Technical Project Manager (Flex Schedule)

Location: Plainfield, IL
Date Posted: 07-23-2018
Position Description:  Project Manager
Our client is seeking a Project Manager who effectively manages projects by providing concise direction and strong organization. Our teams are a cohesive unit that operates in a proactive working environment. This is a critical position that requires a high level of self-motivation and determination to achieve customer satisfaction and internal objectives.
  • Direct and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Coordinate all activities within the project team to ensure that project tasks are completed on time, including but not limited to scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings, communicating status updates, delivering weekly status reports, communicating with the development team, assuring quality assurance through deployment success.
  • Coordinate the requirements gathering process and assist with specification writing
  • Effectively communicate project expectation between all parties in a timely and clear fashion
  • Facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Successfully prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Work closely with product owners and management to provide visibility into feature readiness
  • Lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Keep product owner and management well informed.
  • Ability to assist with QA of tasks
  • Coordinate both internal and offshore teams
Skills and Requirements:
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills, communicating project related status information effectively and exhibiting active listening skills.
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to risks over the course of the project - including minimizing the consequences of adverse events and maximizing the results of positive events.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development life cycle processes.
  • Collect and analyze project information to determine where the project stands and take corrective action to eliminate negative deviations from the plan.
  • 4+ years project management experience or demonstrated project management skills including project planning, project control, and risk management.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with offshore teams
Additional Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • BS degree (or equivalent work experience) in Information Technology (IT), Business, education, or related discipline
  • Agile Methodology Pioneer
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels and work in a team atmosphere.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the project management areas of competency, procedures, and methodology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project life cycle processes.
  • Understanding of Scrum/Agile methodology is a plus but not required.
  • Six Sigma, Agile, Scrum or PMI is a plus but not required.
  • JIRA experience is a plus but not required.
Our client is a SaaS provider offering a range of software products for the self storage industry.  While we behave and innovate like a startup, we've been in business over 5 years and have achieved constant growth over the years.  This position is located in downtown Naperville. in addition we offer a flexible office/home work schedule.
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