Digital Program Manager, Release Train Engineer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
 
For the 30th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2019, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Looking to continue building your career at MSK? Passionate about making a difference? We have an exciting new opportunity to work with a collaborative team!

 

We are excited to recruit program management professionals to lead planning, execution and delivery of digital products. Collaborating with the Deputy CIO & VP of Digital Solutions and working closely with product managers and architects, as Digital Program Manager/RTE you will support large multi-functional and informational projects.

Following the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you will act as servant leader and mentor for the Agile Release Train (ART) composed of 50 to 150 people (5 to 15 Agile Teams). Your major responsibilities will be to facilitate ART events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value. You will connect with partners, advance impediments, help manage risk and drive relentless improvement.

You will:

  • Features Prioritization and estimation with focus on business value
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for iterations/sprints and Program Increments (PIs)
  • Facilitate cross team planning and alignment by facilitating Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Facilitate PI planning readiness by guiding vision and backlog preparation during Pre and Post PI planning meeting
  • Collaborate with Agile Release Train (ART) team members, delivery team members, partners, business owners etc., in order to refine a backlog of epics, features, and stories to deliver the highest value outcomes for the business.
  • Coordination at scale by managing program activities across many teams, ensuring dependencies and risks are identified and mitigated, and impediments are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Promote decision making by guiding the ART to optimization through continuous improvement using data to advise discussions.
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART by facilitating the removal of impediments, identifying waste and bottlenecks and limiting Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Apply Lean and Agile practices appropriately in a way that is consistent with the underlying values and principles of the lean and agile mentality
  • Ability to recognize how the components (i.e. individuals and teams) of the ART interact as a system and optimize the whole so that it becomes more than the sum of its parts.
  • Foster a culture of trust, collaboration, communication, transparency, and continuous learning & improvement.
  • Coaching by sharing experience and knowledge of lean agile practices (SAFe framework) in an open and collaborative way to promote learning and autonomy and increase mastery among staff and leaders.
  • Effectively facilitating at scale. Align the audience to organizational goals and outcomes, creates engagement and empower teams.
  • Develop a standard set of tools for teams to track cross-team dependencies, product/feature launches
  • Help manage risks and dependencies for assigned program

You have:

  • 7-10 years Information technology experience
  • 4 - 7 years product/project management working with engineers and product managers and comfortable coordinating across multiple teams to build a centralized understanding of the effort’ status and keep teams on track.
  • 2-4 years as a Scrum Master or working in an SM capacity is preferred 
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring skills on agile methodology. Understand Scrum Framework, Scrum-of-Scrum lead, and working in scaled Agile environment setting
  • Excellent communication and understanding of what level and form of communication is required to keep your teams, partners, and leadership aligned
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, set direction, and influence those not under direct line of management
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Scrum Master certification
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Release Train Engineer certification

Location: NYC - Midtown East near Grand Central 

Benefits

Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time | Generous Vacation + 12 holidays to recharge & refuel | Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care | 403b retirement savings plan match | Tuition Reimbursement | Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance | Commuter Spending Account | Fitness Discounts & Wellness Program | Resource Networks | Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility

We believe in communication, transparency, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.

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Closing

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  

 

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Location

1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

What are Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Perks + Benefits

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Benefits Overview

At MSK, we are invested in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents. We offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, so you can choose what’s best for you and your family. MSK shares the cost of the plans with you, and your share depends on your plan elections and salary band.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
MSK offers a robust array of health and wellness plans. Medical coverage is offered through Empire, Aetna, and Oxford. Wellness programs are usually at no cost to you.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
MSK partners with TIAA to offer a robust retirement savings plan with fund investment via Vanguard.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MSK provides Bright Horizons backup child and elder care and [email protected] network.
Generous Parental Leave
MSK is proud to offer our paid parental leave, which offers six weeks of fully paid time off to bond with a newborn or newly adopted or placed foster child.
Flexible Work Schedule
MSK offers flexible work arrangements
Adoption Assistance
MSK recognizes the need for innovative solutions that maximize productivity without sacrificing employee well-being, family relationships, and personal life.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At MSK, we recognize that our employees dedicate their whole selves to their work and need appropriate time off to recharge and refuel.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Transit spending account and parking spending account
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Fitness guidance and fitness center discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
The Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help employees further their education, enhance their skills and knowledge, and improve their ability to face future challenges at MSK.
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