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Staff Program Manager



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2022

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role

The mission for the Engineering Program Management Office (PMO) is to implement project and program management methodologies that enable Fivetran to deliver complex products and initiatives on time and within expectations. In addition, the Engineering PMO will act as the subject matter expert for project and program management standards, directing a department-wide approach to project delivery and communication. You will help accelerate, track, and execute on the most critical and cross cutting product and engineering objectives at the company. You will communicate and work in close collaboration with partners across the engineering team as well as other business partners to achieve this vision. This role will be highly visible as this individual will assist in setting up and building the first PMO at the company and within the engineering organization.

Technologies You'll Use

  • Cloud service providers(AWS, GCP, Azure), ETL or ELT, software engineering

What You’ll Do

Program Management

  • Manage key engineering programs and initiatives from initiation to closing.
  • Provide regular program status updates on a variety of internal channels to all levels of the organization.
  • Define project plans and schedules. Drive project execution.
  • Lead internal cross-functional teams in engineering and validation activities.
  • Ensure tight inter-team coordination and communication.
  • Digest, understand, and communicate complex, technical/engineering issues.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts or issues quickly, efficiently and effectively.
  • Surface and mitigate risks or defects and lead technical task forces to ensure proper planning and issue resolution.
  • Manage interdependencies across multiple engineering disciplines, programs, and stakeholders including platform, SRE, & QA.
  • Develop creative solutions, remove obstacles, and redefine approaches to balance cost, quality and delivery priorities.
  • Work closely with product management.
  • Process Management
  • Establish, maintain and oversee program and project management processes and practices.
  • Find opportunities to enhance and simplify processes where possible.

Planning, Tracking & Reviewing

  • Track and report progress against the product roadmap.
  • Define and own specific program metrics and objectives.
  • Track and report on PMO KPIs.

Skills We’re Looking For

  • Can lead key high level initiatives with minimal oversight; experience managing programs focused on enterprise expansion a plus
  • Evaluates different problem solving approaches and proactively leads improvement & changes
  • Ensures accepted project management best practices are followed by teammates and leaders
  • Proactive leadership and mentorship; Is a role model for teammates
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and leadership skills

Bonus Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in either technical and non-technical program/project management
  • Agile and waterfall project/program management experience
  • Familiarity with project management tools like Smartsheets, Trello, Asana
  • Start-up experience a plus
  • PMP certification a strong plus
  • Software engineering experience a strong plus




Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

*may vary by country - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

To learn more about Fivetran's benefits by region - click here.

We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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