software project manager
San Francisco • Financial District
As a Project Manager at PIX, you will report to the Director of Product Management, and have the responsibility of planning the development process and seeing that it is completed successfully within each project’s given deadline. You will manage a variety of projects, including software launches, hardware roll-outs along with other high priority endeavors within the organization.
You will need excellent management skills to coordinate and communicate with various stakeholders within PIX as well as clients with the goal of creating visibility, harmony and accountability across the team.
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Meeting Notes (attendees, items discussed, what changed, blockers, next steps, and action items)
Prepare and present various project reports on a regular basis to the PIX Executive Team (VPs and Directors) as well as others as needed within the organization.
Constantly evaluate whether individuals, teams, and clients are working efficiently and meeting their goals, and take corrective actions if they are not.
Keep an accurate risk tracking document with an associated mitigation plan.
Manage scope creep through change orders, phased delivery or other methods.
Work with key stakeholders to ensure changes are understood and approved.
Establish and maintain a usable and well-communicated schedule for all phases of a project.
Sets and manages client, third party and vendor expectations with regards to dates and deliverables.
Two of the most important skills for project management are planning and organizational development skills. Along with these, the Project Manager should have a variety of other competencies, such as:
Demonstrated ability to:
o Motivate and lead others
o Manage own and others’ time effectively
o Handle multiple demands
o Give and receive feedback
Good communication (verbal and written) and excellent interpersonal skills
Developmental skills (ability to improve productivity in the workplace)
Efficient team management skills
Ability to resolve conflicting situations
Effective problem solving skills
Excellent people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams, and third parties
Computer/technical knowledge (JIRA, Smartsheet, Trello)
Must be familiar with Agile methodologies
Previous media industry experience e.g. working on movie or at a studio is ideal but not required
Technical knowledge of cloud and mobile computing, database and application security preferred
1 - 3+ years of software project management experience with at least 2 years experience in a client facing role
Exceptional vacation and holiday plan
Very competitive medical benefits
Competitive salary and bonus program
Employee equity and 401(k) plans
Downtown SF - close to BART, Muni, Caltrain
Commuter Benefit Plan
Field trips to productions and private film screenings
Lively small team environment