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Program Manager (Markham or Ottawa)

IBM Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 4, 2021.

At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Program Management for our public cloud. Our public cloud continues to expand into new industries while updating our cloud in existing regions. We need a leader who can take for a series of programs which will result from this expansion spanning from internal development matrixed leadership, to direct support of customer engagements associated with these new deployments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Success is ensuring the right commitments and expectations are made, and then delivering on time to those commitments by identifying and resolving issues. A strong technical background is required to understand the intricacies of each deployment and manage issues.
  • The person in this role performs program level risk management, identifying risks and driving teams to perform the needed mitigation or contingency planning
  • Deployments are multi-month, with multiple technical dependencies. Because of the importance of these initiatives, executive communication is a must, including netting out critical issues and ensuring exec attention to resolve.
  • Personal responsibility for details and exec communications. This role needs to interact and collaborate within the small team to share information learned across all programs, while in parallel interacting with the broad set of team members to ensure our execution is balanced and coordinated.
  • The person in this role will also as required take on other program management beyond deployment that are critical to the Public Cloud success.
  • All the above involves working with Architects, CISO, and DevOps teams.

This position is open to be filled in Ottawa or Markham
Must be eligible/legally entitled to work in Canada

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s in technical discipline, Computer Science (or relevant).
  • 5+ years software development experience
  • Program Management, Exec Communication, Problem Solving, Consulting skills
  • Cloud engineering/architecture, Software Development, Cloud Development and Deployment
  • Excellent project management and collaboration skills
  • Sound understanding of end to end client engagement process
  • Strong business acumen

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years management experience
  • People Management experience
  • Strong knowledge of IBM Public Cloud organization and offering

About Business Unit
Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds – public, private, and hybrid – enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.