We are actively seeking a talented and experienced agile project manager to coordinate a wide variety of projects from conceptual design through delivery to other development teams for implementation. In this role you will coordinate projects and tasks for a self-directed team of skilled and experienced Solution Architects. If you are ready to help steer high-level projects to success, we are excited to have you on our team. The Solution Architects team is primarily responsible for developing the overall architecture for a variety of new development projects and assisting other development teams with continued improvements to existing solutions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with the team to prioritize projects and tasks for a variety of applications.
Work with the team to define or clarify scope, constraints, and cross-team or cross-functional dependencies as needed.
Understand project goals and problem statements for all tasks to facilitate effort estimation and properly align expectations concerning deliverables and timelines; update the appropriate stakeholders as needed
Empower the team and clear potential roadblocks to ensure project success.
Communicate proactively and effectively with business and technical teams.
Communicate and collaborate effectively with Devops and Systems teams on behalf of the architects.
Document, organize, and socialize fundamental architectural principles and specific solutions in the team Wiki.
Facilitate communication between teams on cross-team projects.
Help to develop and standardize documentation and training of all solutions for delivery to other development teams.
Develop innovative solutions to keep our architects on track by minimizing context switching while still providing adequate time to serve as expert advisors for other teams as needed during solution implementation.
Responsible for complex program management tasks and development of standards and processes for scheduling, administration, accounting, forecasting, monitoring and managing any costs that may be associated with the solutions - e.g. cloud billing.
Identifies, clarifies and communicates project vision, goals and objectives and how these tie into, support or impedes organizational strategic objectives
Provide process improvement recommendations based on best practices and industry standards
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience
At least 3 years of experience in project management or product management for a technology team.
Ability to manage projects and communicate effectively with a remote team; strong cross-functional collaboration skills, relationship building skills and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
Proven ability collaborating with a team working multiple projects with changing priorities; demonstrated ability in people management, strategic planning, risk management, change management, project management
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and keep projects moving under pressure.
BENEFITS AND PERKS
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
Paid time off
Paid Sick Time
Long-term paid disability
Paid parental leave
Work from home
Full set of office equipment provided
American Financing Corporation (AFC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AFC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
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