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Senior Program Manager

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Education, Media & Communications
Centennial, CO, 80111, USA
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Senior Program Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we...

Job Description

Senior Program Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Pearson Personalized Learning Team delivers personalized adaptive capability solutions for our customers, across all platforms and value streams. Our programs range from Product Analytics, Learning Analytics and AI/Adaptive capabilities.

We are looking for a Sr. Program Manager who will lead multiple programs within the Personalized Learning team, build strong relationships within the Personalized Learning team as well as with our internal and external partner teams, and work with stakeholders to ensure successful launches and completion of critical programs. This role will be responsible for managing the programs from initiation through implementation and delivery, coordinating across departments and cross-functional teams to plan and direct schedules, manage resource needs and ensure on time completion against scope, budget and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with and support teams in delivering work in a way that builds trust across various business units.
  • Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, etc., and implement or drive required changes to ensure optimum efficiency.
  • Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and senior management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities.
  • Proactively identify risks and issues, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner. Translate prioritized products strategies into program visual road-maps.
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Drive decisions and take actions in support of the larger area's strategic direction.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and five to seven plus years of project management experience in software development.
  • Advanced experience with Agile methodologies, as well as traditional project management experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Superior presentation and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with proven ability to multitask in a fast-moving environment with shifting priorities and changing requirements.
  • Able to think strategically and tactically to make program successful through consensus and team building skills
  • Able to build and maintain strong, trust based relationships across the organization
  • Creates a shared sense of direction and community among the teams
  • Ability to both lead and function as a member of a core program team
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles
  • Remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty.

Must Have:

  • Agile methodology
  • Coordination experience across multiple software development teams, removing roadblocks.
  • Software development related to Project management.

Nice to Have:

  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • PMP
  • Global Exposure

NOTE: Must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. No visa sponsorship or transfers.


Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 17, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804442

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.