Senior Technical Program Manager at Newsela
The Senior Technical Program Manager will manage cross-functional projects and ensure efficient project execution by monitoring project performance, roadmap updates, and status communications and reporting on Technology and Data projects. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer, you will serve as a liaison between business stakeholders, Source Systems Owners, and the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence teams. You will participate in the Data Steering Committee and help drive Data decisions across the company, all while helping to ensure adherence to data governance policy. You will create the project plans, dependency matrices, define reporting metrics, identify potential risks, and support project team members by coordinating work and removing obstacles/distractions to allow the team to focus on execution and delivery.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You will get to work with leaders across Newsela and directly inform them with reliable insights via data reporting, while managing several key projects for our Tech and Data teams. You’ll be working alongside engineers, product managers, data analysts, and data scientists, who are also investigating and answering strategic questions that will impact key business decisions that ultimately help shape the future of K-12 education to deliver content at the just-right reading level. And because we're a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of a Technology team culture that values learning, teaching, and questioning.
Why We’ll Love You:
With 10+ years of SDLC project management experience, specifically with enterprise applications and data operations, you have proven experience as program and project management experience, as well as knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology challenges related to the management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection. You’re also well versed in risk data architecture and technology solutions, and have foundational knowledge of GDPR compliance constraints. You are an excellent project and program manager (ideally with PMP certification), and are proficient in JIRA and Monday.com applications to track tasks and develop reporting dashboards. You have demonstrated success in breaking down complex problems and projects into manageable goals, on time and aligned to broader department/company priorities. You’re also an excellent communicator who is able to translate complex, technical updates across various audiences, levels, and stakeholders.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.