About FlockFlock is an enterprise messaging and collaboration app. At Flock we believe that synchronous messaging tools, supported with internal and external applications, have the power to smash organisational hierarchies, breakdown silos in the workplace, help companies better capture innovative ideas, support individuals in making faster decisions, and also bring more personable communication style into the workplace.With 30,000 businesses already using the platform we know that we are onto something big, and are now gearing up for a period of rapid growth.Flockis founded byBhavin Turakhia. Serial entrepreneur and billionaire, Bhavin Turakhia is driven by a passion for problem-solving and maximizing efficiency through technology driven innovations. In the last 22 years, he has built 5 successful businesses, all driven by his belief that it is our moral obligation to make an impact that is proportionate to our potential. At 17, he co-founded Resellerclub, Logicboxes and BigRock, which he exited in a $160mn transaction in 2014. He is presently heading Flock - a suite of productivity apps, Zeta - a digital payments platform, and Radix - a leading registry for top-level extensions. Role Overview FLock is looking for a Technical Program Manager who will own the delivery of all required integrations with the partners, plan and manage project schedules, anticipate project risks and provide mitigation strategies.What is the job like ?
Plan and manage project schedules, anticipate project risks and provide mitigation strategies. You will, as need be, provide escalation management recommending engineering trade-offs and decisions aligned with business goals
Understand partner’s integration scope and requirements and create integration specification documents based on the same
Effectively document all the integration and delivery processes and create playbooks that can be used for further integrations of the same kind
Manage conflicts, drive effective teamwork, communication, and collaboration partnering across multiple business units with competing priorities
Identify opportunities, define and institutionalize processes for accurately capturing scope, dependencies, schedule, metrics, risks for program success, and effectively communicate the program status and updates/reports to all stakeholders on a regular cadence
Work closely with the Product team, and the Business Development team to understand the product and business requirements as well as with the partner’s implementation teams during various phases of engagement
Who should apply for this role ?
Overall 7-8 years of software industry experience with 5+ years of experience managing large cross-functional software projects right from inception to launch seeing the full lifecycle with a deep understanding of agile methodologies
Experience providing cross-functional coordination with engineering, product, business development and inter/intra team communications to technical and non-technical groups
Knowledge of how integrations across various systems work through APIs
Experience working with tools to manage schedule, cost and risks of ongoing projects and provide reports to management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven ability to build strong relationships and lead and influence cross-functional and partner teams
Exercise good business judgement skills to find short-term solutions working cross-functionally for difficult/tricky engineering problems while not sacrificing the long term goals.
Knowledge of web hosting industry and it’s control panels (cPanel, Plesk, WHMCS, etc.) will be a plus
Knowledge of JIRAPreferably a PMP or Agile PM certification
Strong drive to bring change, identifies opportunities and highly perseverant until they are realized
Challenges status-quo and always pushes for new, innovative and simple solutions
Excellent communication skills, somebody who can understand the business problem/domain fast and articulate problem/solution to different audience types (technical/business)
Obsessive ownership towards individual and team goals and does it right
Additional ResourcesRecommended - Detailed Intro to FlockFlock Intro videoFlock vs Slack videoAbout Flock’s PlatformOur Youtube ChannelClient Case StudiesHow Ituran improved communication with FlockHow Dietitians on demand increased efficiency with FlockHow Hiyo created a virtual office for remote teams with FlockBenefits and Perks We at Flock love our jobs. And it’s no surprise we get to work on exciting, new projects with some of the best brains in the industry, and that too in a vibrant atmosphere that is designed to be comfortable and conducive for our personal and professional growth.And Flock goes the extra mile to make you feel at home. We offer benefits ranging from affordable catered meals and even snacks on the house. Our workspaces are welcoming and fun, complete with bean bag chairs and ping pong tables. You are free to wear what makes you comfortable and choose the hours you keep, as a team. Oh, and we’ve got your family covered too, with great health insurance plans and other benefits. In short, everything you need to be your best self at work!