WillowTree

Senior Project Manager

Project Manager in Raleigh, NC , Charlottesville, VA

Posted 2019-05-09
Description

Your Impact:
Significantly influence the shape of the client relationship, as the client’s trusted advisor and consultant
Lead the build, measure, learn product lifecycle for major Fortune 500 digital products, some used by millions of people around the world
Effectively weave the product vision into your team’s ethos to maintain a shared understanding of business outcomes
Recognize and realize commercial opportunities that enhance product vision and the roadmap through technical and design innovation
Coach and mentor others on the WillowTree team
Build and maintain a psychologically safe team environment
Champion product development methodologies across the organization and influence our client teams’ practices

Your Day to Day:
Picture Yourself...
Driving extraordinary product development, leading the creation of products that are critical to our clients’ businesses
Leaning on your deep client services expertise to drive effective decision-making on complex issues of scope, design, architecture, and process
Delivering timely, tailored communication for various audiences: engineering teams, product managers, marketing partners, and C-level executives
Effectively creating, guiding and communicating the holistic (WillowTree, client, 3rd party) project plan and goals to create alignment and drive convergent implementation
Guiding the scope to encourage sustainable flow for your team while keeping focus on the key client objectives
Being flexible and adaptive to changing scenarios and environments, applying appropriate project management frameworks to suit the customer and product
Regularly visiting your client, usually 1-3 days per month, up to 20% of the time during kickoff or launch periods
Engaging directly with clients managing the account details, project scope, and relationship

Your Background:
7+ years of experience in the software development industry as a Project Manager, Product Manager, Product Owner, Team Lead, Scrum Master in a client services business
You have experience leading Fortune 500 custom software development projects, from discovery through UX design, implementation, and deployment
You’ve demonstrated empathy, experience and confidence managing software projects with complex scope and with multiple executive stakeholders
You’re an experienced technical problem solver that can adeptly figure out how to address and communicate technical or process issues between systems (e.g. API issues vs client-side, bug management issues, etc)
You’re an expert communicator who regularly runs workshops and structured meetings to align client stakeholder groups on enterprise business goals
You have a blend of business, user experience, and software project management acumen and mindset of motivating clients and 3rd party counterparts to be collaborative partners
You've managed projects in which you mentor other product, development, design, and testing team members

Bonus Points:
Professional experience as a Project or Product Manager and Scrum Master from major technology consultancy or agency
Driving projects requiring the build and delivery of native iOS and/or Android applications that have been successfully delivered to a high volume of users
You’ve taken part in Agile transformation or application of Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) on software development projects
Certifications such as PMP, PMI-ACP, CAPM, MPM, IAPM, CSM, PSM, CSPO, etc.

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Company summary

The Mobile Innovation Agency

At WillowTree, you'll work with the best mobile UX and Engineering teams in the world to build amazing products in Charlottesville, VA, and Durham, NC. WillowTree is one of the largest independent digital consultancies in the US, a 6-time Inc 500/5000 company, and has been featured in the Forrester Wave for mobile/digital design and development services. We are one of a few firms globally to be certified partners with Apple, Google, SAP, and Microsoft.

So why WillowTree?

We offer a place to be yourself.

Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.

We want you to reach your fullest potential and part of your professional development at WillowTree will include mentorship, dedicated time to innovate, and an annual stipend to fund your professional pursuits.

Perks

You're a person—not just a resource. That's why we offer great health insurance, paid time off, 401k matching, stock options, and kitchens full of food. Plus some extras you might not expect.

Lifelong Learning
Annual personal training budget to stay current and learn new skills, on top of other opportunities like tuition reimbursement for continuing education and development courses. We also hold Innovation Hour weekly for team members to explore their passions.

Flexible Work Hours
We trust our team to get the work done, even if that's occasionally from home while your sofa's being delivered.

Gym Memberships
Healthy people, healthy company. We offer discounted gym memberships and fun in-house initiatives to help you stay active and feel great.

Social Events
We love hanging out together, so we gather for weekly happy hours, movie nights, team lunches, game nights, and great company parties.

Tech Stack

Our Specialties Include:
• Mobile App Development, including iOS, Android and Xamarin
• OTT Development including Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Apple TV, Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
• Mobile Web Development including React and Node.js
• Mobile Strategy
• UX Strategy and Design
• Mobile Analytics

Interview process

At WillowTree we typically have 4-5 steps in our interview process which includes meeting with our team for a final in-person interview. You'll have the opportunity to meet with our team and talk about your background, your career goals, and we'll answer any questions you may have for us. Our interview process is structured and our interview team has gone thru training on best practices. We pride ourselves in having a thorough but fair interview process.

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