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Senior Staff IT Program Manager

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Job Description

Team & Role

ServiceNow’s Digital Technology (DT) organization leads the digital transformation of ServiceNow’s business functions. The Strategy Realization Office (SRO) organization supports this transformation by providing Program Management services.

We are looking for an individual to join us as a Principal Program Manager on the SRO team, where you will play a key role in planning and implementing complex, transformational, cross functional programs that directly support ServiceNow’s corporate priorities. You will get to work with amazing global talent, leverage ServiceNow’s great Agile products and take pride in being part of delivering excellent outcomes.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Partner with Business, Product, and Engineering teams on complex, transformational, cross functional programs, and drive them from original concept through final implementation.
  • Develop program plans that have deliverables across multiple teams and get their alignment on the plans.
  • Be a trusted partner to senior stakeholders (SVP, VP) by demonstrating a can-do, collaborative spirit and leading multiple teams towards success.
  • Partner with product leaders to transform their vision to roadmaps powered by ServiceNow toolset.
  • Lead the creation and operationalization of product demand in-take & prioritization process, ensure program deliverables & milestones align with the OKRs to realize value on investment.
  • Manage program risks, issues and dependencies and escalate impediments to meet program objectives.
  • Create and present transparent and forthright communications on your program status to stakeholders, sponsors. Simplify complex issues into a crisp, actionable executive-level updates.
  • Ensure adherence to processes, quality standards, and deliverables so that your programs are delivered with data driven predictability. Provide and implement improvement ideas where applicable.
  • Organize and facilitate cross functional meetings and workshops to align teams on business requirements, solutions, and delivery plans. Publish notes, actions and follow through to completion.
  • Create and maintain process documentation where needed to promote best practices and leverage lessons learned.
  • Develop and operationalize an effective program governance model.
  • Act as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer ensuring alignment with established Agile and Scaled Agile processes.
  • Deliver hands-on coaching to individual Scrum teams in all aspects of scrum - daily meetings, planning, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, workshops etc.
  • Apply Scaled Agile (SAFe) or Agile digital execution and communication across multiple cross functional teams including design, research, UI UX, Architecture, product management and engineering.


To be successful in this role you have:

  • 12+ years of experience as a Program Manager and Scrum Master in an enterprise software company.
  • At least 7 years dedicated to managing enterprise level software application development programs.
  • Experience managing complex, transformational IT programs that delivered applications used by internal or external users.
  • Ability to dive into extremely complex, vague, and cross functional environments and map teams to plans.
  • Hands on experience using Agile tools. Knowledge of ServiceNow Agile products is a plus.
  • Strong facilitation, communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong decision driving skills based on data and business benefit.
  • Lean program management, continuous learning, adaption, and improvement.
  • Must enjoy working in a highly collaborative, matrixed environment.
  • High energy, self-starter with aptitude for learning new technologies and ability to promote transformational change.
  • Comfortable presenting operating & governance models, program plans, status etc. to large audiences and senior executives in person, virtual, and via webinars.
  • Thrive in ambiguity with proven track record of out of the box problem solving skills.
  • Lead from the front with a willingness to take on tasks that sometimes would fall outside of their scope to get the job done.
  • Required: Stakeholder management, Influencing, Executive communication, mentoring junior program managers
  • Preferred – experience on projects and programs that implemented Sales or Finance processes (Lead to Cash)
  • Preferred - Engineering or Product management background (in addition to strong program management experience)


Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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