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Cork, IE
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Program  Manager (Software) – Cork, Ireland

Overview of the Team:

The expanding Cloud Platform team develops systems that provide real time threat information that allow McAfee to protect its customers in the battle against the bad guys. These systems provide continuous protection to our customers and have a very strong focus on quality. We think big and build big. Our solutions are built to provide 24x7 ‘Always On’ threat intelligence to our products.  

Our teams work on cutting edge Cloud technology and are challenged daily to think outside the box and push themselves to achieve breakthroughs in design, programming skill and most of all engineering excellence. Our teams build mission critical systems that are central to Intel Security’s success and have a direct impact on the abilities of our products to keep our customers secure.

About the Role:

This position is within the Corporate Products Solutions Management Office, where you will be directly involved in projects and programs for our Cloud Technologies program. You will be responsible for planning and execution of software development projects from concept through to final implementation while ensuring alignment to McAfee’s standards and strategies. You will coordinate across multiple teams and provide project support in a globally distributed Agile Scrum environment.

You will coordinate across multiple teams and provide project/program leadership in a globally distributed multi-team environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with PMs, Engineering Managers and Operations managers to ensure the Cloud Technologies program is a success
  • Work closely with the SMO (Solutions management Office) to ensure alignment with other programs and input into process improvements and initiatives
  • Define project objectives, create work breakdown structures, collect estimates, prepare schedules
  • Manage, measure, report status and track progress of plans, tasks and deliverables
  • Identify project risks, mitigation strategies, solutions and plans
  • Able to build relationships with resources, peers and leaders
  • Conduct stakeholder checkpoints and project meetings
  • Act as the Scrum Master for 1 or 2 scrum teams
  • Plan, manage and coordinate major releases
  • Work effectively as a team leader
  • Manage dependencies
  • Change control


  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering enterprise solutions, from design and planning to deployment
  • Ability to analyze complex customer business and technical requirements
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
  • High level of self-initiative and self-motivation
  • Agile/Scrum experience is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team building skills
  • Process Champion

Required Experience/Skills & Education:

  • 5+ years related experience in commercial software project/program management
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with project management tools is a plus (e.g. VersionOne, rally, Jira, Jama)
  • PMP/PMI/CSM or similar certification or experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required

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