Platform Engineering Chief of Staff

Los Angeles, CA

  -  IT - Project / Program / Change Management  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-08338

Title: Chief of Staff – Platform Engineering 
Duration: 18 month contract 
Location: Seattle, WA – Los Angeles, CA – Bristol, CT
Compensation: $50-60/hr
Work Requirement: US Citizen, GC Holder, or Authorized to Work in the U.S.

The Chief of Staff reports to the manager of Delivery & Operational Intel within Platform Software Engineering, the Sr. Delivery & Operational Intelligence Analyst will drive initiatives that support the strategic growth and improve the efficiency and effectiveness for DE&E Technology globally. To be successful in this role this person should have advanced analytical, communication, and project management skills. They also must be resourceful, have a strong customer-service orientation, prioritize effectively in demanding
environments, initiate solutions, and have advanced interpersonal skills. Additionally, this
person will partner with key engineering, program, product, and financial leaders within
our segment to enable seamless deployment of projects and execution of strategies

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between senior leaders within PDE for ongoing strategic team operations, standardize workflows and onboarding practices, and ensure leadership deliverables meet strategic objectives across all backend engineering platforms.
  • Establish clear internal communication hierarchies, systems/templates for inter-departmental procedural clarity.
  • Provide data-driven, procedural solutions to drive intelligence on the health of our services, deployments, and releases.
  • Partner closely across Engineering teams to build innovative systems and improve deliverable efficiency.
  • Be a credible and reliable advisor and partner on all things strategy and planning; be ready to act as a nimble team to quickly support executives on diverse types of problems, translating recommendations to results by executing on action planss.
  • Facilitate agile methodologies and introduce Engineering-driven problem-solving sessions (e.g. Monthly Innovation Friday) to encourage creativity & synthesis.
  • Develop internal training sessions, manage, and maintain onboarding practices to enrich the skill sets of all new hires and ensure release and deployment seamlessness across all technology studios and initiatives.
  • Planning and management of all-hands events, off-sites, and other leadership communications (newsletters, streaming updates, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years of related IT experience
  • Superb organization, detail-orientation, and project management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize and balance short and long-term work streams.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, ability to develop beneficial relationships and networks in order to achieve results
  • Strong presentation and design skills; experience with Keynote, PowerPoint and internal collaboration sites (e.g. Confluence, WordPress, Box, Office365, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Airtable
  • Ability to act as liaison between business and technologies
  • Bachelor's degree (Business Management. Marketing or IT)
  • Understanding of (clients) existing procedures and corporate culture, a plus 

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