Senior Program Manager

About the Employer

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation

Sr. Program Manager

Location: Los Angeles

Do you like to work closely with Product Managers and Engineering teams to help plan and track projects from initiation through deployment at a global scale? We are seeking a well-rounded, ambitious, and high-energy Sr. Program Manager to lead various fast-growing programs and improve the publishing platform for the Sony PlayStation Network.

We are passionate about Sony PlayStation and we live for our customers. You too should demonstrate a real passion and a shown ability to win others over and lead effectively; a dream to grow, learn, and improve; and to inspire others.

Responsibilities:

As a Sr. Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading initiatives intended to re-launch and globalize a number of developer and partner facing tools. As a key champion for our team you will create and maintain positive collaborations between technical leaders and business owners to deliver on strategic organizational initiatives.

Our Partner Platform & Tools team is responsible for building a modern, global platform for our thousands of game and application developers. This role requires you to be uncompromising in delivery of high quality, scalable, and innovative solutions. You will have exemplary program management skills in dependency and schedule tracking but also in process improvement and documentation. We strive to provide clear communications and organizational agility. We like to have fun while we work, you should too!

Driving results

  • Develop the overall program plan; definition and agreement on scope, track success criteria, key achievements, and timelines.
  • Settle key dependencies; technical, process and people.
  • Identify and minimize risks throughout the plan.
  • Lead day-to-day activities required to deliver a phenomenal solution on time.
  • Facilitate meetings and oversee/follow up on action items.
  • Deliver clear status updates.
  • Provide leadership by example.
  • Develop and share standard methodologies across the team.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • 6 - 8 years project/program management with at least a Bachelor’s Degree, or demonstrate significant commiserate practical experience
  • 4 years of that dedicated to running complex software programs; knowledge of digital content delivery or CMS preferred.
  • Special consideration if you possess 3+ years of experience in the content management, gaming, music, digital media, network service industry
  • Previous experience utilizing agile methodologies and principles.
  • Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Excellent executive presence and interpersonal skills across all levels of leadership.
  • Ability to lead both vertically and horizontally in a global organization.
  • Keen reader of people, culture and situations to take control and make things happen.
  • Excel in conflict resolution, negotiation, and people management.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Recognize and communicate blocking issue situations.
  • Extraordinary organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficiency with tools in agile development (Rally, Jira, Confluence, Trello, etc…).
  • Strong preference for expertise integrating JIRA and confluence as a reporting medium.
  • Shown understanding of agile software development, and release processes.
  • Proven ability to tackle routine and complicated problems effectively and independently.

Desirable Skills:

    • Previous experience in a digital delivery environment, CMS, or e-Commerce environment.
    • SAFe knowledge (www.scaledagileframework.com).
    • Scrum Master or Product Owner certifications.
    • Familiarity with digital media software and networking technologies, especially those related to Sony’s products, services, and devices.
    • Japanese language skills helpful.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in SIE.

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