Portfolio/Program Manager (#558)

United States
Work type:
Office based
Technical Level:
Job Category:
Largest student transportation provider

N-iX is looking for a passionate, skilled and motivated Program Manager to join the team.

Our customer is the leading school transportation provider in North America, being the owner of more than half of all yellow school buses in the United States. Every day, the company completes 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined and delivering reliable, quality services for 1,100 school districts. 

N-iX has built a successful cooperation with the client delivering a range of complex initiatives. As a result, N-iX has been selected as a strategic long-term partner to drive digital transformation on an enterprise level, fully remodeling the technology landscape for 55,000 employees and millions of people across North America.  


  • Taking full responsibility for driving and managing the Program of different projects, headcount starting from 50 people;
  • Achieving program goals and program cost efficiency, as well as other different constraints for the program and projects inside it, managed by subordinates (project managers of different levels);
  • Ensuring that the program is executed within contractual obligations;
  • Program Change, Scope, Schedule and Cost Management (not complete list);
  • Ensuring that all relevant information is effectively distributed inside and outside the program and shared with all relevant stakeholders on-time;
  • Building, developing, and maintaining close customer relationships, proactively addressing customer risks/issues, and continually pursuing open communications to expand the business strategically;
  • Providing leadership to Project Managers and other subordinate staff, fostering a positive team environment, and providing direction in required situations; 
  • Evaluating, planning and implementing a staffing strategy to meet the program's needs and its components (projects, teams, etc.);
  • Providing all necessary support to subordinates (Project Managers, Team Managers, etc.); 
  • Ensuring high-quality program services and deliverables to external and internal customers;
  • Identifying and participating in new opportunities for program growth;


  • Upper-intermediate English written and verbal communication skills
  • 4+ years of proven experience in IT project management and at least 2 years in IT program/portfolio/delivery management
  • Proven experience in the successful management of solution-based/fixed-scope/fixed-price projects using both agile and traditional project management approaches
  • Proven experience in project start and establishing all necessary processes on the project from scratch
  • Proven experience in managing cross-cultural/cross-functional/distributed teams
  • Experience in managing at least 40 subordinates on multiple projects or at least 50 subordinates on a single project/program
  • Required skills, experience and knowledge of best project/program management practices
  • Business Trips based on Project/Customer/Company needs


We offer:

  • Flexible working format - remote, office-based or flexible
  • A competitive salary and good compensation package
  • Personalized career growth
  • Professional development tools (mentorship program, tech talks and trainings, centers of excellence, and more)
  • Active tech communities with regular knowledge sharing
  • Education reimbursement
  • Paid vacation days, sick leaves, and days off
  • Healthcare & Sport program
  • Medical insurance
  • Memorable anniversary presents
  • Corporate events and team buildings

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