Principal Program Manager

| Seattle
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Description

 

Principal Program Manager 

Description 

Blue Nile is seeking a Program Manager to join our technology team and drive critical cross-functional programs necessary for our business’s successes.  The individual will need to rely on a strong background in program/project management to oversee a diverse portfolio work that can include items date-drive customer features, multi-year platform migrations and internal programs designed to make Blue Nile a great place to work.  Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills are required; a strong sense of ownership is also critical. We are a small company and you’ll be working with a small team – your work will directly impact our bottom line and the team’s ability to work through their queue as efficiently as possible. 

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our corporate offices are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district, home to the latest wave of internet startups and packed with restaurants and excellent access to transportation and entertainment. Our dress code favors jeans and our facilities include bike racks, showers, and great access to the waterfront and Myrtle Edwards Park for activities. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Work across Product and Technology functions to ensure alignment and efficiency 
  • Design and implement operating standards for how workstreams and programs should be led, tracked, and executed 
  • Organize and motivate teams to deliver against our objectives and key results, and driving decision making 
  • Set up and maintain portfolio and program management tools 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for cross-company intake, Product Reviews, and Product Planning standardization forums 
  • Work closely with the Product Leadership team, and engage regularly with the leadership team 
  • Help lead the organization through change, evolution, and growth 

Qualifications 

  • 8+ years of Program Management or related experience in a forward-thinking, fast-paced team environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with a heavy emphasis on partnership 
  • Experience driving strategic initiatives while engaging and collaborating with multi-discipline teams and leaders 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including concise verbal and written executive-level communications 
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills, ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases 
  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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