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Program Manager Lead (Redmond, WA)

Msnbc.com is looking for an experienced top-flight senior-level program manager to envision, drive and deliver development of applications and strategy for our newly formed device development team. This unique role, working alongside the Video Development Team, will be responsible for creating high user value multimedia applications to run on high-end mobile devices and tablet computers (such as the iPad). Working with a small team of dedicated developers and large cross-functional project teams this role will be expected to successfully deliver technology programs with very limited supervision. Works with developers, testers, editors and other stakeholders on an ever-changing portfolio of tactical and strategic projects. Works on multiple complex projects in parallel to deliver tangible improvements to the msnbc.com user experience on time and on budget, and takes a lead role in making msnbc.com the world’s most compelling online news experience on devices such as the iPad.

Full responsibility for owning individual features, big and small, and driving them through the entire software development lifecycle. This includes:

-Determine the feature’s place in a larger product strategy

-Communicate the vision and gain support for the feature

-Gather requirements

-Define success metrics

-Develop estimates and project plans

-Write specifications and designs

-Create and manage schedules

-Communicate and coordinate regularly with team members and management

-Ensure the feature is released on time and on budget

-Track and report on the success metrics after the feature has released

-Manage multiple projects simultaneously

-Guide the user experience for individual features, working with the msnbc.com design team to ensure delivery of the Web’s most usable news experience.

-Lead the selection and coordination of vendor development resources, contracts negotiation and vendor management.  Ensure timely delivery, high quality results that demonstrate significant return on investment.

-Lead multiple complex projects across msnbc.com teams (such as editorial, sales and marketing), Microsoft teams (such as MSN Search), NBC teams, and external partner teams. Manage expectations, manage dependencies, balancing stakeholder needs and communicating progress internally and across partner teams.

-Drive broad strategic areas at msnbc.com, and play an instrumental role in advancing MSNBC’s competitive position and progress in those areas over time. Contribute significantly to the overall msnbc.com strategy, and communicate vision and strategy at an executive level.

-Responsible for continuous improvement of program management processes and procedures.

-Assist staffing efforts by finding and attracting industry-leading talent to work at msnbc.com.

-Coach and train msnbc.com program managers.

-Speak and present at msnbc.com events and at industry conferences.

Candidates must have Eight + years program management experience and a proven record of successfully leading multiple large interactive, software development and/or technology programs simultaneously with exceptional results.

To apply for positions on our team, respond by email to msnbcjobs@msnbc.com .  Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.