Senior Project Manager

Job description

DockYard is digital product agency specializing in progressive web applications (PWAs). We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join the team who is experienced with a range of work cultures, methodologies, and industries. 

 

Who We Are

DockYard is a 100% remote software consultancy that specializes in web applications. We have in-house designers, developers, and project managers, and we are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our growing team. You’ll work alongside talented individuals on groundbreaking projects for the world’s largest companies.

 

What We Do

We help ambitious companies transform new ideas into fully deployed web applications. Our clients range from seed funded and early stage startups, who depend on us to define and deliver business-critical workflows, to established enterprise companies seeking fresh perspective and deep expertise on new projects.

The ideal candidate is a champion for diversity and inclusion, is self-driven, team-oriented, passionate about web technologies and industry best practices.

 

What It’s Like to Work Here

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan with a focus on providing an exceptional working environment.  Some of these benefits include:

  • 100% Remote workforce

  • 100% DockYard paid medical, dental, vision, life & AD&D starting Day 1

  • 401(k) offered through Vanguard

  • Substantial paid time off

  • Conference stipend

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Use extensive knowledge of multiple project management frameworks to stay flexible and pragmatic across client industries, needs, and contract types

  • Encourage and facilitate close collaboration and open, transparent communication within all-remote, cross-functional product teams

  • Facilitate all product phase iterations, including project planning, client demos, retrospectives, release planning, and maintaining a living backlog of prioritized work

  • Conduct product estimation sessions utilizing the methodology most suited for the project type and scope

  • Deliver regularly updated project plans to communicate design and implementation details to internal and external stakeholders

  • Monitor the project budget and estimates, working with your team to achieve maximum value within the approved spend

  • Utilize risk management best practices to predict, prevent, and mitigate risks to project, product, and relationship 

  • Collaborate with account management to identify areas of success, improvement, and opportunity -- as well as lean on your own emotional intelligence and client relationship-building expertise in the day to day

  • Enthusiastically contribute to the evolution of DockYard-wide processes and best practices

  • Rigorously remove impediments to encourage focus and flow for your team

 

Requirements

 

Must Haves

Minimum of 5 years of experience in the software environment as a project manager or similar role

  • Demonstrated experience with UX design, software development, and web technologies in a scrum or other Agile environment

  • Ability to patiently learn, contribute, and persuade within a strategically growing, small company environment

  • Proven experience with and in-depth understanding of team empowerment and servant leadership, and the skills to balance empathy with the art of delegation

  • Ability to deliver and receive transparent and constructive feedback 

 

Nice to Haves

 

  • Experience in and affinity the agency or consultancy context

  • Experience developing and maintaining long-term client relationships

  • Experience managing projects with all-remote teams

  • Familiarity with GitHub or other common project management tools

DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

This role is a U.S.-based remote position. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.