Senior Program Manager


About Skype:

Skype is software that enables the World?s conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Every day and everywhere people use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles.

Skype continually invests in real time communications, creating rich and intimate conversations. We?re looking for bold ambitious people to define the next wave of technologies and user experiences.

About the Position:

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for defining and implementing new concepts in the communications space that are innovative, and quality driven. The successful candidate partners with development working through the entire product cycle as the advocate for millions of end-users and customers.

That person must drive the vision for several Skype core products, devising cross platform strategies that can be executed simultaneously.

The PM collaborates with market leading developers and architects, creative designers and marketers, super smart testers and legal teams, and an enthusiastic partner ecosystem to develop, launch and track success of new products.


Product vision and strategy: Work with a cross functional team to derive the strategy and action plans

Product definition: Translate vision and strategy to actionable plans

Product roadmap & requirements management: The Program Manager will be responsible for creating and grooming the product backlog and maintaining a constantly prioritized list of product requirements for inclusion in future releases

Product Delivery: Along with the Engineering and QE teams, the Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of appropriate, predictable cadence of releases in accordance with the release policy for each product.

Product Planning: The Program Manager is also responsible for defining and driving the implementation of the complete product plan including: feature and product launches plans, legal & regulatory factors, release plans of record and internal documentation.

On-going Product Management: Throughout the life of each release, the Program Manager will continue to monitor and analyse product performance metrics.

To effectively perform these activities, the Program Manager?s skill set should include: product strategy and marketing, business planning and business case development, user insight and product usage analytics, functional specification development, use case and story development, technical specification and architecture review, product marketing, and user advocacy.

Candidate Profile:

? Extensive product management experience with proven track record managing complex roadmaps and delivering high quality projects on a timely manner.
? Strong development background, preferably as a developer in related disciplines
? Demonstrable past results in managing projects from concept to end-of-life
? Commitment to always delivering the most relevant user experiences while growing revenue
? Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
? Experience working with products in a global setting and with a broad international user community
? Demonstrated experience with Agile development processes with frequent release cycles
? Experience championing new ways of working: assertive, bold and inspiring ? both in stretching the team to deliver great services but also in being able to ?



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