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Web Development Project Manager, Waltham

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of multiple small to large web development initiatives at once, across multiple cross-functional and geographically distributed teams
  • Take full responsibility for sprint and project planning, coordination, and completion
  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, sprint plannings, backlog refinement meetings, demos, and retrospectives
  • Manage scope, goals, deliverables, and schedules throughout each project's lifecycle
  • Positively affect the outcome (time, features, quality) of your project. Do much more than just facilitate
  • Ensure your projects are on track. Hold yourself and team members accountable
  • Proactively communicate project status to team members, stakeholders, and senior management regularly. Improve transparency of project status and radiate information appropriately to various audiences
  • Proactively identify and resolve communication gaps
  • Participate in and drive process improvement. Includes sharing best practices within your project teams and with the PM group as a whole
  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practice
  • Work with a sense of urgency, both in regards to your own tasks and those of others

Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Agile Project Management methods and tools
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct the work of others, and collaborate with teams in multiple remote locations
  • Ability to react quickly to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to take full ownership of assigned responsibilities, and appropriately prioritize
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish your goals
  • Strong analytical, technical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills, with the ability to get to the source of problems and think critically regarding possible solutions
  • Always a team-player with the ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary

Ideal Experience

  • 4-6 years Project Management experience in web/apps development, with strong back-end experience
  • At least 2 years working in Agile-based software development environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or relevant expertise
  • Experience coordinating remote teams across multiple timezones
  • Internet savvy with extensive experience in all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Experience with analytics tools like GA and ad revenue engines like DFP
  • Atlassian tool suite and MS Excel expertise. Fluency in OmniPlan, MS Project, or similar Project Management tools

Salary: 85-105k

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