
  • Integrity must be a fundamental part of your character
  • Strong track record of success in fast-paced software, Internet, or tech-enabled companies
  • Experience working for a Product based company and familiar with Product lifecycle (Product Readiness + GoToMarket coordination)
  • Basic familiarity with data security and protection (backup) nice to have
  • Strong cross-team collaboration skills with demonstrable successes.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across disciplines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to time-sensitive situations and work in a high-pressure environment

 

Company Overview

 

Together Carbonite—a leader in data protection and Webroot—a leader in data security—form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText.  The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We enable comprehensive data protection for companies, consumers, and our vast network of partners around the globe.

 

Our business requires top talent. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit. From engineering to sales and marketing, operations and customer support, our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.

 

We pride ourselves on hiring standout candidates who shine in a workplace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. We are growing fast, and looking for talented candidates around the globe.  Are you ready to grow with us?#

 

 

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

 


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

Perks 
If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Benefits 
Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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