Staff Engineering Operations Program Manager – Finance Data (Remote)

MD Chevy Chase (Office) - JPS

Position Summary

GEICO is seeking an experienced Product/Program Manager with a passion for managing complex programs across multiple departments and teams. You will be the key to drive a team of engineers with a deep focus on delivering enterprise-wide products.  You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement.

Position Description

The Staff Engineering Operations Program Manager is a key member of the team working across the organization to provide a friction-less experience to our customers and maintain high standards.  The team thrives and succeeds in delivering high quality technology products and services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly.  You will be responsible for planning, prioritizing, and leading implementations within the Finance Technology domain.  The ideal candidate will have strong expertise in applying project management skills and Finance business knowledge while collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders at different levels to ensure timely delivery of impactful projects. 

Position Responsibilities

As a Staff Engineering Operations Program Manager within the Finance Technologies area, you will: 

  • Partner with the project sponsor, delivery team, and stakeholders to deliver quality solutions on time and within budget. 
  • Create, maintain, and actively manage a detailed project schedule, change control process, and documentation. 
  • Work with your Director to address project dependencies, negotiate and estimate incremental delivery dates for milestones with the stakeholder community, and deliver projects on time 
  • Identify and raise appropriate project risks, in addition to presenting detailed and implementable solutions or alternatives 
  • Understand how requirements and design choices may impact systems across multiple areas 
  • Report on your team’s progress for project and other key metrics, in addition to presenting detailed and implementable ideas for areas to further improve or influence product or project delivery 
  • Leverage your knowledge of operational and LEAN principles to streamline team processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prior Financial Services Industry experience is required, with a solid understanding of the functional and technical aspects of ERP applications
  • Coordinate project activities across multiple systems, departments, and teams. 
  • Leverage your knowledge of Data systems to drive towards the right solution to support the department and GEICO’s current and future needs
  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration throughout the entire software lifecycle.
  • Leverage your understanding of Systems Reporting to drive solutions to meet business requirements
  • Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems
  • Work with your leadership to address project dependencies, negotiate and estimate incremental delivery dates for milestones with the stakeholder community
  • Identify and raise appropriate project risks, in addition to presenting detailed and implementable solutions or alternatives
  • Understand how requirements and design choices may impact systems across multiple areas
  • Report on progress of the program/project and other key metrics to align leadership and staff
  • Present detailed and implementable ideas for areas to further improve or influence product or project delivery
  • Perform process engineering through the review, refinement and improvement of existing processes and manage the improvements to completion without jeopardizing tactical delivery
  • Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams
  • Analyze cost and forecast, incorporating them into business plans
  • Facilitate agreement among all technical teams regarding technical solutions. Assure all system design issues are identified, tracked, and resolved on a timely basis.
  • Perform ad hoc research and analysis to ensure requirements are identified, tracked, and met


  • Strong project management skills with proven experience coordinating projects across multiple teams, with successful project/product delivery at scale
  • Data domain expertise to be able to interpret data requirements into system solutions
  • Sound understanding of Accounting process; Management reporting philosophies; and cross-organizational priorities to ensure data, integrations, and solutions are well designed
  • Detail and deadline oriented with effective organizational and analytic skills
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills
  • Experience or an understanding of LEAN principles
  • Outstanding time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including the ability to clearly document findings, proposals, issues, and status
  • Ability to communicate and work directly with business leaders across Technology and Finance
  • Experience with continuous delivery
  • Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while coordinating activities with cross-divisional teams
  • Effective leadership qualities, ability to influence without direct management authority
  • Experience managing conflict to achieve project goals
  • Transparency with management and stakeholders
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task is a fast-paced environment
  • Strong experience of using ADO is highly recommended


  • 7+ years of experience in managing large-scale data projects
  • PMI/PMP or Scrum certified
  • Excellent understanding of Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • 10+ years of experience in Product Management, Project Management, or equivalent


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field; or equivalent experience


Annual Salary

$110,000.00 - $236,500.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.


GEICO will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.



As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.


Job Profile


401(k) Plan Paid Training and Licensures Tuition reimbursement


Applications Data Systems ERP Applications Finance Technology Project Management Systems Reporting

  • Address project dependencies
  • Analyze cost and forecast
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Collaborate with Product Managers
  • Create and manage project schedules
  • Drive process improvements
  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration
  • Identify and address project risks
  • Improve processes
  • Partner with stakeholders for project delivery
  • Project management
  • Report on team progress and metrics
  • Share best practices
  • Share best practices and improve processes