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Program Management Lead for Mobile App Design Projects

Company: USAA
Location: Driftwood
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking a talented Program Management Lead for Mobile App Design Projects for one of the following locations: San Antonio Home Office I, Plano Legacy, Austin Design Studio or Remote.Engages in the planning, execution, and delivery of programs and projects intended to accomplish business goals and objectives within prescribed timeframes and budgets. Develops an expert understanding of how project activities contribute to the achievement of strategic business goals and operational objectives. Collaborates with key stakeholders and project/program teams to ensure objectives are met.Job RequirementsAbout USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For--, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly-- Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.USAA Careers - Award Winning Workplace (17 seconds)USAA Careers - World Class Benefits (31 seconds)ABOUT USAA'S CHIEF DESIGN OFFICEUSAA has been powering innovation with empathy for nearly 100 years. Within the Chief Design Office (CDO), we reaffirm our commitment to build for the future and humanize the digital experience. CDO is comprised of 200+ multi-disciplinary designers, teachers, students, empathizers, explorers, doodlers, and even unicyclists. Spanning three locations (San Antonio, Austin and Plano), we have varied backgrounds across all design disciplines, from self-taught to advanced degrees.Job DescriptionTasks:Drives implementation of multiple, highly complex project/program initiatives typically requiring confidentiality and enterprise-level visibility to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives.Works closely with cross-functional teams and resources to achieve program and project milestones within established timeframes.Manages risk by using established project management processes to address execution challenges associated with quality, schedule and costs.Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for highly complex programs and projects to accomplish goals and objectives within a specified timeframe and budget.Ensures consistent visibility for program and project teams by monitoring and reporting business objectives, program/project achievements, and key indicators.Communicates with project stakeholders and executive/senior management, and provides insight on issues through root cause analyses.Facilitates collaboration on creative alternatives to project challenges with subject matter experts.Removes obstacles and impediments to ensure business and operational objectives are met.Drives adoption and challenges standards. Leads subject matter experts.Manages ambiguity and consistently seeks to drive clarity amongst project stakeholders.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree or 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree (12+ years' experience total in lieu of degree).8 or more years of relevant experience in project or program management.Expert knowledge of project management tools and methodologies.*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.Preferred:Experience managing design programs for mobile experiences for financial services or complex domains such as health care, or enterprise software.Demonstrated knowledge of Human Centered Design, design principles, methods and skills, lifecycle and activities, technologies and disciplines.Demonstrated experience managing design programs in a SAFe Agile environment, particularly with portfolio and program layers, a subject matter expert in planning and translating requirements/needs into packaged work items, effectively balancing project management discipline to provide structure and program visibility through out the lifecycleExperience facilitating delivery of work at exceptional pace for highly-matrixed, cross-functional, cross-division, enterprise-wide engagements.Excellent risk management, communication planning, and ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.Demonstrated experience managing multiple workstreams and stakeholders in changing environment to ensure efforts meet defined objectives.The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.Relocation assistance is not available for this position.For Internal Candidates:Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement) or must have manager's approval prior to posting.Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 5/20/20 by 11:59 pm CST time. SDL2017

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