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Solution Program Manager

Solution Program Manager, Lighting Intelligence

Product Creation, Finland, Espoo 

About the role

This is an opportunity to join our team as a Solution Program Manager with an international company that is at the forefront of lighting controls technology innovation. The Solution Program Manager will focus on managing integration and dependencies with other areas whilst the execution is happening in agile teams with backlog and release plans. The role requires experience with product development where software is a major component but also including the integration with various hardware elements. Responsibilities include ensuring the overall program is on track with communicated timelines, coordinate with several internal functions and external stakeholders as necessary. The role is part of Operational Excellence and will work alongside product management on a day to day basis

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the solution view in product development according to the scope agreed
  • Facilitate projects and scrums synchronisation across cloud, wireless and embedded teams
  • Attend increment planning to ensure solution needs are captured
  • Attend portfolio planning to contribute and understand future business needs for the solution
  • Act as the escalation path for scrum masters
  • Track program dependencies to resolution
  • Track program risks to resolution
  • Ensure defects are triaged and resolved according to identified severity
  • Work alongside the test lead to ensure end-to-end testing is executed
  • Ensure the tollgate milestones are planned and delivered for major NPIs
  • Manage pilots together with technical support and product management
  • Ensure program communications is actively pursued across the teams and stakeholders
  • Define and calculate key metrics with operational excellence
  • Support leadership to track budget, resource allocation and releases
  • Produce status reports to stakeholders on a weekly and monthly basis

Ideal Experience

  • Manage the product release process
  • Knowledge of Agile delivery methodologies delivering projects in a product creation fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a small medium engineering organisation delivering IoT products and services
  • Understanding of hardware and software integration aspects
  • Experience using Jira, Wiki systems, and standard office productivity software
  • An understanding of modern software architecture and development concepts such as microservices, DevOps, and CI/CD
  • A delivery focussed agile advocate, able to adapt frameworks for new projects and share knowledge and understanding without being dogmatic
  • Possess very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A good work ethic and an eagerness to learn. Tolerance towards ambiguity


Education & Qualifications

  • A degree in a technical/scientific discipline or significant experience in a similar role


About our team

Our mission in Product Creation in Lighting Intelligence is to be a forerunner in lighting industry and we are constantly enhancing our capabilities in designing. Operational Excellence will contribute with thought leadership, teamwork and problem solving that results in continuous improvement throughout the organization by focusing on the needs of the customer, discipline in execution, and streamlining existing activities in the process to create value.

Helvar is a 100-year old Finnish software and hardware product company with a 250-person strong team focusing on advanced lighting control systems, products and services. Headquartered in Finland with Lighting Intelligence R&D offices in both Espoo and outside London, we develop intelligent energy efficient products and solutions for global customers in 50 countries. Inside our Lighting Intelligence R&D Agile organization, we are developing new IoT solutions with products ranging from our own hardware and embedded software products and sensors, to mobile applications, developer APIs and cloud services. As part of our R&D organisation we are looking to expand the Operational Excellence area to improve process, quality and testing aspects to further support the growth expected in our portfolio activities.


Solution Program Manager


Julkaistu 09.05.2021

Yrityksen liikevaihto: 
50 000 000 - 99 999 999 ?

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