Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.
But what does Funko do?
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture, making and selling license-focused collectibles. We're based in Everett, WA where we have a store that delights kids of all ages (kids at heart included). We currently hold hundreds of licenses for franchises ranging from Marvel to Harry Potter, giving us the rights to create tens of thousands of charactersone of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. We take your favorite characters and turn them into adorable, or sometimes scary, collectible figures. Our most famous line, Pop! Vinyl, has millions of fans around the world.
The Sr. Technical Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation, launch, and support of technology platforms. This position will plan the project life-cycle deliverables and resources; working closely with engineering, UI/UX designers and business partners to understand requirements, evaluate technical solutions to meet those requirements, ensure launches are delivered with the committed features and provide ongoing support. In addition to their own programs, this role provides subject matter expertise to peers and provides lead support in the integration of other technical projects and platforms across the departments.
Your Super Powers in Action
Drive planning and road map alignment with key partners
Establish processes, tools, and metrics for software product development
Manage cross-functional software engineering programs in a matrix organization covering a range of areas
Use Agile methodologies to drive programs and projects
Provide hands-on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases
Create and maintain project documentation, including project plans, cost estimates, timelines, functional specifications, statements of work, change orders, testing/QA plans, and training documents
Perform risk management and change management on projects
Drive internal and external process improvements across multiple teams and functions
Take the lead in driving new feature development through every stage of the software product life cycle
Manage product backlog and create user stories through leading multi-discipline collaboration sessions
Provide guidance and mentorship to Technical Project & Product Managers and team members
Must-Have Super Hero Gadgetry
Bachelor degree or higher in business, computer science or relevant field of study OR equivalent related experience
8+ years of experience as a technical product manager, with a record of successful delivery of complex software systems or building and launching consumer products
Self-starter, accustomed to working in a changing environment and able to work independently with minimal supervision
Innate desire to bring definition and organization to any situation
Significant experience leading agile development; JIRA proficiency a plus
Passion for optimizing the end user experience
Technical understanding and experience working with enterprise systems
Demonstrated problem-solving/analytical skills. Structured approach to IT solutions development (measuring, monitoring, and testing) and a deep understanding of operational management
Demonstrated success at managing large, cross-functional projects and delivering world-class end user experiences to consumers or small businesses
Highly collaborative, results driven individual who can balance daily tactical activities with longer-term strategic execution without formal authority
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, active listener with the ability to present complex technical information clearly to a diverse audience
What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can't wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!
Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.