Senior Program Manager

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Summary

 

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager who excels at delivering high quality and on-time platform releases for our state-of-the-art cloud storage solution in NetApp's H-Series product line. The ideal Platform PrM will have the technical chops to collaborate with our engineering team to drive new platform product releases as well as support sustaining hardware qualifications from the program management perspective.  The Platform Program Manager will also interface with other product teams such as Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, as well as External Partners, to build fully integrated NPI (New Product Introduction) platform program schedules.  You'll lead these platform programs from conception through sustaining to end-of-life.

 

 

 

Job Requirements

 

The Platform Program Manager is responsible for driving engineering and NPI activities throughout the product lifecycle to facilitate high quality platform releases...on schedule. More specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the engineering teams to develop the detailed work breakdown schedules for every phase of the SolidFire product lifecycle
  • Collaborate with the all product teams (Product Management, Supply Chain, etc) to develop a fully integrated NPI schedule
  • Actively drive the engineering teams to ensure that product quality is maintained throughout the SolidFire product lifecycle, including requirements traceability, test suite tracking and defect triage
  • Track all program milestones, across the various product teams, developing appropriate metrics to ensure early and often communication for the status of the program
  • Identify concerns/risks/etc. throughout the product release lifecycle and bring these to the attention of Product Operations management, as well as providing input to help maintain schedule integrity
  • Manage overlapping platform and sustaining hardware qualification releases, in various phases of the SolidFire product lifecycle
  • Work with Product Operations management to identify and improve process and program efficiencies throughout the entire engineering organization
  • Drive innovation and integration of product life cycle processes and quality initiatives into projects and activities

 

 

 

Education & Experience

 

Qualified candidates must have successfully managed software and hardware platform releases from concept to new product introduction. Additional requirements include:

  • 7+ years experience as a release/program manager with an emphasis on hardware or systems products.
  • Proven ability to identify concerns/risks/etc. throughout the programs, bringing these to the attention of senior management and providing input for course correction
  • Effectively lead product team reviews, status read out, resolve program issues, drive decisions around the product release and implement new product release process improvements
  • Experienced with product life cycle, especially around software/platform release management, supply chain delivery, support and services integration and marketing launch
  • Experience managing overlapping product release cycles
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills in combination with excellent written and verbal communication abilities. The candidate must be self-driven and an expert at multi-tasking
  • Detail-oriented but with the ability to look at the overall big picture of a product release
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MBA or a similar degree
  • Program Management certifications are nice to have - PMP, SCM, PGMP, SAFe, etc.
  • Experience working on system level software in the data storage industry is a big plus
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Technology we use

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

Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.
1048 Pearl St. Suite 250, Boulder, CO 80302

What are NetApp SolidFire Perks + Benefits

NetApp SolidFire 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
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
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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