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Principal Technical Program Manager

OLX

OLX

IT, Operations
Poland · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Last year, OLX created a Technical Program Management discipline to manage the portfolio of OLX Group programs across all its customer units and provide global visibility to leadership. This team provides hands-on program management when product delivery and integration span organizational boundaries.Additionally, this team owns and leads programs with global scope for compliance, security, or operations that transcend any single customer unit. We create the mechanisms for governance, ways of working, and prioritization across the Group. This includes strategic portfolio management tools for managing dependencies and deliverables, defining the format and cadence of program reviews, and ensuring decisions that maximize the investments of people and resources into things that matter to the company’s customers.

Responsibilities

  • Lead large-scale cross-functional programs through design, development, and market launch across all European OLX classified products.
  • Manage tecnical program managers and coach their programs delivery.
  • Define and prioritize a portfolio of technical programs.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product leaders across customer units to ensure work is aligned with the strategic priorities.
  • Prioritize programs, develop deliverables schedules, track external dependencies and commitments, manage stakeholders.
  • Manage programs to success, determining and mitigating risks, assessing and communicating status, providing programs visibility.
  • Establish and apply a governance framework that works across business units and functional areas for driving decision making.
  • Track program performance using success metrics, anticipate risks, resolve issues, and collaborate to fine tune programs as needed.
  • Manage a portfolio of programs using tools and analytics to ensure programs are meeting business unit and Group goals across OLX.
  • Define and scale optimised Ways of Working frameworks across engineering teams. Work closely with the CTO and CPO leadership teams.

Profile and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years in software program management, including managing significant cross functional projects in mid-size or large companies using industry standard software development methodologies.
  • Direct management experience of program management teams.
  • Experience operating at scale, e.g., with teams and products around the world, in fast growing consumer markets.
  • Experience leading company’s high-priority programs with executives being part of a program working team.
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Background in developing and/or applying a governance framework for decision making.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Key Partners and Stakeholders

  • Engineering and Product Leaders - daily engagement on the programs delivery.
  • The TPM team is part of the Global CTO office and regularly collaborates with OLX executive level leaders.
  • Business unit CTO and CPO leadership – collaboration and governance to ensure programs meet global and business unit goals.
  • Executive management team – preparation of quarterly reviews delivered by business unit leads.
  • Finance leaders – planning product investments, tracking program costs and ROI.
  • C-level of OLX.
Why join OLX?
At OLX, we invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a key focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
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