Staff Technical Program Manager  - VUDU

Walmart Stores SUNNYVALE, CA

About the Job

Position Description


As a Senior Technical Program Manager for Vudu, you will engage with multiple cross-functional teams to conceive, design and deliver high quality products in support of Vudu’s business strategy and objectives. You have day-to-day responsibility for managing complex agile software development programs and projects to completion.
Key responsibilities:
• Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in Program/Project Management and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
• Identify, assess, communicate, and mitigate risks and issues as they arise.
• Provide strategic insights to define and improve product features, business analytics and monitoring tools by working closely with Product Management and Engineering teams.
• Provide technical leadership to the team, and drive closure of technical issues by working with front/backend and partner engineers.
• Communicate directly with executive management team to share program/project status, and to escalate risks and issues as needed to endure visibility, ownership, and timely resolution.
• Develop Project Management best practices and champion process improvement initiatives across the organization.

Minimum Qualifications


A technical strong and highly motivated leader with excellent communication skills, proven skill sets for building top performing cross-disciplinary teams that can work across multiple geographies, with strong customer focus and a proven track record of delivering successful products to market.


• Bachelor's degree in a technical field (e.g., computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, etc.), or equivalent.
• 5+ years full life-cycle program/project experience managing large scale programs that span across Product Management, Engineering/QA, UX, Business, Marketing, and Third Party partners.
• Strong organizational and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team.
• 3+ year’s software development experience with building and launching consumer software for web, mobile or desktop.
• Demonstrate creative problem-solving approach and strong analytical skills, combined with a strong sense of ownership, and proactive can-do attitude.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications


• Master’s degree in a technical field (e.g., computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, etc.).
• Web or Internet start-up environment and information security technology experience.
• Drive large scale projects that have high visibility and impact to the organization.
• Proficient with modern software engineering practices and good familiarities with coding tools and techniques.
• Proficient in presenting to and persuading at the Senior Director and Vice Presidential level.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.

Company Summary


The Walmart eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better.  With the help of some of the brightest minds in technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

Position Summary


As a Senior Technical Program Manager for Vudu, you will engage with multiple cross-functional teams to conceive, design and deliver high quality products in support of Vudu’s business strategy and objectives. You have day-to-day responsibility for managing complex agile software development programs and projects to completion.
Key responsibilities:
• Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in Program/Project Management and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
• Identify, assess, communicate, and mitigate risks and issues as they arise.
• Provide strategic insights to define and improve product features, business analytics and monitoring tools by working closely with Product Management and Engineering teams.
• Provide technical leadership to the team, and drive closure of technical issues by working with front/backend and partner engineers.
• Communicate directly with executive management team to share program/project status, and to escalate risks and issues as needed to endure visibility, ownership, and timely resolution.
• Develop Project Management best practices and champion process improvement initiatives across the organization.