Program Manager

San Luis Obispo, California, United States Full-time

Come be a part of the team that revolutionizes how the world interacts with the things they own! iFixit’s software engineering team is looking for a Program Manager to sit at the intersection of the customer, the business, and the code. Reaching over 100 million people last year, iFixit is more than a company -- it’s a place where you can make a mark on the world. If that sounds fun to you, we should talk.

iFixit’s Program Manager is responsible for our main website, ifixit.com. The PM helps shape the direction of new features, prioritizes projects and bugfixes, and interfaces with other departments. A deep technical background in our exact stack isn’t strictly necessary, but the more familiar you are with modern web app development the better.

This role may have one or more direct reports. Experience managing engineers is a plus.

 

Responsibilities

  • Drive strategic cross-functional planning, leading discovery and prioritization by closely partnering with technical and non-technical stakeholders to develop program plans, including roadmap, dependency identifications and resourcing plans.
  • Define and advocate for your program ideas, especially initiatives that increase traffic or sales.
  • Own successful delivery of large, high impact product initiatives while simultaneously tracking a set of smaller projects.
  • Continuously improve the team’s delivery experience. Establish and drive adoption of PM best practices. Share and advocate your program management knowledge.
  • Mentor Junior PMs and expose them to best practices.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to executive management on plans, status and critical issues. Escalate urgent issues appropriately and drive them to closure in a timely manner.
  • Lead a team of engineers, helping them with career goals, continuing education, and problem solving.
  • Get your hands dirty and dig in to the code when appropriate.

 

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience as a technical program/project/product manager in software/web development organizations.
  • Strong technical acumen. Actively participate and contribute to technical design discussions, proactively identify challenges and risks, working closely with engineers addressing challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to influence, develop productive working relationships across an organization.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership.
  • Solid understanding of product development methodologies (agile/scrum), and apply them appropriately. But you focus on results and outcome, not just process.

 

Nice to haves

We encourage you to apply even without these qualifications, but having them will put you at the top of the list!

  • Experience in the eCommerce space
  • PM or Agile certifications (PMP, Scrum Alliance, CSM, etc)
  • Startup experience
  • Enterprise experience

 

About iFixit

Reaching more than 100 million users annually, iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. Our site empowers individuals to share their technical knowledge with the rest of the world. iFixit also sells repair tools and parts that empower its users to repair their own stuff.

 

iFixit is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



 

 

Apply for this opening at http://ifixit.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fa89?apply=true