Technical Program Manager at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Ready to lead projects in an agile and innovative company? Are you passionate about using technology to change the world?

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

Groupon is seeking an experienced Technical Project Manager (TPM) to partner with engineers, other project and program managers, business leaders, and senior management located across the globe. We're looking for people who take the lead on solving complex technological problems with cutting-edge technologies, are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history. 

An ideal TPM at Groupon is a creative, proven leader with superior analytical abilities and an expeditious drive to own the solution of complex problems and deliver results. Our TPMs hold truth to power and drive program ambiguity to clarity. This opportunity requires deep technical problem-solving expertise and crisp, clear communication skills. 

We're looking for Technical Project and Program Management professionals who want to thrive in a fast changing environment, propose and implement new ways to get things done, and proactively remove blockers to enable team and project success. 

 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Bringing together disparate teams to achieve critical business goals and leading major organizational transformation initiatives. 

  • Tracking project status from initiation to completion, resource management, vendors and contract negotiation processes

  • Coordination of agile software development lifecycle activities for various large scale projects and programs. 

  • Living the Groupon culture and collaborating with its amazing people.

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 6+ years of proven successful technical project or program management experience. 

  • 3+ years of experience leading large-scale projects with cross-functional teams in global, fast-paced, customer-driven eCommerce or SaaS industries. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, or a related technical discipline 

  • Proven experience building out large-scale project plans with complex dependencies and effective resource management 

  • Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders such as C-Level and VP-Level management, including effective status tracking, issue escalation, and executive reporting to all levels within the organization. 

  • Strong time management, prioritization, problem-solving, decision making, influencing, and conflict resolution skills. 

  • Proven experience in the Agile methodology and JIRA, creating and managing projects, issues, epics, sprints, reports. 

  • Proven record of creating new successful processes and improving existing ones. 

  • Experience in project risk management and financial management (budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning).

  • A plus if you have a Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, or a related technical discipline 

  • A plus if you have experience in Product Development, Finance, or Marketing

  • A big plus if you have PMP, Scrum Master, other project certifications.

 

Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us. 

 

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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