Principal Technical Program Manager

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

Job Description

Duties: Ensures project manager and senior project manager development and continued successful performance by providing mentoring; monitoring program and individual project progress; providing guidance regarding project methodologies and best practices; 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. Manages a large portfolio of projects through their lifecycle phases to successful completion by serving as the project lead (for example, scrum master) for multiple projects; collaborating with project stakeholders to develop project strategy and overall goals; developing overall program roadmap and schedule; assigning team roles and responsibilities; identifying and managing critical path workflows and cross-functional dependencies; collecting and analyzing project metrics to manage initiatives and drive accountability for the accomplishment of overall project objectives; identifying and procuring resources from resource managers; preparing and maintaining a project risk assessment; developing and executing plans for managing risk; escalating and communicating program related issues; and presenting project status updates to senior leadership and key stakeholders. Leads the development of eCommerce programs by determining business readiness; forecasting projected expenses; developing and managing 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. Develops project management practices by adhering to the principals of the Walmart Global eCommerce project management methodologies (for example, Agile); promoting the principals and business value of project methodologies throughout the organization; leading and contributing to the development and continuous improvement of the Walmart Global eCommerce project management best practices; acting as a change agent for process and/or business improvements; and building and maintaining partnerships with the software engineering managers, architects, product managers, business, and vendors. 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 progress status; evaluating system capabilities and ensuring sustainable functionality; ensuring delivery of proper functionality; and managing communications from vendors to internal stakeholders. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.

Minimum education and experience required: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Business Analytics or related field plus 6 years of technical program management experience or related experience; OR 8 years of technical program management experience or related experience.

Skills required: Must have experience with: Scrum Master and product ownership practices (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall); Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Business Process, Requirement Analysis, and IT Strategy; JIRA, Lean Kit, Wireframes diagrams, and IBM Blueworks Live; Tableau; Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Visio; DevOps model; HPAML and automation testing; processing large-scale distributed systems; writing Functional and Technical specification documents based on requirements; bulk and batch data migration techniques (using ETL, automation, data reuse, and Agile support); and Integrations Architecture Technologies (IBM WebSphere, MQ, DataPower, and Jenkins). 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-1077957 

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Job Posting: 3395794

Posted On: May 25, 2022

Updated On: Jun 25, 2022