Staff Technical Program Manager

at Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Duties: Ensures project manager development and continued successful performance by providing mentoring; monitoring program and individual project progress; providing periodic project status reports and executive summaries to stakeholders and management; developing new project managers to ensure skills are aligned with established Project Management Organization (PMO) standards; and providing mentorship and guidance to peers and management on methodology and practice. Develops project management practices by adhering to the principles of the Walmart Global eCommerce (GEC) project management methodologies (for example, Agile); promoting the principles and business value of project methodologies throughout the organization; leading and contributing to the development and improvement of the Global eCommerce project methodologies; and communicating needed changes and participating in established feedback channels. Manages multiple highly complex projects (for example, system integrations) or a large complex Global eCommerce program by driving projects through the lifecycle phases to successful completion as defined in project's charter; serving as the project lead (for example, scrum master) for multiple projects; developing and maintaining a project schedule to track milestones; developing and executing plans for managing risk; escalating project-related issues to management in accordance with project guidelines and requirements; managing project change control processes; coordinating production issue resolution; interpreting data to help guide teams towards issue resolution and risk management; making recommendations regarding solutions to problems or issues; and presenting project status updates to senior leadership and key stakeholders. Leads the development of eCommerce projects and programs by collaborating with subject matter experts to develop project scope; forecasting projected expenses; developing and managing project or program budget; establishing metrics to ensure adherence to established expectations; developing capital and resource plans; developing project timelines and deliverables; ensuring successful delivery; and providing feedback regarding project success. Manages geographically distributed teams, off-shore development teams and third-party vendors (for example, software vendors, hardware vendors, photo vendors, content providers) by coordinating internal and vendor schedules and priorities; integrating teams and vendors into project strategy; communicating project status; evaluating system capabilities and ensuring sustainable functionality; ensuring delivery of proper functionality; and managing communications from vendors to internal stakeholders. Develops, communicates, and implements processes and practices to meet business needs by collaborating with managers, co-workers, customers, and other business partners; analyzing and applying information from multiple sources; monitoring progress and results; and identifying and addressing improvement opportunities.


Minimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field plus 2 years of experience in technical program management or related experience; OR Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field plus 5 years of experience in technical program management or related experience; OR 7 years of experience in technical program management or related experience.


Skills required: Must have experience with: driving and managing geographically distributed technologically complex programs, projects and IT development teams, program schedules, priorities and milestones using domains, product knowledge, and project management tools (JIRA, Roadmap, Confluence, Fieldglass, LeanKit and Aha!); forecasting project expenses, participating in annual and quarterly planning exercises, data collections and reconciliations for technology initiatives; developing resource plans, managing projects and programs within a budget, identifying and resolving cross-functional dependencies, providing periodic project program updates and executive summaries to stakeholders and executive leadership; conducting PMO program improvements, developing and implementing new processes and practices for Agile, Scrum and Kanban project management, conducting methodologies to meet business needs by collaborating with managers, co-workers, and client business partners; managing multiple highly complex large projects, conducting system integrations and driving through lifecycle phases, milestones, KPI tracking and delivery with effective risk management and mitigation planning; leading technology projects and programs utilizing UI React JS, Java 8.0, J2EE, REST Web Services, Kafka, OS-Linux, Windows and databases, Maria DB, Hadoop, Oracle, DB2/400, Informix and SQL Servers; developing new project managers and leads to ensure skills are aligned with established global technology and program management organization standards, providing mentorship and guidance to peers and providing management on methodology and practice; evaluating system capabilities, GAP analysis, integrating different systems and ensuring sustainable functionality and performance; translating business requirements into technical and functional requirements, participating in solution architecture designs, conducting system testing, release planning and rollout, and providing feedback and recommendations on solutions being developed by technology teams; and performing software requirement analysis, designing, developing and testing utilizing .Net, Java, AS400, DB2/400, Oracle, SQL Server, stored procedures, and Batch processes. Employer will accept any amount of experience with the required skills.

To apply for this position:  Send your resume to and reference the following Job ID number: R-748193

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Job Posting: 3073739

Posted On: Oct 01, 2021

Updated On: Nov 01, 2021