Job Role: Project Manager
Location: Portland, US

Duration: 9+ months

Core responsibilities include:
• Manage large project teams that range from product managers and analysts to developers, IT and QA engineers
• Rigorous scheduling at the task level, with overall accountability
• Manage budgets – including initial estimation, tracking of actuals, and understanding the deviations
• Develop resource plans, coordinating/on-boarding of project resources, development and execution of communication plans, defining and executing risk management plans
• Proactive approach and communicate status to stakeholders effectively, with an emphasis on maintaining alignment with core project sponsors
• Manage changes against project schedule, scope and cost, as well as lead the assessment of impact on the larger portfolio of projects
• Successfully manage project dependencies and constraints
• Contract and vendor management: build partnerships across organizational, departmental, and geographical boundaries
• Consultancy approach to your work
• Team leadership and ability to inspire and motivate
• Positive team player who seeks the collective success of the team
• Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills
• Familiarity with SCRUM and SCRUM processes, including but not limited to facilitating scrum planning sessions, daily standups, and removing escalations for the team
Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Technology, Business, or a related field
• 7+ years professional experience
• 2 years additional relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree
• Strong influencing skills and ability to interact with senior management
• Experience with Agile software development methodologies; Scrum Master certification is a PLUS!
• Experience delivering large complex projects
• Understanding or experience with the following: basic networking concepts, virtualization, enterprise storage solutions, database concepts, and web applications concepts
• Understanding of release management processes
• Experience working with many cross functional teams
• Experience with business process improvement methods (e.g., Lean) is preferred
• Advanced Project Management experience developing and managing WBS, schedules, scope, budgets, resource plans, issues, risks and change requests
• PMP certification or training is a PLUS!
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