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Head of Technical Program Management- Business Technology

Company: Asana
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Apply Now Head of Technical Program Management- Business Technology at Asana San Francisco We are looking for a Head of Technical Program Management to join the Business Technology team to help develop key processes and drive programs from incubation to launch. The Business Technology team at Asana is responsible for delivering scalable efficient processes, infrastructure, technology and insights that help Asana achieve its mission. In addition, we partner with across the company to drive transformations that result in growing our business, organizational effectiveness and efficiency. This individual must possess the ability to juggle multiple projects in various life-cycles with high business acumen. We're looking for someone who has experience working with both rapidly scaling high-growth startups, as well as established larger companies, so you can bring the best of these worlds and connect it to what and how we do things at Asana. This role will report directly to our Head of Business Technology.-- What you'll achieve

  • Gain a deep understanding of how Asana collaborates on cross-functional initiatives and improve the operating model for the organization.--
  • You will attract, develop and inspire a team of program and project managers that business teams feel they can't live without.
  • Co-create the processes necessary to ideate, define, intake, prioritize, execute, launch initiatives.--
  • You connect goals, objectives and teams together and work in close partnerships to create a technical program management strategy and process improvement roadmap
  • Be the catalyst for teams to continuously reflect and improve on how to work better together--
  • Help foster a culture focused on speed, agility, introduce good process but ensure that it does not become a hindrance to progress--
  • Work with business sponsors to develop project roadmaps that align with business objectives/priorities and take into account resource availability
  • Help teams develop execution strategies to deliver the technology roadmap
  • Overall responsibility for planning, executing, tracking and managing cost, schedule, and scope for all projects in the portfolio
  • Use strong technical and business acumen to manage risk and escalate impediments through a defined process for faster decision making
  • Drive improvements in software development practices/processes within teams and across the organization
  • Drive the adoption of key engineering practices like Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, etc. to improve quality and reliability of the team's deliverables.
  • Coaching and mentoring team, technology and business leaders on Agile/Scrum/Lean principles and practices About you
    • 5+ years in a program management leadership role as a Director or Senior Manager--
    • 10-15 years of project delivery and execution experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, Finance and People Ops domains
    • Keen understanding and curiosity of SaaS business models and its product development lifecycle (infrastructure, software, or data services).
    • A customer-centric mindset and always asking how our work is improving the lives of our customers (internal or external)
    • Proven experience communicating and building relationships with leaders across business, technology and product functions.
    • Ability to work well as a member of a highly integrated team composed of both technical and non-technical members across the company.
    • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment.
    • Thorough understanding of the project lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment without being dogmatic. Knowledge of agile-aligned methodologies (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, Lean-Agile, etc.)
    • Experience working with teams who use the following models: DevOps, service ownership, and continuous integration/ continuous delivery.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation. Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic.
    • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members alike across the company. About us At Asana, we're building a better way to work, fueled by transparency, inclusion, and technology that is a force for positive change. Asana is a work management platform that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives, so they can move faster and accomplish more with less. For the past 5 years, we've been named a top workplace, including top 10 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces, #1 Fortune Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, #8 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, and one of Ireland's Best Workplaces . With offices all over the world, we are always looking for curious, collaborative, and mission-driven people to help us enable the world's teams to work together effortlessly. We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status. Do you have the right to work in the country where this role is based? --*
      -- Please indicate whether you are a citizen or legal permanent resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea or Syria. --*
      NOTE:--Asana is seeking the above information for the exclusive and limited purpose of complying with U.S. export control laws given that the position for which you are applying may require access to technology subject to those laws and could require a license application or other filing. We will not use the information that you provide for any other purpose.-- -- U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Asana are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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