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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Project Management

Oakland, US

Program Manager

Making Your Next Move Count

At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Position Summary


As a Program Manager, you will engage with an experienced, global, and cross-functional staff and take responsibility for protecting and enhancing the processes, facilitating product and engineering teams, communicating with the wider business and bringing continuous improvement. You will also serve as a change agent for the company as they mature through this Scaled Agile transformation.


  • Track identified risks, prepare and manage risk response strategies for these risks with team/tech lead/architects. 

  • Communicate risk details and mitigation plans with all stakeholders and leadership

  • Track and monitor the delivery of commitments for release from assigned teams

  • Act as Scaled Scrum Master for multiple scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work

  • Facilitate and optimize sprint ceremonies and ensure cross-team coordination (locally and globally)

  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the teams and coordinate release efforts.

  • Work with product owners to develop and prioritize the backlog

  • Remove any impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint goals and help achieve shippable product

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame (emphasis on problem-solving).

  • Facilitate getting the work done with team camaraderie rather than coercion, assigning, or dictating.

  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible; leading by example

  • Drive new initiatives, process improvements toward consistent delivery of the working product.

  • Use innovative techniques to team retrospectives with focus on team building, ownership, and accountability

  • Coordinate interdependencies between the teams, vendors or customers.



  • 5+ years of project/program management preferably managing global programs for a software engineering organization

  • 2+ years of experience with agile/SCRUM development methodologies and software development life cycle principles

  • Project Management and Agile certifications desirable (e.g.: PMP, PgMP, SAFe, PMI-ACP, CMMI, PSP/TSP)

  • Experience with and knowledge of Container Terminal operations, or Transportation/Logistics, SaaS Platform, Cloud Deployments a significant plus

  • Hands-on knowledge of Pivotal/Jira/Jira Reporting or any agile management tools

  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, a plus

  • Experience with Agile techniques such as: Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

  • Experience in a medium to a large organization that coordinates releases with geographically located teams.

  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics. Drive execution excellence through well defined KPIs and create key metrics/dashboards for executive consumption.

  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown, and burnup metrics, velocity, and task definition and experience with tools to draw metrics from data

  • Experience and knowledge on how to lead a team to self-organization

  • Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development; growing business trust.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) Computer Science or Business with technical savviness

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland