Agile Project Manager | eCommerce Software Implementations - Technical.ly

Agile Project Manager | eCommerce Software Implementations

  • Location

    Philadelphia

  • Type

    Full-Time Job

  • Category

    Ops / PM

WebLinc is looking for an Agile Project Manager (APM) who will be responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating Agile project teams. The APM would work alongside a Back End Lead and a Front End Lead, overseeing their core team of developers. They would also collaborate with UX, Client Success, QA, and Visual Design throughout the life cycle of a project. Interacting and communicating with your clients would happen on a daily basis, so building a strong relationship with them is very important. This person would flourish at WebLinc if they are self driven, team-minded, and very vocal about ideas. Most importantly, we expect that you want to enjoy your job, voice your concerns, and partner with us to make sure you love what you do.

The APM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Agile methods in a fast-paced environment that spans several disciplines. The APM will have responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Leading and managing projects consisting of multiple Agile teams that may require integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile team, at an enterprise level
  • At a team level, guiding teammates in the proper use of processes and tools; coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team
  • In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints
  • Team Building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
  • Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
  • Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value iteratively; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in a similar role; experience in similar industry preferred
  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
  • Experience being the point-person for client communication
  • An ability to manage competing demands
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture”
  • Very familiar and experienced with Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Genuine desire to enjoy your job, your team, and see your teammates as more than just “coworkers”
  • Sense of humor!
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
    • Agile Project Management tools such as JIRA, Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent
    • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
  • Understand fundamentals of iterative development, software development processes and procedures
  • Understand backlog grooming, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Relevant certifications are preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with JIRA and other tools in the Atlassian Tool Suite is a bonus

About Us

If there’s one street in Philadelphia that inspires creativity and collaboration, it’s N3rd Street in Old City. Home to two out of three WebLinc offices and former property owner Ben Franklin himself, it’s become an industrial campus linking the ecommerce shop to the heart of Philly’s tech community.

WebLinc is growing. On average, WebLinc has three to six open job opportunities each quarter, but maintaining the unique company culture is a top priority. A new buddy system pairs fresh hires with other employees to quickly get acclimated to the organization (and to ensure they don’t get lost in the multitude of Old City lunch options). Bike commuters are a big group at WebLinc; less than nine of its 130 employees in Philadelphia drive to work. When employees do decide to hop in the car, it’s usually to bring their four-legged — sometimes three-legged — friends to work.

There’s also a universal understanding at WebLinc that if you’re looking for something to do after work, there’s likely someone ready to join. You can find staff redeeming discounted perks at the area’s unofficial tech cafeteria, National Mechanics — dubbed WebLinc’s “fourth office” downstairs. It’s used for both business (meetings and interviews sometimes happen here) and pleasure (a round of Quizzo and happy hour, anyone?). Not interested in bar hangs? Join an organized craft night or axe throwing team (yes, that’s a real thing).

As its headcount steadily grows, WebLinc remains a loyal partner to its staff and retail clients. Good partnerships are a must. Each new client gets a dedicated implementation team, and team leads develop that relationship based on open communication and collaboration. Everyone knows their impact on the thriving business, is aware of how the company is performing and enjoys themselves along the way.

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