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Director, Strategic Technical Program Management

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Sleep Number Corporation

San Jose, CA 95194
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


This position involves technical strategic expertise and thinking to new product development and initiatives at the executive level. This individual will be a key member in Sleep Number's strategic technical execution in support of our vision of becoming the world's most beloved brand by delivering unparalleled sleep experiences.

In this role, you will be responsible for driving strategic projects and research initiatives by building timelines, identifying risks, producing user stories, clarifying scope of work and interacting with engineers in order to meet the deliverables according to a pre-determined schedule and cadence. This role will involve working cross functionally with a wide range of teams from durables, hardware, electronics, Embedded software, cloud software and operations and consumer mobile apps. You should be able to work with minimal direction and have the ability to develop understanding of new areas

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for working with leadership team to identify and develop strategic technical product initiatives
Responsible for working with cross-functional leaders to deliver product development projects on time, in scope and on budget.
Ensures project progress is tracked, documents agendas, meeting minutes, action items, project plans and issue logs.
Responsible for communication of project statuses to leadership team
Responsible for developing and driving adoption of world class processes, tools, and technology
Position Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience required
15+ years of in program or project management experience
Strong track record of delivering strategic complex, high value deliverables through organizational change, technical analysis, product and program management
Designing and executing strategies that converge business and technology for the benefit of increased revenue, margin and optimal customer experience
Ability to leverage the voice of the business and identify the largest impact activities
Experience successfully leading significant technical projects to completion
Experience in managing technical strategic initiatives, including framing the problem, conducting research and analysis, synthesizing recommendations, and building actionable business and operational plans
Entrepreneurial self-starter who takes initiative in a fast-paced, innovative high-growth environment
Technical depth in: Technology Product Development, Internet of things (IOT), SaaS, PaaS, AWS, Azure, APIs, Sensors, Security, DevOps and Application development
Good understanding and experience in Digital Health. Knowledge of HIPAA, Remote monitoring, EMR/EHR systems
Software/SaaS industry domain experience, ideally with exposure to IoT, DevOps, IT Ops, or infrastructure software
Effective at building relationships, collaborating, and influencing others; experience working with senior executives and cross-functional teams
Strong communicator, able to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing, comfortable in both business and technical discussions
Exceptional communication skills and an ability to connect people with different points of view and with varying levels of experience
Ability to make timely, data-driven decisions
Experienced in translating ideas into specific qualified and quantified action items. Ability to develop strategic plans with specific goals, priorities, timelines and budgets to effectuate ideas into products
Extremely strong intra-personal skills
Ability to work with executive leadership team
Excellent presentation skills




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