Project Manager

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project-manager

Synacor is looking for a Project Manager that will define, execute, and deploy technical projects within Synacor’s product organization. The Project Manager will drive projects to deliver against predetermined schedules, escalate and resolve technical issues, and communicate project status toward goals among cross-functional teams.

The ideal candidate is an experienced project manager with prior experience  in a fast-paced, mobile application development company. As the project manager you will own and lead the delivery of Android product development projects  such as consumer Android Applications and ROMs to a variety of device types including, mobile, tablet and TV.

If you like a challenge, you like to reap the rewards from hard work, and you like working with a fun team of like minded people then let us know, we’d love to hear from you.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee Android projects from inception to launch; including requirements gathering, user acceptance, coordinating implementation across internal and external teams, and post-launch support.
  • Lead cross-functional teams; cultivate positive team dynamics, and coordinate effective communication such as leading meetings to ensure success on all projects.
  • Collaborate with engineers and product managers during all points of the project lifecycle
  • Create, manage, and accountable for project plan and delivery – specifically, owning the success or failure of the project and tracking appropriate metrics for progress and productivity.
  • Provide clear and objective reports of project status, issues and risks to internal management.
  • Ensure that all internal and external stakeholders are kept fully informed of project status and progress.
  • Analyze technical issues in order to comprehend and communicate existing and potential project requirement gaps.
  • Facilitate technical issue escalation and resolution for all assigned projects through critical decision-making and achieving team consensus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree and PMP or equivalent accreditation preferred.
  • Experience leading Agile projects, leading scrums & sprints.
  • Experience managing Android projects highly desirable.
  • 2+ years of project management experience; technology industry experience preferred
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing general project management concepts including developing detailed plans for complex projects, with changing requirements, limited resources, and fixed deadlines.
  • Expertise in relationship building and relationship management; prior experience in a heavily client-focused role is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organization skills – particularly, the ability to effectively balance multiple projects at one time in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent team leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – especially in regards to documentation and capturing customer expectations and requirements and user stories.
  • Strong sense of accountability and exceptional follow-up skills.
  • Sense of entrepreneurship – extremely motivated, proactive, responsible and self-directed.
  • Professionalism and the ability to communicate at all levels of the client organization a must.
  • Experience with JIRA and other software tracking programs is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Project, or equivalent) are required.

To apply for this role, please send us your resume and your cover letter. No phone calls please.

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