Senior Director of Program Management

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 206446

Position Title: Senior Director, Project Management

External Description:

Senior Director of Program Management


For 40+ years, Teradata has been changing how the Megadata companies of the world use data and analytics to achieve better outcomes. Teradata delivers real-time, intelligent answers, leveraging 100% of the relevant data, regardless of scale or volume of query. We do it on-premises, in the cloud, and anywhere in between.


This is an exciting time to join Teradata, as we go through a number of transformations:


  • Building out our Vantage data and analytics platform together with valuable apps
  • Offering on-prem, private & public cloud options
  • Offering as-a-service and consumption-based options
  • Maturing our Lean/Agile development approach


We have a winning vision and strategy, and there is great energy in the team!




We are looking for a capable and passionate Senior Director of Program Management to own and drive end-to-end product development, from ideation through implementation and adoption, in a cross-functional, fast-paced and highly-technical environment.


This leader will provide an effective execution framework to enable our teams to predictably deliver valuable and high-quality products and services.


This leader will ensure alignment and transparency between stakeholders and the teams and foster a positive and collaborative environment.




  • Lead a team of Program Managers working in support of our flagship Vantage data and analytics platform. This is large-scale development involving hundreds of people globally
  • Support business transformations to Agile at scale and Cloud SaaS
  • Shepherd ideas from concept into development, ensuring the value propositions and business models are clear and validated
  • Work with Product Management leaders, UX, Architects, Engineering leaders and Program Managers to ensure there is a properly prepared backlog
  • Ensure the team is staffed and funded for success, and operates within budget
  • Facilitate portfolio and program level planning, status, and review meetings
  • Ensure teams are well supported with data views of timelines, completion, quality, and tech debt
  • Work with Customer Support, Services, Marketing, and Sales leadership to ensure customers adopt and are delighted by our releases, with issues quickly resolved
  • Identify and rapidly retire risk and uncertainty
  • Eliminate and manage dependencies with a focus on Lean flow
  • Ensure we integrate and get user feedback early and often
  • Conduct retrospectives and RCAs, and follow up on actions
  • Provide education and growth opportunities, guidance and mentoring to Program Managers and Scrum Masters



Required Qualifications


  • Sc. in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Minimum ten years of experience as Program/Project or Engineering Manager
  • Minimum five years of experience leading a team of Program Managers
  • Experience leading large-scale programs for both on-premises and cloud-based software with using an Agile approach
  • Experience transforming businesses and teams to adopt Agile at scale
  • Experience transforming businesses, teams and processes for Cloud SaaS
  • Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications


  • Tech savvy with prior experience as a developer or tester
  • Experience with cloud technology and delivering software-as-a-service
  • Experience leading programs with global teams
  • Experience using, and deep understanding of, Lean Startup, Lean, XP, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe
  • Excellent influencing, communication, presentation, and facilitation skills


Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage.

Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans.


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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Director of Program Management

Job Category: Product Management

Company Profile:

With all the investments made in analytics, it’s time to stop buying into partial solutions that overpromise and underdeliver. It’s time to invest in answers. Only Teradata leverages all of the data, all of the time, so that customers can analyze anything, deploy anywhere, and deliver analytics that matter most to them. And we do it at scale, on-premises, in the Cloud, or anywhere in between.

We call this Pervasive Data Intelligence. It’s the answer to the complexity, cost, and inadequacy of today’s analytics. And it's the way Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data throughout the world. Join us and help create the era of Pervasive Data Intelligence.

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