R&D Program Manager

R&D Program Manager

Tasks:

- Owns agile project governance, risk management, and project plans including status updates for assigned projects.
- Manages gate review process and organizational readiness process for assigned projects.
- Leads Release Management Team (RMT) for assigned projects to ensure transparency and mitigate risks quickly.
- Ensures active management of all program activities by team members throughout the release.
- Provides timely project status updates to stakeholders.
- With the Product Manager and R&D Manager, drives programs toward their targets.
- Actively engages with the PMO to provide consistent governance and transparency for all projects within Enterprise Software
- Leads / contributes to various process improvement initiatives undertaken by the PMO that lead to operational excellence and help product teams meet their KPIs

Requirements:

- 3+ years of program/project management experience in agile environment
- Highly motivated self-starter with experience managing complex software products and software releases
- Strong communication skills: written, oral, and presentations
- Strong analysis and problem solving skills to quickly analyze complex issues and situations
- Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task effectively across competing priorities
- Ability to take control of issues and manage them through to resolution
- 2+ years’ experience with agile methodology (Scrum/SAFe preferred) and Agile planning tools (Version One preferred)
- Demonstrated track record of performance against aggressive delivery goals
- Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills with positive, can-do attitude
- BS in a technical field (minimum)
- Experience working in a SaaS environment is a plus
- Experience with Microsoft Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) is a plus
- Project Management certification (e.g. PMP) is a plus
- Agile Certification (e.g. CSM, CSPO, ACP, etc.) is a plus

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.
ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.
The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Location:
Richmond, BC, British Columbia, Canada
Contract type:
Regular/Permanent
Business unit:
Business Unit Grid Automation
Date posted:
2017-09-12
Job function:
Research and Development
Publication ID:
CA62577105_E1

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees www.abb.com

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