Project Manager

 
 

About Lightning Jar

Lightning Jar is a brand, marketing, and commerce consultancy that provides brand strategy, creative media, marketing services, and eCommerce consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and other top brands.  

What You Will Do

  • Project Planning and Management– Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

  • Team Management– Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

  • Product Owner Support– Support the Product Owner in managing expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

  • Process Management and Improvement– Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

  • Team building– promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence

  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met

  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:

  • Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Visual Studio Team Services or equivalent

  • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level

  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

Qualifications:

  • Project Management: 2 years (Required)

  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

  • Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to aleah@lightningjar.com