Dev Project Manager for Nuro Retention in Chicago, IL

Dev Project Manager

Nuro Retention - Chicago, IL - Full time

Company and Position Summary

Nuro Learning LLC (dba Nuro Retention) is an innovative software and data analytics company that offers the most comprehensive solution for improving college completion on the market today.

The Engineering Project Manager will be responsible for making sure that the “trains run on time” in the Nuro Dev team. Software engineering experience, a collaborative approach, attention to detail and exceptional organization skills will be essential for success.

In addition, an ability to identify challenges as opportunities teamed with energy and excitement to coach, drive, and facilitate software development is a must. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and will prioritize and manage efforts across three work streams - Technical Support, Client Implementation and Success and Product - to deliver a positive user experience and deliver against client expectations.

A key component to success in this role will be to develop relationships across the organization to ensure high priority requirements are appropriately detailed and prioritized to be worked on by the Dev team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Proactively manage and remove impediments and risks to ensure that the teams can focus on delivering incremental business value, while working to establish the team's baseline velocity, sprint cadence and release plan.
  • Ensure that the team remains focused on delivering high quality working software at the end of each sprint.
  • Lead core scrum ceremonies and coach the team on foundational and advanced agile concepts such as the daily standup, backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, user story mapping and hypothesis validation (strong listening, teaching ability and passion for Agile is a must).
  • Drive cross collaboration within a Scrum Team, Product team, business team, customers, and 3rd parties where relevant.
  • Document and maintain weekly sprint visibility for cross-departmental references.

Minimum Professional Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Exceptional project management skills with an emphasis on the ability to support technology and business partners to continually drive the creation and continuous improvement of high value, high quality (working) software.
  • Interdisciplinary background with a focus or particular demonstration of success in engineering, analytics or edtech.
  • Proven leader who embraces technology leadership and has an in-depth understanding of how to create high performing teams within the Agile framework.
  • Possesses a strategic flexibility to implement project management approaches to ensure project success.
  • Experience in ed tech or predictive analytics in other applicable fields with a focus SAAS.
  • Active utilization of core Agile framework, successfully managing scrum teams.
  • Experience managing the technical components of large-scale projects.
  • Mastery in all aspects of project management with emphasis on the technical aspects of planning, execution and deployment.
  • Core tools proficiency including Trello, and JIRA.
  • 5+ years' experience in Agile development, scrum, project or program management.
  • Achieved a PMP and/or CSM or other project management/Agile certification

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Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Nuro Retention

Nuro Learning LLC (dba Nuro Retention) is an innovative software and data analytics company that offers the most comprehensive solution for improving college completion on the market today.

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