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Staff Program Manager

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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The Opportunity

We are looking for a Staff Program Manager to join our Product team. The mission of this role is to help the Product and Communications departments efficiently organize, prioritize, track, manage and measure special projects, programs and initiatives. The right person for this role is a proactive leader with a deep understanding of agile methodologies and the ability to seamlessly orchestrate programs across functions in a highly complex and ambiguous environment.

Root is a “work where it works best” company. Meaning we will support you working in whatever location that works best for you across the US. We will continue to have our headquarters in Columbus and to give more flexibility and more choice about how we live and work.

Salary Range: $147, 800 - $203,300

How You Will Make an Impact

Intake and Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Managing the intake of special project requests across Product and Communications

  • Partnering with Stakeholders and various development teams to ensure backlogs are broken out appropriately for new work

  • Coordinating project downloads/kickoffs between cross-functional teams

  • Facilitating “ways of working” between teams

Day-to-Day Program Ownership

  • Prioritizing backlogs related to special projects based on the needs of our customers and business

  • Facilitating cross-functional agile events

  • Removing blockers for the teams

  • Coaching the teams through project and process difficulties

  • Reporting on and analyzing sprint and project-level data

Agile Program Leadership

  • Ensuring that agile values are upheld, and empirical process control is maintained

  • Empowering cross-functional contributors to be as self-organized as possible

  • Managing Stakeholders across the business

  • Managing external contracts and vendors related to special projects

What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • 7+ years Program, Product, Scrum Master or Project Management experience

  • Experience managing others a plus

  • Agile values, learn and adapt quickly

  • Analysis and communications skills

  • Flexible and adaptable, persuasive and diplomatic

  • Solid experience with Jira, Productboard, or similar scaled agile management tools

  • Understanding of program management measurement and reporting

  • Experience managing cross functional stakeholder and vendor relationships

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.