Director of Program Management

Product · New York, New York
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Company Overview

At Silent Eight, we develop our own AI-based product that combats financial crime that enables things like money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and systemic corruption.

We’re the leader in our field and are a leading RegTech firm working with large international financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.  

Join us and help make the world a safer place! 

Opportunity Overview

The Director of Program Management is a critical member of the senior leadership team and helps drive organizational excellence across teams and departments. This role will develop and refine processes, manage and develop teams in Europe, the US, and Asia, as well as partner with stakeholders to define and align priorities, and manage the progress and communication of the organization's project portfolio.

This role requires a diverse skill set: someone with only a software or IT program management background will not be successful. The ability to plan as well as execute, the ability to cultivate strong, integrity-based relationships, the ability and willingness to learn new things, and a commitment to transparency are all required. Silent Eight is pragmatic and practical: come prepared to deliver results rather than argue management philosophies.

Location: US - Remote - EST 


  • Leads the program management function including portfolio management, process development, priority alignment, project tools, and communication/reporting channels
  • Leads and mentors a team of project managers who execute cross-functionally on programs of significant complexity and high visibility
  • Ensures projects are correctly defined, measured, and tracked against appropriate KPIs, and regularly reviews progress and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Partners with functional leaders in Product, Engineering, and Operations, and other teams to define process, calibrate resources, foster buy-in, and ensure timely progress of projects
  • Works with vendors, clients, and other business partners to negotiate SoWs and project plans
  • Ability to diplomatically move projects along and instill a sense of urgency when needed across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Analyzes key data to design and deploy process improvements across the company, ensure consistent alignment of effort, and maximize efficiencies across projects 
  • Identifies and solves for evolving gaps and emerging needs in skills, process capabilities, and capacity to support sustained long-term business growth
  • Works across organizational boundaries inside and outside of Silent Eight, leading teams in building trust, collaboration, and breaking down barriers
  • Manage project risks, develop mitigation plans and resolve problems impacting project completion, proactively resolving project issues, and escalating to management when necessary

 Minimum requirements:

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience leading project management teams
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience of direct program management experience developing complex schedules, coordinating cross-functional teams, and leading execution
  • Experience in a quickly scaling organization
  • Comfortable with ambiguity but passionately strives to bring clarity to the organization
  • Background planning and delivering systems which require both hardware and software components
  • Experience working directly with clients to negotiate deliverables and taking a client-centric approach at all times
  • Willingness to take on extra responsibilities as needed
  • Proven success in managing teams in different locations
  • Executive-level verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Expertise with multiple program management methodologies and judgment to know when to use each
  • Located in EST time zone
  • Fluent in English

 Bonus points:

  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience managing internationally
  • Experience in a software company
  • Experience with a company going to and through IPO
  • Bachelor's in business, engineering, computer sciences, or a related field
  • PMP or other project management certification or advanced PM training
  • Master's in a technical field

Our culture


we offer stock as part of the compensation package, so you can share in the company’s success!

You will be co-creating our business solutions

We believe that your feedback allows us to create the best solutions as well as adjusted work culture. You will have a real impact on the growth of the company and the product we develop.

Experienced team

We aren’t your run-of-the-mill tech start-up. At Silent Eight, everyone is a leader in their own field with perspective and experience shared across teams and departments.


Because learning never ends, we empower our employees to invest in themselves. We provide a range of resources such as paid Development Days, in-house training, lunch-and-learns, etc. to make sure our employees are continuing to grow each day. e

Team building events

We know that our success is only possible if we work together as a team. We are a group of passionate individuals united by a common mission. Therefore we like to meet together regularly to connect not just as coworkers, but as human beings, whether it’s at an offsite in Dubai or a weekly “Tea Time” to catch up.

100% remote work forever

We are not new to working remotely. In fact, we’ve been doing it since 2013 and we know how to make you feel supported, connected, and included. We believe that the freedom to choose where you work from is important to finding the journey that is right for you.

Don’t wait! Join our team today!

Silent Eight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor