Technical Project Manager

 
Company Background:
Kinetic Data is an emerging leader at the forefront of the $300 billion+ backend-as-a-service market for digital workflow and self-service automation. Our platform helps teams and organizations run more efficiently, focusing resources where they are most needed.   
 
Kinetic Data has a particular focus on helping government agencies modernize processes, deliver faster responses and support the required change for 21st century leadership. The highly-scalable, multi-tenant platform is built for the most complex and demanding environments and has proven value for the most stringent needs of multiple federal agencies and commercial organizations for cross-platform integration and a unified “single pane of glass” user experience.
 
The Kinetic Platform is made up of a React front-end, Java + Ruby back-end, and a mix of Cassandra and relational databases for persistence. Our customers can choose to install the platform on-prem or leverage our AWS-hosted solution called kinops.
 
Our Core Values:
High Passion- Involved and invested to help shape Kinetic’s future in your role
Pride in Work- Striving to become the best at your work
Customer Success Driven- Delivers the right solution with a customer-first mindset
Self Motivated- Identifies, prioritizes and takes ownership of meaningful work
Honesty and Integrity- Does the right thing even when no one is watching
 
Position Summary:
 
We are in search of a Project Manager to join our growing delivery team. In this position, your primary responsibility will be to manage the scope, definition and oversight of the portfolio of projects being delivered to customers. As a member of our delivery team, you'll work closely with consultants, customer success and platform operations to understand each project's outcomes & deliverables, build project plans and timelines, anticipate and remediate challenges and communicate expectations with the team and our customers.

Drawing on your project management skills, you'll craft scope documentation & delivery plans to ensure customers implementations run smoothly and efficiently. You will be responsible for assigning tasks to the right team members, checking on their progress, and ensuring that each project is completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard. Over time, this role may evolve to include support of internal projects as well. For this role, we are looking for an individual with strong written and verbal communication skills and a deep understanding of iterative delivery methodologies.

What You'll Do:
  • Manage and coordinate multiple projects to ensure they are progressing appropriately and completed on time and on budget
  • Produce high quality project plans and schedules in collaboration with project leads
  • Create, iterate and own project templates and artifacts for use as standard documentation on new projects
  • Collaborate with the various stakeholder teams to continuously create and improve the delivery experience
  • Work with sales, customer success and delivery teams to produce statements of work that clearly articulate scope, “definition of done”, and desired outcomes
  • Optimize project deliverables, schedule, allocation projections and budgeting
  • Create presentations and reports to communicate project status
  • Ensure each project remains focused on the agreed scope
  • Manage change order process as necessary to keep projects in scope & resource budget
  • Perform risk management on projects to minimize potential issues
  • Establish a change of scope management plan and oversee its implementation and usage
 
About You:
  • You know how to break complex concepts into logical chunks. We offer a wide range of capabilities and our customers use our framework across dozens of different use cases. You'll find ways to clearly outline project milestones and deliverables then break them down into work sprints.
  • You're detail oriented. You can quickly pick up on missing tasks or dependencies and can ensure they are properly handled and inserted into the plan.
  • You have good collaboration skills. You know how to manage relationships and communicate clearly and regularly with stakeholders. You crave feedback from stakeholders and partners, and know how to evaluate and incorporate this into your work and processes.
  • You're good at prioritizing your schedule. You will have to switch between multiple tasks on a daily basis. You're great at managing your own schedule with minimal supervision and can proactively ask for help where needed.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • 4 years of demonstrable problem-solving project management experience and skills in the fields of computer science or technical engineering
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Proficiency in project management tools (we use Monday.com & Google Workspace)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus

What you'll need to apply:

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Proof of US citizenship
 
Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Health insurance includes full premium coverage and 90% of out of pocket, in network expenses
  • SIMPLE IRA match
  • Remote first, flexible working hours
  
If this sounds like you, email your resume to us at careers@kineticdata.com