Sr. Program Manager

Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation San Diego, CA

About the Job

Sr. Program Manager (Contract position)

San Diego, CA

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Program Manager (Contractor) to lead and handle end-to-end delivery of critical programs. You will partner with a global organization worldwide including SIE Engineering, Product, and Executive leadership. You will be responsible for programs which span a variety of projects, teams, geographical locations, areas of focus, and achievements. The responsibilities listed are not all-inclusive and additional duties may be assigned.

Responsible for:

  • Owning project and program schedules, task assignments, and leading overall schedule progress - from large phases through to detailed tasks, including understanding and actively running dependencies, mitigating risks, and executive reporting.
  • Partner with cross-functional leadership and executives to define and implement process improvements across Engineering and Operational teams to drive execution, optimize delivery, handle risk, and provide overall transparency
  • Collaborating with staff and management to clearly identify, explain, and communicate their project involvement, project goals, expectations, and tasks.
  • You will also have the opportunity to contribute to establishing methods and metrics for tracking performance and making decisions within the Program Management group.

Experience:
  • Experience in establishing and developing global, complex enterprise scale programs from initial kick-off through launch.
  • 5+ years' experience as a Program/Project Manager
  • Previous experience utilizing Agile methodologies and principles
  • Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Proficiency with tools used in Agile development (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Motivated, organized self-starter with strong problem solving capabilities
  • Exhibit meticulous attention to detail, and have the ability to make good, timely decisions
  • Excellent presentation skills across all levels of internal and external partners
  • Excel in conflict resolution, negotiation, and people management. (Preferably global experience with diverse cultures) Leadership judgement learning agility, deep understanding of program management standards, risk management, affiliation partnership
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required

Preferred skills:
  • Previous experience with event coordination/planning
  • SAFE knowledge (www.scaledagileframework.com) or similar large-scale agile implementation
  • Familiarity with digital media software and networking technologies, especially those related to Sony's products, services, and devices
  • Large data migration / transformational activities
  • Data Pipelines and Data Warehouses
  • AWS Managed Services
  • Snowflake

Other Skills:
  • Ability to plan through adversity
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate to a broad set of customers across the organizations and at different levels