Technical Program Manager

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Technical Project Manager

Join a fast-paced, innovative, data-driven startup named2021 Best Tech Startups In Chicago, that is changing the Supply Chain industry through real-time tracking and end-to-end visibility.

Are you someone who likes to own delivery of initiatives that cuts across products? Are you passionate about planning, tracking, coordinating and reporting on initiatives? Consider yourself an expert about data driven decisions and driving improvements? Overall likes to dive deep and provide solutions? 

If you feel these are your passions and skills, then we want to hear from you! FourKites is looking for a US based Technical Program Manager to join our team. Learn a little about what we are looking for; 

  • Work with Cross functional product and engineering teams to conceptualise solutions
  • Be hands on with the teams in Sprint planning, Estimation, Retros and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Program manage technical, complex, large scale, cross-team, cross-functional initiatives from planning to delivery
  • Continuously measure and report the progress of teams and organizational units in meeting their goals and the goals of FourKites
  • Interact with product, engineering and GTM executives on a daily basis in order to facilitate informed decision making 
  • Proactively manage risks, issues, and dependencies 
  • Set a gold standard for concise, polished, and crisp communication. 
  • Be a catalyst for change in the organization, lead without authority and handle evolving change efforts by establishing excellent rapport with stakeholders 

Qualifications: 

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience with large scale systems/SaaS
  • Expertise in measuring progress, identifying process gaps and balancing engineering and product asks
  • Ability to dive deep and come up with root cause to systemic issues
  • Ability to present data and status, tailored to varied levels of management
  • Agile Lifecycle Management tool expertise—preferably with JIRA
  • Ability to thrive in an environment with a high-degree of change and competing priorities
  • Continuously work towards planning and execution excellence
  • Ability to influence and motivate without authority

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a strongly associated discipline 
  • In-depth and practical knowledge of agile development methodologies 
  • 10 to 14 years of overall Engineering experience 
  • 5+ years in technical program management or similar experience 
  • Demonstrable experience of leading complex cross-functional initiatives end to end 
  • Must be technically savvy and completely at ease with leading successful engineering focused discussions 
  • Should have experience in Product based organizations 
  • PMP certification;  CSM or PMI-ACP or SAFe certification
  • Cloud or Data related certifications would be an added advantage

About the team:

Our product and engineering teams are dedicated to providing the industry’s best-in-class end to end supply chain visibility platform. We are committed to building a high-performing team with software craftsman-thinking who are dedicated to developing and enhancing our core platform, and we want you to be a central part of it!

Named one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform the world’s supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help its customers lower costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. We are a customer-obsessed organization, wholeheartedly committed to helping our customers succeed and drive long-term value. 

The empathy we exhibit with our customers applies internally, as well. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentorship and training programs, quarterly review and promotions processes, affinity group memberships and competitive benefits packages. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!

Amanda

Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our career pathing has flexibility which allows me to leverage my strengths and career goals. This combined with a culture of open, honest communication has driven me to explore new leadership opportunities and collaborate with teams across the globe! Knowing that I have support from my teammates keeps me motivated, intrigued and excited.

Lauren

Talent & Development Manager, People Operations

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Senior Talent & Development Manager

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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