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Technical Program Manager

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JOB FUNCTIONS

As a technical program manager, you oversee the portfolio of cross value stream initiatives in our R&D department.

You work together with various stakeholders like product managers, technical directors, product owners and the engineers in the development teams within the different value streams in all our development centers. You will drive and coordinate our more complex initiatives and subsequently take co-responsibility for the delivery.

It is an exciting and demanding position that requires entrepreneurial, communicative and operational skills as well as the ability to work with many stakeholders.
  • Mastering the English language in both written and verbal form is required;
  • The ability to handle multiple initiatives and tasks in parallel;
  • A master in making sure decisions are taken by the workgroup/stakeholders, communicated and followed through;
  • Dealing with multitasking, prioritize and work in an energetic, result oriented, fast-moving and collaborative environment;
  • Communicate clearly, regularly and effectively with managers, stakeholders and internal team members in both written and verbal form;
  • Proven experiences with agile delivery practices able to balance scope, time and/or capacity;
  • Scrum, Kanban, Lean experience is a must;
  • Proven experience with project delivery over multiple agile teams;
  • Able to define process improvements to our cross value stream way of working;
  • Have worked as part of agile software development teams in the past in a technical role for at least 2 years;
  • You will have the technical nous to understand the rationale and ‘why’ behind technology choices, launches and decisions, collaborating closely with product teams;
  • A major plus: Experience with MySQL, AWS, Docker, K8s, GIT, IoC, Javascript, Angular, CI practices and principles, CD, Enterprise Integration Patterns and Frameworks, Spring, Maven & Jenkins, Java platform, JavaScript frameworks, MVC patterns and principles of REST APIs, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Microservices architecture;
  • 3 years+ in agile project management working directly with software development teams;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; able to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations;
  • Must be proficient user in JIRA, Confluence and Git;
  • Have experience with data analysis and enjoy reporting to manage different stakeholders;
  • Knowledge and experience of the banking industry in general is desired.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

As a technical program manager, you have excellent problem-solving skills, proven agile delivery experience, the ability to interpret data and identify improvements for the way we execute our bigger initiatives together with the engineering managers in the value streams.

Responsibilities

  • You ensure a common understanding on the objective, scope, timelines and responsibilities for each cross value-stream initiative;
  • Ensures impact is defined and initial backlogs items are in place including high level estimations;
  • You take care of regular reporting on all cross valuestream initiatives;
  • You actively manage risks, issues. Decisions are actively managed with the team of collaborators and sponsors and it is in your DNA to make sure actions are taken and followed-up accordingly;
  • At the end of the day, you make sure that all teams are getting the design, analysis, training, testing, and the final solution delivered.
  • You always make sure that learnings are taken from the delivery and, if applicable, a follow-up is defined;
  • Provide improvement recommendations that are based on best practices and industry standards. All reflected in our R&D Delivery Playbook that is yours to improve to the best and most agile in the world;
  • Ensure consistency and quality of projects and use a data-driven approach leading to the implementation of potential solutions;
  • Delegating and monitoring a range of tasks and requirements to a variety of development and software development teams;
  • Raise the bar high for the quality of the product and the development teams, be an advocate of the customer;
  • Ability to prioritize contrasting needs based on the needs of the company/customer reflected in the delivery plan of the initiatives.
  • Guide your stakeholders in;
  • You will have considerable exposure to senior technology stakeholders and guide them with defining and delivering on clear requirements that strategic technology transformation;
  • You work closely with all development teams in the initiatives (30+!!) realizing the cross cutting initiatives.
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    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    Our code lines translate into developments and features that make banking easier for 100+ million users around the globe. We’re building a product that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility, and empowers end-users to fully control their finances on any device, 24/7.

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    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    The pressure to keep our platform safe, secure, adaptable and integrated with hundreds of core systems is a big challenge. That’s why we work in small, cross-functional teams to build capabilities fast and meet the needs of our clients globally. We’re building a spaceship in mid-air, so expect to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable at all times. Your reward: a mark on a product used by millions.

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    You will get to work with the smartest people in the industry. We constantly challenge each other.

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    Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

    Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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    Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

    With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

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