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Oracle Program Mgmt Sr Director-ProdDev in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Manage people for product development programs or projects focused on the delivery of a product through the design process, and into a finished state for external customers.


Title: Senior Director, Product and Planning COE, Oracle Application Labs

About the OAL Product and Planning Center of Excellence

Oracle Applications Labs (OAL) is the organization that builds and runs Oracle's corporate systems. Our mission is to showcase Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) through internal systems development solutions that run in our public Cloud.

The OAL Agile Center of Excellence is a small group within the Product and Planning Center of Excellence dedicated to helping our Agile Teams, teams of Agile Teams, and our entire organization recognize the full benefits of Lean, Agile, and DevSecOps practices using the combination of standards, coaching, and relentless improvement toward an ever-improving set of outcomes for our business stakeholders and Oracle.

We value bottoms up, member-driven agile teams; we focus on working software that helps our customers succeed; we encourage risk taking and innovation time to inspire leaps in design and productivity. bove all else, we value trust, productivity, autonomy, and fulfillment of our team members so that they can achieve their full potential for growth and professional success.

Join us and thrive!

Position Summary

The OAL Agile Center of Excellence team is looking for an ambitious, experienced senior leader in the United States or Canada.

In this role, you will have the responsibility and autonomy to help our Agile Teams and teams of Agile Teams improve the efficiency and quality of the delivery of large, complex capabilities and associated or independent features to our production environments. You will need to operate at all levels and provide strategic inputs to the programs.

To be successful in this role, you will need to effectively communicate across diverse functional areas within Oracle Application Labs and, often, Business stakeholders in multiple geographies. You are passionate about business outcomes and drive results by effective stakeholder engagement, by providing coaching and structure for distributed teams, and by creatively helping them remove impediments to their delivery. As a senior leader, you can successfully navigate a matrix organization and bring teams together for effective collaboration. You help teams identify risks, coach them in creating mitigation plans, and creatively coach teams to solve problems to deliver results.

What We Need

You have 10+ years of experience in managing all of or some aspects of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) with a proven track record of 5+ years leading and coaching teams using Lean, Agile, and DevSecOps methodologies and practices.

You have certifications in leadership and/or Agile Coaching area and Agile training experience. You have a track record of using a hands-on approach to identifying impediments to improving agility and speed of execution and coaching teams to improvements. You understand how to scale agility within an organization and have a track record of obtaining buy-in at the executive level to the methodology to do so.

You prioritize individual creativity, freedom, and growth over command and control, prescriptive designs, and status reports. You succeed through your teams as a servant leader with focus on coaching and inspiration, not direction and requirements.

You want to be part of a world-class organization specializing in cloud computing providing the autonomy to pursue best-in-class software practices, including enterprise Agile frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You are extremely knowledgeable of DevSecOps, CI/CD practices, and various methods of measuring Lean Flow and coaching automation to improve the flow of feature delivery to production environments.

You have experience using in-person and remote training as a tool to educate attendees on the “what”, “why”, and, where possible, the “how” of Agile, Lean, and DevSecOps practices and supporting their ongoing education and certification.

You are a superlative communicator who can inspire, and collaborate with all audiences; up, down, left, and right. You revel in clarity and brevity; you prioritize simplicity and meaning in your communication, not techno-jargon.

You are an active listener who is confident yet humble and attracts top talent through humility, intelligence, and a vision of enabling a world-class to help Oracle Cloud succeed.

If this is you, then you’ve found your calling. We look forward to exploring the possibilities of your impact at Oracle Application Labs’ Product and Planning Center of Excellence soon!


  • Comfortable presenting, communicating, and interacting with executives within and outside the organization.

  • Frames communication and discussions for the intended audience, including executives, with appropriate context and line of sight.

  • Drives consensus between organizations and stakeholders.

  • Uses data and active listening to identify and help resolve impediments that prevent teams from being efficient in their delivery of capabilities and features each quarter.

  • Effectively helps Agile Teams and teams of Agile Teams adapt their plans based on changing data or conditions and communicate effectively to stakeholders and dependent teams.

  • Coaches and supports cross-functional execution of key initiatives across all phases of their lifecycle and measures their effectiveness while identifying areas for improvement.

  • Certifies as a trainer for and supports training on courses provided by the Agile COE team supporting Lean, Agile, and DevSecOps practices.

  • Aligns teams with the business objectives and understands the inter-dependencies across cross-functional teams.

  • Ensure teams consider all requirements of producing high-quality, secure, extensible, scalable, and performant software configurations using domain expertise of DevSecOps.

Required Experience/Skills

  • BS/BA degree required; MS/MIS or MBA is a plus

  • 6-10 years of software development lifecycle experience with a minimum of 5 years in a project management or development leadership capacity in an Agile development environment.

  • Certified Agile Coach (ICP-ACC or equivalent) or Leadership Coach (ICF or equivalent), plus deep experience coaching Agile teams. Existing certification is a requirement.

  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant or Release Train Engineer using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or comparable enterprise Agile frameworks, plus deep experience in the role. Existing certification is a requirement.

  • Experience implementing SAFe or equivalent enterprise Agile framework in an organization.

  • Detailed understanding of the concepts of continuous integration and continuous deployment and related DevSecOps practices.

  • Proven success with consistently delivering complex, cross-functional, technology projects (product or IT) for technology companies.

  • Experience building enterprise software applications in various roles.

  • High-quality organizational and leadership skills.

  • Schedule flexibility working across multiple geographies.

  • Experience directly managing a team.

  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail.

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • A learning mindset with a willingness to try new approaches, innovate, and improve.

  • Experience with Oracle Cloud applications is a plus.

  • PMI PMP, CSM, or similar certification/training is a plus.


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About Us

Diversity and Inclusion:

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.


Oracle is an 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 and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer