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Staff Technical Program Manager

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

IT, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

SiriusXM is rapidly expanding its services to drive further engagement of consumers via smartphones, tablets, PCs, and connected devices, while continuing to maintain and grow its adoption in connected cars. This position will be responsible for managing the software engineering team(s) developing the platform APIs supporting SiriusXM, Pandora, & Stitcher applications, which provides a cohesive experience across Client Applications. You'll also function as the primary contact collaborating with Product, Marketing and partnering Engineering teams to harmonize our efforts toward shared company goals. The Staff Technical Program Manager is responsible for organizing, driving, and accounting for insights into the technology we develop, while building cross-functional relationships through communication and collaboration. The role will help ensure our teams are aligned with the product roadmap and deliver best-in-class consumer applications for all our products. This role reports to the Director of Technical Program Management.

What You’ll Do

  • Write and host VP level monthly business reviews.
  • Develop dashboards and metrics to report the progress of engineering excellence
  • Become a subject matter expert of reliability engineering domain which you are a part of, serving as a direct point of contact for project and team discussions.
  • Facilitate org-level processes such as program reviews and retrospectives that provide visibility, surface risks and blockers, and offer avenues for input and feedback to Platform Services leaders and stakeholders
  • Facilitate the development of requirements in consideration of known technical capabilities, limitations, and interdependencies across entities.
  • Drive execution and delivery of multiple high-profile product or software development projects from start to finish and/or managing the work of one to two midsize to large engineering teams.
  • Define and execute a high caliber communication and delivery plan for complex programs
  • Assist teams in story writing, backlog maintenance, prioritization and planning. Facilitating
  • creation and prioritization of project-level features and backlogs.
  • Continuous evaluation of process and seeking for ways to improve at every iteration.
  • Lead planning, refinement, and release ceremonies for the engineering team.
  • Proactively highlight and resolve risks and issues and clearly communicate those risks to stakeholders
  • Forecast program risks, while proactively analyzing and communicating mitigation plans to stakeholders
  • Cultivate relationships across engineering and technical teams to drive progress forward, influence negotiations, and advocate for desired outcomes that best serve our teams.

What You'll Need

  • 7+ years of experience in a technical role in software development organizations, including at least 5 years facilitating as a Technical Program Manager in reliability engineering space, Technical Project Manager, or Scrum Master, managing cross-functional projects
  • Track record of managing a complex software development program with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-organizational teams in introducing new tools and processes to optimize engineering output.
  • Extensive experience with SDLC methodologies, allowing for flexibility in process.
  • Have strong technical proficiency demonstrated in any number of ways, ex. coding skills, quality assurance experience or technical writing background or similar
  • Experience in managing multiple teams for a program each with varying degrees of maturity on both the Scrum and Traditional program management scale.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to facilitate parties working collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Working knowledge in release planning and management.
  • Experience in risk reporting, management, and mitigation.
  • Preferred certifications: Scrum Master Certification (such as CSM or PSM) or PMP and any other relevant certifications.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $135,000 to $172,800 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism, and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.