In Search of An Exceptional Project Manager (w/ experience building complex websites)


Job Description

The project manager is responsible for the integrity of every release, and actively involved in scope definition, identification of tasks, and testing of the finished product.

We provide a fun, supportive environment with tremendous opportunities for learning. The project manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.  We are looking for a Project Manager with great organizational and interpersonal skills that is an experienced multi-tasker. They must have experience in leading teams that have built large and complex web applications and who want to be a part of a fun, collaborative team of individuals.  

You are going to have to be firm but diplomatic. The job will require listening to many different people with different sets of priorities and finding creative solutions that work for all – and barring that, ironing out compromises that ultimately maintain the quality of our products and exceed client expectations.

A little bit about Big Astronaut

* We started our company in early 2013, and our goal is triple the size of our business in 2014.
* We’re dedicated to building teams of passionate talented people who get excited by building great software.
* Our company is a distributed team; we put tremendous emphasis behind the quality of product we deliver while striving to achieve a great work/life balance for our team(s).

Learn more about our Core Values at

Responsibilities include:
** Lead the planning and implementation of projects; define project tasks and resource requirements. Manages project resource allocation and track project deliverables using appropriate tools (Harvest + Pivotal Tracker).
** Holds daily and weekly scrum meetings, stand ups, sprint planning, demo, and retrospective meetings.
** Facilitate scope definition process, and ensure requirements are specified.
** Communicates daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly project plans and requirements clearly to entire team.
** Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time and within budget, and that they meet or exceed expectations
** Holds daily and weekly scrum meetings, stand ups, sprint planning, demo, and retrospective meetings.
** Ensures that all team members are properly tracking time and fully documenting progress and ensures proper and up-to-date project documentation

** 2+ years of previous release and/or project management experience (solid understanding of project management principles preferred).
** Experience implementing and leading teams used agile-based development methodologies (you're a wizard at Pivotal Tracker).
** Formal training in project management practices preferred.
** Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle.
** Demonstrated ability to coordinate and lead cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
** Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must.
** Experience in developing project budgets, coaching, supervision, project management, process improvement, tracking budget expenses, self-development, and performance management.
** Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management as well as project management techniques and tools.

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