MDM Senior Program Manager Position Available

A friend of Hub Designs is trying to fill the following MDM position.  If you’re interested, information on how to contact the hiring manager is at the end of this article.

Expected Activities to be Performed

Technical Program Manager (PM) with strong communication & project mgmt skills. Ideally has a development background, but has already transitioned to PM role. Has experience on large transactional systems, is familiar with complex integrations using Web Services and Pub/Sub integration patterns, and is familiar with scale-up/out strategies and complexities. Someone who can outline strategy, plan and functional design, have enough project mgmt skills to drive those plans to closure, and have the experience to know what their risks are and how to navigate obstacle and politics.


  • Author Scenarios and Uses Cases
  • Author detailed Functional Specifications
  • Manage one or more feature teams (cross-functional team of Dev and QA as related to implementing feature areas) with necessary communications and managing weekly feature team meetings
  • Work with Dev, Test, Architects, program leadership and other PM’s to successfully design, vet, and receive approval for specified features
  • Generating weekly status

Feature Areas for possible focus:

  • Reporting design (defining necessary design to accomplish business/audit and operational reports from a very large ODS database, which may require defining necessary data marts and/or cubes
  • Business rules for computing data quality scores on key data fields
  • Disaster recovery design (extending existing DR that is already in place)
  • Data retention design
Technical / Soft Skills Required Expertise Level (Expert / Good / Familiarity) Remarks
C# Familiarity Not used directly.
SQL Good Limited use, but may need to query for analysis, etc.
XML Good Contracts and other aspects often use XML in definitions.
.Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 Familiarity Not used directly
Web/WCF Services Good From design standpoint. Should have knowledge on WS concepts.
ASP.Net Familiarity
Data Structures Expert
Function autonomously Expert
Communication Skills (Written and Oral) Expert
VSTS Good We use VSTS heavily for managing scenarios, use cases, requirements and for all bugs/tasks/issues.
Unit Testing & Test Cases writing Good Must understand how this works, and help identify test cases needing to be written by QA.
Write and present High Level SOW for Features Expert These 3-7 page documents outline the requirements and business context for a feature area.
Write, present and manage Functional Specification Design (FSD) Expert Detailed functional specification (40-80 page).
Coordination skills – working in a highly collaborative environment Expert Work with Dev, Test, fellow PMs and Architects.
Leadership skills Good Ability to influence and sell designs that meet our immediate needs and our long term platform aspirations.
Experience designing high Performance and high scale solutions. Good

Desirable Skills

Technical / Soft Skills Expertise Level (Expert / Good/ Familiarity) Remarks
Matching Technologies Knowledge Working with vendor or custom built matching engines.
MDM experience Knowledge Any prior experience on an MDM team, this can be useful.


Expected Start Date = August 2010, Expected End Date = TBD (likely a year out)

Principals only please (no agencies). Again, please contact Dan Power via, and we’ll put you in touch with the hiring manager.

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