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Principal, Strategic Initiatives

Company: Alkami Technology
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Alkami builds and delivers the nation's most innovative cloud-based digital banking (online and mobile apps) for Credit Unions and Banks with over 11M users on our platform. Through our bold investments in technology and people, our clients confidently grow, adapt quickly and build thriving digital banking communities to compete against the Megabanks. Founded over 12 years ago with headquarters in Plano, Alkami is one of the fastest growing software companies in Texas. To share just a few of our recent recognitions: Best Place to Work in Fintech; Inc. 5000 America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies; Deloitte Technology Fast 500; Tech Titans Top 5; and, SMU Cox Caruth Institute Dallas 100. With every Alkamist having ownership in Alkami, we are obsessively intentional about our culture: optimistic-perseverance, caring-collaboration, transparent-communication, courageous-innovation, trusted-accountability and real-fun. Beyond intentional culture, our commitment is to attract and retain amazing talent by fostering a high-growth, dynamic and rewarding environment; providing great benefits; making meaningful investments in learning and development; celebrating our successes together in remarkable ways; and, ACTing together by taking time to give back and volunteer. Position Overview: Alkami is the fastest-growing digital banking platform serving regional and community banks and credit unions. Our ethos is built on an innovation mindset, one that has allowed Alkami to leapfrog competitors much larger in resources and scale. Delivering value in a dynamic environment requires direct alignment between our corporate objectives and the efforts of our individual Alkamists. This alignment will be served through our OKR Program, a new initiative to provide transparency and accountability throughout the organization that will enable effective decision making at all levels of leadership. The Principal, Strategic Initiatives will steward Alkami's OKR Program to ensure success across the entire organization. While the function will be backstopped by our OKR Tool (Betterworks), the true value will come from the partnerships this role builds and maintains with Executive and Senior Leadership in the organization to track key outcomes. Reporting directly to the Director of IT as a member of the PMO Team, this role is responsible for providing training, coaching and developing all aspects of Alkami's OKR Program. Key Responsibilities & Duties: Lead Quarterly Business Review (QBR) activities based on our OKR Tool with Senior Leadership to identify Key Actions and Results for the next quarter Coordinate CEO reviews with individual Senior Leadership Personnel to discuss progress and make adjustments to Corporate Goals Lead meeting cadence with Corporate Goal owners to track progress and identify next best key actions Serve as the OKR Data SME for planned and future integrations of the OKR Tool, stewarding the accuracy and integrity of our "Operational Systems of Record" Build reports and dashboards to identify trends and key discussion topics to support the progress of the OKR Program Partner with Human Resources to build training/coaching and provide ongoing education about the OKR Program for all Alkamists Analyzing the OKR Program and processes to identify areas for improvement and test changes with the business Continuously evaluating progress towards targets to identify deviations from Alkami's strategy Qualifications: Strong executive presence and the ability to develop relationships with senior management Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proven ability to lead/manage a successful program at scale Experience developing/managing OKRs or equivalent framework Successful track record of delivering strategic and high-value initiatives Ability to synthesize diverse requirements and expectations across multiple business units Strong understanding of developing training, documentation and educational materials Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple/competing deliverables Ability to coach and facilitate senior management through high-value strategic trade-off conversations Cool Things to Know Not Just Any Company: Alkami has an awesome diverse and inclusive environment. We have a FUN culture and offer great benefits. Did you know every Alkamist has ownership in Alkami? We also have on and off site employee events and activities.Work Authorization: We cannot offer employer sponsorship at this time; candidates must be eligible to work in the US for full-time employment.Recruiters: We are not looking for outside recruiting firms to help us in this search - we know who you are and we love you, but we don't need you right now. The Important Stuff Alkami Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Alkami is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Alkami are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Alkami will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Alkami encourages applicants of all ages.

Keywords: Alkami Technology, Plano , Principal, Strategic Initiatives, Other , Plano, Texas

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