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(USA) Staff Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Project and Program Management - Technology
  • Job Function Project and Program Management – Technology
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1536740

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About the team:

The Global Tech Platform Program Management Office provides the Program Management leadership for over 200 cloud platform management products in private and public clouds. We own and drive the execution rhythm needed to achieve the platform's goals and deliver high quality outcomes in an agile, predictable, & efficient manner. We play our part in innovating on the world’s largest stage. The Platform PMO community has over 120 Portfolio, Program, and Project Practitioners.

This position will be aligned with Walmart Global Tech’s Data Platform team which develops and manages data foundational technologies on which customer experiences are built.

This role will be a crucial enabler for end-to-end delivery of programs spanning cross-functional and geographic boundaries. We are looking for a delivery-obsessed collaborator, an individual contributor, who uses their engineering and leadership skills and will work alongside our talented Data platform engineering teams, to help our teams deliver the best value for our customers. 

What you’ll do:

  • Manage multiple highly complex projects or a large complex GTP – Data platform program by driving projects through the lifecycle phases to successful completion as defined in project's charter; serving as the program lead for multiple projects; developing and maintaining a project schedule to track milestones; developing and executing plans for managing risk; escalating project-related issues to management in accordance with project guidelines and requirements; managing project change control processes; coordinating production issue resolution; interpreting data to help guide teams towards issue resolution and risk management; making recommendations regarding solutions to problems or issues; and presenting project status updates to senior leadership and key stakeholders.     

  • Demonstrate up-to-date expertise and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.      

  • Provide and support the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.    

  • Model compliance with company policies and procedures and support company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

  • Act as an altruistic servant leader and are consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.

  • Demonstrate curiosity and a growth mindset; foster an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibit resilience in the face of setbacks.     

  • Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.  

  • Build strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; work collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicate with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action. 

  • Create a discipline and focus around developing talent; promote an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empower associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognize others’ contributions and accomplishments.  

Minimum Qualification

  • Option 1, Have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field and a minimum of 7 years of technical project or program management experience.

  • Option 2, Have a master’s degree in computer science, Information Technology or MBA and a minimum of 5 years of technical project or program management experience.

  • Have experience with Agile methods including Scrum and Kanban.

  • Have enterprise software engineering program management or project management experience for full SDLC. 

  • Have experience using product backlog management tools like JIRA, Confluence, MS Project for planning, execution, and release transparency. Should be able to build a project plan – milestones with work breakdown with dependencies, dates etc.

  • Ability to articulate technical concepts in business terms through MS Office tools including MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

  • Ability to document and communicate project commitments, progress status, issues, risks, and mitigation plans to leadership.

  • Have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • You can coordinate with teams spread across many geographical locations and are flexible in work schedule.

  • You can perform successfully in a high performing environment with tight deadlines and high expectations.

  • You can influence both internal and external stakeholders.

  • You can manage expectations with stakeholders and build solid business relationships.

Nice to Haves

  • Proficient using database technologies and distributed systems – Cassandra, Cosmos, GCP – Spanner, Elastic Search, Cache

  • Experience with Azure, GCP, and Openstack. Experience migrating applications to these cloud offerings.

  • Industry certifications which may include Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agelist, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

What you’ll bring    

  • You have excellent analytical and critical reasoning skills with a strong focus on execution.

  • You champion product vision, strategy, and roadmap for the product area in support of corporate goals and objectives 

  • You drive the execution of multiple business plans and projects.

  • You drive project implementation and deployment for large, complex, and ambiguous projects.

  • You are a proactive problem solver who operates effectively and independently, even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity.

  • You are a team player, with the courage to drive change through disruption while maintaining a respect for the team.

  • You possess strong collaboration skills and approach problems with positive intent while driving towards resolution.

  • You have great attention to detail and exceptional follow through.

  • You are a stickler for process and organized project management.

  • You have strong business acumen and demonstrate proficiency in general business disciplines.

  • process 

  • You can coordinate teams spread across many geographical locations and are flexible in work schedule.

  • You can perform successfully in a high performing environment with tight deadlines and high expectations.

  • You can influence both internal and external stakeholders.

  • You can manage expectations with stakeholders and build solid business relationships.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based incentive awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more. You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable. For information about PTO, see . Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart at . The annual salary range for this position is $112,000.00-$192,000.00 Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance incentives. Additional compensation for certain positions may also include: - Regional Pay Zone (RPZ) (based on location) - Stock equity incentives

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

• Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or related area and 5 years’ experience in engineering, engineering program management, technical program management, product management, or related area.
• Option 2: 7 years’ experience in engineering, engineering program management, technical program management, product management, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Certification in Project Management., Master’s degree in Business Administration, with specialization in strategy, supply chain, finance, information systems, or related area and 3 years’ experience in product design.

Primary Location...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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