Position Summary

The Project Manager position will be part of our internal client team managing projects for multiple external clients.  We are seeking an energetic, ambitious, motivated and self-directed Project Manager who has experience with managing large software development projects.

This Project Manager will work closely with the Software Development Team from the discovery/analysis phase to post production support.  As the main point of contact for external clients, the PM performs a variety of highly skilled duties such as the creation and management of the project schedule, resource allocation and management, facilitation of agile ceremonial meetings, the creation of various project/technical documents and deliverables, and ensuring that deliverable dates are met.

The ideal candidate should have experience in managing complex projects, and be highly adept at managing priorities and multitasking.  The ideal candidate will be skilled at managing conflict resolution, negotiating, and facilitating difficult discussions.  We develop product utilizing an Agile framework, so knowledge of Scrum, the ability to create user stories, and familiarity with Atlassian’s JIRA is highly desirable.

Responsibilities

Client Interaction

  • Manage tools, processes, and timelines for receiving and prioritizing customer requirements using project management software.
  • Adhere to agile processes for the creation and prioritization of user stories
  • Manage project priorities from key stakeholders in a systematic fashion
  • Create communication reporting processes with key stakeholders
  • Develop reports summarizing requirements and how the requirements will be developed
  • Create and maintain an information technology project plan that communicates tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation.

 

Software Development & Technical Specifications

  • Work with software development team to create the software products
  • Utilize agile framework and oversee agile ceremonial meetings during sprints
  • Partner with software development team on software development, implementation, and technical specifications
  • Create technical specifications for each software product/project
  • Coordinate delivery of development (beta) and production releases that meet quality assurance standards.
  • Assist test team in creating test plans and testing efforts.
  • Assist technical team in design and development task

Change Management

  • Establish control resources to track all changes associated with the project.
  • Assess all change requests to determine possible alternatives and costs.
  • Ensure that change requests be reviewed and approved by the project owner.
  • Approve change requests on the scope, schedule, and budget of the project and communicate to the Project Owner.
  • Update change control resources to reflect current status of change requests.

 

Communication Management

  • Communicate the project status to the Project Owner at agreed-upon intervals
  • Provide a written status report to the Project Owner at agreed-upon intervals
  • Conduct regular update/status meetings to review completed tasks and determine current work priorities

 

User Acceptance Testing

  • Ensure User Acceptance Testing (UAT) meets user expectations when released.
  • Run the current project state through a series of specific tests to indicate whether or not the project will meet the needs of the intended users as well as internal organization stakeholders.
  • Ensure alpha and a beta testing stages and make necessary corrections per the contract requirements.

NextLOGiK Values

  • Treat colleagues and customers, as customers and work with individuals and teams in an appropriate manner to achieve the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Lead the organization, by example and counseling, to seek excellence in its activities and to adhere to NextLOGiK principles and culture.
  • Maintain uniformity of performance activities by adhering to NextLOGiK standard operating procedures and established performance standards.
  • Promote and participate in the selling and cross-promotion of NextLOGiK products and services.
  • Ensure alignment of team to NextLOGiK mission and organizational goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience in the software development and/or project management capacity.
  • Broad experience needed with dealing with multiple business groups in a cross-functional/matrixed environment, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • Agile and Scrum experience a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of project management principles, strategy and execution.  PMP Certification a plus.
  • Proven ability to define and accomplish short-, mid- and long-term goals.
  • Proven ability to work with clients and software development teams.
  • Experience effectively managing both resources and projects.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook) and project management software for analyzing data and presenting information.

Apply

Email cover letter and resume to ceo@nextlogik.com.