Software Development Project Manager - (Folsom, CA)

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Do you like to schedule everything in your life? Do you consider yourself a techie? Are you looking for a laid-back office environment at a local firm? e.Republic has an available job position in Folsom, CA for a Software Project Manager to help document our web systems and drive new internet projects.

e.Republic is a media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education, with our corporate headquarters based in Folsom, CA. Our award-winning publications, websites, more than 150 annual events and highly respected research operations are acknowledged as setting the gold standard in their respective fields. Our work has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, The Washington Post and USA Today.

You can learn more about us by visiting http://www.erepublic.com/.

Responsibilities

  • Requirements: Create a documentation system for outlining how existing systems function. Define Requirements and write specs for all projects and support tickets.
  • Project Execution: Manages all project and possibly program related activities and has responsibility for execution and final delivery and release of the product.
  • Manage Project Scope: Oversee process to define scope of the project based on the business need to meet the customer's project expectations. Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.
  • Manage Project Work: Ensures deadlines are met by facilitating resource planning, organizing, and prioritizing. Keeps management and key stakeholders well informed on a timely basis on project progress, status and/or concerns for each assignment. Make sure regular project status/quality meetings are conducted and development of project metrics and project scorecard is accomplished.
  • Communication Facilitation: Facilitates communication and negotiation within and across the project team(s). Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, to align the stakeholders and team members.
  • Mitigate Risks: Ensure risk and issue process is executed to achieve project success. Reviews project risks and action plans and escalates to appropriate level of management.
  • Provides leadership to the project team for processes throughout the life cycle of the project. Provide vision and strategic leadership, governance and support to the Project Management processes and methodology.
  • Project Closeout /Final Acceptance: Ensure final acceptance for the project from the sponsor/customer by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables list, agreed scope, and any organizational procedures in order to close contractual obligations.
  • Develop Resources Plan: Provides input to ensure adequate project staffing, budgeting and resource management.
The number one requirement and expectation of this position will have a great deal to do with phone calling, research and high-level customer service.
Large percentage of the day will be spent making outbound calls
Sending/drafting e-mails
Creating, editing and deployment of event promotion items
Maintaining and monitoring your level of outflow (calls, emails, blasts)
Multi-tasking and strong organization
Data entry and updating databases
Handle paid registrations, including: providing finance with information to bill/charge registration fees and reconciling with finance post-event.
Internet Research for quality leads – to increase list of potential invitees
Badge deadlines: Including but not limited to: Printing, stuffing and folding of registration materials, shipping/tracking materials to event locations.
Strict adherence to deadlines
Excellent communication skills to both customers and teammates
Travel to and provide onsite registration support for events, including: Set up of registration and exhibit area, greet attendees and process onsite requests, and working in coordination with onsite team. Note: Coordinator is still expected to be managing workload while on the road.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in website project management. This includes knowledge of web content management, rich internet applications, web and social analytics.
  • Thorough understanding of software development process and programming fundamentals.
  • Translates business and organizational contexts of projects to organizations overall goals.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding documentation, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build consensus within business community and to work through others in achieving desired results and objectives.
  • Sound team building and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage a multi-skilled project throughout the deliverable process.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; able to anticipate technical and project barriers and adjust approach based on research and experience.
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, etc.
The position requires a great ability of customer service and professionalism over the phone.
The ability to move quickly from one call to another while keeping excellent customer service intact is extremely vital to this position.
The ability to multi-task is a must; and keeping up with the fast pace work environment. 
Proficient computer skills on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and know how to navigate quickly on the internet.
Prior experience with Salesforce and Act-On is preferred (not required).
Typing of at least an average of 55 wpm.
Must have a minimum of two years of office experience.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication.
Must be able to travel to assigned events.