We are looking for an experienced and passionate Project Manager who wants to be part of a growing team where everyone has the opportunity to come up with new and creative ideas to help shape the future of our company by building game-changing software for both our world class newsroom as well as our large and attentive user base. Our project managers play a critical role in all stages of the product lifecycle, so we look for people who welcome accountability, enjoy solving the hard problems and have the initiative to drive processes that ship high quality software while maintaining a creative and inspiring environment for everyone involved.
You will work closely with engineering, design and product managers in order to support the day to day delivery of our digital products.
You will be involved in hands-on management of the App or Web backlogs, using Agile and Scrum best practices and techniques, as well as leveraging traditional project management skills to ensure our products and services are reliable, delivered on time, and meet business needs.
As a PM you will be responsible for teaching, enhancing and enforcing the values and rules of Agile specifically leveraging the Scrum framework.
Promote an iterative working style and self-organization across the teams
Work closely and partnering with the Product Owner to deliver high quality products and drive user satisfaction.
Plan and facilitate the various Scrum meetings (daily scrum, sprint review, retrospective and planning), manage key milestones and critical path
Convert Requirements documentation, epics and user stories to requested work in Pivotal Tracker and or Jira, scoped, sized and organized for execution in partnership with QA and Engineering
Track velocity as well as other delivery metrics to help best understand and broadcast our ability to execute against the plan
Create status reports in the project as needed with a frequency and cadence defined by the Product Owner.
Experience with workflow management, agile tools like Pivotal Tracker, Jira, etc.
Day-to-day project management proven expertise
Budget and resource allocation management and forecasting
Ability to motivate and maintain project momentum
History of shipping software at regular intervals
Proven ability to communicate effectively
Experience working with and balancing deliverables from multiple teams and ensuring approvals prior to launch from those teams in order to deliver to scope, on time.
Experience ensuring overall KPIs are captured for projects that are metrics driven, baselined and measurable.
An expressed desire to help build and sustain a top quality digital platform clearly worthy of the highest quality WSJ journalism it supports