Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Staff Technical Program Manager, GFS



IT, Operations
Normal, IL, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.

Role Summary

As a Technical Program Manager, you will join the Global Financial Systems within the Enterprise Technology organization. You will be supporting end-to-end projects using agile methods which also includes capacity planning, tracking, running planning sessions, prioritizing, communicating & managing business stakeholders as well as coordinating with cross functional teams.


  • Support teams of highly functional experts and motivated engineers to effectively deliver organizational goals
  • Facilitate high quality decisions and deliverables timely
  • Manage Vendor Relationships
  • Drive Change Review meetings with stakeholders
  • Facilitate all scrum events (intake process, backlog grooming, planning sessions, facilitating prioritization with business owners, capacity planning, cross functional collaboration, etc.)
  • Drive towards adopting best practices, improving efficiency to help teams succeed
  • Engage with cross-functional and cross-domain teams to resolve issues, identify and deliver priorities
  • Coordinate with the teams to develop project plans, goals and milestones
  • Partner closely with GFS team and other business stakeholders to drive complex initiatives from conception to delivery
  • Track milestones, progress, dependencies, and identify issues closely while communicating effectively to leadership and stakeholders and work with them to mitigate risks
  • Help teams get to the project finish line collaboratively
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously by effectively managing prioritization of time, resource and scope
  • Manage software development, schedule, and roadmap in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Break down large concepts into realizable deliverables and work with team members to distribute tasks and execute against the plan
  • Evaluate and adjust priorities as issues arise


  • At least 8+ years of project management experience with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Superior stakeholder management and organizational skills
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • 5+ yrs. of experience as a scrum master, should be a certified SCRUM master
  • 5+yrs. of ERP experience is a must
  • Strong understanding of Agile/scrum methodologies and related tools
  • Demonstrated ability to keep things moving and see the big picture
  • Experience in rapidly growing businesses that have expanded globally
  • Experience in cross functional collaboration and taking products from concept to market
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, ambiguity, and time constraints
  • Ability to define major aspects of schedule and determine critical path
  • A genuine love of brands that are focused on positive impact
  • Background in automotive, energy, or similar technical industry
  • Ability to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with SAP system and experience leading software teams (nice to have)

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.

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