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Technical Program Manager

Company: Progyny, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Technical Program Manager will support the Technology Program and specifically the Engineering team through Kanban/Scrum Agile methodologies. This role will report to the VP, Program Management and will also support the Engineering teams in the timely delivery of business and technical critical initiatives or improvements to existing solutions.

This includes responsibility for coordinating the development lifecycle, collaborating with SMEs and stakeholders on the delivery of key priorities and support items, supporting Progyny teams with best practices and requirement gathering, and Engineering management on standard operating procedures maintenance/improvements.

What you'll do

  • Ensure that the Engineering teams are supported with a defined and scalable development life cycle while ensuring that business critical initiatives and projects are delivered with agreed upon specifications within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Assess the Agile Maturity of the team and organization and coach the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values, self-organization and story breakdown
  • Organize and facilitate sprint ceremonies for assigned teams including backlog grooming, planning, stand-ups, reviews and retrospectives while providing direction and advice on practices and standards adopted in the project
  • Manage and identify both internal and external project risks, issues, and dependencies, anticipate and remove impediments while collaborating closely with stakeholders
  • Communicate cross-functionally in an effective manner to ensure technical/non-technical teams are aligned.
  • Understand key aspects of the business to ensure requirements, dependencies, and risks are not missed prior to development.
  • Cultivate and sustain effective partnerships to ensure positive collaboration and consistent experience when working with Engineering.
  • Be a servant leader but enforce the Agile rules
  • Ensure Engineering best practices, policies, and standards are followed, documented, and maintained.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree; preferred in STEM or software engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in program or product management.
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile development methodologies with technical proficiency required to participate in sprint planning
  • Strong technical skills - don't have to be an engineer but can navigate APIs, databases, and system architecture.
  • Experience coordinating requirements across diverse expertise and teams.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with emphasis on conflict resolution, coaching, shielding the team and creating appropriate communication channels
  • Strong planning skills with emphasis on forecasting, prioritization, and estimation.
  • Experience working with Project and Software Management tools (e.g., Jira, Monday).
  • Must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment with time-management skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Must be driven to deliver results with the ability to establish rapport, earn trust, and effectively collaborate with others.
  • Certification such as CSM, SAFe, Six Sigma, etc. is a plus.
  • Prior healthcare project management experience is a plus.
  • Experience in Salesforce-specific projects is a plus.
  • Software engineering background is a plus.

About Progyny:

Progynyis a leading fertility benefits management company in the US.We are redefining fertility and family building benefits, proving that a comprehensive and inclusive fertility solution can simultaneously benefit employers, patients, and physicians.Our benefits solution empowers patients with education and guidance from a dedicated Patient Care Advocate (PCA), provides access to a premier network of fertility specialists using the latest science and technologies, reduces healthcare costs for the nation's leading employers, and drives optimal clinical outcomes. We envision a world where anyone who wants to have a child can do so.

Our mission is tomake any member's dream of parenthood come true through a healthy, timely,and supported fertility and family building journey.

Come join a companythat'sbeen recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Our perks:

  • Family friendly benefits:
  • Paid maternity and paternity
  • Fertility benefits (including egg freezing and IVF)
  • Emergency childcare program
  • Parent's group
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance options for employees and family
  • Paid vacation and summer flex time
  • Company equity
  • Bonus program
  • 401K Match
  • Monday breakfasts/ Friday lunches/ healthy snacks
  • Company social events
  • Sit/ stand desks

Progyny is anEqual Opportunity Employer.We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives,skillsand experiences within our workforce.

Keywords: Progyny, Inc., New York , Technical Program Manager, Other , New York, New York

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