Optaros Austin is seeking an energetic, ambitious, and motivated Project Manager / Program Manager who is a master of managing ecommerce projects, teams, and deliverables. The Project Manager will be managing key projects for large well-known clients (our clients include Walmart, Coach, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Puma, Rue La La...). Optaros has an awesome location in Austin - right near everything, and we have an amazing team of techies/geeks, who are charged by innovation and the power of ecommerce to transform the world.
Here are some of the top skills for the Project Manager:
•The ideal candidate has roots as a developer (or a CS/Engineering degree) and progressed into a project management role.
•experience working in a fixed price / fixed time environment
•Agile experience. PMP/PMI not required.
•Experience in the ecommerce space and familiarity with back office integrations. If you have this experience, please make it clear on your resume, as this is a key differentiator.
•A real people manager who has managed projects with internal and external techies (Technical Architects, developers, UX people, Business Analysts, etc...). The Project Manager will be the glue between these teams)
•Someone who has managed projects for large clients (ideally retail / etail / ecommerce clients).
Summary: Project Managers orchestrate/drive/lead client projects using our proven agile delivery approach, the Optaros Assembly Methodology (OptAM). Project Managers shape client engagements, to define the scope and effort of all of our projects. A Project Manager leads project teams. Project Managers manage the client relationship at the senior level and have a high-level of commitment to client success.
•6+ years experience on technical project teams or in product development or professional services environments in support or delivery-related roles; 3+ years in project leadership roles
•Experience in custom application development and all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
•Experience in planning, organizing, and executing projects of varying complexity, delivering them within specified timeframes and budgets; previous experience managing projects of similar size in a systems integration environment
•Ability to define and ensure objective measures of complex programs and experience in tracking and assessing projects based on project plans, budgets and resources
•Experience in one of more of the following business solutions: media and publishing, consumer products, e-commerce, on-line customer support, knowledge management and collaboration
•Interest in and passion for web development and open source software (e.g. JBoss, MySQL, Apache, LAMP, Alfresco)
•Rapid Iteration experience; CRM experience; working knowledge of PHP, Java, Python is a plus
•Understanding of broad aspects of Project Management: Systems Analysis, Training, Infrastructure, Code development/testing
•Experience leading requirements gathering sessions and establishing task prioritization
•Extensive understanding of Fixed Price project planning and delivery is a plus
•Experience guiding hiring, training and employee development practices within a team and project-based environment
•Motivated to drive excellence in service delivery, methodology, and operations (track record of managing successful projects)
•Ability to manage client expectations and manage scope throughout the lifecycle of the project; constantly and consistently communicate with the client and schedule, hold and lead client meetings as necessary
•The ability to identify key influencers (on the client side) and develop a strong partnership throughout the lifecycle of the project
•Ability to partner with Technical Architects and Technical Leads to understand and communicate the technical foundation of each project
•Bias and ability to partner with the client and team to problem solve
•Expert level experience in analyzing business goals and metrics, understanding best practices while maintaining clients’ strategic direction
•Able to meet or exceed established revenue goals (business development and utilization)
•Excellent communicator (facilitation, presentation, verbal and written)
•Flexibility is key. Must be open to adapting past experience to actual Optaros engagements
•Self-directed and resourceful with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment of continual change
•Interest in collaborating across the company to share knowledge and learn from others; participating in internal training, workshops on related topics and an overall desire to contribute to the project management practice across the company
•Interest in playing an active leadership role in continuously improving Optaros Delivery practices and enthusiasm for maintaining Optaros’ presence in OS online communities, blogs and forums
•Assume a hands-on role in developing talent across the company and in building Optaros’ brand externally
•Problem solving, teamwork, transparent communications, self-directed management style and quest for constant learning are the key behaviors that drive success at Optaros. Must have developed skill and bias towards action in all of the above.
•Willingness to travel to client sites as required
Is this you? If so, please apply; we welcome your application!
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