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Title:  Program Manager


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  38642


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

The Information Technology Project Management Office (IT PMO) is responsible for providing the project leadership, strategic consulting, and process predictability required to obtain the maximum business value from NetApp’s portfolio of IT projects and programs. We manage the planning and execution of NetApp’s highest priority programs and projects, organize and curate the master portfolio of work, and cultivate a high-performing culture through building trust and ownership.

A fresh perspective and a willingness to dig into problem areas is both encouraged and expected. The IT PMO organization is staffed with individuals with a huge array of leadership experience both inside and outside of the technology sector, all of which are glued together by a shared desire to take part in solving difficult problems.

Program Managers are the glue that binds multiple projects to ensure that they are not only benefitting each other but are also staying true to the overall business objectives. Program Managers are responsible for keeping long-term organizational goals in-sight, building and leveraging relationships in order to maintain stakeholder alignment, and for fostering critical conversations about cost/benefit, timeline, and scope.

NetApp Program Managers may also periodically play a Project Manager role depending on business-needs.

Job Requirements
  • Build and organize one or more programs in accordance with the objectives set by NetApp executive sponsors.
  • Develop and manage long term goals.
  • Participate in budgetary reviews. Budgets are managed by individual Project Managers.
  • Support Project Managers and Operating Committee members to build relationships and take advantage of the team’s diverse skills/talents.
  • Provide an interface between the teams executing the work, and the business partners impacted by the coming changes.
  • Support Organizational Change Management planning.
  • Work with project managers to implement and enforce project change control policies/procedures.
  • Meet with stakeholders on a regular cadence.
  • Build, maintain, and communicate regular program-level status reports.
  • Actively identify, document, communicate, and mitigate risks.
  • Collect data to identify root cause of problems.
  • Measure performance against expectations.
  • Provide mentorship, training and support for junior Project/Program Managers.

Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business or related field is preferred.

Extensive knowledge of project management best practices.

Experience overseeing projects/programs with significant organizational change management components

Strong oral and written communication skills and a willingness to speak up.

Ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed environment in order to meet aggressive goals.

Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross functional teams.

Strong experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Creative approach to problem solving.



So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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