Senior Project Manager

ExtensionEngine - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Full time

Amidst the uncertainty created by COVID-19, one truth that has become strikingly clear is the need for creative, boundary-pushing digital learning solutions and a rock solid team that can envision and deliver them. We have the team, now we just need you; an unflappable Senior Project Manager to lead us on the path forward along with the world's leading universities and most innovative organizations. Together, we will reshape digital learning - to push beyond video conferencing for the Fall, and to envision an entirely new educational world for the future.

As a Senior Project Manager, reporting to the Director of Product and Project Management you’ll manage key client engagements from the Design & Planning phase through delivery. You'll also help hone and refine our project and engagement management processes and tools to enable us to continually tackle more and more complex challenges in adult learning.

What you can expect to do:

Project management

  • Launch amazing, successful online learning experiences by leading a multidisciplinary team of experts in strategy, learner experience design, UX/UI design, development/QA, program management, develops, and marketing.
  • Develop project timelines and resource plans and track overall project health (staff time and expenses) to ensure the project is delivered on time and budget.
  • Manage the complete project lifecycle including requirements gathering, development planning (including the full software development lifecycle), resource management and, ultimately, delivery that leads to a successful online learning initiative.

Client service

  • Serve as the day-to-day representative of EE to our clients. Represent us well, and manage both strategy and risk as needed.
  • Ensure EE understands our clients’ priorities and constraints, and serve as our clients’ advocate within the project team.

Process definition

  • Help further refine and optimize the EE methodology of defining and delivering innovative online learning systems.

Who you are:

  • Great management skills – Ability to lead teams of technical, non technical, and creative members
  • Solid grasp of the agile software development process, including requirements gathering, backlog grooming, sprint planning, and running effective demos and retrospectives.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to tactfully mobilize and motivate diverse clients and stakeholders toward a common vision.
  • Storyteller - Great verbal and written communication skills – Comfortable working with and presenting to clients, prospects and senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver projects within schedule and budget
  • Embrace an “always be learning” attitude and work culture.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and adeptly manage competing priorities and organizational changes to match the evolving online education market.
  • Excited to drive the success of a truly unique company.
  • 5+ years experience in project management in a digital technology environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably MBA or graduate degree in a management or product/tech field.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

ExtensionEngine

Extension Engine’s guiding principle is to “Do the Right Thing.” This means for team members and our clients. Our connections and relationships are our most valuable assets. At Extension Engine, you have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of curious, humble, transparent, and quirky people.

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