Director, Program Management Office, Corporate Engineering

| Greater Denver Area
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Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $4.6B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include, Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation. 

The Corporate Engineering team is creating a PMO organization to provide support and visibility of the whole portfolio of Business Systems and IT organization work to enable an informed prioritization of projects and highlight potential issues and risks. As Director Program Management Office within Corporate Engineering, you are charged with leading technology initiatives. Collaborating with business partners to drive the technology components for Corporate Engineering, you will oversee all aspects of the program, including scope definition and management, timelines, budgets, and resource allocation, and provide oversight to a global portfolio of initiatives.

The PMO will establish frameworks and assist with processes, tools, and templates for the Business Systems and IT teams to deliver projects on time, to budget, and to the desired quality.

The ideal candidate is an innovative leader with excellent analytical abilities and judgment who can set and deliver on the IT Operations team's technical objectives that support overall goals while being efficient and delivery-focused.


Responsibilities:

  • Build & lead a team of program managers 
  • You will direct a portfolio of initiatives and liaison between business and IT teams to ensure that the proposed solutions meet business requirements.
  • Establish and lead Steering Committee framework to ensure alignment in the efforts of the IT and Business Systems teams with our business partners across Finance, HR, Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Customer Operations, and others.
  • Partner with Business Systems and IT leadership to ensure strategic roadmap alignment through our Executive Steering Committee and QBRs.
  • Work with IT leads to define and contribute to business process and technology roadmaps supporting long-term divisional strategies.
  • Create and develop frameworks to identify and drive continuous improvements, define success metrics for the team, and framework for continuous release optimization
  • Lead all aspects of project planning, and tracking, including working with team leads to define project scope and goals, identifying resources, and creating and running project schedules. 
  • You are passionate about employees systems experience and have a deep understanding of enabling tools and systems that will allow employee productivity. 
  • Deliver Corporate Engineering monthly, quarterly newsletters and conduct monthly employee productivity hackathons and office hours.
  • Measure, monitor, and communicate release metrics 
  • Able to lead from the front and communicate status and schedules, manage risks, help reports evaluate trade-offs, and call out impediments
  • Demonstrate an ability to structure an organization and optimize it for execution, including attracting top tier talent for a growing organization

What you bring:

  • 10+ years of experience as a software project/program manager with experience leading large and complex projects involving multiple business functions
  • 5+ years leading projects in Business Applications or SaaS-based Business Applications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or four years of equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of the systems implementation and development life cycles
  • Strong organizational planning skills and understanding of portfolio management concepts
  • Effective analytical skills with an ability to identify issues and resolve, or identify the internal resources to assist
  • Tolerant of ambiguity and the flexibility to work well in a dynamic environment with evolving priorities
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with sufficient level of technical capability to effectively communicate with engineers, scope technical projects, and identify technical risks
  • A validated ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and experience leading activities across large organizations
  • Proficient in Confluence, data analytics, Agile methodologies 

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors.  In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $187,000 - $220,000.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.


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Location

Surrounded by hip bars, restaurants and Colorado's State Capitol, there's always something new to see and do near our office!

An Insider's view of Checkr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

After 5 years of working at Checkr, I'm pleased to say that the vibe in the office hasn't changed! It's still a fun, vibrant and progressive environment where I'm constantly learning. If you're energized by smart, humble and ambitious professionals, you'll love Checkr.

Ashley DiRuggiero

Human Resources

How does the company support your career growth?

Checkr has helped me grow in my career with challenging Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) each quarter. Because my individual OKRs are aligned with company-wide stretch goals, achieving them means that I am an integral part of moving the company forward AND getting new experiences under my belt!

Temi Vasco

Accounting

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The sales team is on the front line with customers which gives us strong customer insights and a tremendous opportunity to shape the product strategy of the company. We bring that feedback to the executive team on a regular basis to influence the company's GTM strategy.

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What are Checkr Perks + Benefits

Checkr Benefits Overview

Checkr provides generous benefits and perks including comprehensive healthcare, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits, gym reimbursement, work from home Wednesday and an annual learning and development allowance.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Checkr offers equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vest over a 4 year period.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary or secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Checkr provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and a company wide initiative to work from home on Wednesdays.
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Checkr pays $100 a month for commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Checkr has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited drinks, snacks, coffee and tea.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Checkr reimburses $50 a month for gym memberships.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Checkr has a $2,850 budget per person for additional learning and development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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