Senior Technical Program Manager

San Francisco, California, United States · Div. Product



Founded in Tokyo in 2012, SmartNews has quickly become the go-to source of news for millions of people around the world, and a leading news aggregation mobile app. Our mission is bigger than simply aggregating news, and we are working to break through the filter bubble and deliver the world’s quality information to the people who need it. We are seeking talented, strategic, technical program managers with a “get-it-done” attitude to build the global product operations team. Join us and make a difference!

SmartNews is hiring an experienced Program Manager to be the first to join and build out the Global Product Operations team. The Product Operations team is responsible for managing the product development process that enables the product teams to scale, transform, and execute at global strategic levels. This role will be directly responsible for creating and managing the processes that will drive alignment across multiple product teams, as well as build the foundations for a global Product Operations team to elevate product execution. This role will report to the SVP Product.

The successful candidate will work directly with the product teams, engineering teams, and business owners to ensure deliverables fall within established timelines and scope. They will oversee, manage and direct the implementation of projects and programs that require the definition, development, delivery and deployment of technical solutions that meet stakeholder needs and are compatible with business drivers.

We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who can be be a change agent to drive the company’s growth at a global scale and build processes to support a culture of transparency, collaboration and innovation at every step. Our ideal candidate is structured, but flexible, and provides just enough formality to successfully deliver products.





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