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Oracle Senior UX Project Manager in Louisville, Colorado

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product.

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products. Plan and direct schedules and monitor budget/spending. Monitor the project from initiation through delivery. Organize the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints. Assign and monitor work of systems analysis and program staff, providing technical support and direction.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. Seven years of project management, product design or related experience preferred.

This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Job

Are you an experienced design project manager looking to apply your skills to products that have a positive impact on a global scale? Are you excited to work with a high-performing team where your impact will be felt immediately? At Oracle Utilities / Opower, we know that by engaging utility customers about their energy use, we can help them lower their bills and reduce energy usage. We are driven by helping utilities and their customers move toward a clean energy future, fundamentally changing the relationship between customers and their utilities, and anticipating the future of the utility industry.

We are seeking a senior design (UX) project manager to work with our team of UX designers, researchers, visual designers and writers to facilitate our work with our product management and engineering counterparts, as well as our partners in services, sales, and strategy. Within the team, you’ll provide mentorship to others, including junior project managers, while collaborating with team leaders to establish processes that enable team expansion and growth. You’ll also help guide and shape the way our team works with our cross-industry sibling teams as well as our company-wide design organization to advocate for standardized tools & processes, and to drive our contributions in those larger settings.

You have a track record of fostering an environment of open collaboration, transparency, and expediency, keeping creative teams on-track seamlessly, and showing a knack for keeping the right people updated at the right level of detail at the right times. Your ability to work with teams is naturally facilitated by your openness, approachability, and reliability. You’ve worked extensively with creative groups, UX research & design processes, and software product development organizations.

If making a positive impact on the world is important to you, and you identify with the qualities we’ve described here, we’d love to speak with you.

About the Team

We’re a small team (10-15) responsible for a large product footprint. We’re passionate about our mission and inspired by the power of design. Together, we bring a broad set of skills and capabilities to our design practice, and we are always working to better integrate our talents in service of more effective solutions.

To learn more about us, please visit our UX team site: https://ux.opower.com/.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Manage project intake and scheduling

  • Manage and facilitate project planning required for project kickoff and implementation

  • Manage team processes to enable team expansion and development

  • Maintain connections with cross-industry and company-wide design organizations and manage both our requests and our contributions in those forums

  • Track project schedules

  • Communicate relevant project information to internal stakeholders, such as status, risk, issues, or deliverables

  • Collaborate with design, research, and content, product management, engineering, services, strategy, and sales teams as necessary to fulfill requests and expectations

  • Identify and resolve issues that may impact project scope, delivery schedule, or staffing

  • Take great notes all the time

  • Facilitate communication, collaboration, and issue resolution among all team members

  • Work with team leadership and with the larger PMO team to identify areas of opportunity in the organization, focused on our collaborative processes.

  • Contribute to Oracle’s design culture with your own unique talents, and grow your career down a path that’s right for you.

Desired Qualifications

  • 8 years’ experience in project management, including UX design / research project management involving product management and engineering stakeholders

  • Proven record of improving processes to deliver higher quality and value

  • Proven record of collaboration with others regardless of their position in the org

  • 8 years of experience in contributing to change management and process improvement initiatives

  • You communicate well at all levels of the organization

  • You are experienced yet flexible enough to adapt

  • You work collaboratively with a team and can facilitate as needed to help the team come to consensus

  • You are inclined towards processes that embrace agile principles, but also understand that change management often involves a hybrid approach (waterfall) to achieve product and project goals

  • Certifications: PMP, CSM desirable but not required

  • Experience working in Jira

  • You have a passion for clean, low-carbon technology and energy savings

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Senior UX Project Manager

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 210006NN

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