• Program Manager

    Location : Country (Full Name) Switzerland
    Location : City
    Zurich
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

     

     

    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

    At R3PI, Solera’s R&D Team, we are a group of dedicated and disruptive innovators who are committed to building the future of Solera. We wake up every day hating what we did yesterday, so that we can do it different today and change the world around us. We operate like a greenfield startup environment and build our software incrementally, iteratively, and continuously (agile, kanban). Our playground consists of connected car, mobile apps, 3D, AR, image analytics, data science and things that don’t even exist... yet.

    We pride ourselves on being uncommon. We seek individuals who are prepared to push and challenge themselves each day to do it right, better and different. You want to work in a collaborative team environment where accountability is demanding and rewarding.

    We are seeking high-energy, versatile, and uncommon innovators who possess both the development skills and business acumen to operate at a hyper-fast and accurate speed. Our rapid innovation team is responsible for using the latest, cutting edge technologies to combine any and all global data, software, and services to create innovative concepts and solutions that will help our customers gain a competitive edge in the digital world.

     

     

    Position 80s

     

    • We’re on the hunt for an experienced Senior Technical Program Manager who ranks in the top 2% among their peers. We’re looking for a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed. We love people who innovate, use data to make decisions, and can express themselves thoughtfully.
    • As a Senior Technical Program Manager reporting to the Head of Program Management, you will be part of a highly skilled, dedicated team of Program Managers focused on delivering challenging, high value software innovation projects that shape the future direction of our company. You will work across teams to apply your technical and program management expertise to some of today’s most complex and challenging technology problems.
    • You will help us scope work, identify appropriate resources, set goals, track and report progress, develop schedules, and communicate to customers. You will also assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide critical issue management, balance trade-offs, and encourage risk-taking to improve customer outcomes. We value critical thinking, self-motivation, and the ability to deal with ambiguity. You should bring a cool head, strong technical background, be detail oriented, have excellent problem-solving abilities, and be an exemplary communicator. Your technical expertise and operational excellence will influence your team’s decisions and help us drive secure and robust customer solutions. We love people who innovate, use data to make decisions, and can express themselves thoughtfully. 
    • The successful candidate will have an established background of leading teams to realize business value thru technical delivery, overcoming technology and organizational limitations to rapidly deliver innovative digital solutions. You should be flexible in applying principles & techniques from various agile and delivery methodologies that focus on customer experience and efficient delivery to maximize impact from our teams.

     

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Responsible for leading a portfolio of projects for enhancing existing products, developing new products, delivering customer-facing development and implementation projects and demonstrating expert knowledge of all elements of assigned product components.
    2. Plan, align & report progress of deliverables (outputs) to the target outcomes set by the Product Management & business teams
    3. Ensure teams understand & strictly adhere to software development lifecycle and operational procedures

    Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years of cross-functional program management with consumer-customer focused product management experience; preferably within a product team or similar environment.
    • 3+ years of experience working on Internet-scale web services for consumer-customers, designing and implementing infrastructure and/or application management products and services.
    • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
    • Experience delivering consumer software products and services in a high growth environment.
    • Experience with methodologies such as Service design, Lean UX and customer centered design, preferably in SaaS platforms at scale
    • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
    • Proven knowledge in managing cross-program dependencies
    • Qualifications in Scrum and Kanban
    • Solid experience in Jira & Confluence
    • Self-motivated and enthusiastic, providing direction and support to teams
    • Actively listens, understands & responds to stakeholders using different communication dimensions as required
    • Ensures quality of information being communicated and modifies information to the audience
    • Reinforces & implements program's vision
    • Builds trust among stakeholders, clients and teams
    • Establishes and demonstrates high standards for personal and team member performance
    • Applies fact-based decision making to current and potential issues
    • Constructively challenges common assumptions and behavior patterns; always seeking 30/30 solutions
    • Skilled in handling personal & team adversity
    • Able to determine causes of problems and takes immediate positive steps to rectify mistakes
    • Expert in creating stable and efficient lines of communication and increasing program visibility & transparency at all levels
    • Able to adapt management style and techniques to fit the situation and realize the best results

    Our Space

     

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

     

    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

     

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