Software Development Project Manager

Software Development Project Manager


Job Description

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We think our products are good.

We want our customers to think they’re good.

We want our customers’ entire experience with us to be good.

We need excellent Project Managers to give our customers great value.

For the GTeam FZ LLC Project Manager position, we pay $25/hour ($1000 fixed-price payment for a trial job if that trial leads us to hire you). We work with you through one of several approved staffing and payment platforms which will charge a percentage fee on your gross earnings, but you understand how those are. For United States citizens and permanent residents, we pay $20/hour because we have to cover W-2 processing.

As a Project Manager, you would plan, schedule, and track enterprise software customer deliverables, report status regularly, make risks less risky, keep the project recognizable, keep customers and vendors happy (reasonable expectations greatly promote happiness!), and manage your team.

You would need to be strong in both technical skills and customer skills. You would have an overall responsibility to make sure we deliver what we promised, when we promised it.

Your day-to-day job would be to:

Become an expert on your products
Schedule and communicate
Track the project, juggling multiple customers, schedules, issues, and risks, without dropping anything
Report how the juggling act is going
Watch for approaching problems, and tell management while we can still do something
Track team performance
Talk to customers, keep them from expecting too much (instant perfection, for example)
Guide the project to success
Resolve day-to-day issues as they come up
Keep teams communicating, nicely
Watch for approaching threats to the schedule. Figure out what to do about each threat and make it happen.
Prevent scope creep and other problems; keep the project from becoming a monstrosity by following the change control process
Work smoothly with people
Keep the customer and vendors happy
Work with others around the world (remembering before you call, who’s awake and who’s asleep)
Have a high-speed camera and Internet connection you can use for meetings
Keep regular work hours until 1PM CDT, but be prepared to meet with customers after that if necessary
Here are the skills you’ll need:

Technical understanding
Able to see to see what’s traded off with each design option
Understand different ways to reach the goal.
Project management experience
6-8 years overall experience, including 1-2 years of project management
Background in enterprise product consulting, development, or support
Experience with Software Development Life Cycle
Planning skills
Know how to plan, schedule, and track customer deliverables
Have developed and executed project plans, without having had to execute any people
Know how to prioritize and solve problems
Communication skills
Know how to talk to customers, and everybody else too
Over 6 months of experience directly communicating with customers
Good presenter and facilitator
Dedicated worker
Care about quality and results
Adapt to change without kicking and screaming
Take criticism well, but dish it out only constructively
Good team player

How to qualify:

Show us who you are. We need verifiable identification, online skills tests, and a brief Skype video interview. Sorry, this part is not paid, but it won’t last more than a week, and if you’ve got the motivation, you’ll be done in a few hours.
Try out the job. During a one-week fixed-price trial assignment, prove to us that we should give you the full-time position of 40 hours/week at the job’s hourly rate. We’re looking for progress and dedication; if you show that, we may have other positions in GTeam FZ LLC for you even if you don’t get the assignment quite right.
How to start:

We’ll make you a fixed-price offer to start qualifying, and you’ll get detailed instructions as soon as you accept this offer for the test phase. (This is not the paid part, but it’s how we get you into the appropriate recruiting team room.)

GTeam FZ LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that provides an exceptional work environment. All candidates will be required to undergo and pass a rigorous background check to ensure a safe and productive workplace.

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