Program Manager - Audience
Imagine working on one of the most important issues surrounding digital advertising today; using massive online and offline data sets and predictive analytics to create digital consumer audiences to drive superior marketing results. This is a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of digital advertising and the Oracle Data Cloud (ODC) is at the forefront of creating new types of targeting capabilities for marketers.
As program manager, we are looking for you to effectively translate product strategy into tangible capabilities for our clients and partners. You will engage with an experienced, cross-disciplinary staff to build audience solutions for many of the largest advertisers and ad tech companies in the world. Your work will further establish ODC audiences as a crucial component to the digital advertising ecosystem and expand the breadth and depth of data usage for all marketing use-cases.
This role entails more than just managing schedules, Ghannt charts, facilitating status meetings, and tracking critical milestones. You will also be expected to take a lead role in partnering with Product Managers to clearly define the features built by our engineering and data science teams. We are looking for candidates that are inspired by both the definition of the work in ways that are effective for delivery teams, and the execution of the work across teams, using Agile at Scale best practices.
Core Program Manager Responsibilities
You are responsible for driving clarity across stakeholders (Product Managers, Engineering Leads, Data Science, and Operations). Key responsibilities of the job include:
• Work across teams to ensure functional specifications are complete
• Groom user stories for a given feature based on the requirements provided by product management
• Write clear and detailed user stories for specific technical needs not addressed by product management and map to business requirements
• Responsible for accurate reporting of status on planned/in progress initiatives
• Collaborate with implementation teams to size all features and user stories
• Manage the user story queue for product features and slot stories into development iterations
• Assess alternatives to resolve roadblocks and formulate plans for resolution
• Initiate, manage, and implement cross-team efforts with major implications to the business
• Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires and in-depth evaluation
• Determine new methods and procedures for solving complex issues
• Define user acceptance criteria for all facets of a product or capability
• Establish on-going tracking and monitoring of product deployments
• Identify issues that will keep the product from delivering on time and/or with the desired requirements, and communicate to leadership
Other Required Skills and Qualifications
Detail Oriented : From creating specific and clear requirements specs, to understanding the trade-offs that come with each engineering decision, to identifying and managing intricate dependencies, you are well organized and ensure that all details are covered in a given release.
High Standards : There are critical moments when someone will say "good enough" and your job is to ask if we can do better. You ensure that we build high quality products for our customers, with great attention to the scalability of our processes and products.
Fierce Reducer : Overly complicated solutions add complexity and are difficult to maintain. You reduce what product wants to the bare essence of what needs to be built to satisfy the customer need. You invent new processes and technologies when what we have won't cut it.
Deep Domain Knowledge : You have a deep understanding of the technologies we use and those that we don't. There is no task that is too small for you, because you have a deep well of knowledge upon which to draw and help find solutions to our problems.
Concise : We do exactly what is needed, and nothing more. Conservation of resources is important. You are boiling down the requirements to what is needed and keep scope creep at bay. From executives to junior developers, internal and across partnerships, you'll ensure everyone maintains a consistent vision and that progress, issues and needs are well understood.
Build Trust and Accountability : To be effective, you need the alignment of engineering, product, analytics and operations. It's your job to ensure work is designed and executed in the right way, but you need to be open minded and a good listener. You have strong convictions, but are savvy enough to know when to bend. You must be willing to take ownership of your mistakes. Holding everyone accountable to business commitments is one of your core values.
Technology/Process : Experience with Agile Software development principles and familiarity with associated planning tools such as Rally, JIRA or similar packages. Programming background or experience in mining/analyzing data (via SQL, Excel, etc) a plus.
Work Experience/Education : 6-8 years professional experience with 4 years of program management experience in internet-related software applications, big data management, and advertising technologies; BA/BS in a quantitative discipline; MBA from leading university desirable.
Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product.
Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products. Plan and direct schedules and monitor budget/spending. Monitor the project from initiation through delivery. Organize the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints. Assign and monitor work of systems analysis and program staff, providing technical support and direction.
Duties and tasks are varied and complex, needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 5 years of project management, product design or related experience preferred.
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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