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Director of IT Program Management

Position Description:

As an IT Program Management Director, you are in a leadership position within the IT Technical Program Management team and the IT organization. You will manage and support a team of IT Technical Program Managers to employ agile and modern project management methods to enable the IT delivery teams to successfully deliver the business organizations’ priorities. You will partner with IT management, internal business customers and Engineering Program Management to contribute to a strong and effective project and program management approach which benefits IT, and internal business organizations and Okta!


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage and support a team of IT Technical Program Managers (TPMs) who partner with IT delivery teams to execute business organizations’ priorities

· Contribute agile and scrum methodology expertise to strengthen the IT TPMs’ contributions as Scrum Masters and TPMs for the IT delivery teams

· Provide hands-on support and coaching to strengthen progressive technical project and program management practices for IT’s business initiatives.

· Promote project / program management excellence while instilling a culture of collaboration and sense of urgency for timely and successful delivery of business objectives

· Lead by example, demonstrating effective leadership through influence

· Apply your experience delivering IT solutions for internal business customers to develop and introduce best practices and processes for the IT TPM team as well as the overall IT organization in its partnership with business teams.

· Champion for the right amount of structure and process to achieve IT and business customers’ goals

· Build and maintain strong partnerships within IT and the business teams

· Contribute to longer term TPM, IT and company scale and growth objectives, and motivate others to do the same

· Partner with Engineering Program Management to adopt uniform TPM best practices to provide integral value to IT and Okta


Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Minimum 8 years of recent experience directly managing and supporting individual Technical Program Managers in a cloud, modern IT organization

· Minimum 15 years of hands-on technical project / program management experience within a Business Systems or SaaS environment implementing systems, software and integrations solutions

· Strong business acumen and familiarity with a broad range of business processes, and has worked directly with Business System Analysts, Business Engagement Leads and Business Process Owners

· Expert level understanding of Agile and Scrum values and methodologies, and hands-on Scrum Master experience

· Conversant with regulatory compliance requirements, such as SOX and GDPR

· Strong process and change management experience – specifically for enterprise, cloud IT teams delivering business priorities

· Superior verbal and written communication; experience effectively communicating and presenting to teams located across different locations and people ranging from individual team members to C-level executives

· Strong leadership skills; able to influence without authority

· Technical aptitude/affinity; experience working with software and test engineers as well as system configuration administrators

· Experience working in a start-up environment desired


Education and Training:

· Bachelor’s degree

· Training in Agile and Scrum



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