Program Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company, powered by our deep understanding of how people move throughout the world. Our solutions help businesses make smarter decisions, developers create more engaging experiences, and brands build more effective marketing strategies.

Foursquare’s platform includes Attribution, Audience, Proximity, Places, Pilgrim SDK and Visits. As the industry’s first and only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions — those that exist today and those we have yet to build. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map and models fresh and up-to-date, building a phone’s-eye-view of the world with 105 million unique places of interest worldwide.

About the Team: 

The PMO team is responsible for defining, implementing, and maintaining the standards for program and project management across multiple organizations at Foursquare. On one side of the PMO are the embedded Program Managers, who focus on our products or areas of technology, and lead the teams in their delivery of new features and enhancements. On the other side are the enabling Program Managers, who lead a variety of strategic projects and programs that are horizontal in nature, crossing either multiple product and technology teams, or go across multiple organizations. 

About the Role:

 Infrastructure, covers a variety of areas, including Security, Infra Eng, and IT. The infra area needs a program manager to be the lead for the delivery of a diverse set of initiatives requiring expertise in both program management and building relationships with stakeholders across a wide set of functions. Through collaboration with business partners and engineering teams, this role will drive forward delivery that will result in significant growth of Foursquare.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Responsible for the delivery of MVPs, on time, on budget, without exhausting the teams.
  • Work with a team to set goals and objectives and define iterative deliverables for implementation. Document requirements (mix of Jira and Confluence).
  • Identify process improvement opportunities. Develop, implement, train, and drive teams on new processes to optimize team productivity.
  • Identify and deploy the best SDLC framework (nearly always Scrum or Kanban) based on type of work and team. Drive team to deliver on high-impact/ high-visibility projects or programs units to successful outcomes on time and within budget.
  • Communicate program status and risk to relevant stakeholders, teams, and partners, including executives, escalating when appropriate on trade-off decisions.
  • Champion Agile methodology to teams unfamiliar with its practices, such as encouraging flexible responses to change.
  • Balance competing factors (risk mitigation and issue resolution, dependency management, highest-ROI, etc.) to effectively maximize impact to customers.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ of years experience in a similar role or similar working experience
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner certified
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks
  • Experience in helping teams evolve their Agile practices
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science, or related field, or 8 years relevant work experience
  • Ability to understand software engineering fundamentals. Exposure to large-scale systems.
  • Experience in communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and connecting business context and customer impact to engineering tasks.
  • Enjoys bringing creative thinking and ideas for improvement as a member of the PMO and as a member of cross-functional delivery teams.
  • Strong spreadsheet skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience collaborating with external customers & senior leadership.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in location data platforms and/ or marketing technology
  • Enterprise software development (experience as a developer, SDET, architect, a plus)
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams
  • Knowledge of Jira preferred
  • Background experience in any of the following a major plus;
    • Managing overall data tech stack
    • Data architecture experience in regards to managing a data platform
    • Understanding of digital marketing ecosystem

Perks and benefits:

  • Learning and development programs from ICs to managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Flexible time off - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement 
  • Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location

Our office is located in Flatiron, a central neighborhood in Manhattan with numerous trendy restaurants, shops, and workout studios!

An Insider's view of Foursquare

What are some social events your company does?

We have a strong history of fun events in our offices like an annual talent show and outside trips such as sporting events! Since going remote, there have been awesome monthly curated events such as terrarium making and Japanese water marbling classes. Not to mention all the fun competitions for big prizes that happen in between!

Garrick

Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Foursquare's working with the best location intelligence data in the industry and we're putting together the sorts of tooling that our customers are going to love! I can't divulge exactly what we're working on yet, but it’s going to be exciting.

Javier

Senior Sales Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I'm continuously encouraged to connect with colleagues across different teams to discover new opportunities and explore those that interest me. I also appreciate having recurring 1:1 discussions with my manager about what's happening with the company at large and how I can set myself up for success and continuous growth throughout my career.

Emily

Senior Account Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity most often come from spending time with our customers, and thinking about how we as a business can solve their problems. So I encourage my team to maniacally focus on solving our customer's problems. And out of that type of focus comes new product ideas, new features and ultimately bigger and more interesting client relationships.

Jim

SVP, Client + Partner Solutions

What are Foursquare Perks + Benefits

Foursquare Benefits Overview

Learning and development programs from ICs to managers

Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees

Flexible time off - rest and recharge when you need it!

Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance

401(k) with company match

Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement

Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven

Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

And much more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance · Flexible vacation and sick days · Competitive salaries and equity packages · Discounted gym memberships and $50/month gym reimbursement · Subsidized dinner every night, delicious catered lunches, and tons of fattening snacks

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