Technical Program Manager - Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO)

| Greater LA Area
DISQO is a next-generation consumer insights platform. We provide the highest quality consumer data to the world's largest market research agencies, analytics companies, and brands. We operate one of the world's largest true consumer insights panels. This data helps our clients understand user behavior, build better experiences, and make better decisions. We utilize cutting-edge technology and innovative, out-of-the-box strategies to collect and analyze insights which help shape the products and services of tomorrow.
DISQO’s business growth is accelerating, and as a result; we are building a best-in-class agile Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO), to support the organization in delivering on its objectives, scale and navigate an increasingly complex multi-product environment. 
We are looking for an individual with a demonstrated growth mindset who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and values the opportunity to make an impact! We have a strong culture of teamwork, collaboration, mutual respect, and transparency and it's vital that our Technical Program Manager, EMPO is strongly aligned with these tenets.
Who We’re Looking For:
Working alongside the Product Leadership team, the ideal candidate is a master of cross-functional leadership, a determined problem solver, and is highly capable of navigating competing demands of complex programs and initiatives.
The Technical Program Manager, EPMO is responsible for identifying and leading enterprise-wide projects and programs, managing multiple cross-functional initiatives, ensuring delivery of outcomes that are aligned with the strategy and goals of the organization. This role will support a growing portfolio of initiatives, and will help drive greater outcomes and efficiencies across Product and the rest of the organization.

What you will do:

  • Drive and manage multiple technical programs and initiatives end-to-end that support DISQO’s objectives and priorities.
  • Lead complex cross-functional technical projects and programs, by driving the project/ program lifecycle, from requirement identification to launch and implementation, and partnering with engineers, designers, product managers, data scientists and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define deliverables, roadmaps and required documentation for programs and initiatives. 
  • Partner with the Product organization Leadership to track & monitor strategic initiatives, and identify and manage interdependencies. 
  • Manage strategic initiatives and programs, drive strategic alignment and ensure effective project and program execution.
  • Champion the needs of the Product organization and drive the development of program management frameworks, striving for framework consistency across EPMO’s other supported functions.
  • Champion consistent methodologies for risk identification and management, structure problem solving and mitigation that impacts the successful delivery of strategic initiatives and programs, and drive issue and dependency management.
  • Advocate and drive adoption of Agile methodologies across supported functions.
  • Contribute to building EPMO’s Center of Excellence as-a-service to partner organizations.
  • Provide visibility into strategic initiatives, to support portfolio-level reporting and executive briefings.
  • Partner with key stakeholders on OKR management, by supporting with setup, adoption, tracking and reporting.
  • Ensure that supported functions are aligned and delivering on targets as well as team and corporate level OKRs.
  • Facilitate and drive interlock meetings with other functions and key stakeholders, to drive alignment, enable collaboration and enable effective issue resolution.
  • Assist functional leaders by leveraging program reporting to increase intradepartmental awareness, visibility and velocity.
  • Enable DISQO processes by leveraging JIRA admin experience, and designing new configurations to suit the needs of different teams.
  • Create JIRA projects, queries and reports as needed, in addition to developing dashboards for initiative and program reporting.

What You Bring To The Table:

  • A self-starter with 5+ years of experience as a Technical Program Manager, successfully delivering complex business critical cross-functional programs at fast-growing tech companies, preferably in SaaS, Data and/or MarTech space.
  • Excellent project and program management experience, and effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Agile & Scrum methodologies. SAFe certification is highly desirable.
  • Must have strong experience in administering JIRA including workflow, configuration customization and user administration.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, including capacity to comfortably interface with senior leaders.
  • Proven experience in managing and delivering large scale and complex technical projects and programs, and solving complex problems. 
  • Experience managing programs and initiatives across multiple cross-functional teams
  • A combination of certifications across Lean Expert, Six Sigma Green/Yellow/Black Belt, Agile/Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, PMP, CPM, BCM and ProSci are highly recommended. 
  • Agile & Servant Leader DNA.

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Perks & Benefits:
·100% covered Medical/Dental/Vision for employee, 80% for dependents
·Equity
·Unlimited Vacation
·Flexible work hours
·Catered lunches 3x a week
·Stocked pantry
·Happy Hours
·Onsite Fitness Program
·Discounted Gym Membership
·Quarterly Offsites
·401K
·Life Insurance
·FSA
·Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
·Disability Insurance
·Travel Assistance Program
·24/7 Counseling Services offered to employees
DISQO is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery, innovation, and growth are possible when we open ourselves to new possibilities, perspectives, and approaches. That’s why, at DISQO, we welcome, support, and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds. Exceptional teams are rooted in extraordinary people, each with a unique story and a compelling set of skills. DISQO does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), genetic information, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
*Recruiting firms that submit resumes to DISQO without first entering into a written contract will not be entitled to any compensation on candidates referred by that firm.

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What are some social events your company does?

We have weekly happy hours, lunches and after hours activities. They include Nerf gun fights, karaoke, bowling, weekly basketball games, ping pong, puppy day, trivia games and a lot more!

Siran

Accounting

What projects are you most excited about?

DISQO's consumer facing product, Survey Junkie, is an awesome project to work on. Between building new features and responding to customers, at the rate we move, the project never gets old. Also, working on something that is used by millions of people is super fulfilling as I know everything I do makes an impact in the lives of others.

Roque

Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

DISQO granted me the opportunity to learn the fundamental framework to building a successful product while focusing on the user. As a recent college graduate, I can’t imagine to be working with a greater company than DISQO as they really encourage the work hard, play hard culture to all its employees.

David

Product Management

What is your vision for the company?

We want to build a trusted world where all brand decisions result in ultimate consumer satisfaction, a world where brands and consumers connect to create the best products & experiences together.

It's quite an ambitious & technically challenging goal, with an impact so massive, it will benefit all of humanity.

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CTO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe at DISQO can simply be described as fun. Whether it’s making watermelon slushee’s in the kitchen or playing a random game of UNO, there’s always something going on. Even when the work gets intense, you can always hear laughter throughout the office.

Marina

Talent Acquisition

What are DISQO Perks + Benefits

DISQO Benefits Overview

Fully subsidized medical, dental and vision PPO plan,
Flexible schedule,
Gym membership,
Fully stocked kitchen and catered lunches,
Fun culture - happy hours, games, off-site team building activities,
Smart passionate coworkers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
DISQO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
DISQO offers employees who commute or forego a parking pass completely, a monthly stipend.
Company Outings
DISQO hosts company outings Quarterly. Our previous quarterly events include bowling, a scavenger hunt in Santa Monica and a pool party in Malibu.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
DISQO has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks and all kinds of beverages.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DISQO provides discounted membership to 24 Hour Fitness.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Every few weeks, we host Taco Talks, where representatives from different departments share recent wins, ongoing projects, and more.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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