Technical Project Manager

New Classrooms - New York, NY - Full time

New Classrooms - New York, NY - Full time

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About the Role

This role is responsible for coordinating new software development and existing technology maintenance by working collaboratively with team members across our entire program team. You will report into the Technology Division which includes engineering, infrastructure, and internal/field IT operations.Working as the scrum master, you will harness contributions from business analysts, engineers, quality assurance analysts, and stakeholders to ensure the right tasks are lined up, and executed effectively. This role is critical to help the organization achieve its ambitious goals and to fully leverage the capacity of the technology team in particular. Your focus will be achieving quality completion within the sprint timeline to deliver on-time, on-budget, and high-quality software.

About You

You ensure things get done effectively/efficiently, thrive when juggling a number of balls (and stakeholders) at the same time, and find satisfaction in creating structure from chaos. Your attention to detail, strong communication skills, ability to think on your feet, and collaborative mindset empower teams and the organization to achieve their ambitious goals. Your teammates can always count on you in a pinch; you exhibit grace under pressure and excel at facilitating group problem-solving. Nothing is ever “someone else’s problem” to you. You’re always learning and always improving. You let nothing stand in your way because success is the only option when serving the greater good.

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate day-to-day technical and operational aspects of releasing new code, from requirements gathering through deployment to production environments
  • Facilitate active team communication and problem-solving with both our in-house and third-party engineering teams to resolve impediments and ensure sprint progress
  • Partner with the project planning team to understand their goals, deadlines, and priorities; communicate sprint progress and items at risk of not being completed on time to inform subsequent planning
  • Establish and implement tactical mechanisms to continuously improve efficiency of software engineering activities
  • Guide and coach the technology team to adopt agile/scrum practices tailored to the organization’s needs

What We Are Looking For

  • Ability to effectively track, prioritize, and execute on a wide range of responsibilities and tasks
  • Top-notch communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Natural tendency toward innovative and creative problem solving
  • Comfort working in a highly collaborative fast-paced startup environment
  • Comfort with adapting and making informed decisions quickly
  • Ability to pinpoint and plan around dependencies between tasks
  • Tech savvy such that the challenges of team members can be understood and troubleshot effectively
  • Knowledge of and comfort with project management methodologies such as waterfall, agile, lean, scrum, kanban, etc.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence) is a plus
  • Software engineering experience is a big plus
  • Project management / scrum master experience is a big plus

Application Information

Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

Work Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

New Classrooms

New Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that leverages classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalized learning for more than 13,000 students in 37 pioneering schools in 10 states this fall.

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