Program Manager

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Program Manager - DDT

Full Time, Exempt

This position is integral to the creation and maintenance of complex schedules, planning milestones and enabling the making of commitments to ensure successful customer-centric delivery of products. Responsibilities include aggregating schedules from other project managers across project teams, as well as working with architects, general contractors and other organizations that are integral to our deployment process. This leader must have demonstrated capabilities of organizing multiple workstreams to enable the Team to focus on the right work, right now. In addition, this role requires experience using disciplined change management, project portfolio management, and risk management strategies in everyday practice, and preferably 3+ years’ experience running teams using a hybrid project management/ Agile/Scrum framework or equivalent. Construction project management is preferred.

This resource also brings experience in the design and implementation of a team-centric project management system, which is governed by a phase gate development framework. They must enjoy bringing forward new ideas and concepts without being prompted and have the initiative and skills to adequately implement changes they see necessary. They must have demonstrated capability for coaching all levels of the organization in the adoption of the new methods and processes.

They must have the presence to be recognized as a thought-leader in program and project management. They must exhibit infectious leadership that inspires while creating excitement in working through our challenges.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Develop the product development scope and create clear program plans with predictable outcomes and milestones

Monitor and assess program performance with a focus on key metrics

Identify, characterize, and manage program risks

Work closely with cross-functional resources to ensure designs are ready for deployment and can scale and meet cost and quality requirements

Enable a Phase Gate deployment delivery process that is aligned to Alert’s product development process

As a team member, effectively communicate with Director-level staff, other key leaders, and Customers

Be a catalyst for change and company maturity. Energized by our challenges with the ability to effectively convince others of recommendations.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

REQUIRED SKILLS:

B.S. Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent professional experience)

10+ years' experience as a Project Manager in a matrix-structured organization with hands-on experience in complex high-tech or electro-mechanical project management, including resource planning and budgeting

Possession of a comprehensive suite of tools applicable to common project challenges

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; able to build effective team relationships and efficiently mediate teams to achieve consensus.

Project Management experience within a construction environment

Experience interacting directly with external customers and managing product development projects from start to the delivery of the product

DESIRED SKILLS:

Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) or equivalent formal training preferred

Experience using Smartsheet, MS Project and Jira preferred

TEAMING AND PERSONAL

Constructively support or lead project teams as the circumstances require or as assigned by team leads. Ensure responsibility is accepted and actioned by those responsible.

Clearly prioritize what needs to be done in balance with the organization's available resources. Quickly identifies areas needing attention to ensure customer / business success. Proponent of 80/20 rule.

Work successfully in a team environment and seek input from peers and cross-functional team members to create a collaborative atmosphere.

Constructively influence team decisions and product design requirements. Proven negotiation skills and ability to convey the Company's goals and interests in a constructive manner that does not risk a relationship. Able to "see" the big picture and focus the discussion on problem solving and finding common ground with ability to hold firm on non-negotiables.

Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision to achieve team goals

Excellent written and verbal communications skills and able to communicate across all levels of the organization

Possess the additional skills of business acumen, basic team facilitation, assignment flexibility, independent thinking, and responsibility for execution

VALUES

All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.

The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”.

The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability.

The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities.

The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty.

Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.

Every employee is granted stock options which vest over four years. We have 31 issued or pending patents on our groundbreaking technology. A leading retail equity analyst at Jefferies recently published that “we view Alert Innovation’s fulfillment technology as the most diverse and comprehensive. In addition, its developing the Novastore concept could be a winning long-term format.”

We offer full time employees a generous benefits package starting with your date of hire.

PAID TIME OFF

No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.

9 Paid Holidays.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION

Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO options.

Health Reimbursement plan where Alert Innovation reimburses you for deductible related expenses ($1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for families).

Dental insurance thru Delta Dental of MA.

Vision Plan thru VSP.

Flexible Spending Account to enable you to pay health care and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.

INSURANCE

Group Term Life Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.

Short Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 70% of your weekly salary for up to 13 weeks.

Long Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 66.67% of your monthly earnings.

RETIREMENT

401k Plan administered by Fidelity to enable you to save using pre-tax dollars.

PERSONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT

100% of cost of training for your current or near-term work needs including conferences and technical events.

50% reimbursement of tuition for programs aligned with career development goals including MBA and master’s from top schools (online via Coursera).

50% reimbursement of Nano Degrees (online via Udacity).

Earn a Bachelor’s or Associates college degree from a fully accredited undergraduate program for only $5,000/year through our College For America benefit with Southern New Hampshire University.

OTHER

Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.

The above list is only a summary of some of our benefits and is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation.

Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CREO Design
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our office is located about 30 minutes outside of Boston.

An Insider's view of Alert Innovation

What projects are you most excited about?

While the team was developing Alphabot software, we realized the need to write our own state machine framework because nothing met all our needs. It was an amazing project to work on and it showed me that coding is actually "fun". While working on the tote transfer project, I saw its creation from beginning to end which was very exciting to see.

Miheer

Embedded Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

As an intern, I got hands-on experience with the AlphaBot’s circuit boards and hardware design. Full-time, I received ownership of two boards, and I conceptualized a test board. I have grown as a leader by working with my team’s interns. Being on “the other side” has given me insight on communication and setting expectations.

McKenzie

Electrical Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At Alert Innovation, we start with our “Why?” - To improve people's lives through innovation, starting with retail by transforming how people shop and how retailers operate. We empower cross-functional teams to brainstorm and best determine how we do this, supported by some of the world’s most knowledgeable automation experts who love to mentor.

Bill

CTO & Co-Founder

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone at Alert is willing to help their fellow Alertians on projects, whether they are directly involved or not. As an intern who is now full time, I have always felt comfortable speaking up in meeting sot express my ideas by dropping by co-worker's desks to get advice on a project, which all has helped me grow as a person and engineer.

Mark

Systems Engineer

What are Alert Innovation Perks + Benefits

Alert Innovation Benefits Overview

Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.

Every employee is granted stock options that vest over four years.
We offer full-time employees a generous benefits package starting with your date of hire.

PAID TIME OFF
No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.

9 Paid Holidays.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO options.

Health Reimbursement plan where Alert Innovation reimburses you for deductible related expenses ($1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for families).

Dental insurance thru Delta Dental of MA.

Vision Plan thru VSP.

Flexible Spending Account to enable you to pay health care and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.

INSURANCE
Group Term Life Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.

Short Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 70% of your weekly salary for up to 13 weeks.

Long Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 66.67% of your monthly earnings.

RETIREMENT
401k Plan administered by Fidelity to enable you to save using pre-tax dollars.

PERSONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT
100% of cost of training for your current or near-term work needs including conferences and technical events.

50% reimbursement of tuition for programs aligned with career development goals including MBA and master’s from top schools (online via Coursera).

50% reimbursement of Nano Degrees (online via Udacity).

Earn a Bachelor’s or Associates college degree from a fully accredited undergraduate program for only $5,000/year through our College For America benefit with Southern New Hampshire University.

OTHER
Daily catered lunch at no cost to you.

Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Alerts's health insurance policy covers up to 10,900 per family for out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401k Plan administered by Fidelity to enable you to save using pre-tax dollars.
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Alert Innovation employees receive unlimited days per year of paid time off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Alert Innovation has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer water you can handle.
Parking
We offer employees on-site parking.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Alert Innovation offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Alert Innovation hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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