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Technical Project Manager

Spine Media is seeking a technical project manager to join our expanding development team. We're seeking an experienced individual who will work collaboratively with the team, be a vocal and proactive team member and lead projects to successful, on-time delivery. voices to help grow our team. Spine Media is a rapidly growing and innovative technology-driven media company.  Based in NYC, we live and breathe to create and deliver engaging and viral content across our sites interesting to every reader, everyday. Our brands connect 30 million unique visitors each month.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure complicated and highly technical projects are properly scoped (from kickoff to documentation and warranty), staffed, planned, and executed
  • Ensure that decision making structures and communication channels are settled and understood
  • Research/spec efficient and effective hardware and software solutions to achieve project goals
  • Help teams identify and surface obstacles…inspire them to resolve them
  • Assess technical projects for risk and proactively identifying potential changes to project scope
  • Define user, admin and project requirements based on the SOW and follow through with thorough test plans and QA sessions
  • Manage detailed tracking and communication of project progress from a task, time, schedule, and cost perspective
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical team members and end users
  • Report regularly on the status of projects

Qualifications

  • Background in software development
  • 2+ years of technical or software project management experience
  • Experience with team based project management tools
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with audiences of all levels
  • Adaptable self- starter who is skilled at creating structure in ambiguous environments
  • Ability to:
    • quickly learn new technology concepts and acumen
    • run meetings and effectively capture decisions and actions
    • manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • A proven track record for project planning, executing, controlling and closing on projects, on time, on budget
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and highly organized with strong problem solving skills.
  • Excel in leading, motivating, and monitoring a team
  • Technical background: knowledgeable in related technology areas including: Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, Route 53, OpsWorks), Google Cloud Platform (App Engine/Go Lang, Big Query, Datastore, Compute Engine), Google Analytics, Google DoubleClick, PHP/HTML/JS/CSS, Python, Ubuntu/Debian, Git/Bitbucket, Chef, Laravel, Vue.js

Bonus Points

  • Proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodology
  • PMP designation or working towards it
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