Newgistics Inc.

  • Project Manager

    Location UK-London
    ID
    2047
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Digital Services
  • Overview

    Tacit Knowledge is a professional services consultancy primarily focused on Ecommerce systems development and website support. We bring Silicon Valley innovation to Ecommerce. Our thriving London office is in West End and serves customers in Europe and North America such as Mulberry, FitFlop, Gucci, Nike and LVMH.

     

    Tacit has 175 staff across six offices - San Francisco, New York, Austin, Mexico, Moldova and with a rapidly growing team of 40 in London.

    Summary

    We’re looking for a London-based candidate to perform the role of a hands-on Project Manager, who is also comfortable in perform the role of Business Analyst when required. As the UK office is still small, an entrepreneurial mindset and an appreciation of a start-up context are essential.

    Our project managers are the planners in an organization primarily comprised of hands-on technologists. They are the consultative peers of product owners and engineering managers at our clients. Project managers have many years of experience managing the development and delivery of software. They can comfortably speak with anyone about any aspect of a software development project at any stage - and add value.

    Responsibilities

    • You will interact directly and frequently with outside business and technical stakeholders.
    • Lead a team of highly talented, senior, motivated and self-directed software professionals.
    • Conduct day-to-day client communications. Build credibility and trust. Promote transparency. Manage expectations.
    • Represent the team effectively by keeping things realistic. Avoid slippage. Mitigate risk.
    • Manage and coordinate business analysts and QA resources. Perform these functions when necessary. In particular, you should be comfortable in performing BA role when required
    • Establish credibility by climbing the curve to understand anything - at any level of depth - related to your project.
    • Raise red flags and facilitate dialogue that transforms “issues” into actionable plans
    • Oversee the entire software development life cycle: Gather Requirements. Review requirements. Author specifications. Write user stories. Build task lists. Run status reviews. Prioritize. Manage scope. Track Velocity. Re-prioritize. Update the user story backlog. Stay a step or two ahead.

    Qualifications

    • Previous experience managing software projects with at least 5 resources
    • Previous experience working as a business analyst
    • Experience shipping at least 3 somewhat complex multi-module n-tier enterprise systems - preferably in a J2EE/Unix or Microsoft .net environment
    • Superlative interpersonal and communication skills, including polished presentation skills: you will regularly present project status / demo software to all levels client organizations.
    • Familiarity with Agile software development methodology (Scrum and/or XP). * Experience taking proactive action to improve project velocity and code reliability
    • A knack for herding business analysts, engineers, QA resources, and customers to make sure stuff gets done.

    Desirable skills/Experience:

    • 5+ years working in the trenches of software development efforts before becoming a project manager
    • Experience working in the professional services arm of an enterprise software vendor or in a “services oriented” development organization inside a large enterprise
    • Experience collaborating with remote/offshore development teams
    • Experience working as a software engineer and / or QA resource
    • Experience shipping and/or enhancing ecommerce systems or other high availability web-based applications
    • Experience taking over distressed projects and turning them around

     

    You must be authorized to work in the UK on a full-time basis.

     

    If you are interested in the above opportunity then please follow the link to apply.

     

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