Remote Job Description

As Program Manager at IO Global you will be leading a team of Project Managers/Scrum Masters responsible for maintaining visibility and alignment of priorities across the Midnight program. You will report directly to the Technical Project Director, Engineering and work closely with the Product, Architecture and Engineering Managers to ensure that the program's progress, risks, and dependencies are visible to the entire team, management and program stakeholders.

The role is one of a servant leader, who keeps pace with the introduction of relevant agile / lean tools and techniques, and removes obstacles and blockers that might get in the way of delivery by creating the right environment for the team to succeed, helping the team to self organise and creating a culture of learning and transparency.

As part of a management leadership team, you will use your agility, know-how, creativity, and delivery powers to solve issues as well as mentor and empower Project Managers to succeed.

Your mission

  • With a constant focus on people development, you will work closely with the L&D Manager to foster a culture of learning and mentorship.
  • Define, influence, and implement agile project governance frameworks to support the success of your project management team.
  • Review high-level milestones across work streams and help manage the scope to mitigate risk across projects.
  • Managing Vendor selection, engagement and SoWs preparation. Ensuring that contracts are according to standards and managing that the delivery is as expected/agreed.
  • Act as the agile liaison between the team and enterprise reporting functions
  • Continuously communicate with your project management team and analyze risk to keep projects on track and aligned with the overall budget
  • Providing regular updates to Program Leadership, cross-functional teams and executive stakeholders on the team’s capabilities, including early warning detection of under resourcing or over work
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Collate and present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Manage the RAID Log (Risks, Actions, Issues and Dependencies (we use Decisions here), update with all project actions coordinate with individuals and teams on status of all items.
  • Contribute to budgeting for the program as part of the yearly process
  • Assist Program Line Managers and the HR and recruitment teams to fill openings, including job requisitions, screening and interviewing when/as required.
Requirements

Your expertise

  • Blockchain Development experience a plus
  • 5 yrs+ Project Management experience
  • 2+ Program Manager experience
  • Experience coaching teams and maturing Agile delivery practices within challenging environments
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proficient in project management software
  • Proven experience leading, coordinating, and organizing remote teams in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in managing own and other’s work effort including time management, estimation, completion, issue identification & resolution, and status reporting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and ability to present technical concepts to both technical and non-technical groups
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC (but you are not required to have hands-on involvement).
Benefits

Location

IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution, we are ideally searching for someone in a European timezone (UK or Ireland, for now) or East Coast US timezone.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan
US Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
UK Employees

  • Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service
  • Pension