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Program Manager (Backend)

Toronto,Ontario -Permanent



Job Description

As the Program Manager for backend microservices, you will be responsible for ensuring all the pieces, from all the different groups within or outside the organization, come together to be successfully executed during each project or release cycle.

Responsibilities:
Translate business needs and requirements into technical requirements
Collaborate across teams and functions to create and refine detailed specifications for the Engineering teams to execute smoothly
Participate in backend architecture reviews and ensure that backend architecture and other technical requirements meet the current and future business needs
Manage overall project schedules and track progresses across teams to ensure project time lines are met
Coordinate all Scrum related activities within the technical teams and act as an interface to the product and other business teams
Ensure all key decisions are documented and well communicated to all stakeholders and appropriate teams
Provide status updates to all key stakeholders
Create workflows for all key stakeholders to sign off before development begins
Work with external partners to provide support to them and to ensure their components arrive on schedule during any integration related projects
Gather useful feedback from customers to prioritize into product features when appropriate
Develop presentations and demos to convey product messages or features
Fill in the voids and do what it takes to get each job done on time and on budget


Must Have Skills:


Qualifications:
3+ years of experience as a Program Manager/Technical Product Manager in a high paced software environment
3+ years of experience in building and shipping large scale modern microservices-based SaaS applications
3+ years of experience in practicing agile development methodologies like Scrum and Kanban
+3 years of program management experience in running Java and microservices development teams
Technical experience working with backend technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, microservices, Java, LAMP, AWS, API gateway, NGNIX, Kafka, ELK, and modern SQL and non-SQL databases
Deep customer empathy and ability to identify customer needs
Great problem solving, strategic thinking, analytical and technical skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and management of expectation skills
Self-driven and ability to work with minimal direction and supervision
Excellent documentation skills in creating detailed specs and user stories
Outstanding presentation and demo skills
Project management experience in delivering cross-team software solutions
Familiarity and working knowledge of Linux


Details:
Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Business Casual
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