Technical Project Manager

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1 Nov 2021


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Our client has an urgent need for 2 Project Managers. This is slated to start out as a 6 month contract, but they do plan on converting if these candidates work out. Local to San Diego is preferred, or someone that is willing to fly to San Diego once a quarter (they will fly you out).

**Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.


The Technical Project Manager reports to the Director of DevOps and Infrastructure. They are responsible for planning, executing and reporting on cross-functional projects within the DevOps organization.ย They will be able to understand complex technical concepts, motivate stakeholders, identify and mitigate project risks and lead by example. He or she possesses a mix of technical acumen, communication skills and leadership to be able to create a compelling project vision and lead teams to success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Develop project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
  • Monitor project progress continuously and make detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.
  • Communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.
  • Oversee acquisition of resources and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with internal stakeholders, team members, managers, and vendors.
  • Anticipate details of future projects by communicating directly with customers and staying informed of relevant trends and industry news.

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Senior Project Manager with at least 6 years of overall experience, and 3+ years of Atlassian experience (JIRA and Confluence). Strong experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment with software /devops/systems and/or IT teams. This will be working on IT and DevOps related projects, so you must have a strong understanding of technical terminology.
  • Degree not required, but a PMP certification would be nice to have!
  • 3+ years AGILE/Scrum/DevOps project management
  • 3+ years writing project ingress processes and workflows
  • 2+ years performing portfolio management
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate at all organizational levels โ€“ PowerPoint deck writing a must
  • Team player: he or she should be able to communicate, lead and coach other team members, present to non-technical audience including customers, executives
  • Solution-oriented, constructive approach to problem-solving
  • Familiarity with release management is highly preferred

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