What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a startup environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

We have an immediate need for a Technical Project Manager to facilitate the delivery of our award-winning Fleet Management products and assist in our transformation to a lean software team. Instrumental to ensuring the flow of work along our value stream, you will ensure effective collaboration across all of the actors involved in delivering initiatives: senior management, product management, UX, engineering, development operations and architecture. Working within the Lean / Kanban methodology employed in Verizon Connect, you will identify opportunities for continuous improvement and champion them across the organization. Working alongside other TPMs, you will have specific responsibilities for two or more Clans, each of which typically consists of two to three Squads of cross functional teams. The TPM will work closely with the Engineering Managers responsible for the Clans to which they are aligned. This role offers strong personal and professional growth opportunities and the ability to have a meaningful impact on in one of the largest SaaS business in the world.

  • Use project knowledge to be strategic in planning short-, mid-, long-term project objectives and identifying interdependencies.
  • Coordinate the activities of multiple software teams and managing the dependencies between them, all in a lean operation.
  • Use Lean & Agile methodologies to track progress and provide informed insight into projected completion dates for initiatives.
  • Identify, track and mitigate risks and issues identified throughout the delivery of initiatives.
  • Use strong project and organizational knowledge, leadership and active facilitation to enable effective team meetings and high performance teams.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, senior leaders, and the broader organization.
  • Keep senior management and key stakeholders informed of project status and escalating issues when they impact timeline, scope, quality or budget.
  • Contribute to the functional excellence of project management by participation in the development and continuous improvement of processes, procedures, and tools related to program and portfolio management practices.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in Agile/Lean development methodologies and managing complex projects in an Agile environment, with experience in different SDLC methodologies.
  • Experience facilitating project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five or more years project management experience.
  • Project management qualifications.
  • Ability to think strategically when planning, managing teams and processes.
  • Skillful use of interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work without formal authority and to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, which enable successful collaboration with executive level stakeholders.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving, and collaboration in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional or horizontally aligned teams.

What's on offer:

  • Work with great people in New Zealand, and around the world.
  • Variety and challenges.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Competitive package plus benefits.
  • Catered lunch daily, Friday drinks, espresso machines, fruit and snacks.
  • Plenty of career opportunities with a successful, growing, global organisation.

Keyword: VZConnect

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.