Women Impact Tech

Sr. Program Manager

    San Francisco, CA

About the Role:

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Do you like to work closely with Product Managers and Engineering teams to help plan and track projects from initiation through deployment at a global scale? We are seeking a well-rounded, ambitious, and high-energy Sr. Program Manager to lead various fast-growing programs and improve the publishing platform for the Sony PlayStation Network.

We are passionate about Sony PlayStation and we live for our customers. You too should demonstrate a real passion and a shown ability to win others over and lead effectively; a dream to grow, learn, and improve; and to inspire others.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall program plan; definition and agreement on scope, track success criteria, key achievements, and timelines.
  • Settle key dependencies; technical, process and people.
  • Identify and minimize risks throughout the plan.
  • Lead day-to-day activities required to deliver a phenomenal solution on time.
  • Facilitate meetings and oversee/follow up on action items.
  • Deliver clear status updates.
  • Provide leadership by example.
  • Develop and share standard methodologies across the team.

Qualifications:

  • 6 - 8 years project/program management with at least a Bachelor’s Degree, or demonstrate significant commiserate practical experience
  • 4 years of that dedicated to running complex software programs; knowledge of digital content delivery or CMS preferred.
  • Special consideration if you possess 3+ years of experience in the content management, gaming, music, digital media, network service industry
  • Previous experience utilizing agile methodologies and principles.
  • Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Excellent executive presence and interpersonal skills across all levels of leadership.
  • Ability to lead both vertically and horizontally in a global organization.
  • Keen reader of people, culture and situations to take control and make things happen.
  • Excel in conflict resolution, negotiation, and people management.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Recognize and communicate blocking issue situations.
  • Extraordinary organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficiency with tools in agile development (Rally, Jira, Confluence, Trello, etc…).
  • Strong preference for expertise integrating JIRA and confluence as a reporting medium.
  • Shown understanding of agile software development, and release processes.
  • Proven ability to tackle routine and complicated problems effectively and independently.
  • Preferred: Previous experience in a digital delivery environment, CMS, or e-Commerce environment. SAFe knowledge (www.scaledagileframework.com).
  • Preferred: Scrum Master or Product Owner certifications.
  • Preferred: Familiarity with digital media software and networking technologies, especially those related to Sony’s products, services, and devices.
  • Preferred: Japanese language skills helpful.

Meet Playstation

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.