IT Program Manager

| Chicago

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
Our IT organization has a critical role in driving extraordinary business results. Through a strong partnership with other areas of our business, we bring innovative thinking to every conversation and deliver with integrity. We’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisors (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
Job Description

This position is for a Program Manager in the IT Program and Portfolio Management Office, leading the Actionable Data Insights (ADI) Program. The ADI Program is committed to delivering robust, actionable data to all MSI businesses, so this Program Manager will have the opportunity to interact with representatives of all business functions. This high visibility role is an ideal opportunity for someone with excellent leadership and communication skills.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations

  • Collaborate with IT leadership, business representatives, and project leads to define feature content for ADI

  • Drive alignment of feature content across businesses, aligning with the strategic goals of each business and the company at large.

  • Overall responsible for sprint planning & sequencing - driving the decomposition from strategy to feature to user story.

  • Partner with the scrum master to drive completion of sprint-level activities, identifying and removing roadblocks and negotiating dependencies across teams.

  • Manage schedule and budget, working with vendor to ensure proper resource capacity to meet demand.

  • Responsible for all project communication, action item management, risk identification and management.

  • Responsible for keeping the project data updated on a regular basis as well as providing input as needed for senior leadership review

Desired Background/Knowledge/Skills

  • Analytical skills - ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound decisions

  • People skills - a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts

  • Project management skills – ability to drive & lead meetings independently, create and execute project plans, proactively manage risks/issues, maintain compliance with company project management processes

  • Communication skills - ability to drive productive conversations, independently maintain project documentation, drive follow-up on open actions.

  • Proficient in basic Google Applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides) as well as Atlassian application (Jira and Confluence)

  • PMP certification and/or other project management certification is preferred

  • Experience using Agile, Scrum AND Waterfall methodologies on projects, with heavy emphasis on Agile/SCRUM.

  • Any previous Motorola work experience or experience in managing IT projects for a similar industry is preferable

  • Self motivated and able to work independently

  • Very strong team player, able to foster teamwork and a positive working environment to the project team. 

  • People skills to be able to work with different roles and personalities 

  • Ability to plan and organize work

  • Strong aptitude to learn

  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, an eye for detail

  • Strong collaboration & active listening skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and the ability to form valuable partnerships and working relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Agile (Scrum, SAFe, etc.) and DevOps experience required


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited university. 

  • 5+ years experience with project management practices and methodologies. 


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes


EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


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Technology we use

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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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