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R&D Program Manager - Thetaray

Hod HaSharon

About The Position

ThetaRay is the leading provider of AI-based Big Data analytics.

We are dedicated to helping financial organizations combat financial cybercrimes such as money laundering and fraud facilitating malicious crimes such as terrorist financing, narco-trafficking, and human trafficking which negatively impact the global economy.

Our Intuitive AI solutions for Anti Money Laundering and Fraud Detection enable clients to manage risk, detect money laundering schemes, uncover fraud, expose bad loans, uncover operational issues, and reveal valuable new growth opportunities.

About the position

We are looking for an R&D program manager to join our R&D management team.

The R&D program manager reports directly to the SVP R&D and has a key role in the success of ThetaRay. 


  • At least 4 years of experience in R&D program management roles in technology companies.
  • Fast learner, independent, hard worker, highly organized, open-minded, do-more must-win approach
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in SW development life cycle, delivery, testing, etc.
  • Managerial experience (direct or matrix)
  • In-depth applied knowledge of standard program/project management concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Experienced with program management tools such as Jira and confluence 
  • Experienced with Agile Scrum methodologies and implementation 
  • Experienced with managing projects of at least 5 development teams from different disciplines
  • Experienced with managing R&D releases and risks. 
  • Experienced with managing projects that span across local, and offshore teams.
  • Experienced with working with teams outside of R&D such as product, customer success, sales, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in Hebrew and English with the ability to effectively present inbound
  • Experienced with SaaS and on-prem deployment models 

Position Responsibilities: 

Lead and direct R&D teams to deliver high-quality releases within a defined schedule, resources, quality, and scope.

  • Lead releases through the entire lifecycle: release planning, execution, controlled availability to GA
  • Own the process definition of how the program operates
  • Monitor & track release status, manage risks, handle issues and help remove impediments
  • Work with the development teams to synchronize and integrate cross-team projects
  • Report to management on releases and resources status regularly
  • Provide visibility, transparency, and collaboration throughout the rest of the organization
  • Ensure organizational readiness for Release/Delivery especially to Customer Sucess and Sales groups
  • Set success criteria, KPI’s and OKR
  • Lead release level retrospectives and ensure continuous improvement process
  • Lead Agile/Scrum processes

Nice to have:

  • Experienced with managing fintech and/or machine-learning programs
  • Experienced with accreditations like ISO 27001 and SOC 2 
  • Experienced with cross-company projects

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