Four Kitchens

Technical Project Manager

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

Are you a CMS-savvy project manager who is a great listener and thrives on driving complex projects to success? Do you love to collaborate and facilitate communication between technical and business people? Are you excited by data-driven and detail-oriented planning? We want you to join our team of talented strategists, project managers, and project owners!

The Technical Project Manager role is ideal for a self-starter and who takes their responsibility for a project’s holistic success very seriously. A Technical PM is part digital strategist, part project owner, part account manager, and part project manager. Yes, that is a lot of parts!

Responsibilities

  • Plan and monitor web projects for clients, resulting in on-time and on-budget delivery.
  • Understand and manage the staffing needed to complete a complex, multi-phase project effectively.
  • Lead project meetings based in the Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Meet regularly with clients to discuss their needs and project status, address how out of scope requests will be addressed, and to remove project impediments.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the most effective set of touchpoints between client and development team to ensure efficiency, increase clarity, and resolve issues.
  • Navigate tricky conversations with clients regarding potential budget and/or timeline compromises.
  • Know enough about development tasks to help with prioritization and functional discussions.
  • Some travel for onsite project kick-offs with clients.

Skill Requirements

Essential

  • At least two years of project management experience working with large website projects.
  • Proficiency in JIRA.
  • Experience using the Agile/Scrum project management methodology.
  • Experience in a client services environment supporting multiple clients and projects across different industries.
  • Demonstrated initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, proactivity, and a proven history of delivering high-quality work.
  • Comfort with being the direct client contact, negotiating with stakeholders, and building rapport.
  • Desire to continually learn new technologies and processes and apply them where appropriate.
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for making really cool stuff for the web.

Bonus

  • Prior experience designing, theming, or developing for Drupal.
  • Prior experience as a project manager developing Drupal or WordPress websites.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. (Why preferred rather than required? Experience and passion are more important, and being a constant self-educator is essential.)

About the Company

Four Kitchens is a leading digital strategy firm with strong roots in the open-source and free-culture communities. We build websites and apps to engage audiences on virtually any device, in our pursuit of setting knowledge free. We hire developers, designers, and strategists with strong consultative skills and a desire to make a difference, both to our clients and to each other.

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