Vistar Media | Project Manager - Technical.ly

Project Manager

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Category

    Ops / PM

Do you pride yourself on your keen organizational skills? Do you have a passion for communication and greasing the wheels of productivity? At Vistar, the Engineering Project Manager is a key role in ensuring our engineering organization is productive and efficient, delivering continuous value to our customers, both internal and external.

 

This person will organize and monitor our sprint, as well as progress on epics and long-term initiatives. They will also work with our Product Team and the rest of the Engineering Team to ensure that our backlog remains lean and prioritized.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Keeping track of product and engineering priorities to ensure the ideal tickets are scheduled each sprint.
  • Being a business resource for the Engineering team.
  • Organizing and directing standup meetings daily.
  • Organizing and directing planning meetings weekly.
  • Maintaining the backlog using JIRA software. Holding pruning sessions when necessary.
  • Monitoring sprint progress and consulting engineering and product leads as necessary.
  • Proactively monitoring blockers and anticipating the amount of remaining work within a project.

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience as a project manager for a software team
  • Experience in Agile software development processes
  • Experience interacting with multiple engineering teams and resource allocation for software projects
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for organization
  • Detail-oriented
  • Extensive experience in JIRA a huge plus
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About Us

Tucked away in the far corner of a hallway at 1420 Walnut St., Vistar Media’s offices are quiet. The six-year-old adtech company is split between two floors, exclusively by engineers sporting Vistar Media branded hoodies. Vistar Media’s Product and Business teams are located in New York or other satellite locations, leaving engineers to have the Philly office all to themselves.

It’s ironic that quiet ends up being a dominant adjective to describe Vistar Media’s culture considering the company is obsessed with languages. Languages cover the walls in framed lists of German phrases, on the bookshelves in books like Seven Languages in Seven Weeks and of course in the work, where engineers are “agnostic to tools,” using and learning any language necessary for the task at hand.

Candidates can expect interviews over coffee first, then a take-home code puzzle before a formal interview. Vistar Media is a fast-paced engineering shop, but if you’re willing to learn — a major quality Vistar Media looks for in applicants — the company and your coworkers will champion each person’s skills and work-life balance.

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