Technical Program Manager

| Greater LA Area

Honey is a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles. Our online shopping platform offers users a smarter way to shop. Through a simple browser extension, we open up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey’s community of online shoppers. We are helping millions save when they shop online, and we're hiring! We are actively seeking a Program Manager to join the Product Team in our Los Angeles office.


About The Role:

We are actively striving to create one of the worlds most engaged, high performing and rewarding product development organizations. Following a recent reorganization of our engineering and product team structure and operating model, we are looking for an experienced engineering and product coach to help our teams evolve to being a collection of purpose driven highly aligned, self-contained autonomous teams in a highly collaborative environment. This particular role has a focus on the product development organization, however will collaborate closely with engineering and product to push our collective product development capabilities forward.


What You'll Do:

As a Technical Program Manager at Honey, you will:

  • Oversee and manage the development of all essential product roadmap and product strategy material, and other product/mission team communications through collaboration
  • Identify emergent inter-team and cross-team product-related challenges/issues/dependencies and process gaps, and designing solutions optimize for operational efficiencies across Product and Engineering teams 
  • Identify emergent needs to define repeatable processes and good practices for collaboration within and across mission teams
  • Surface and escalate constraints/dependencies/alignment challenges or any other critical issues, and diligently drive to resolve
  • Seek opportunities to coach product managers in designing/defining functional and nonfunctional requirements for mission teams
  • Co-Lead the effort to build and maintain strategic, operational and cultural symmetries between our headquarters and remote engineering and product locations
  • Co-Architect Product and Engineering Onboarding with other productivity coaches and key stakeholders
  • Co-Architect Product and Engineering Internal/External Brand Building with other productivity coaches and key stakeholders
  • Contribute to organization design and engineering/product operational planning 
  • Cultivate a safe, diverse, inclusive, and positive environment for teams through effective prioritization, advocacy, thought leadership, and compassion


About You:

  • Have vast experience as an Agile Coach, Technical Product/Program Manager, Release Manager, Tech Lead or Engineering Manager/Director (preferably for a cross-functional team)
  • Have Technical and product knowledge to speak intelligently with the engineering and product team on challenges and areas of improvements
  • Have Influential and coaching skills to lead change without authority and be a self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • You are intellectually curious - you seek a deeper understanding of how Honey works and you’re fascinated by complex organizational challenges and seek ways to connect the dots between practical and theoretical knowledge 
  • You are empathetic - you have the capacity to imagine how the world looks to others and to build bonds of trust even in difficult circumstances. 
  • You are committed to learning, honest self-examination and open feedback from others 
  • You are willing to fail and to invest in doing whatever it takes to grow into an exceptional performer


Success Looks Like:

  • Material improvement in the coordination, visibility, communication, and prioritization of product vision, roadmaps, and release across teams
  • An objectively positive influence on our engineering and product culture across locations
  • Developed presence as a trusted mentor, advisor and coach for our engineering and product organization, in partnership and tight collaboration with our other productivity coaches
  • A material improvement in the guidance and support we offer our people coaches (managers and leads) throughout the engineering and product organizations and defined, adopted, and implemented standards for coaches



At Honey, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Honey is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.


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Location

We're about a block away from the Staples Center, two blocks from the 7th Street Metro Station, and across the street from 7th and Figueroa!

An Insider's view of Honey

What are some social events your company does?

We have a regular company all-hands that gives everybody from different teams a chance to catch up with each other, quarterly recreational tournaments (usually ping-pong or competitive video games), board game nights, and a lot of the time just hanging out at whatever local events may be going on.

Sean

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration plays a big role in ensuring deploys go smoothly. Sync ups between Engineering, Product, Design, and beyond, occur on a daily basis. Whether it’s a drop-in at someone’s desk, a Slack message to update a spec/status of a ticket, or a full on meeting--the communication never stops, to ensure that we’re all on the same page.

Yvonne

QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Being flexible and stepping out of my comfort zone. At Honey, several times I’m given the opportunities I’ve never had prior to working here. For example, I’ve had to schedule, plan and drive meetings. I’ve also had to get used to constantly presenting my work to my peers. It’s really great because it’s taught me how to be a better communicator.

Xola

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We have a completely open culture at the company, from seating to communication. Every Friday we do a company wide stand-up where we are as transparent as possible. The only way we can hit our objectives is if everybody is operating with the same information.

Glen

COO

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Honey when there were only 10 people in the company and today we have over 100 employees. In the past 2 years we’ve seen tremendous growth both internally and externally which has allowed me the opportunity to build out a team underneath me, work across departments and provide input for the product and company’s future.

Stephanie

Sr. Director of Partnerships

What are Honey Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our party planning committee and our Employee Resource Group committees plan events for Honey.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Beginning in January 2020 we will be offering an FSA for all employees who choose to participate.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 66% of annual salary.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 50 - 100% of expenses depending on the procedure.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Honey's health insurance policy covers 80 - 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1X times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Honey's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Honey matches 100% up to 3% of employee contributions
Company Equity
Honey is Restricted Stock Units to anyone who joins the team. Vesting occurs over a 4 year period with a 1-year cliff of 25%.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Honey provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and work from home days when necessary.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Honey hosts quarterly all hands and outings. Teams have the discretion to host additional team outings.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking, A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
We provide relocation assistance for some roles for candidates who are not local to the Los Angeles area or other office locations.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Honey offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Honey hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program.
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5,000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
We have an annual budget of up to $1,000 for paid industry certifications.
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