Director, Software Program Management

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Summary

 

About Us

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations

 

 

 

Job Requirements

 

NetApp is seeking a Director of Program Management to join the SolidFire team. This role would report directly to the VP of Engineering, the NetApp HCI, and the Solidfire AFA product line. The SolidFire team has delivered, and continues to develop, an Enterprise-Scale Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) product based on SolidFire’s proven all-flash storage technology.  

 

In this position you will play an instrumental role in driving critical engineering programs in collaboration with cross functional teams. You will be responsible for defining engineering program goals, spanning the planning, execution and monitoring of such goals.  This is a great opportunity to lead in a high-powered team delivering an industry changing product within an extremely high growth sector of the tech industry.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and maintain engineering programs in collaboration with business partners
  • Help maintain the fine balance between ambitious and achievable goals
  • Assess program management risks and communicate changes to appropriate stakeholders
  • Recommend strategies to improve process efficiencies
  • Lead transformational projects to drive efficiency
  • Ensure that product releases are delivered at market pace with the highest quality  

 

 Requirements:

 

  • 7+ years of experience in program management in a high growth, fast paced engineering environment
  • Strong aptitude for, and experience working with, large and complex teams building enterprise level software and hardware products.  
  • Excellent knowledge of product lifecycle, tools, processes, and operations planning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify, describe, and resolve and/or escalate issues to closure
  • Ability to contribute and lead in a project team environment, optimizing functional and project goals
  • Planning, scheduling, and milestone-oriented
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the full software development life cycle 
  • Experience or working knowledge of Agile/Scrum and SAFe is a plus

 

 

 

Education

 

  • B.S., or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field/ equivalent experience

 

What You'll Love About Us:

  • Our Culture: It’s our culture and our people. If you ask anyone at NetApp why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: it’s the people.
  • Our Location: We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.
  • Health Benefits: NetApp provides comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.
  • Financial and Savings Programs: Whether it’s flexible spending, stock purchases, or competitive retirement plans, we work with you to capitalize on total compensation now and into the future.
  • Work Life balance and more: To make sure of work-life balance, we offer paid and volunteer time off, educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers.
  • Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds of all to cultivate a higher performing organization.

At NetApp, we take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do. Along the way, we’ve repeatedly transformed businesses and set industry standards. Now more game-changing developments are in the pipeline. Behind our breakthroughs is an open, collaborative culture that fuels fresh ideas. By sharing our viewpoints, challenging our thinking, and empowering our people, we create unique and novel approaches to solving problems. Join us, and we’ll help each other do our best work!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.

An Insider's view of NetApp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is one of excitement. On one hand, there is always work to be done and a new project or product to be working on which helps keep the office thriving. On the other hand, we have a lot of fun! Whether it is over a surprise mini golf course in the office for April Fool’s Day, or a happy hour in the breakroom. We work hard & play hard.

Kayte

Workplace Resources Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've always been a fan of walking around and socializing. I've worked with many of the people here at previous companies, so knowing so many people makes it easy to grab a lunch, find out what other teams are up to. We also put on a hackathon and encourage working with people from other groups. I talk to everyone!

Dave

Senior Performance Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

NetApp is very proactive in providing the opportunity to investigate, apply for & interview for, other openings within the company. Furthermore, the opportunity to work on various technologies comes often enough I feel like my skills are always up to date with current technology trends.

Kenton

Tech Lead – Solutions Quality Interoperability Testing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Def hackathons! Lot of good initiatives have come out of these. We are also starting a couple of initiatives. One is centered around connecting our engineers with our customers so that they can help bring the perspective as we are solving complex problems. We are also looking at connecting passion to the opportunity.

Tina

Sr. Engineering Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to focus on leading by objectives. Then give them freedom to do the work as they see fit. If I can respond to a request for advice, I’m there. If I can make a suggestion for a problem they surface, I’m glad to do that, but how they do their job rests with them.

Kevin

Engineering Manager

What are NetApp Perks + Benefits

NetApp Benefits Overview

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
Life Insurance
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
Pet Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
Wellness Programs
Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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