Program Manager

Prodigy Game - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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Who We Are:
Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it! We believe the entire community that surrounds a student plays a part in their success as a learner. For that reason, Prodigy Education uniquely empowers parents, teachers, and schools by providing curriculum-aligned tools, performance reports, and even partnerships. At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day.

In the last eight years, Prodigy Education has gone from 3,000 local users to over 50,000,000 worldwide, and is currently the fastest-growing educational startup in North America! We have always been popular in North America but have expanded into the UK, Australia and recently opened our first office in India. 2018 proved to be a big year for us. We are proud to have been named the fastest-growing software company in Canada by Canadian Business, as well as selected to be on the list of the most sought-after startups in Canada by LinkedIn. Prodigy's incredible growth was recognized by Deloitte with a triple-award win by placing in Canada's Technology Fast 50 and the North American Fast 500 rankings, in addition to being honoured with a Leadership award for our deep commitment to innovation and advancement within the industry.

We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning, while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in the industry.

Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. Our Engineering teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! To continue our exponential growth, we are adding some more management power to our Engineering teams. The Program Manager is a cross-departmental facilitator that helps teams plan and coordinate the delivery of initiatives and the launch of business events. He or she facilitates process alignment across teams and departments and acts as an interface between the business management and the delivery teams. PGM aims to align the outcome of the projects/initiatives with the organization’s overall business goals, often with the intention of improving organizational performance.

Your Impact:
You will lead the charge in rapidly scaling Game Development teams to hit our ambitious growth targets
Your leadership will enable our Developers to improve the product and ship code faster
Through 1:1s and consistent coaching, you will help level up your team members and further their careers
Prodigy will look to you to bridge communication gaps between multiple cross-functional product and technology teams like Product, Art, UX & Design, Development, and QA
You will unlock team potential and productivity by ensuring that teams have access to the resources they need, such as computing systems, development tools and communications.
Publish the technology group operational report
Business event launch plan coordination
Keep senior management team informed on programs status and risks, and manage initiative related escalations to resolution.

Who You Are:
Brings a high-level view from Program/Initiative execution to the business management team.
Manages and coordinates Go To Market (GTM) event launch activities across departments (Product, Technology, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
Identifies and manages cross-initiatives and cross-department dependencies, risks and issues.
Tracks and reports high-level view of the program's execution to high management.
Assists Product/Technology Group in managing initiatives portfolio that map to the strategic objectives.
Assists Product/Technology Group in the quarterly initiative planning process, chartering and information gathering.
Assists Product/Technology Group with release coordination and product readiness.
Works with the Development Managers to track and manage risk.
Facilitates Operational meetings.
Tracks and coordinates resolution of escalations.
Contributes to organizational performance improvements (e.g. JIRA, Dependency Management, Initiative planning, ...).
Conduct post-program evaluations with the ability to identify improvements for optimal process flow.
Stakeholder Management: ensure that program initiatives meet leadership and/or customer expectations, timely communication/escalation to leadership.

What We Offer:
Full health benefits (from day one!)
Gym & learning fund
Flexible hours
Stock options
Snacks & coffee
Games & ping pong
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.