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The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and tracking major initiatives which will include a significant amount of software engineering.  The PM will also be responsible in part for motivating agile software product development teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The PM may be responsible for managing multiple concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment. The PM may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team
In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

In performing these roles, the PM will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.  The PM will also be expected to apply strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills to establish and maintain an open and productive team environment.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Project Planning and Management – Work with delivery team to define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports to stakeholders and company management; manage risks and issues; measure velocity; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
  • Team Leadership – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
  • Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
  • Process Management and Improvement – Delineate and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
  • Team building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing complex projects with multi-function teams. PMP preferred.
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with corporate application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 6-9 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel, and with blending onsite, offsite, and offshore team members
  • Balanced business/technical background:
    • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
    • Ability to effectively partner with product owners and collaborate with internal customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

Skills Required:

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
    • Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent
    • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

Benefits and perks:

Futuredontics is conveniently located in the beautiful Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, just seconds from the 405 and 90 freeways. At Futuredontics we pride ourselves in taking care of our employees. We value individuals and their contributions to the overall success of the company. Benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to receive a variety of perks and benefits, including:

  • A competitive compensation plan
  • Full benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401K plan
  • A generous paid time off and a holiday schedule
  • 100% company-sponsored life and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending plan
  • A great office and culture surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops and more
  • Daily food options from Fooda and LA’s top food trucks
  • Farmers Market Thursdays
  • Other perks like a discounted gym membership located next to the office

Who we are:

Futuredontics is the nation's premier dental marketing company. Since 1986, we've helped thousands of dentists grow their practices. We're a one-of-a-kind company with two very distinct personalities. To millions, 1-800-DENTIST® is the nation’s most trusted provider of free, personalized dentist referrals. To dental professionals everywhere we’re better known as Futuredontics®, the parent company of 1-800-DENTIST and the go-to people for innovative SaaS marketing solutions that help practices acquire and retain more patients.

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