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Manger of Technical Program Management, FlashArray

Company: purestorage

Location: Mountain View, CA

Posted on: July 06


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The FlashArray team builds the industrys most innovative, easiest to use, high-performance, and highly available portfolio of products that are designed for the most demanding mission critical applications. While we deliver a hardware storage array, over 90% of our engineering staff are software engineers. Our customers are the most important part of our business and they love FlashArray for it's simplicity of management, the constant flow of new and exciting upgrades, and ability to live on the cutting edge of technology while never taking downtime, ever. Enterprise investment in cloud-based technologies is increasing with a substantial shift towards hybrid cloud. Pure Storage is at the heart of this transformation, delivering a cloud storage model experience everywhere, enabling cloud-like agility, seamless mobility, and improved ROI. Our cloud, virtualization, and cloud-native solutions portfolio continues to grow, and were on an aggressive path to do even more!

FlashArray team is seeking a Director to lead a group of Technical Program Managers to drive complex engineering projects from conception to completion. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders. You will drive release process changes to scale to accelerate the innovation and improve existing processes, develop tools, manage software releases and deliver on other Engineering programs. Youll be exercising independent judgment, collaborating with Engineering leaders and developing recommendations that translate into a course of action.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Direct a group of high performing Technical Program Managers, focusing on driving business critical programs and releases in the FlashArray business unit.
  • Provide direction, strategy and vision for the program office, set annual goals with quarterly measurable outcomes.
  • Improving productivity, quality, resolving systemic organization-wide problems, building strong relationships and implementing change which will be key to success.
  • Combine technical knowledge, subject matter expertise, data-driven analysis to identify improvement opportunities, identify trends and influence business direction
  • Develop tools and process strategy for Pure development lifecycle.
  • Facilitate cross BU collaboration to share best practices and improvements across TPMs across engineering at Pure
  • Support the growth and development of technical program managers
  • Provide project management, cross-functional coordination, and inter/intra team communications to deliver outstanding program outcomes on-time with high quality
  • Able to lead from the front by developing schedules, identify dependencies, critical paths, bottlenecks and unblock execution throughout the duration of programs
  • Communicate schedules, priorities, and status at different levels in the company
  • Understand high-level technical architecture and be able to facilitate communication, conflict resolution and drive decisions on appropriate deployments
  • Responsible for Capex planning activity and ensuring CapEx spend is within bounds by performing accurate and timely accounting of CapEx spend monthly/quarterly/yearly

What You Bring To The Team

  • 8+ years of experience as a Technical Program Manager; MS in computer science, MBA or engineering management equivalent preferred
  • Significant experience managing program managers or software engineers with a broad range of experience levels. Demonstrated success in supporting team members career growth
  • Experience managing teams of different disciplines to deliver results in a timely manner
  • Experience with multiple complex, feature rich programs, releases and schedule management
  • Experience with Agile transformation and Iterative development
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical, cross-functional groups
  • Experience in vendor / partner negotiations to optimize the SW roadmap
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, critical problem solving skills and work with various stakeholders to resolve conflicts
  • Demonstrated change agent with capabilities to identify and deliver on process changes that would enable faster time to market while driving organization consistency and efficiency
  • Proven expertise in managing projects throughout the entire SDLC, including investigation, design, execution and delivering products to market on schedule, and addressing customer feedback in development



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