Senior Program Manager

| El Segundo

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People who Inspire Us.
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About Us
We are MotorTrend.
With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.
Our People
The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world.
The Role
Job Summary & Responsibilities:
The Senior Program Manager full-time will help keep the pace of our overall delivery of the company’s expanding digital experience, specifically web, mobile apps, video, OTT, and other emerging platforms. The successful candidate has demonstrated experience in leading the execution of digital products, making sure to keep all stakeholders abreast of progress and issues that might come up. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and has proven track record of driving agile based software development driven by key user insights and data. Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Managing projects involving cross-functional teams focusing on launching new software products and services.
• Create and maintain project plans, help evaluate resource availability, anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, recommend trade-offs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints and champion agile development practices.
• Day to day management of digital portfolio of work, including web and mobile applications development and optimization.
• Keep track of KPIs, goals and communicate wins/losses to senior executive team.
• Planning, leading, organizing and reporting of the agile teams’ work
• Liaising with the Product Owners and technical team to deliver the KPIs set by the business
• Ability to wear multiple delivery focused hats (if needed): Project management responsibilities (budget, time, cost, resources, weekly RAG reports)
• Scrum master for the development team (run scrum ceremonies, process improvements)
• Contribute to process improvements and efficiencies, experience of a POD environment an advantage
Education/Experience:
• 5 years of experience as a program manager, project manager, delivery manager and/or scrum master in a software development environment.
• Scrum Master certification is desired
• A college degree is required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• A proven track record of successfully implementing web development projects and native mobile applications (iOS, Android, connected devices) using Agile methods
• Technically savvy - good understanding of existing technologies, programming languages and frameworks (Node.JS/Java/React/PHP/)
• Analytical skills to be able to solve problems and remove impediments
• Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
• Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands, including 3rd party agencies/partners.
• Must have maturity, leadership, sound judgment, and the ability to effectively balance multiple priorities.
• Must have high energy, be a strong team player, creative thinker and strategic influencer.
• A process-oriented disposition is critical, with experience successfully crafting processes appropriate to organizational culture and goals.
• 5 years of experience as a program manager, project manager, delivery manager and/or scrum master in a software development environment.
• Prior experience with Scrum or other Agile methods - Scrum Master certification is desired
• Proficient with Agile tools like JIRA and Confluence
Physical Requirements:
• The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
Equipment/Software Used:
• Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Programming languages: Node.JS/Java/React/PHP
• Native applications (iOS, android, connected devices)
Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.
NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and celebrating our accomplishments is important! Events/activities range from wellness, catering, arcade games and giving back in our community. Example: massage day, fitness classes, catered company celebrations, Dodger night and Impact volunteering day.

Mark Bradbury

Manager, Recruitment

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
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