IT Program Manager - Career Education Corporation

Project & Program Management
Career Education
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Seeking a technically savvy and disciplined IT Program Manager to join efforts on next generation technologies related to Learning Management Systems and Student Support products.  As part of the team, this Program Manager will provide core program management leadership on assigned projects in partnership with product, engineering and quality assurance organizations.


The successful candidate is a technical program manager with a track record of successfully developing strong relationships and managing complex, cross discipline projects. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of successful delivery programs, including tracking, reporting and communications.

As a key contributor within this team, we would look for a candidate to bring programmatic rigor and best practices (Agile, Scrum, PMI, Six Sigma), to work in partnership, and further the capability of our PM team. Along with this discipline, we look for passion around evolving Learning Management System products through planning, design, deployment and managing large scale business impacting deployments.

This role, in collaboration with key stakeholders, will create the business plan that outlines the scenarios, the value and benefit of the product/project, and be able to demonstrate and explain the cost justifiers/ cost drivers for implementing the proposed technical solution(s). In addition, this person will measure, track & report on the effectiveness of the solution throughout a defined Service Lifecycle.



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Project scope definition, and planning through delivery of assigned product and related product releases
  • Provide customer input represented in both technical and business terms with descriptive requirements to ensure the value of the project is realized
  • Delivery, documentation and circulation of an end to end Plan, including activity, dependencies, timing and ownership. Follow up with specific owners to deliver components of the project(s) on-time
  • Driving a unified message to all affected internal stakeholders and deliver Engineering feedback back to the product teams
  • Provide actionable detail on future Engineering requirements to the product team for inclusion in future products (N+1)
  • Present program status and issues to Executive Management and the Business Partners Team(s) on a regular and consistent basis
  • Ensures adherence to master plans and schedules, develops solutions to program problems, and directs work of incumbents assigned to program from various departments
  • Aiding in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes and coordinating preparations of proposals, plans, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Driving customized Mobile Application Software Development projects related to IOS and Android technologies (Object C/Java)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies


  • Strong project management skills, effectively managing projects across teams

  • Must be extremely well organized and detail oriented

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

  • Effective at building/maintaining cross-functional relationships

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to translate complex technical terminology, concepts and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical management and resources staff

  • The candidate must be familiar with tools such as Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead working groups, negotiate and create consensus

  • Strong Communication Skills (verbal, written, organizational)

  • Proven ability to lead complex IT projects

  • Proven ability to meet project challenges head-on and overcome variety of technical and deadline restraints


Education and Experience:  Minimum


  • 7+ years’ experience in Project/Program Management

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Business or related field from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent)


Education and Experience:  Preferred


  • Previous experience with the design, implementation and/or deployment of Learning Management Systems

  • Experience with Mobile Application Developments projects

  • PMI Certification preferred

  • MS in Computer Science, Business or related field from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or international equivalent)


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