The Technical Program Manager (TPM) is a key role in the effective delivery of ANSYS's technology portfolio. Managing IT Infrastructure Programs/Projects tied to the ANSYS Product Roadmap is the primary responsibility for this job function. The TPM is required to use agile processes and tools in relating his/her understanding of the relevant technology and enabling the engineering team to achieve its goals with optimal efficiency and alignment to business requirements. It's expected that the individual will bring with him/her, the most updated approach to run an Agile program to deliver on the infrastructure roadmap. As a member of the IT infrastructure team, will lead multiple product development and IT teams using agile frameworks such as Kanban and/or SCRUM. This position will require technical knowledge and understanding of IT infrastructure such as networks, data center, storage, servers, cloud, and should have an infrastructure or system engineering background. The job will also require experience with various Program Management functions such as harmonizing project and program components of a roadmap, managing their interdependencies, coordinating resource availability, managing budget allocation, and aligning project sequencing in order to best deliver the roadmap to meet business commitments against our operational constraints.
Accountable to Business sponsors for schedule, budget, and quality of all program elements. Communicate project performance metrics, technical, cost, and schedule, to stakeholders, steering committee, and senior leaders through periodic briefings/status updates.
Champion the adoption of agile best practices within Engineering and Product Management
Build and maintain alignment across multiple teams for keeping a focus on execution, continuous improvement, and operational excellence.
Understand and ensure adherence to IT infrastructure architecture and strategy.
Apply technical knowledge of Infrastructure to predict and avoid project roadblocks
Drives technical issue resolution and solution assessment to ensure delivery of infrastructure capabilities that enable the appropriate business processes and IT capabilities.
Keeps close, direct contact with IT Leadership Team and Business Relationship Managers to ensure that projects are delivering the expected business outcomes and contribute to strategic decisions.
Collaborate with business and IT teams for business case formulation, gap analysis, ROI, and initial project estimates for cost-benefit analysis and portfolio planning.
Ensures alignment of project schedules, resource allocation and deliverables to meet program objectives.
Providing clear achievable and effective direction, leadership and motivation to project team members; mentor team members to help develop their project management skills.
Sets performance objectives and incorporates feedback from team and organization for continuous improvement.
Coordinate with other IT Program Managers supporting related areas
Participate in the definition, documentation, deployment and training of program management processes, procedures, tools, and metrics across the enterprise.
Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related technical discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
Technical knowledge and understanding of data centers, network, storage, servers, cloud
Strong background in infrastructure implementation, maintenance and associated technologies
A minimum of 3 years of experience with Agile frameworks such as Scrum and or Kanban
A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master or Kanban Flow Master
Experience managing daily scrums and various Agile ceremonies such as sprint planning, backlog management etc.
A minimum of 7 years of IT leadership experience setting priorities and driving for results
A minimum of 5 years of project manager experience leading cross-functional projects
Strong understanding of project management concepts, processes, practices, procedures and tools
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective
Proficient with project management and Agile tools, such as Microsoft Project and Microsoft TFS
Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with development teams, product management, stakeholders, and cross-functional groups
Experience leading diverse, global teams
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Proactively plans for managing and mitigating project risks
Proven ability to work with all levels within the organization, and across functional areas
Proven track record of consistently meeting goals and objectives
Experience working with information technology vendors / suppliers
Experience implementing PM processes, developing templates and training users
Able to communicate technical issues in a non-technical manner to a diverse audience
Experience leading infrastructure system implementations and upgrades preferred
Four or more years of experience with Agile frameworks such as Scrum and or Kanban preferred
Four or more years of experience as a Scrum Master or Kanban Flow Master preferred
PMP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Six Sigma, Change Management training and certification desired
Key role Competencies: Result Oriented, Team Building/Management, Strategic Thinking, Change Management, Influence, Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Planning, - - Communications, Customer Focus, Negotiating, Organization, Political Savvy
CULTURE AND VALUES
Culture and values are incredibly important to ANSYS. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs - guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:
Results and Accountability
Transparency and Integrity
Sense of urgency
Collaboration and Teamwork
ANSYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
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