Automation Program Manager

Helsinki, FI; Jyväskylä, FI; Tampere, FI; Turku, FI; Lahti, FI; Oulu, FI; Kuopio, Finland

Automation Program Manager

The role provides Agile Project Management capabilities, coordinating activities across multiple projects and teams to drive automation initiatives in the organization. The Automation Program Manager will facilitate across multiple teams, bridging the gap between product owners and technical leads. 

It creates an essential bridge between agile development processes and more formalized projects, schedules, and resource management. Experience and knowledge of blending Scrum methodologies and formal project management are essential in fulfilling this role. 

In addition, the job also includes: leading, planning, monitoring, and assisting with the direction of multidisciplinary product/operational development work teams. Ensures that projects are completed with high-level accountability to achieve targets. 

Partners with key organizational and operational leaders to identify and achieve priorities, goals, and  KPI”s for the initiative.

Your responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the efforts of multidisciplinary operational teams.
  • Empowering the project team to succeed by ensuring that each team member is fully engaged in the project, has the time, knowledge, and skills to perform the work, and encourages a sustainable pace with high levels of quality.
  • Leveraging both Agile and traditional Project Management techniques and analysis for clinical and operational issues.
  • Providing Agile scrum support, project management support, follow-up analysis, and implementation support for multiple work teams with widely varying scope.
  • Taking ownership to drive through resolutions of issues or blockers, coordinates directly with other operational/product teams on inter-dependencies.
  • Assisting in developing project cost, key performance indicators, and metrics to establish project worth.
  • Monitoring team performance and balancing workload and helping identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work more efficiently.
  • Controlling all streams/initiatives.
  • Having governance overall streams.
  • Ensuring dependencies are taken into consideration when planning priorities and timing of design-development-deployment phases.
  • Managing resourcing and necessary people’s time allocation.
  • Coordinating different stakeholders involved and work within the program, arranging a workshop, planning sessions, requirement specifications, testing, deployment.
  • Reporting status to leadership (planning, execution, benefits realization).

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Strong computer skills, including JIRA and Confluence.
  • Knowledge and experience in agile project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of agile development processes and how organizations adopt and implement those processes.
  • Basic understanding of automation concepts, technologies in DevOps, IT operations, cloud, and IT processes.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies would be a plus!

Minimum experience required:

3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience involving project management, Agile methodology, consulting and analysis, planning, business development, operations improvement.

Why Nordcloud as your next career move?

  • Highly skilled co-workers in a friendly and supportive working culture, we enjoy working and having fun together and sharing our knowledge.
  • Most advanced technologies. We are the overly excited techies who can’t wait to read about the newest launches!
  • Great self-development possibilities – we organize internal presentations and workshops. If you want, you also get to write blog texts and give presentations at meetups.
  • A personal budget for training, conferences & certifications – we want you to grow!
  • Flexible working hours and freedom to choose your tools and ways of working.
  • Events & fun – besides all your interesting work assignments, feel free to enjoy our extra-curricular activities such as clubs, virtual coffees, after work, etc. And of course, we welcome new activities open-heartedly if you have anything in your mind!
  • Wide range of benefits like extensive private health care and insurance, wellness benefits, a high-end laptop, and a smartphone of your choice.

    If you’d like to join us, please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile. All applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

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    About Nordcloud

    Born in the Cloud 2011, Europe´s leading cloud solution provider Nordcloud accelerates the digital transformation of its customers with the latest cloud technology. Since the beginning, Nordcloud has completed more than 1000 successful deployments that have helped its enterprise customers reap the full benefits of the public cloud, including better security, agility, scalability, and reduced costs. Nordcloud employs 900+ cloud experts around Europe. Nordcloud has a local presence in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Nordcloud has been awarded to be the world’s number 1 cloud-native Managed Services Partner in May 2020 by Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperscaler MSP’s. We are proud to be an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, and a Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner and Azure Expert MSP.

    We are digital builders born in the cloud. Joining Nordcloud is the chance of a lifetime to leave your mark on the IT industry!

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