Sr. Program Manager

Chicago, IL

Job ID: 2203 Category: Application Development Salary: $130K$150K

Our client, one of the premiere international law firms located in the loop, is looking to add a Sr. Program Manager to their security team!   The Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for the following:


  • Work across departments to gather and understand the varying perspectives on the program and its solutions – business function, user, technology, security, etc.
  • Stay current with trends in their assigned area – both in terms of business trends and technology trends that influence the area. Maintain awareness of best practices and competitive intelligence of what other firms are doing in this area.
  • Based on the above, determine the short- and long-term roadmaps for their program – adjusting over time as priorities and technologies change. Communicate and socialize the roadmap to achieve executive buy-in.
  • Make key tradeoff, risk, and other critical decisions to do the “ right” thing for the program, taking into account all perspectives.
  • Champion change and innovation in the area – socializing a forward-thinking program of projects and program roadmap.
  • Determine skills needed, roles needed, and create and organize project teams based on resource estimates from the resource owners (Program Analysts, Developers, Architects, Project Managers, etc.) Resolve resource, timing or other conflicts between projects and groups
  • Work with other Senior Program Managers to create solutions for technology trends that span across programs (e.g. mobile, big data, security, etc.)
  • Facilitate the annual IT project budgeting process with accounting and IT portfolio directors for their assigned area


  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience owning and leading complex programs of projects balancing a variety of perspectives and interests
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience creating and managing product roadmaps, including enhancement and other user requests
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple IT-related functional disciplines (e.g. two or more of: Business Analysis, Project Management, Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Security, Quality Assurance, Change Management, etc.)
  • Executive presentation skills

If you are interested in learning more about this role please apply to this ad!
Program Management

Zach Thompson

Zach has over six years of recruiting experience and is part of blueStone Recruiting's Mobile and Application Development division. Zach has been married to his wife, Jacky, for 10 years and has two boys, ages 7 and 4. When he’s not connecting with top development talent or spending time with his family, Zach competes in BBQ competitions in Chicago and truly has award winning ribs. He is also a huge Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago White Sox fan.

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