Program Manager at Interswitch Nigeria, -Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan

About the Program Manager position

We are looking for a Program Manager who will manage the delivery of software development projects with optimal quality in a timely manner. You will act as a liaison officer between all teams required on your projects to ensure requirements are well articulated, analyzed and delivered.

You should be an excellent servant leader with in experience in project management, preferably in the software development space.

Program Manager responsibilities are:

As a Scrum Master

  • Provide support to team members in the development, testing and deployment processes (e.g. impediment removal, requirement clarification, etc)
  • Work with Solution Architects and Product Owners to maintain team’s task board and organize team activities
  • Act as an evangelist of the agile principles
  • Conduct agile events with the required stakeholders on projects

As a Project Manager

  • Provides the project vision to project team members and keeps focus firmly fixed on the same
  • Coordinate project planning activities to develop and maintain project plan comprising the project objectives, scope and schedule
  • Track project against its schedule and objectives and take corrective actions to address deviations
  • Ensure project delivery is timely and meets required quality standard
  • Organize and conduct project meetings
  • Prepare and present oral and/or written project reports and presentations
  • Work closely with required stakeholders to do resource planning
  • Proactively identify and mitigate potential or real roadblocks
  • Drive adherence to product and project documentation maintenance on confluence
  • Escalate project related matters
  • Effective and timely use of project management tool to prepare and update project documentations (plans, report, risk, etc)
  • Develop project related report as the need arises
  • Ensure compliance with engineering processes and standards

As a Business Analyst

  • Work with product owners or managers to articulate product requirements in form of user stories and/or journey
  • Define or delineate project scope with stakeholders
  • Engage SMEs and wide-ranging stakeholders to discover detailed information/requirements on projects or products
  • Ensure a thorough understanding and breakdown of user stories and develop acceptance criteria
  • Identify dependencies that may be required to produce project deliverables
  • Run through the standard requirement analysis checklist to ensure each standard requirements are identified per project type
  • Work with solution architects to produce or document required technical design e.g. architecture, process flows, system designs, use cases and so on
  • Confirm or review gathered requirements with product owners
  • Ensure requirement documentation is documented in a standard template
  • Ensure requirements are prioritized
  • Drive development of test cases based on the outcome of requirement analysis/requirement document

Program Manager requirements are:

  • 3+ years’ experience of working as project manager or other related position
  • Significant experience with project management techniques and methods
  • Agile project management experience will be a plus
  • Good practical experience with project management software (such as Jira, MS Project )
  • Strong leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BSc or BA degree in Engineering or other relevant area; MSc or MA degree will be a bonus