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Director, Strategic Technical Program Management

Company: Sleep Number
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Sleep Number Labs, a part of Sleep Number, is a fast moving, highly technical team of people with the ambitious goal of bringing people better health and well-being through the best possible sleep experience. Simply put, we aim to be the leader in sleep. We combine our established expertise in creating comfortable, adjustable beds with the latest in sleep science, cutting-edge sensor technology, and data processing algorithms.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 areasPrimary 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 technologyPosition 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#SIQL

Keywords: Sleep Number, Castro Valley , Director, Strategic Technical Program Management, Executive , Castro Valley, California

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