(USA) Principal Technical Program Manager


Sunnyvale, CA, USA


Product Management

Sep 14

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Principal Technical Program Management, Emerging

Technology- Mixed Reality Platform

Here at Walmart, we’re driven by an intellectual curiosity that keeps us on the cutting-edge of user design and a seamless customer experience. We’re intrigued by the opportunity to engineer the most optimal approach that drives conversions and generates consumer loyalty across every touchpoint of the digital journey.  


About the Team  

The mission of the Emerging Technology team at New Business Venture and Emerging Tech is to deliver breakthrough capabilities that save customers time and money and enable associates and partners to serve and delight customers anytime, quickly, anywhere.  We are a team of technologists at the forefront of the brighter future who build digital assistant and platform capabilities for Conversational AI and Mixed Reality.

We are looking for a Principal Technical Program Manager to lead programs that will build and scale our Mixed Reality Platform to deliver our mission.  

Job Description  

As a Principal Technical Program Manager, you will be the owner and driver of several complex programs, forming a portfolio of efforts to meet the business goals that support the strategic vision of building the Converse Platform. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Create the program structure and shared alignment with the program team across Walmart on vision, business goals, program, and secure cross-functional teams dependencies' commitment. 
  • Lead executive committee meetings with key stakeholders to help make key decisions, remove obstacles, and address key program issues
  • Provide on-going visibility to program status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics, etc.) to all stakeholders.
  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent program teams from delivering on program outcomes.
  • Manage new and existing technologies integration 
  • Create a collaborative team environment that fosters creativity, speed, innovation, and learning.
  • Be a thought leader who can help accelerate the capabilities delivery and challenge others to change.

Now, imagine doing all the above for the world’s largest retailer. That’s the Walmart experience. Intrigued?  


You’ll really wow us if…  

  • You have a knack for building alignment across different models, varying priorities, and multi-disciplinary yet integrated teams.
  • You can create scalable program structure from ambiguities
  • You are a fast learner who can master technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program.
  • You can build the relationship to make things happen and are a keen reader of people, culture, and tea leaves.
  • You can convert strategy into execution, and you are comfortable bending tactical and strategic. 
  • You consider yourself a student of the world who thrives in an ever-changing environment that holds within its new challenges and chances to prove your expertise. 
  • You can bring the whole team with you to help the organization moving its needles.
  • You are a great reader of people, culture, and tea leaves and a relationship builder to make things happen.
  • You are highly functional in a dynamic environment.

You’ll make an impact by…  

  • Managing relationships with geographically distributed teams, offshore development teams, and third-party vendors. 
  • Ensuring business and global technology goals are being met.  
  • Interacting, negotiating, and influencing decisions across multiple tracks and executive leadership.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 10+ Years of Program Management Experience leading complex SaaS platforms
  • Strong experience with Enterprise Agile Program Management 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong x-functional relationships
  • Exceptional and concise verbal and written communications skills 
  • Skilled in Data-driven, objective analysis and decision making
  • Ability to manage large, complex programs in an Agile environment
  • Comfortable presenting to and persuading multiple stakeholders from front line associates to business and Global Technology Executives
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, growing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to rationalize ambiguity

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Quantitative or engineering background is preferred  
  • Platform Experience
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification    

Benefits & Perks:  

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.   

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.  

Who We Are? 

Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of 20,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service, or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human led is our true disruption.   

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

• Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or related area and 6 years’ experience in engineering, engineering program management, technical program management, product management, or related area.

• Option 2: 8 years’ experience in engineering, engineering program management, technical program management, product management, or related area.Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Certification in Project Management., Master’s degree in Business Administration, with specialization in strategy, supply chain, finance, information systems, or related area and 4 years’ experience in product design.Primary Location...

640 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4828, United States of America

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