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Technical Project Manager

Why SitePen?

We're a team of funny, smart, passionate, engineering monsters who are focused on getting the job done in a happy, stress-free way. Alone, we are contributors to dozens of open source projects and as a team, we're a collective force to be reckoned with! We work tirelessly in small, organized groups, helping our customers improve their applications through development, testing, mentoring and support while we remain focused on creating and improving powerful open source tools for developers everywhere. As part of the team, you will play a large role in contributing your ideas and energy to crafting elegant solutions for our customers and contributing to the exciting world of open source!

We are searching for a new technical project manager to help us meet the needs of our expanding business. SitePen has an array of ongoing web development initiatives and we're looking for a business-minded, yet equally technical, project manager to manage multiple web projects through to completion.

The unique individual we are looking for is one that lives and breathes organization. This means there are a lot of critical details and deadlines to keep track of. Most people would run screaming from the thought of this, but we are looking for the one person that would run toward such a challenge.

This position is not for the faint of heart. We are a fun loving, tight knit team that has been working together for many years. If you want to succeed you have to be strong-willed, have a hearty sense of humor, and still be highly professional. You need to have strong opinions, weakly held, and be capable of abandoning those opinions in the face of contradicting evidence. If you are curious, creative, and enjoy collaborating then you be in welcome company here.

You're also going to need technical experience. Are you already comfortable in a terminal window? Do you find some pleasure in reading technical requirements? Can you translate technical requirements for business owners?

If everything we've said above resonates with you, we would love to hear from you!

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in any science or business-related field or equivalent experience in project management
  • Experience with software application development in a project management or developer role
  • Ability to quickly and effectively facilitate conversations (online chat and verbal) with teammates, management, and clients
  • Ability to proactively handle collaboration with multiple groups, constructively address business and technical issues, and switch hats in a moment's notice
  • Experience with QA best practices, Agile, and Waterfall methods
  • Must love scheduling and documentation
  • Superior organizational skills

Other important attributes we are looking for:

  • 2 years in a web developer/software engineer role
  • Must be able to think strategically on your feet
  • Must be able to remain confident and completely professional while holding the line on scope creep with high profile clients
  • Have an eye for quality to help developers deliver projects that surpass client expectations
  • Must be deliberate, seeking out and consuming information from multiple sources before making a decision
  • If time is of the essence, be able to make a gut decision
  • Self-disciplined to manage projects and teams in a virtual environment

Nobody's perfect. If you match nearly all of the things above we still want to hear from you.

What you will do:

  • Provide encouragement, support and leadership to cross-project, cross-department teams
  • Facilitate effective and efficient client and team interaction to further project process
  • Foster healthy, open communication among team members
  • Provide timely updates on all assigned projects
  • Help your team deliver amazing deliverables on time and on budget

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. As a bonus, share one of your notable achievements and one of the coolest places you have visited within your cover letter.

Job Location

You'll work at home! Your home just needs to be somewhere within the United States.

Salary

A highly competitive salary, plus great benefits.

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Some super things about working here

Zero commute time

The only traffic you’ll ever get stuck in is a series of tubes.

Seven weeks paid vacation

With one month of personal time off plus a week of sick time plus ten paid holidays per year, you can finally test that model rocket.

Really good health insurance

Once our fountain of youth is finished, we hope to save a bundle on healthcare.

401(k) with matching

Our plan administrator thought we were nuts to do a match. He also thought he was a squirrel. Kinda awkward.

Flexible spending account

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Dental discounts

With all the sweet things you’ll be doing, our dental plan makes sure the sugar won’t rot your teeth.

Flexible hours

You’re the boss of your time. For your own sake, we hope you’re not a bad boss.

Do what you love

We are, of course, referring to developing amazing Web apps. We don’t really need a lepidopterist.

People you'll love working with

With their spectacular wit, intellect, and good looks, SitePenners are one of the best reasons to work here.