Senior Program Manager, Lean-Agile Transformation Coach

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Summary

Project (Admin) Mgr: Performs non-technical project completion using an internal customer perspective, typically from initiation through delivery. Coordinate cross-functional teams through meetings and progress measurement activity which bring distinct, specific projects to completion both on time and within budget.

 

 

Job Requirements

 

 

Job Requirements

NetApp’s SolidFire Group (SFG) is seeking Lean-Agile Transformation Coach with a solid background in product development, preferably software. This role will report directly to the Director of Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure.

Candidates will have a passion for the Lean Agile Mindset, process improvement, coaching teams and business transformation along with a desire to relentlessly champion best practices in a hyper-growth and dynamic environment. You will co-lead the Lean Agile Center of Excellence including training programs, meetups and events, consulting, and process engineering. The Lean Agile Transformation team has both direct and matrixed team members dedicated to championing lean agile business process and mindset change across SFG to support our growth trajectory. This is a great opportunity to lead in a high-powered team delivering an industry-changing product within an extremely high growth sector of the tech industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead Lean-Agile transformation through a SAFe implementation to demonstrated business results
  • Recommend strategies to improve development efficiencies
  • Ensure that product releases are delivered at market pace with the highest quality  
  • Leverage agile expertise to develop and implement agile practices across the organization
  • Co-lead the Lean-Agile Center of Excellence to support transformation
  • Initiate work on important projects and work streams supporting the overall transformation 
  • Work with Technology leaders to deconstruct issues, developing solutions, assigning accountability, and following through to conclusion 
  • Independently frame issues, develop recommendations, and advocate for decisions in a fact-based manner in presentations to senior leadership teams 
  • Coach functional teams on Lean Agile ways of doing business and influence them for a sustainable shift in behaviors and mindsets 
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters 

Requirements

  • 10+ years of accelerated professional growth in leading companies, with a track record of increasing levels of responsibility and accomplishments 
  • Extensive experience in leading and implementing large scale Enterprise-agile transformation with success record in using SAFe as a framework of reference 
  • Experience in software development or related business
  • Reputation as a thought leader able to advocate a point of view, consider alternatives, and move the group to a decisive conclusion 
  • Experience establishing, leading and successfully completing transformative efforts that lead to measurable results. 
  • Track record of being given responsibility for driving organizational change and guiding cross functional teams 
  • Established reputation for building peer like relationships with leaders in a large, complex organization, and being able to communicate and influence groups with highly developed communication skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives at once in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. Calm under pressure and comfort with problem solving ambiguity 
  • Is trusted by senior leaders to provide a candid view of “what is really going on.” 
  • Demonstrates high empathy and employee-centric view of change 
  • Demonstrated ability to build momentum for change and carrying the team across the finish line in making it happen

Education

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • MBA preferred
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Technology we use

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Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.

An Insider's view of NetApp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is one of excitement. On one hand, there is always work to be done and a new project or product to be working on which helps keep the office thriving. On the other hand, we have a lot of fun! Whether it is over a surprise mini golf course in the office for April Fool’s Day, or a happy hour in the breakroom. We work hard & play hard.

Kayte

Workplace Resources Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've always been a fan of walking around and socializing. I've worked with many of the people here at previous companies, so knowing so many people makes it easy to grab a lunch, find out what other teams are up to. We also put on a hackathon and encourage working with people from other groups. I talk to everyone!

Dave

Senior Performance Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

NetApp is very proactive in providing the opportunity to investigate, apply for & interview for, other openings within the company. Furthermore, the opportunity to work on various technologies comes often enough I feel like my skills are always up to date with current technology trends.

Kenton

Tech Lead – Solutions Quality Interoperability Testing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Def hackathons! Lot of good initiatives have come out of these. We are also starting a couple of initiatives. One is centered around connecting our engineers with our customers so that they can help bring the perspective as we are solving complex problems. We are also looking at connecting passion to the opportunity.

Tina

Sr. Engineering Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to focus on leading by objectives. Then give them freedom to do the work as they see fit. If I can respond to a request for advice, I’m there. If I can make a suggestion for a problem they surface, I’m glad to do that, but how they do their job rests with them.

Kevin

Engineering Manager

What are NetApp Perks + Benefits

NetApp Benefits Overview

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
Life Insurance
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
Pet Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
Wellness Programs
Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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