Technical Project Manager

MarcoPolo Learning - New York or Remote - Full time

MarcoPolo Learning

MarcoPolo is reinventing early learning children's media for a new generation. The company is a top global publisher of award-winning educational games and videos for children age 3-7. We inspire children to become explorers and life-long learners. We make STEAM learning an adventure, filled with the thrills and joys of discovery, for early learners, parents and educators.

Apps include our flagship subscription-based app, Emmy-nominated MarcoPolo World School, and a suite of free-to-play apps (Weather, Arctic, Recall and Ocean). MarcoPolo also produces award-winning content for broadcast. Our TV series, The Polos, is broadcast worldwide, including Discovery Family (USA), NatGeo (LatAm), YouKu (China) and Nickelodeon (India).

The role:

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Technical Project Manager to join our team. MarcoPolo is entering a new phase of growth, and this is a unique opportunity to join a proven and maturing business and technology team, as a key member of the product team.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of commercial experience in managing complex applications (ideally web and app) and large development teams in a fast-moving environment.

The right candidate will be a start-up ready team player, willing to push the bar to achieve ambitious targets and not afraid to face new challenges. He/she will work closely with the Product Owner and the Head of Technology in a central project management role, helping to ensure that deadlines, scope and quality standards are met, on time and on budget.

Experience in direct-to-consumer digital education products or services is preferred.

Key Skills (must have):

  • Experience of launching B2B2C digital education products and services in a similar role
  • Excellent experience of strategic planning, project scheduling and project lifecycle management
  • Experience of agile processes, SCRUM management and agile software
  • Experience of lean project methodologies, such as Kanban
  • Experience of setting and tracking acceptance and performance criteria
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, fluent in English
  • Experience of stakeholder management and collaboration across teams
  • A problem-solving, analytical mindset and strong decision-making capabilities
  • Experience of project risk assessment and confidence in escalation to senior stakeholders
  • University degree evidencing general aptitude

Package:

Competitive salary based on experience, with benefits/incentives to be discussed.

We want to recruit the best talent for the next phase of company growth. MarcoPolo Learning is operating in a remote working model, with the Product and Development team in UK time zones. We are open to the location but anticipate this role to be based in US.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

MarcoPolo Learning

MarcoPolo is reinventing early learning children's media for a new generation. The company is a top global publisher of award-winning educational games and videos for children age 3-7. We inspire children to become explorers and life-long learners.
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