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VxFLEX Manager Technical Program Manager

Competitive salary

Round Rock, TX

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a  Technical Program Mgr. on our VxFLEX Manager team in Round Rock, TX.

With a global remit, our Technical Program Management professionals lead cross-functional product design teams to develop and introduce game-changing new products and solutions. It’s about making sure we offer customers the right features, experience, quality, schedule, cost, continuity of supply, service capability and financials. And when products and solutions are in development, it’s about driving everything from definition through to planning, development and launch across global development centers and multiple lines of business. The team is also crucial to getting shipping right. All in all, it is a fascinating and incredibly varied area.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Senior Management with progress and status updates,
  • Interface with peers on related programs and interlocks
  • run daily stand-ups for two scrum teams
  • coordinate Jira backlogs with other sites and program managers

Essential Requirements

  • good working knowledge of software development and software infrastructure
  • working knowledge of Jira, story development and sizing
  • CSM preferred and willingness to learn dynamically

Desirable Requirements

  • knowledge of Java, Ruby, and Spring code stacks
  • knowledge of microsoft project
  • ability to create charts from VBA and Excel data extracted from Jira
  • presentation skills to exec mgmt.

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you are ready to take ownership of ambitious and ground-breaking technical programs, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

Closing date: 30 September 2019.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

ACCOUNTABILITIES Drives a core product design team to deliver a product(s), service(s), or solution(s) to external customers. Leads cross-functional, Worldwide core team(s), kicks off programs, establishes schedules and drives meetings. Cross Functional Team members can include Services, Engineering, Quality, Product Operations, Marketing, Procurement, Global Operations, Finance, etc. Drives the core product design team to meet or exceed program objectives (Cost, Quality, Schedule, Features, Fulfillment/Continuity of Supply, Solution delivery across products & service offerings, and Customer Specific Needs). Prepares core product design team and extended teams for internal and external ISO Audits for Dell to maintain ISO Corporate Compliance. Manages audit process and drives for success. Establishes clear objectives and deliverables for each program that support the LOB’s business. A Program Manager is often expected to manage multiple programs in parallel. Develops Offer Lifecycle deliverable document(s), schedules timely executive review, and delivers phase reviews along with interim updates. Tracks progress, reports status and makes necessary corrections to achieve program objectives. Establishes working relationships and influences/persuades at the Manager, Director, General Manager, Vice President, and Senior Vice President level. Subject matter expert in product development processes, product/solution areas, and customer needs and usage. Builds effective, high performance core product design teams and provides ongoing performance feedback to functional management. Leads the cross functional team to define the product/solution definition and requirements. Manages the creation, review and approval of the MRD and Phase Exit materials. Works with core product design team and executive leadership to establish quality and customer experience goals for the program. Works with the core product design team to establish plans to achieve the quality and customer experience goals. Drives the creation, review and approval of the Program Plan or Statement of Work (SOW). Manages major risks and issues through effective contingency planning and proper escalation. Ensures core product design team members communicate post mortem findings to the appropriate departments. Attaches each phase exit document lessons learned and review lessons learned for the next phase. Manages and communicates program changes post Plan Exit using PCR’s to ensure cross functional/org alignment. Analyzes and reports actual performance vs. Program goals. Drives team to deliver quality results at, or better than, quality goals. Manages non-product or solution cross-LOB initiatives, examples include Cost of Goods Sold management, and Resource sizing/planning.  RESPONSIBILITIES Presents and communicates status to the business leaders. Leads a program of medium complexity (technology, organizationally). Implements change as directed in the product development process and recommends process improvements

Within the VxFLEX Manager software development team, this person will preferably be CSM SCRUM certified and run daily stand-ups, interface with Product mgmt on features and epics required by marketing, CSEE, and customer input, maintain the JIRA backlog and provide detailed status reports on (Jira burndown) progress, Budgets, equipment status.

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